The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 2

Edited By: David Wilson and Penny Green

Online ISSN: 1468-2311


The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice Virtual Issues

• Research Methods - May 2013
• Project and Programme Evaluation - February 2012
• Crime, Justice and the Media - May 2010
• Howard Journal Online Student Reader - October 2009

Research Methods, Edited by Nic Groombridge

Please read the introduction here

Scientific Experimentation on Canadian Inmates, 1955-1975
Geraint B. Osborne

Coercive Sexual Behaviour in British Prisons as Reported by Adult Ex-Prisoners
Samantha Banbury

The Performance of Volunteer Appropriate Adults: A Survey of Call Outs
Harriet Pierpoint

The Course and Nature of Stalking: A Victim Perspective
Lorraine Sheridan, Graham Davies, Julian Boon

Individual Differences in Public Opinion about Youth Crime and Justice in Swansea
Kevin Haines and Stephen Case

Men Researching Men in Prison: The Challenges for Profeminist Research
Malcolm Cowburn

The Challenge in Conducting Qualitative Research With Convicted Sex Offenders
Nicholas Blagden and Sarah Pemberton

Pathways Through Crime: The Development of Crime and Desistance in the Accounts of Men and Women Offenders

Clare Fiona Byrne and Karen J Trew

Imprisoned Fathers: The Children’s View
Gwyneth Boswell

Listening to Young Adult Offenders: Views on the Effect of a Police-Probation Initiative on Reducing Crime
Wing Hong Chui, Bill Tupman and Colin Farlow

So ‘Prison Works’, Does It? The Criminal Careers of 130 Men Released from Prison under Home Secretary, Michael Howard
Ros Burnett and Shadd Maruna

King Pin? A Case Study of a Middle Market Drug Broker
Geoffrey Pearson and Dick Hobbs

Prison Drug Dealing and the Ethnographic Lens
Ben Crewe

Voicing the Silent Fear: South Asian Women’s Experiences of Domestic Violence
Aisha Gill Hidden

HIdden Injuries? Researching the Experiences of Older Men in English Prisons
Elaine Crawley and Richard Sparks

Prose and Cons: Offender Auto/Biographies, Penal Reform and Probation Training
Mike Nellis

The ‘Inside’ Story: Practitioner Perspectives on Teaching in Prison

Tracy Irwin

Key Aspects of Psychological Change in Residents of a Prison Therapeutic Community: A Focus Group Approach

Sarah Miller, Carly Sees and Jennifer Brown

Project and Programme Evaluation, Edited by Nic Groombridge

Please read the introduction here.

Relations between Government Researchers and Academics
Roger Tarling

Research, Politics and Criminal Justice
Roger Tarling

Evaluating Probation Based Offender Programmes for Domestic Violence Perpetrators: A Pro-Feminist Approach
Erica Bowen, Len Brown and Elizabeth Gilchrist

The Role of Community Service in Reducing Offending: Evaluating pathfinder projects in the UK
Sue Rex and Loraine Gelsthorpe

Measuring the Impact of Crime Reduction Interventions Involving Sports Activities for Young People
Geoff Nichols and Iain Crow

Evaluating Evidence for the Effectiveness of the Reasoning and Rehabilitation Programme
John Wilkinson

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Professionally-Facilitated Volunteerism in the Community-Based Management of High-Risk Sexual Offenders: Part Two – A Comparison of Recidivism Rates
Robin J. Wilson, Janice E. Picheca and Michelle Prinzo

An Evaluation of Youth at Risk’s Coaching for Communities Programme
Vashti Berry, Michael Little, Nick Axford and Gretchen Ruth Cusick

The Youth Crime Reduction Video Project: An Evaluation of a Pilot Intervention Targeting Young People at Risk of Crime and School Exclusion
Laura Bowey and Alex McGlaughlin

Do You Get What You Pay for? Assessing the Use of Prison from an Economic Perspective
Kevin Marsh, Chris Fox and Carol Hedderman

The Courage to Create: The Role of Artistic and Spiritual Activities in Prisons
Rose Parkes and Charlotte Bilby

Crime, Justice and the Media, Edited by Nic Groombridge

This reader focusses on the media, crime and criminal justice. This is a growing area of academic and practitioner concern. For some the concern is whether the media has effects that cause crime or influences criminal justice. These are not necessarily capable of resolution but an enormous amount of inter-disciplinary exploratory work has opened up previously closed or unconsidered areas for investigation. Such work can be useful in its own right but also offers ways to introduce students and the general public to criminological and socio-legal topics and concepts. To read the full introduction to this virtual issue, please click here

Mods, Rockers and the Rest: Community Reactions to Juvenile Delinquency
Stanley Cohen

Crime, Media and Moral Panic in an Expanding European Union

Dealing with Offenders: Popular Opinion and the Views of Victims : Findings from the British Crime Survey
Mike Hough, David Moxon

Improving Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System: An Evaluation of a Communication Activity

The Importance of Telling a Good Story: An Experiment in Public Criminology

'I'm Making a TV Programme Here!': Reality TV'S Banged Up and Public Criminology

British Prison Movies: The Case of 'Now Barabbas'

Unlocking the Gates: an Examination of MSNBC Investigates – Lockup

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The Media in Prison Films

Changing Perceptions of Non-Consensual Sex Crime: The Mediation of a Local Newspaper

Reporting Violence in the British Print Media: Gendered Stories
Bronwyn Naylor

Crime on the Internet: Its Presentation and Representation
Jon Spencer

Howard Journal Online Student Reader, Edited by Nic Groombridge and James Treadwell

In October 1921 the newly combined Howard Association and the Penal Reform League published the first volume of the Howard Journal (now the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice). It contained many small articles and news items which may seem dated now, but many of the issues are regrettably still with us. This is the first of a series of virtual readers that will explore the journal's archive, with future editions planned which will focus on specific issues such as Drugs; Victims; Race/ethnicity & gender; history and media/culture. It was decided that the first Special Online Journal should be aimed at students of criminology and criminal justice (alongside those students who study crime as part of courses in Law, Psychology, Sociology and other related disciplines) to encourage students to engage with the topic. To read the full introduction to the virtual reader, please click here.

Policing Anti-Social Behaviour: Constraints, Dilemmas and Opportunities
Sarah Hodgkinson and Nick Tilley

Forcing the Issue: New Labour, New Localism and the Democratic Renewal of Police Accountability
Eugene McLaughlin

Who Needs Theories in Policing?
Doug Sharp

Concepts and Theory in Community Policing
Nigel Fielding

The Macpherson Report and the Question of Institutional Racism
John Lea

Taking a Long Hard Look at Imprisonment
Anne Reuss

Prison Lives: Critical issues in Reading Prisoner Autobiographies
Steve Morgan

Prison Drug Dealing and the Ethnographic Lens
Ben Crewe

Probation: Dead, Dying or Poorly
Greg Mantle

Speaking up for Probation
Judy McKnight

The Victimisation of Probationers
Stephen Farrall and Sarah Maltby

What the Next Government Should Do About Crime
David Downes

Criminologist's Say
Nic Groombridge

Constructing British Criminology
Keith Soothill and Moira Peelo