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…

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…

June Book Reads

Before the onslaught of marking papers starts again I’ve been trying to read as much as possible. For the month of June, I read: Women & Power: A Manifesto, Mary Beard Six Stories, Matt Wesolowski The Adversary, Emmanuel Carrère Kitchen Confidential: Insider’s Edition, Anthony Bourdain The Ouija Board Jurors: Mystery, Mischief and Misery in the…

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…

My Paperchase Dream

A Paperchase Dream is a term that would probably not make sense to a lot of people, except for maybe law students. It is the term I use when wanting time away to write or study. In first year law school we studied Legal Theory with Professor William MacNeil, where he prescribed a number of…