Crime, Justice & Society

A Simple Question: Privatization of UK justice system

The British government has been seeking to outsource key functions of the modern state since the 1990s. The result has been a decline in public sector funding, while the private sector enjoys increased investment. 

What is the functionalist view on crime and deviance?

Lecture on the functionalist view on Crime and Deviance from .

Legal System Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #18

This week Craig Benzine takes a first look at the judicial branch. It's pretty easy to forget that the courts, and the laws that come out of them, affect our lives on a daily basis. But how exactly these decisions are made and where each law's jurisdiction starts and ends can get pretty complicated. So complicated in fact that you may want to smash something. But don't worry, Craig will clear the way. 

Helping prisoners back into society

An ESRC-funded project building upon pioneering research into how offenders move away from crime is transforming the practice of offender rehabilitation in the UK and beyond.