Millennium Films Vividly portrayed in films from The Godfather to The Sweeney, the idea of criminal enforcement using threats, intimidation, assault and murder has long been an established underworld practice. Despite the widespread cultural fascination with this shadowy part of society, there is little in the way of academic work
Students protest against A-level results, August 16 2020. I. Salci/Shutterstock After five days of uncertainty and anxiety, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced on August 17 that students in England would be awarded their centre assessment grades (CAGs) this summer – that is, the grade their school or college expected they
Expelled students during a preliminary hearing for the administrative case they filed in Ambon. Photo from Facebook page of the student group PEMBEBASAN, used with permission. Arbi Nur was one of four students who were expelled from Khairun University in Indonesia after they joined a protest in December 2019 supportive of
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Turkey's Oruç Reis vessel has been carrying out seismic work in contested waters. EPA The worsening stand-off in the eastern Mediterranean, frequently described as a gas conflict, has been gaining momentum. Yet it is a strange time to be fighting over gas when prices remain in a slump due to
Most of these initiatives still place emphasis on getting people to change their eating and lifestyle habits. Africa Studio/ Shutterstock The government has recently announced a strategy aimed at reducing obesity in the UK. It will introduce a ban on unhealthy food advertisements on TV before a certain hour, end
Informal workers have no protection from the pandemic. PradeepGaurs / Shutterstock.com Before coronavirus, inequality was already increasing in many parts of the developing world. But the pandemic is going to greatly heighten existing economic and social inequalities. Here are five of the main ways inequality is heightening around the world.
Studio 2/Shutterstock We know well by now that coronavirus does not affect everyone equally. In England and Wales, Black people are four times more likely die from COVID-19 than white people, while people from a Bangladeshi background are twice as likely. Coronavirus has also had a disproportionate effect on people
Patients suffer delirium, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder Photo credit: Oscar Navarrete, used with permission. We human beings tend to trivialise our bodies’ mental and emotional health. We make jokes like “I must be going crazy” or “I have a memory like a sieve”, which could be defence mechanisms against
As tensions continue to mount in the waters surrounding the contested islands of the South China Sea, a US navy aircraft carrier conducted exercises in the region on August 17. This came after the Trump administration hardened the US’s longstanding neutral position on China’s maritime claims in the South China