Category Archives: Criminology

July 07

The messy spaces of justice

***Trigger warning, this posts discusses trauma and suicide******   Today I was preparing teaching materials for a first year module. I deliver the gender section.  Going through readings and clips I reminded myself of this bell hooks beauty. hooks speaks of love, and of the ability to have a radical openness that avoids the shutting […]

June 23

Publications

    Hi everyone, I have been asked to put some selected publications in an accessible place so I am listing them here.   Sex Workers in Prison Summary Report   They Only Care When There’s a Murder On: Contested Perceptions of Vulnerability   Paying the Price Sex Workers in Prison   GjSS Between Lapdancing […]

June 14

Trauma and OCGs

I have made the decision to cancel my zoom series for the time being. The focus on social media is on BLM as it should be. However I am finding the narratives on prison abolitionism and defunding the police extremely triggering. They have led to a series of severe panic attacks and I have to […]

April 28

COVID-19 and Sex Work Research

I have been granted ethical approval by the University of Liverpool to undertake this research. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted those working in the sex industry. If you would like further information, please email me or contact me on twitter @princessjack   Thank you,   gemma x  

February 01

Feelings and space

I talk a lot about emotion and affect, feelings and space, the importance of viewing familiar spaces differently. My Ph.D thesis was heavily informed by such concepts. I embody many liminal spaces, and places are in flux. They change depending on how I am with and how I am feeling. When I take a familiar […]

December 05

Teach Out: The Sexual City

There has been national strike action for 8 days for the UCU. Staff at 60 universities across the UK have walked out calling for meaningful discussions over pensions, pay, the gender pay gap and the casualization of labour. I have only been in my new job since September 30th but it was a privilege to […]

August 29

Critical thinking and drugs policy

My research on Organized Crime Groups (OCG’s) has been quoted in the Liverpool Echo Sunday 1st September 2019. I am the Co-Founder and Facilitator of a social group for blind and visually impaired people. On bank holiday Monday we had a lovely walk and then a few soft drinks outside a pub enjoying the sun. […]

May 18

The Problem with Women’s Centres

Paint it pink and state ’empowerment’ and the funding and support will come. But what exactly are people supporting? The growing push for prison abolitionism has made the fatal error of ignoring the critiques of the ‘radical alternatives’. The harms of prison are merely being displaced and reproduced in community settings. Women’s centres should not […]