Monthly Archives: February 2015

Stuart Kirby part of @N8Research team awarded funding to investigate and develop policing policy and practice


Dr Stuart Kirby joined the University after completing 30 years as a police officer, retiring at the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent. His research interests are in the area of Policing; Organised crime; Crime reduction and investigation.

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The spectre of Nazism haunts social media

Prof Paul Iganski, Mark McGlashan, and Dr Abe Sweiry

Each time there is an upsurge in the Israel-Palestine conflict there is a rise in violent and other abusive incidents against Jews around the world. This phenomenon is now well-known. So it was in 2014 with Israel’s military operation ‘Protective Edge’ in July and August. Numerous backlash incidents against Jews in the UK and elsewhere in the world were reported by news media.

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