The Influence of Moral Panics, Public Anxieties and Short-Term Political Calculations on Youth Justice Reforms

The English youth justice system is a locus of persistent reform which is driven by a complex array of extraneous factors (Goldson, 2010). Underlying the various transformations which the youth justice system has taken is the tension between research-based knowledge alongside practice-based evidence and a variety of outside influences such as the emotive public, the…

‘Enemy Combatants’ and A Victimology of State Crime: An Article to Nuance the Experience of Moazzam Begg’s Victimisation at the Hands of the State

The testimony of Moazzam Begg offers a unique insight into the profound experience of being detained inside the Guantanamo Bay detention centre located in Cuba (Begg, 2007). During Begg’s detention, he experienced a numerous amount of human rights violations whilst in US custody which under the lens of radical victimology can be understood as being…