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31-Dec-20 Criminal Conduct Authorisations

On 24 September 2020, the Government introduced the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill 2019-21. The Government explained the Bill rationale as follows: Undercover operatives and agents play a crucial role in preventing and safeguarding victims from the most serious crimes, including terrorism and child sexual abuse. In order to gain the trust ofContinue reading “31-Dec-20 Criminal Conduct Authorisations”

8-Nov-20 Containment

This week with my first year Criminology students, we are looking at protest and resistance through art and we have been reading, amongst other things, about border walls.  From the Berlin Wall to the Derry walls, from the US-Mexico border to the West Bank wall, border walls are sites where people have come to protest,Continue reading “8-Nov-20 Containment”

27-Oct-20 Body Snatchers

In a Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (2003 [1859], Penguin), there is a character called Jeremiah (“Jerry”) Cruncher, who is a porter at Tellson’s Bank in London. Reading the book last year, it took me a while to twig the nature of the business that he and his young son engaged in atContinue reading “27-Oct-20 Body Snatchers”

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