Staff of the Department of Criminology discuss their current research projects.
Ten Things I Hate About You: Stories of Prejudice, Bigotry and Targeted Violence in Leicester
Hate crime is so prevalent in society that many victims grow accustomed to treating their experiences as a routine feature of everyday life. Dr Chakraborti, of the University of Leicester Department of Criminology, describes emerging themes from his work on the Leicester Hate Crime Project. Issues discussed include identity, bullying, race, sexuality, ethnicity, issues of gender and transgender status, and disability.
Male Effeminacy and Gender Transgression during the 19th Century
Mark Connor discusses his PhD research: "Acts of Extravagance and Folly: The conception and control of male effeminacy and gender transgression during the 19th century".
TV Shows and Conceptualizations of the Criminal Justice System
Charlotte Bilby and Jon Garland talk about the BBC series "Life on Mars". They discuss how police dramas reflect dominant cultural paradigms, and shape people's conceptualisations on the Criminal Justice System.
Yoga in Prisons
PhD student Rose Parkes discusses her research, which examines the role and effect of yoga in prisons.
Organised Crime and Homicide
Dr Matt Hopkins discusses a project on the relationship between organised crime and homicide. He also talks about types and sources of conflict related to organised crime groups.
Jury Decision Making and Forensic Evidence Evaluation
Dr Lisa Smith discusses her PhD research on jury decision making and the interpretation of forensic evidence in the Criminal Justice System. She also talks about how media depictions of the forensic sciences (e.g., CSI) have influenced behaviours in the Criminal Justice System.