Book launch : Privatising Justice: The Security Industry, War and Crime Control by Wendy Fitzgibbon (University of Leicester) and John Lea (Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths). On the 28th May 2020, we celebrated the publication of ‘Privatising justice: The Security Industry, War and Crime Control’ by Wendy Fitzgibbon (University of Leicester) and John Lea (Visiting … More “Privatising Justice: The Security Industry, War and Crime Control” A book launch with Jennifer Fleetwood.
What does food poverty mean to you? Not having enough to eat, being malnourished, being hungry? Not being able to eat foods which you want or which are good for your health? All of these are part of definitions of food insecurity or food poverty. Isn’t this just a part of being poor? Yes and no. If you are … More Food Poverty and Charity in the UK: food banks, the food industry and the state. A report by Pat Caplan
It’s now early summer, the time of year to beat the bounds. Beating the bounds is an ancient tradition in which people gather together to walk the boundaries of the local area, and in this way, re-establish rights of common land. It was a way of passing on local knowledge, a way of teaching children how to navigate their locality and a way of learning where you were from. Beating the bounds can be … More Beating the bounds by Katherine Robinson
Goldsmiths has long played a role in British scholarship on crime and justice. Professor Stuart Hall’s scholarship was, and remains, hugely influential in British criminology. Goldsmiths has also been home to well-known criminologists including Frances Heidensohn, Tim Newburn, Mike Shiner, Geoff Pearson, Tara Young and Jenni Ward – to name just a few. Building on the Sociology … More Police, race, punishment: New directions in Criminology. Seminar Series 2019-20 by Jennifer Fleetwood & Theo Kindynis,