School of Applied Social Science

Best summer crime fiction, as recommended by a criminologist

Peter Squires, University of Brighton A criminologist with a passion for crime fiction. It sounds a bit of a cliché, but crime thrillers may have started me on this career path to begin with. I’ve always told people that my interest in law and order was ignited by Z-Cars, when believable working class characters and…

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Explainer: why the Supreme Court ruled against joint enterprise

Peter Squires, University of Brighton Hundreds of convictions may need to be re-examined after a landmark Supreme Court judgement found that a man found guilty of murder under the controversial “joint enterprise” principle should have his murder conviction quashed. The man, Ameen Jogee, was convicted after the jury in his original trial believed him guilty…

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