The Route to Evil: A Blank Slate or Determined Route

When we want to know the stories of events that happen nationally and around the world we switch on the news. These news stories consist of heroism, politics, tragedy, health, sports and terrorism etc. More recently, the Turkey terror attacks in which more than 90 lives were lost is the latest chapter in the history of terror. … More The Route to Evil: A Blank Slate or Determined Route

Youth & Media Part 4: ASBO. A Badge Of Honour or The Key To The Criminal Justice System?

It has been argued at great lengths that the ASBO was a waste of time, money and effort. It has been heavily criticized that ASBO’s were not a deterrent to youth. In some parts of society an ASBO was heralded a “Badge of Honour” in which youths actively pursued Anti-Social Behaviour to be awarded an … More Youth & Media Part 4: ASBO. A Badge Of Honour or The Key To The Criminal Justice System?

Youth & Media Part 3: How The Media Created The ASBO Culture

Using the three processes of Moral Panic (mentioned in Part 2), how did this generate and grow throughout a nation? Massive interest in crime and criminals is not just a recent phenomenon. This has been demonstrated throughout history from other subcultures such as Mods, Rockers, Skin Heads and Punks. All of whom were categorized as … More Youth & Media Part 3: How The Media Created The ASBO Culture

Youth & Media Part 2: The Three Processes To Create A Moral Panic

There are three classical process in which the media employ to create what Cohen referred to as a Moral Panic. It is described as “an exaggerated reaction, from the media, the police and the wider public, to the activities of particular social groups.  These processes have stood the test of time and proved to be … More Youth & Media Part 2: The Three Processes To Create A Moral Panic

Youth & Media Part 1: The Graffiti On The Mosaic Of A “So-called” Civilised Society

This 4 part report will be investigating whether the Media’s subjective interpretation of Anti-Social Behaviour makes it easier to demonise the Youth of England and Wales. It will focus on the “news worthiness” of Anti-Social Behaviour within the press in England and Wales and how the Media can twist and contort stories to create a … More Youth & Media Part 1: The Graffiti On The Mosaic Of A “So-called” Civilised Society

How “NOT” To Write An Essay At University Level

Before beginning my studies into Psychology and Criminology at University, I received an email informing us of a piece of work to be completed and handed in upon arrival. The work was marked but not attributed to any final year grade. It was simply an exercise to demonstrate writing ability. We were asked to answer the question “Who am … More How “NOT” To Write An Essay At University Level

Is A Prison Sentence Appropriate For Mentally Disordered Offenders?

There is much concern and criticism regarding the mental health care within prisons in the UK (APG, 2006; Sainsbury Centre Mental Health (SCMH), 2007; Okasha, 2004). Howitt (2011) explains that mental disorder incorporates the mental illnesses which are regarded as treatable and changing but includes, in addition, long-term and unchangeable conditions such as learning disorder. … More Is A Prison Sentence Appropriate For Mentally Disordered Offenders?

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Racial Profiling And The Police In England And Wales

Racial profiling and Institutional racism have become a stigma within the Police service in England and Wales. It was the murder of Stephen Lawrence that actually brought these serious issues to the attention of the nation. Even to this day, Stephen Lawrence’s name echoes throughout the police service, media, politics, courts and the public. Since … More Judging A Book By Its Cover: Racial Profiling And The Police In England And Wales