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On SAGE Insight: Concussion beliefs in varsity athletes: Identifying the good, the bad and the ugly

From Journal of Concussion Concussion injury is a serious and prevalent problem in sports that has gained worldwide attention. Despite years of awareness campaigns around risk and long-term consequences, many athletes engage in high-risk behaviour and persist in competing without … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Theorizing institutional scandal and the regulatory state

From Theoretical Criminology The UK is experiencing a proliferation of public sector institutional scandals. Following a succession of scandals involving the banking sector politicians’ expenses, state surveillance and  phone-hacking by journalists, Britain’s public institutions—the BBC, the National Health Service, the … Continue reading

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Assessing urban vulnerability to flood hazard in Brazilian municipalities

From Environment and Urbanization Since 2000, Brazil has weathered 51 floods and five landslides, which together caused 2,559 deaths; 514,845 people lost their homes in these events, 6,403,073 people were affected and economic losses totalled US$ 4,831,870. Between 1900 and 2014, … Continue reading

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Criminal convictions and risk taking

From Australian Journal of Management This study examines whether firms led by individuals with criminal convictions  (for less serious crimes e.g. driving offences) adopt more risky corporate policies. Using a database on crime convictions, authors find that non-trivial proportions of board … Continue reading

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Bullying and children with autism

Podcast and article From Autism Autism Matters Podcast Number 12: Judith Hebron discusses her latest research on bullying and children with autism. Research has consistently shown that children and young people with autism spectrum conditions are more likely to be … Continue reading

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The rehabilitation aim of probation officers at odds with UK Government punishment agenda

Attitudes and beliefs of trainee probation officers: A ‘new breed’? From Probation Journal In recent years the UK Government has been placing less emphasis on the idea of probation as a form of rehabilitation, instead re-framing it as ‘punishment in … Continue reading

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