OU lecturer in Criminology Dr Julia Downes considers the difference neighbourhood groups called mutual aid groups are doing and could do, to help support those who are facing more interpersonal and state violence in the pandemic
Open University Professor of Criminology, Steve Tombs, writes for the Institute of Employment Rights. He asks, if the average workplace will only be inspected once every 275 years, how does Boris expect these Covid 'spot checks' to work?
In this post, Sarah Hadfield, an ESRC Grand Union PhD Researcher in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University, discusses if social distancing will increase the use of secondary data in research projects
In this powerful article, Dr David Scott, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the OU and Professor Joe Sim from Liverpool John Moores University, highlight the impact of COVID-19 within prisons in the UK and the government's failure to act responsibly
In this article, published on the Transforming Society website, Dr Julia Downes, a Lecturer in Criminology, explores: 'Lessons from COVID-19: How transformative justice and mutual aid can help to address harm in communities'
In this article, Jim Turner and Camilla Elphick from the OU discuss the potential for public-police conflict, and the need for mutual public-police trust and solidarity, in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak
Sarah Hadfield, ESRC Doctoral Researcher, is researching childfree young women’s experiences of temporary employment financial autonomy. This post discusses young women’s experiences of employment insecurity & the impact of COVID-19 on them
In this article, Dr Avi Boulki, a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University, considers the ways in which social harms are proliferating during the Coronavirus pandemic
In a blog published via the Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC) in OU Criminology, Steve Tombs, Professor of Criminology, argues that keeping construction sites open is putting workers and their families at unncessary risk