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Violence and society primer now free to read

Sylvia Walby’s useful primer on violence and sociology is now free to read. ‘Violence and society: Introduction to an emerging field of sociology’, Walby’s editorial in Current…

July 12, 2018

Globalisation and Inequalities rereleased

An influential book by Sylvia Walby is now free to read online. Globalisation and Inequalities, first published in 2009, has been relaunched today as an Open Access ebook. Published by Sage, the book …

July 5, 2018

Workshop: Researching the policing of violence

Policing is changing. Research jointly produced by academics, police officers and policing staff is co-producing the knowledge for evidence-based policing, which is having real impact: from traditiona…

November 23, 2017

Sylvia Walby on BBC Radio 4’s More or Less

Prof. Sylvia Walby appeared on BBC Radio 4’s More or Less on 29 September. Listen here (thirteen minutes into the show) to her interview in which she discusses the problem of how to measure d…

November 3, 2017

Concept and Measurement of Violence at ESC

Distinguished Professor Sylvia Walby, Professor Brian Francis and Dr Jude Towers of Lancaster University’s Violence and Society UNESCO Centre are at the European Society of Criminology this week (13…

September 12, 2017