Social Sciences

Paedophile said girl, 10, had 'perfect body' and he'd 'love to torture and kill her'

A paedophile pensioner said a 10-year-old girl had the 'perfect body' and he'd 'love to torture and kill her'.<p>Russell Jameson, 70, hoarded horrific …

Sociology

The Guardian view on police and child spies: ends don’t always justify the means | Editorial

Downing Street tells us that child spies are used very rarely by British police and intelligence agencies, and only when it is judged really vital. How reassuring. We would not know they were being used at all were it not for government plans to relax the controls on their use. The House of Lords …

Surveillance

Japan beefs up child welfare measures after 'soul-crushing' abuse death

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is taking emergency steps to boost the number of child welfare workers by 60 percent within five years, spurred by the death of a child whose handwritten notes seeking forgiveness from her abusive parents have shaken the nation.<p>The death in March of the five-year-old girl, …

World News

No “fundamentally decent men” don’t kill their wives – stop excusing domestic violence

Sympathy for the former Ukip councillor who murdered his wife is an example of how we normalise violence.<p>“I’ve just killed my wife […] bit different …

Sociology

Prince Charles kept in touch with ex-bishop later jailed for abuse

Prince Charles maintained contact with a former bishop who was later jailed for abusing young men and occasionally gave him money because he was deceived over the man’s crimes, he has told the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.<p>In a written submission to be read at the inquiry next week, …

Prince Charles

Some caravan parks being used by paedophiles, slavery gangs and drug dealers say cops

Some caravan parks across North Wales are being used by paedophiles, slavery gangs and drug dealers to ply their evil trades, according to cops.<p>In a …

News (Wales)

Why Australia is obsessively arguing about the actions of a 16-year-old girl.

In cafes, at dinner parties, before work meetings and over phone calls, Australians are discussing an unresolved probable murder case that took place …

Sociology

Dad-of-two tried to drown partner in dirty sink during 'sadistic' three-hour attack

A man held his partner's head underwater in a dirty sink during a "brutal" and "sadistic" three-hour attack which left her suffering a broken …

Sociology

Can you name this distinctive-looking train traveller?

A passenger on a Huddersfield train subjected a family to a tirade of vile racial abuse.<p>The man boarded the TransPennine service at Leeds, which was …

Travelers

Caldey Island victim: 'It should be given over to the National Trust'

A victim of Thaddeus Kotik returns to Caldey after 35 years and is haunted by memories of abuse<p>In the bright sunshine, the monastic island of Caldey looked a picture. Visitors, young and old, hopped off the day trippers’ boats and milled around the abbey, the perfumery, the chocolate factory and …

Sociology

The horrible pictures which show what ex pro Rugby League player did to boy he thought bullied his son

These are the brutal injuries a former St Helens rugby league star inflicted on a boy who he claimed bullied his son.<p>Vila Matautia, 48, knocked …

St Helens

I got a hoax academic paper about how UK politicians wipe their bums published

I had what seemed like rather a good idea a few weeks back. Building on some prominent findings in social psychology, I hypothesised that politicians …

Journalism

Domestic abuse worker pleas for action after children killed in Sydney

Domestic abuse worker from wealthy Sydney district where father murdered his teen son and daughter says people 'don't understand the magnitude' of …

Sociology

Wigan gran fears for family's safety after racial abuse

A Wigan grandma is terrified for the safety of her family after suffering more than a decade of racial abuse.<p>Monika Zeid Egerova, a Czech woman …

Manchester

32 per cent rise in crime in Cheshire

<b>NEW crime figures published by the Office of National Statistics which compares crime recorded between April and March last year with the previous</b> …

Sociology

Home Office: 'Child spies used against crime when necessary'

<b>Children are used undercover in criminal investigations only when necessary, the government has said.</b><p>The House of Lords raised concerns about the use of "juvenile covert human intelligence sources" after the government wanted to increase the amount of time under-18s could operate.<p>The Lords called …

Sociology

Heartbroken daughter shares dad's suicide note after he took his life when debts escalated to £70,000

A father-of-two left a tragic suicide note to his daughters before taking his own life after his debts spiralled to £70,000.<p>Nigel Hurst had been …

Bankruptcy

What it's like to be wrongly convicted of murder: Michael O'Brien, the Cardiff Newsagent Three, and what happened next

On the afternoon of July 20 1988, a jury at Cardiff Crown Court delivered guilty verdicts on three young men accused of murdering newsagent Phillip …

Sociology

Surrey Police and Army heavily criticised in Sean Benton Deepcut inquest ruling

Surrey Police and the Armed Forces were both heavily criticised when coroner HH Peter Rook QC delivered his verdict at the Sean Benton inquest on …

Surrey (UK)

Viewpoints: Lessons On Improving Diet, Reducing Obesity and Getting Healthy; Monitoring Trends in Changing Addiction Patterns

Opinion writers weigh in on these and other health issues.<p>The New York Times: How To Get America On The Mediterranean Diet <br>In 1953, not long before …

Health Care

Several women accuse leading Jewish sociologist of sexual misconduct

Steven M. Cohen is research professor of Jewish social policy at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and director of the Berman Jewish …

Jewish Culture

Prison isn't working: let's make it about hope not retribution, says Justice Secretary

Prison should "change the lives" of criminals instead of being used solely as a tool for "punishment" and "retribution", the Justice Secretary has said.<p>David Gauke says inmates should be given "hope" to help rehabilitate them and stop the cycle of re-offending, as figures show 60 per cent of those …

Sociology

Record number of anti-Muslim attacks reported in UK last year

A record number of anti-Muslim attacks and incidents of abuse were reported last year, with women disproportionately targeted by mostly male teenage perpetrators, the monitoring group Tell Mama has said.<p>In its annual report, the group noted a surge in Islamophobic attacks, with 1,201 verified …

Islamophobia

Leeds trio jailed for 'terrifying' Tesco Express raid that left staff with PTSD

Three men who carried out a terrifying masked armed robbery at a convenience shop in Leeds have been handed extended prison sentences totalling …

Crime

Governing Extractive Industries

• http://global.oup.com/academic/covers/uk/pop-up/9780198820932<p>Politics, Histories, Ideas<p><b>Anthony Bebbington</b>, <b>Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai</b>, <b>Denise Humphreys</b> …

Oxford University Press

Trump's War on Children

As political maxims go, it seems beyond reproach: Don’t go after kids. Yet once again, the Trump administration is proving quite the entrepreneur …

Liberal View

TSP’s Weekly Roundup: July 20, 2018 - The Editors' Desk

Welcome back to another week of summer TSP! We’ve got a new special feature on Asian Americans’ commitment to elite education, new research on jail …

Police Shootings

59YO Man Forced to Live in His Car to Escape Abusive, Controlling Girlfriend

Stigma around domestic violence against men prevails, and that’s why one American is speaking out. He’s currently living out of his car in the UK, in …

Domestic Violence

Would-be MP referred for psychiatric tests over pro-Hitler posts

A woman who campaigned to be an MP has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment or face arrest after she praised Adolf Hitler on her blog in a series of posts.<p>Barbara Fielding-Morriss, 79, who stood as an independent candidate in Stoke-on-Trent Central in the 2017 general election, was …

Stoke-on-Trent

Study: Children of same-sex parents are as happy and healthy as children of straight parents

A study has put an anti-gay myth to bed – by proving there is no difference between kids raised by same-sex couples and kids raised by straight …

Same-Sex Couples