“A sustainable future for plastics is within our grasp. But it will require chemical scientists, policy makers, those in industry, and those from a range of disciplines to work together.“
In collaboration with The Royal Society of Chemistry, Professor Claire Gwinnett joins other experts on microplastics to explore the important issues and difficult questions about microplastics. Find out more here.
A new book, which tells the stories of thousands of labourers caught up in the Nazi occupation of Alderney in World War 2, has been published.
‘The book [‘Adolf Isand’: The Nazi Occupation of Alderney] is the culmination of ten years’ research carried out by Staffordshire University forensic archaeologists Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls and Associate Professor Kevin Colls. Their investigations on the island have also been the subject of a TV documentary which was screened on the Smithsonian Channel in 2019. Find out more here.
“In recent years, students in police academies and higher education institutions around the world have worked together to analyse cold cases including long-term missing persons cases in collaboration with investigators and prosecutors. In 2020, three European organisations, the Police Expert Network on Missing Persons (PEN-MP), AMBER Alert Europe and Locate International, succeeded in connecting these educational organisations enabling them to work collectively on cases and conduct cold case analyses (CCA) across international borders.”
You can read the article, ‘Finding the missing and unknown: Novel educational approaches to warming up cold cases’ on Science Directhere.
Dr Luke Telford has co-writen a journal article called “Closing the door on protection? Exploring the impact of lockdown upon children and young people’s services in the UK”, with D. Briggs, A. Ellis, A. Lloyd, and J. Kotzé. The article was published in the YVJ special issue, Critical youth voices on the Covid 19 pandemic: International perspectives and can be found here.
Dr Jon Davies’ paper in the Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime “contributes to the state-corporate crime agenda by demonstrating how discussions on criminogenic industry structures provide critical links between organizational processes and broader political-economic dynamics, which is crucial for developing a criminological discourse.”
Read ‘Criminogenic Dynamics of the Construction Industry: A State-Corporate Crime Perspective’ here.
“This article analyses three key areas in the literature on food fraud where we see fault lines emerging: 1. food fraud research orientations; 2. food fraud detection and prevention (and the dehumanisation and decontextualisation associated with analytical testing); and, 3. food fraud regulation and criminalisation. We argue that these fault lines raise questions over the plausibility of knowledge on food frauds and in some cases produce specious arguments.”
Read ‘Fault lines of food fraud: key issues in research policy‘ here.