CrimSoc Editorial: Dr Liam Leonard
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 08:07
- Liam Leonard
As the Founder and Executive Senior Editor of CRIMSOC: the Journal of Social Criminology, I am pleased to welcome you to our first edition to be published by Waterside Press, the UK’s leading publisher of works in the area of criminology and criminal justice.
Since our inception in 2009, CRIMSOC/JSC has published articles by contributors from every continent, and we now see this partnership with Waterside Press as a major step in developing this journal into one of the most interesting and significant criminological publications available to both those working in academics or research, or to the wider public who share our interest in the criminal justice realm.
The York Deviancy Conference
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 11:51
- Dr. Walter S. DeKeseredy and Dr. Molly Dragiewicz
The York Deviancy Conference held from June 29th to July 1, 2011 added more empirical support to the claim that critical criminology is very much alive and well. The conference generated fond memories for those who participated in the first National Deviancy Conference held at the University of York in 1968. This event also brought together scholars from around the globe to discuss new progressive theoretical, empirical, and political work that needs to be done in this current era. We definitely learned much from this inspiring gathering, and we developed new intellectual partnerships and friendships.
Mapping the community: “security capital”, social capital, community capital and crime
- Last Updated on Monday, 19 March 2012 11:41
- Dr Liam Leonard
Mapping a community for societal elements such as resources, amenities, community capital or social capital allows us to understand the positive elements of that area or region. In addition, mapping a community for negatives such as crime or vandalism underpins the security of that neighbourhood. In the following article, I will outline the elements of capital or crime that can be gauged from community mapping activities.