New research will set out to examine the emotional world of solitary confinement. Dr Ben Laws from the Institute of Criminology discusses his project, and how the experience of ‘deep confinement’ might shape the lives of prisoners.
April 1, 2019 • ~4 min
criminal-justice prison emotion
Cambridge experiment with City of London police found that, while rarely deployed, just the presence of electroshock devices led to greater overall hostility in police-public interactions – an example of what researchers call the ‘weapons effect’.
Dec. 20, 2018 • ~7 min
criminal-justice policing social-science
New research conducted for the current independent inquiry suggests that – despite recent policy improvements – cultures of child abuse are liable to emerge while youth custody exists, and keeping children in secure institutions should be limited as far as possible.
Oct. 18, 2018 • ~7 min
spotlight-on-children criminal-justice sex-abuse detention