Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Tony Bottoms talks about desistance in the Sheffield Study

Last week the Dutch Society for Criminology (NVK- Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kriminologie) held their annual conference and invited our own professor Sir Anthony Bottoms to give a keynote lecture on desistance. He gave an interesting presentation about results found with the Sheffield Desistance Study. People who are interested, can read an interview with him on the website of Crimelink, a magazine about crime and safety.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Amy publishes her meta-analysis of Cross-national predictors of crime

Talking about good writing, Amy Nivette has published another paper! Her article entitled 'Cross-National Predictors of Crime: A Meta-Analysis' has been published in the most recent issue of Homicide Studies. Well done Amy!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Bad Writing and Bad Thinking: useful article!

Thanks to Amy who pointed us towards this article about (how to avoid) bad writing. A useful reminder how not to fall into these habits. Interestingly, Rachel Toor, an assistant professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, refers to George Orwell's Politics and the English Language. I remember one PhD seminar about writing, where we were also advised to read this piece by Orwell. Thanks to Amy I am now reminded and will go read it!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Post-doctoral research fellowship at Oxford

The Howard League for Penal Reform is supporting its second post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford. It is a fixed term one year part-time fellowship. The fellowship is awarded in memory of Lord Parmoor.

Closing date for applications is midday 15th July with interviews in Oxford on 27th July 2011.

More information about the fellowship and how to apply can be found at:

I would be grateful if you could circulate this opportunity to your colleagues and/or students.

Many thanks

Anita Dockley

Research Director
The Howard League for Penal Reform
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