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The Myth of Academic Stardom

The recent and on-going reforms of higher education are enforcing an individualisation of academic labour. That academics would gamely play along with such a system is astonishing.

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Property Crime, Violence and Recession

There is no inevitability in the rise in homicide, domestic and acquaintance violence in the coming year. Sadly, though, it would be more surprising if they did not increase than if they did.

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Signs of the Times

Tom Wolfe, Miami, and the shallowness of our image-driven modern life.

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Toxic, Poisonous and Stupid: Iraq War Decision-Making Ten Years On

Even within its own narrow terms the Iraq war was appallingly costly. A bad decision to invade was compounded by shambolic and ineffective leadership of the warfighting itself. Why? The answer seems to lie in the ways in which contemporary large organizations behave

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Prison cell hands

Making Sense of Crime Trends

Much of the current confusion about crime trends is born of the tendency to bunch together a whole range of different harms and actions under the abstract category of ‘crime’. This blinds us to where the significant problems are.

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Undercover Pressures

Some criminal investigations resonate over the years. Even if you’ve only had peripheral involvement with them, as in my case, […]

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