The Tattooed Lady!

Recently I read this article about tattooing as a way to reclaim your body and your autonomy. This resonated with me on a professional and personal level. Young (1992) argues that for a person who has not experienced trauma, the physical environment is divided into ‘me’ and ‘not me.’ The physical boundary between ‘me’ and... Continue Reading →

Evil

It's been a while since I blogged. I've been typing up interview transcripts - a long and complex job and investigating future possibilities - more of those in later blogs. Now the University teaching year has started I've been teaching seminars and covering my supervisor's lectures about the sociology of evil. It's really interesting stuff... Continue Reading →

First Article

My first journal article has been published. It's about Victorian child sexual exploitation and can be found here. It's only a short article and there is a lot more to write about Mary Jeffries - which I hope to do in other later articles.  

May 2018 Research Update

I've reached an important point in my research - the data gathering bit is finished and next I will analyse it all. There are 141 survey responses and 21 interviews. I will transcribe every interview (those that were recorded) which is taking me 5 hours/ish for each hour recorded. I'm aiming to get that done... Continue Reading →

It’s not just fight or flight…

Recently a group of men who gang raped a woman in Pamplona had their conviction reduced from rape to sexual assault, despite the fact that they raped their victim. There is no question about this as they filmed it on their phones. The reason why their convictions were downgraded was because the victim didn't fight,... Continue Reading →

March 2018 Research Update

I've missed a month out but it only takes a tiny bit of snow here in the UK to send everything, including my life, haywire! I'm catching up with myself now (although more snow is due). I am contacting people who volunteered for interview about ten at a time so I don't become overwhelmed. So... Continue Reading →

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