The genocide verdict brought recently by a German court against an Iraqi member of Islamic State for crimes including the murder of a five-year-old Yazidi girl is a landmark decision which will clear the way for similar prosecutions. That this verdict was even possible was thanks to a detailed (and
Just in the month of November 2021, migrant boats have capsized in the central Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic, the Aegean and the English Channel. The official death toll at the external borders of the EU stands at over 1,600 so far this year, though acknowledged to be a massive underestimate.
Shutterstock It is often difficult to make sense of violence, particularly in the wake of a terrorist attack. So it’s perhaps understandable that we reach for labels such as “far-right extremist” or “Islamist” when a person commits an incomprehensible crime. But an important trend is being missed in discussions about
Richard M Lee/Shutterstock There are fears that the new omicron variant of the coronavirus could be the most transmissible form of the virus yet, so infection control measures are being tightened – face coverings, for example, are now mandatory again in England on public transport and in shops. When legally
About the role We are looking for a talented Lecturer in Criminology to join our team, to support undergraduate teaching across programmes within the Sociology and Criminology Subject. The post holder will design and deliver teaching content across modules at Levels 4 to 6, as well as contributing to curriculum
There have never been so many different ways to shop for groceries. The biggest chains offer customers a choice of vast superstores, smaller branches, and online options to buy from home. Now some of the UK’s best known supermarkets are experimenting with checkout-free stores. Following Amazon’s lead (it launched in
As coronavirus infections surge across Europe, and with the threat of the omicron variant looming, countries are imposing increasingly stringent pandemic controls. In Austria, citizens will be subject to a vaccine mandate in February. In Greece, meanwhile, a vaccine mandate will apply to those 60 and over, starting in mid-January.