A Northumbria University academic has been made a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
The accolade is conferred upon the most outstanding social scientists from around the UK each year, and Professor of Criminology, Dr Tanya Wyatt will this autumn join an elite group of distinguished individuals representing the full spectrum of the social sciences across academia, the public sector, business, and the area of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE).
Social Sciences academic joins Independent Commission on UK-EU Relations
An Associate Professor from Northumbria University has joined an independent organisation formed to work with business, civil society and sector experts to find solutions to challenges arising from the UK’s departure from the European Union.
EXPERT COMMENT: Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health
In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Tom Heffernan, Programme Leader in Psychology with Criminology, Northumbria University, explores how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health.
More than £480,000 to tackle religious hate crime
Northumbria University, Newcastle, is working closely with students to create new and innovative projects to counter religion-based hate crime and harassment, thanks to new funding from the Office for Students (OfS).
EXPERT COMMENT: AI profiling: the social and moral hazards of ‘predictive’ policing
Mike Rowe, Professor of Criminology at Northumbria University, discusses the moral and ethical issues of police use of AI predictions.
Leading academic elected President of international professional body
A leading academic at Northumbria University, Newcastle has been appointed President of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
EXPERT COMMENT: After Keith Vaz: why the Home Affairs Select Committee’s prostitution inquiry must continue
Mary Laing, Senior lecturer in Criminology at Northumbria, writes about the legal system regarding escort industry for The Conversation.
Northumbria Social Sciences students showcase their views
A photography exhibition showcasing what sociology, criminology, and politics means to Northumbria students has taken place at the University.
The exhibition featured photographs either taken or created by the students that enabled them to express their own personal views on each topic through imagery. The idea behind this was to engage students away from lectures and to use their imagination
Watching the Detectives: Crime Story 2016
Tickets are now on sale for a unique festival offering crime fiction writers and readers a unique insight into real-life criminal investigation.
COMMENT: The self-defeating hard left of the 1980s is making a comeback. It won’t end well
Stefano Bonino, Lecturer in Criminology at Northumbria, discusses the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party for The Conversation.
COMMENT: Legend portrays Kray twins through prism of current attitudes to violent crime
In the very first line of Legend, the new Kray twins film starring Tom Hardy (and Tom Hardy), we hear that everyone in the East End has a story about the Krays and that therefore separating the truth from the lies is rarely straightforward.
Why prison doesn’t work for women
Economist Vicky Pryce, who served a prison sentence for perverting the course of justice, will speak at a conference taking place at Northumbria University, Newcastle this week.
Forensic scientists spearhead investigation into 1930 ‘Blazing Car Murder’
Forensic scientists have spearheaded an investigation which has shed new light on a 1930 murder case which is due to be broadcast on The One Show on Monday 20 January
Neighbourhood policing under threat
A report headed up by Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, Chancellor of Northumbria University, Newcastle, has warned that neighbourhood policing is under threat.