• A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation

      Corteen, Karen; Morley, Sharon; Taylor, Paul J.; Turner, Jo; Liverpool John Moores University; University of Chester (Policy Press, 2016-06-29)
      This is the first accessible, succinct text to provide definitions and explanations of key terms and concepts relating to the expanding field of crime, harm and victimisation. Written by a wide range of experts, it includes theories, ideas and case studies relating to victims of conventional crime and victims outside the remit of criminal law. It encapsulates the domestic and international nature, extent and measurement of victims of crime and harm, together with responses to victims and victimisation as a result of conventional, corporate and state crimes and harms. As part of the Companion series, entries are presented in a user-friendly A-Z format with clear links to related entries and further reading, allowing easy navigation for both students and practitioners. Filling a gap in the market, this is a good source and quick reference point for undergraduates studying a variety of courses in criminology, criminal justice, victimology and other related disciplines.
    • A companion to criminal justice, mental health and risk

      Taylor, Paul J.; Corteen, Karen; Morely, Sharon; University of Chester (Policy Press, 2015-02-09)
      Within the domains of criminal justice and mental health care, critical debate concerning ‘care’ versus ‘control’ and ‘therapy’ versus ‘security’ is now commonplace. Indeed, the ‘hybridisation’ of these areas is now a familiar theme. This unique and topical text provides an array of expert analyses from key contributors in the field that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. Using concise yet robust definitions of key terms and concepts, it consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice. Readers are provided with practical debates, in addition to the theoretical and ideological concerns surrounding the risk assessment, treatment, control and risk management in a cross-disciplinary context. Included in this book is recommended further reading and an index of legislation, making it an ideal resource for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, together with researchers and practitioners in the field.
    • The Coroner’s inquest and visceral reactions: Considering the impact of self-inflicted deaths on the health and social care professional

      Corteen, Karen; Taylor, Paul J.; Morley, Sharon; University of Chester (University of Chester Press, 2014-09-30)
      This book chapter presents a discussion of the potential impact of participation in the Coroner’s Inquest for health and social care professionals.
    • Service user suicides and coroner's inquests

      Taylor, Paul J.; Corteen, Karen; Morley, Sharon; University of Chester (Taylor & Francis, 2013-05-22)
      The expansion of victimology in the 1980s produced a more nuanced understanding of victims and victimisation. Yet responses of government, criminal justice agencies, media and general public to victims are predictably and predominantly focused on victims of ‘conventional crime’. We challenge this perspective, thus widening the victimological lens. We discuss the impact of self-inflicted deaths and subsequent coronial inquests on practitioners working on behalf of the state.
    • ‘Standing by’: disability hate crime and the police in England

      Taylor, Paul J.; Corteen, Karen; Ogden, Cassandra A.; Morely, Sharon; University of Chester (Taylor and Francis, 2012-03-07)
      This article discusses the Don’t Stand By: Hate Crime Research Report (DSB) (Mencap, 2011), which documents failings in policing practices related to reporting and responding to disability hate crime. Such failings, we argue, constitute not so much direct discrimination but acts of ‘normalcy’. Normalcy is the process whereby taken for granted ideas about what is normal become naturalised; in this respect being non-disabled is seen as normal. Acts of normalcy, whilst less tangible, are by no means less violent or harmful than acts of ‘real discrimination’ or ‘real violence’ (Goodley and Rumswick-Cole, 2011). Systemic and cultural normalcy within the police is not new, as can be seen in the case of Stephen Lawrence.