Undergraduate research findings on rough sex, consent and sexual scripts

by Natasha Mulvihill and Hannah Richards

There is small but growing academic interest in experiences of so-called ‘rough sex’, particularly within younger people’s relationships and in dating culture.  This work explores both wanted and unwanted experiences (see e.g. Faustino and Gavey (2021); Herbenick et al (2022), Snow (2023) Mulvihill (2022), and the use of rough sex as a tool of coercive control (Wiener and Palmer. 2022 and murder (Edwards. 2020; Bows and Herring, 2020). (more…)

Money Laundering using Virtual Assets

This blog by Shunsuke Tani draws on a Policy Brief he submitted recently as an assessment for the Governance, Institutions and Global Political Economy unit on the MSc Public Policy programme here in the School for Policy Studies.  It discusses the risks and policy challenges associated with money laundering which relies on Virtual Assets—or ‘crypto-currencies’—and the policies that have been introduced to regulate themThere were many excellent student submissions, but Shunsuke’s policy brief was awarded the highest mark overall. (more…)

The Discharge of Care Orders – a study of England and Wales

By Jessica Roy, Lecturer in child and family welfare and Jo Staines, Associate Professor in youth justice and child welfare

One of the most significant state sanctioned interventions in England and Wales is removing a child from the care of their parents. When children are placed on a care order, it limits the powers a parent has to make decisions about their child and may mean that the child moves to live with foster or kinship carers, or to a residential children’s home.  Placing a child on a care order has a lasting impact on the child and their family and is rightly the subject of much political and social debate. (more…)

Many Turkish people who migrated to European countries are worse off than those who stayed at home

Sebnem Eroglu, University of Bristol

Many people migrate to another country to earn a decent income and to attain a better standard of living. But my recent research shows that across all destinations and generations studied, many migrants from Turkey to European countries are financially worse off than those who stayed at home. (more…)

New Research: Exploring the role of adult social workers in supporting parents with learning disabilities

By Beth Tarleton and Gillian MacIntyre

The lives of parents with learning disabilities have been given increasing attention by policy makers and practitioners in recent years and there has been a growing awareness of their particular support needs and the barriers they face in parenting their children. (more…)

Housing schemes for older people helping to alleviate loneliness

This post by Paul Willis, Brian Beach and The DICE team, is part of the wider CaCHE equality, diversity and inclusion initiative. It has been cross-posted from Housing LIN blog.

Loneliness is a prevailing problem for adults across the life course with indications that adults who are single or widowed and renters are at higher risk of experiencing loneliness. (more…)