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Staff of the Department of Criminology discuss their current research projects.

Criminology Research Seminars University of Leicester

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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

    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.

    • 47 min
    Male Effeminacy and Gender Transgression during the 19th Century

    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".

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    TV Shows and Conceptualizations of the Criminal Justice System

    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.

    • 35 min
    Yoga in Prisons

    Yoga in Prisons

    PhD student Rose Parkes discusses her research, which examines the role and effect of yoga in prisons.

    • 48 min
    Organised Crime and Homicide

    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.

    • 36 min
    Jury Decision Making and Forensic Evidence Evaluation

    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.

    • 37 min

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