Do pass go and collect £200. Board games to teach university students

Blog piece released today with Northampton University News. Schools regularly use board games as an effective means to teach principles and values to children. But can the same approach work in higher education? Our ‘eye on crime’, Lecturer in Criminology Jessica Ritchie writes about how she and Associate Lecturer Bethany Davies rolled the dice at … Continue reading Do pass go and collect £200. Board games to teach university students

London’s electronic tagging pilot – will it work?

A blog post I wrote earlier this month for The University of Northampton News. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announced that the capital is trialing the use of electronic tagging with offenders on release in the community for knife-related crimes. Our ‘eye on crime’, Jessica Ritchie, Lecturer in Criminology, blogs about the effectiveness of … Continue reading London’s electronic tagging pilot – will it work?

Seek and you shall find – crime prediction software

A blog post I wrote earlier this month for The University of Northampton News. The BBC recently reported that 14 police forces in England use a piece of software that is being used to identify and ‘track’ perceived criminals, with a view to reducing the likelihood of them committing crime. Our ‘eye on crime’ Jessica … Continue reading Seek and you shall find – crime prediction software

Polygraph testing & domestic violence – helping hand or Jeremy Kyle justice?

A blog post I wrote earlier this month for The University of Northampton News. Jessica Ritchie, Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Northampton, has been following with interest the progression of a new Domestic Violence Bill, a draft of which includes the use of polygraph testing for offenders. Here, she blogs about what this … Continue reading Polygraph testing & domestic violence – helping hand or Jeremy Kyle justice?

From Queensland to England, new Criminology lecturer talks about her interests

Last week the University of Northampton posted a blog piece on my new position. The newest member of the University’s Criminology team is bringing an international perspective for students, following research in her native Australia. Jessica Ritchie, Lecturer in Criminology, gained her undergraduate degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2011. She gained subsequent qualifications … Continue reading From Queensland to England, new Criminology lecturer talks about her interests