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Historical perspectives on imprisonment

The latest issue of the Prison Service Journal offers historical perspectives on prison and criminal justice issues... • posted 22 days ago

Five women – five families’ search for justice

Murder, Mystery and My Family By Karen Farrington, forewords by Jeremy Dein QC and Sasha Wass QC No one wants to believe... • posted 22 days ago

Exploring female drunkenness in Victorian Lancashire

By Dr Craig Stafford, University of Liverpool For my PhD, I researched women committed for drunkenness to Strangeways Prison,... • posted 142 days ago

Tracing gang members – the complicated case of Charles ‘Darby’ Sabini

By Professor Heather Shore, Leeds Beckett University The BBC series Peaky Blinders will shortly be returning to our screens,... • posted 212 days ago