Dr Hannah Merdian to Present at NOTA

Dr Hannah Merdian to Present at NOTA

Dr Hannah Merdian has been invited to give a keynote presentation and workshop at an upcoming conference.  She will be presenting her model of the assessment and classification of offenders who use child sexual exploitation material (CSEM) and her workshop will...

The Semantics of ‘Paedophilia’

Given the recent high-profile allegations of historic sexual abuse by celebrities from years-gone-by, it is important to look at the language used to describe these potential offenders within public discourse.  Is it right that anybody who abuses a child can be...

Prison – What’s The Point?

Can prisons ever be a place of rehabilitation, or should they be there to dish out just deserts?  In this post, Craig Harper looks at the various purposes of prison and argues that we should view them as places of incapacitation in their current form.  Over time,...

Understanding Extremism

How is it that some people become attracted to religious fundamentalism or political extremism? ¬†Is there a difference in the mindsets of those who engage in religion-derived suicide bombings and nationalist campaigns against ‘non-natives’? ¬†In this blog...

Debating The Death Penalty

Is the death penalty ever justified?  Does it act as an effective deterrent, or is it the essence of an overly-retributive criminal justice system?  Here, Craig Harper tries to unpack some of the issues surrounding the death penalty debate, and puts forward the...