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Don't Conceal Research Problems: Expose them to light so others might avoid repeating expensive

In 1990 the British Government Department known as the Home Office published its Research and Planning Unit Paper 59. This contained the results of the first trial of unit fines experiments in England and Wales in four magistrates’ courts that were in: Basingstoke, Bradford, Swansea and Teesside. Essentially these experiments were conducted to gauge whether people could be fined more according to their means. The aim was to reduce imprisonment for fine default for those who were being fined more than they could afford to repay and to fine the rich according to their means so that it would hurt them equally. This was the first research project that I worked on as a junior researcher at the Ho

Special Edited Collections

Today our Chief Editor, Dr Mike Sutton, Reader in Criminology at Nottingham Trent University, met with Dato' HJ. Azam Bin Baki, Chief Commissioner (Operations) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at Nottingham Trent University. They can be seen here discussing how practitioners and academics can work together to disseminate expert peer-reviewed knowledge about detecting and reducing corruption. As our earlier blog post revealed (here), Dato' Haji Azam Bin Baki is working with Nottingham Trent's Principal Lecturer, External Engagement (International), Dr Kassim Noor Mohamed to commission and co-edit a series of articles for a special peer reviewed IJC edited collection entitled

On Impact: Don't be Rejected Get Your Original Research and Ideas Accepted and Cited by Publishi

The Internet Journal of Criminology is an excellent place to publish your peer reviewed articles. I will be writing a post on that topic soon. In this blog post I write about other papers you can publish in our primary research papers section. What better way to lead than by example. And so, back in 2010, I published a paper on spinach, iron and a decimal point error story. That paper was born of a myth that I originally thought was a fact. Let me explain. In 2010, at Manchester University, Professor Machi Tseloni and I gave a paper on fear of crime. In the presentation I gave an example of how bad data can lead to bad policy making. The example I used was the apocryphal tale of how a decim

The IJC welcomes its new Commissioning Editor

We're delighted to announce that our Edited Collections Editor is also now taking on the role of Commissioning Editor at the IJC. Dr Kassim Noor Mohamed is Principal Lecturer - External Engagement (International) at Nottingham Trent University. he brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the role. Dr Mohamed is currently working on editing a collection of papers with co-editor details: Dato' Haji Azam Bin Baki, Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations) at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission. The collection has a working title of; International Perspectives on Corruption: Trends, Issues and Enforcement.

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