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NEW: Blaming Britain’s Muslim Communities; COVID-19 in prisons; Antisocial shifts in social policy and serious youth violence; book reviews

Friday 16 October 2020

The British Journal of Community Justice (hosted and managed by PERU) has published new content today.  To mark the UK’s National Hate Crime Awareness week this included Chris Allen’s new blog: COVID-19: Blaming Britain’s Muslim Communities, which highlights the scapegoating of Britain’s Muslims during the pandemic: 

Sam Cooper’s examination of the impact of the pandemic on front-line prison staff in COVID-19 in our prisons: who protects the protectors?  

Keir Irwin-Rogers, Joseph de-Lappe and Jo Phoenix’s examination of the adverse effects of public spending cuts and regressive reforms in England and Wales in: Antisocial shifts in social policy and serious youth violence between young people: evidence from the cross-party youth violence commission.

Additionally, the journal has published two new book reviews.

Dev Maitra reviews Competing for Control: Gangs and the Social Order of Prisons by David Pyrooz and Scott. Based on the authors’ Lonestar Project, the book provides: “a longitudinal study looking at several aspects of prison gang membership, prison gang member characteristics and re-entry.”

Anton Roberts reviews The Criminology of Boxing, Violence and Desistance by Deborah Jump – “a fascinating exploration into the exciting and, at times, contradictory world of pugilism.”

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