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What are the causal drivers of inequality in the exposure to crime?

UI Co-Director featured in BBC Radio Four show 'Death of a Headmaster'

Professor Jon Bannister comments on violent crime and school exclusion in the programme made in memory of London Headmaster Philip Lawrence who was stabbed to death at his school 25 years ago.

The programme looks at the legacy of Mr Lawrence and also investigates whether initiatives to reduce knife crime have had any lasting effect. 

The connection between school exclusion and violent crime

The impact of school expulsions is explored first hand from an expelled pupil who says it led them down the wrong path. Jon talks about the research evidence on the harm of expulsions as well as the services and initiatives that are needed to tackle violent crime.

“We know that those people who are expelled [...] not only develop poorer educational outcomes, which impacts upon their opportunities to find legitimate employment, but it also increases their likelyhood of getting into trouble [...] with the criminal justice services and the police." 
– Professor Jon Bannister

Police use of Fixed Penalty Notices under the Covid-19 regulations in Scotland: A new data report highlights links with deprivation and inequality

Susan McVie

A data report presented to the Scottish Policy Authority (SPA) today shows that almost a third of all Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) were issued to people living in the top 10% most deprived communities of Scotland.  Moreover, FPNs were twelve times more likely to be issued to people living in the 10% most deprived parts of Scotland compared to those living in the 10% least deprived areas.

Changing inequality in exposure to crime

Who are the winners and losers of the crime drop? The first of two interrelated webinars which, based on new research, explores the interplay between inequality, crime and policing and how this may differ in the COVID-19 recovery period. This webinar explores place and people-based inequality in the exposure to crime and the shifting demands being imposed upon police forces.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:30

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