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…

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…

October Book Reads

A little late, but these are the books I read in October, a mixture of crime and feminism. Dear Ijeawele: A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults, Laurie Penny Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime, Val McDermid Life After Death, Damien…

September Book Reads

Reading was a bit slow this month as most of my books were packed in boxes. However, made an effort towards the end of this month to try read some English crime authors. The Distant Echo, Val McDermid A Dark So Deadly, Stuart MacBride Th1th3en, Steve Cavanagh The Legacy, Lynda La Plante Snap, Belinda Bauer…

Crime Scene Investigation Experience Day

I was looking for something different to do for Glen’s birthday and found out about a CSI experience! We are both obsessed with true crime podcasts so this fitted our interests very well. Glen and I attended Think Forensic in Huddersfield to participate in an adult CSI experience day. The three hours were broken up into…

Long Form Australian True Crime Podcasts

I love podcasts, which is definitely an understatement, I am obsessed. I first listening started in law school with the classic ABC Radio National Law Report with Damien Carrick. While podcasts were around they weren’t the ‘thing’ they are now until Serial season 1 – the investigation into the murder of Hae Min Lee and conviction of…

May Book Reads

I have been trying to make more of an effort to read as I’ve been spending a lot of time in front of the laptop and it started to do my head in. This month I read the following books: Mindhunter written by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker I’ll Be Gone in The Dark by…