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Mike Sutton
Mike Sutton
Dr Mike Sutton is the author of 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret'.
Oct. 27, 2012 1:20 pm
The following account was written for me several years ago by two-times convicted and imprisoned criminal, Mike Ahearne. Reformed and re-invented, Mike went on to become a much respected and well-loved academic colleague. Mike has a unique style as an inspirational and truly expert educator of criminology students and academic staff alike. He retired as Senior Lecturer in Criminology from...  Read More
Oct. 21, 2012 8:24 am
British and American Governments promote publications based upon Crime Opportunity Theory as containing promising and effective lessons for reducing crime. Unsurprisingly, therefore, our police services base their crime reduction strategies on such work. As a consequence, much of our current crime reduction practice is focused on increasing levels of observational security and hardening targets...  Read More
Oct. 20, 2012 6:38 am
The latest news in Britain is that crime continues to fall (by six per cent this year alone). Unsurprisingly, our police forces and their associations and our politicians are quick off the mark to take credit for it - something that they weirdly never do when the crime rate is rising. Overall, crime in the Western industrialized world has been falling for the past 16 years. It seems that ...  Read More
Oct. 16, 2012 4:02 am
Building on the scientific tradition of Anne Elk (Miss) I have a theory that is mine. It is mine and it is called My Theory of OF CRIME. "Ahem...ahem". This is it. My theory, that belongs to me, is as follows. This is how it goes. Ready? My theory, which belongs to me, that is mine, what it is and all there is about it, by Dr Mike Sutton. Ahem, ahem: All crimes have a motivated and capable...  Read More
Oct. 13, 2012 9:16 am
Prestigious Citations Scores can be had by Publishing Busted Bullony. I’m currently reading Sam Arbesman’s excellent book The Half-Life of Facts , a book that I was only aware of after receiving an email from Sam to let me know his book supported a myth that he had only learned was a myth - rather than a science knowledge fact about bad science - after going into print. The myth is the one...  Read More
Oct. 6, 2012 3:33 pm
The Secret Behind the Unit Fines Fiasco In 1990 the Home Office published its Research and Planning Unit Paper 59. This contained the results of the first trial of unit fines experiments in England and Wales in four magistrates courts that were in Basingstoke, Bradford, Swansea and Teesside. Essentially these experiments were conducted to gauge whether people could be fined more according to...  Read More
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