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Psychiatry, racism and crime: the case of Christopher Clunis reconsidered. (2024)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (in press). Psychiatry, racism and crime: the case of Christopher Clunis reconsidered. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 15, 1334020. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2024.1334020

In December 2022, the death of Christopher Clunis was made public. He had actually died in February 2021. Christopher Clunis was convicted of the manslaughter of a stranger, Jonathan Zito. He attacked Mr Zito at a train station. This paper will argue... Read More about Psychiatry, racism and crime: the case of Christopher Clunis reconsidered..

See No Evil: The Moors Murders on Screen (2022)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I., Foley, M., & King, M. (2022). See No Evil: The Moors Murders on Screen. In S. Fanning, & C. O'Callaghan (Eds.), Serial Killing on Screen : Adaptation, True Crime and Popular Culture (163-185). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-17812-2

This chapter discusses the TV dramatisation of the Moors Murders, See No Evil (2006). The two-part original drama was made by Granada TV to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of Brady and Hindley’s trial, and it remains the only dramatisation of... Read More about See No Evil: The Moors Murders on Screen.

The New Left and Social Work (2022)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I. (2022). The New Left and Social Work. In S. Webb (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of International Critical Social Work. Taylor and Francis

The New Left is a term that is applied to a group of intellectuals and academics that emerged in the UK in the late 1950s and 1960s. The group sought to develop a new political perspective. The Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956 meant that several me... Read More about The New Left and Social Work.

‘Defunding the police’: A consideration of the implications for the police role in mental health work (2022)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2022). ‘Defunding the police’: A consideration of the implications for the police role in mental health work. Police Journal, 96(2), 230-244. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032258x211047795

This paper examines the role of the police in mental health work. It explores whether the calls to ‘defund the police’ can be the basis for fundamental reforms of mental health services and the police role. The paper outlines the roots of the calls t... Read More about ‘Defunding the police’: A consideration of the implications for the police role in mental health work.

That photograph : serial killer as modern celebrity (2021)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I., Foley, M., & King, M. (2021). That photograph : serial killer as modern celebrity. In M. Mellins, & S. Moore (Eds.), Critiquing Violent Crime in the Media (233-254). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan/Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83758-7_9

In October 1965, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were arrested for the murder of seventeen-year-old Edwards Evan. Since that date, the Moors Murders case has never disappeared from popular and media culture. Brady and Hindley became icons of evil, a refer... Read More about That photograph : serial killer as modern celebrity.

Poverty as a political choice : a comparative analysis of reports of the UN Rapporteur’s visits to the UK and Spain (2021)
Journal Article
Cummins, I., & Gómez-Ciriano, E. (2021). Poverty as a political choice : a comparative analysis of reports of the UN Rapporteur’s visits to the UK and Spain. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, 7, 104-113. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41134-021-00179-9

This paper presents a comparative analysis of two reports by the UN Rapporteur on extreme poverty and Human Rights, one for Spain and one for the UK. In both countries, austerity policies were introduced following the banking crisis of 2008. The UN R... Read More about Poverty as a political choice : a comparative analysis of reports of the UN Rapporteur’s visits to the UK and Spain.

Welfare and Punishment : from Thatcherism to austerity (2021)
Book
Cummins, I. (2021). Welfare and Punishment : from Thatcherism to austerity. Bristol University Press (Policy Press)

In this enlightening study, Ian Cummins traces changing attitudes to penal and welfare systems. From Margaret Thatcher’s first cabinet to austerity politics via New Labour, the book reveals the ideological shifts that have led successive governme... Read More about Welfare and Punishment : from Thatcherism to austerity.

Narratives of reform : The Mental Health Act (MHA) in England and Wales from the 1983 MHA to the Wessley Review (2018) (2020)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2020). Narratives of reform : The Mental Health Act (MHA) in England and Wales from the 1983 MHA to the Wessley Review (2018). Journal of Adult Protection, 22(4), 217-226. https://doi.org/10.1108/JAP-03-2020-0009

Purpose This paper examines reform of mental health legislation in England and Wales. It covers the period from the introduction of the 1983 MHA to the proposed reforms out-lined in the Wessley Review that was published in December, 2018. Design/me... Read More about Narratives of reform : The Mental Health Act (MHA) in England and Wales from the 1983 MHA to the Wessley Review (2018).

Causal relationships or casual associations? Assessing the nature and character of mental illness/disorder and crime (2020)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I. (2020). Causal relationships or casual associations? Assessing the nature and character of mental illness/disorder and crime. In P. Taylor, S. Morley, & J. Powell (Eds.), Mental Health and Punishments : critical perspectives in theory and practice. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351240611-4

The link between mental illness, violence and other offending remains an area of controversy. The debate can become polarised around two extremes: that no such link exists or the mentally ill as a group are violent. This chapter will place these deba... Read More about Causal relationships or casual associations? Assessing the nature and character of mental illness/disorder and crime.

Mass incarceration and neoliberal penality : a response to Lloyd and Whitehead’s Kicked to the Curb (2020)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2020). Mass incarceration and neoliberal penality : a response to Lloyd and Whitehead’s Kicked to the Curb. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 62, 100408. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlcj.2020.100408

This paper is written in response to Lloyd and Whitehead’s (2018) Kicked to the Curb: The triangular trade of neoliberal polity, social insecurity, and penal expul-sion. Using the “triangular trade” that underpinned chattel slavery as an analytical m... Read More about Mass incarceration and neoliberal penality : a response to Lloyd and Whitehead’s Kicked to the Curb.

Mental health services and community care : a critical history (2020)
Book
Cummins, I. (2020). Mental health services and community care : a critical history. Bristol: Policy Press

This critical interdisciplinary study charts the modern history of mental health services, reflects upon the evolution of care in communities, and considers the most effective policies and practices for the future. Starting with the development of... Read More about Mental health services and community care : a critical history.

Policing, vulnerability and mental health (2020)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I. (2020). Policing, vulnerability and mental health. In J. McDaniel, K. Moss, & K. Pease (Eds.), Policing and Mental Health: theory, policy and practice. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429470882-13

Police forces across the world have played an increasing role in responding to mental health crises and emergency situations. This chapter will examine the debates about whether this is an appropriate role for police officers, who on the whole have l... Read More about Policing, vulnerability and mental health.

Using Fraser’s model of “progressive neoliberalism” to analyse deinstitutionalization and community care (2020)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2020). Using Fraser’s model of “progressive neoliberalism” to analyse deinstitutionalization and community care. Critical and Radical Social Work, 8(1), 77-93. https://doi.org/10.1332/204986020X15783175560038

This article will argue that Nancy Fraser’s notion of “progressive neoliberalism” (Fraser, 2017, 2019) provides a conceptual lens that can be effective in the development of a critical analysis of mental health policy in England and Wales during the... Read More about Using Fraser’s model of “progressive neoliberalism” to analyse deinstitutionalization and community care.

Using Fraser’s model of ‘progressive neoliberalism’ to analyse deinstitutionalisation and community care (2020)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2020). Using Fraser’s model of ‘progressive neoliberalism’ to analyse deinstitutionalisation and community care. Critical and Radical Social Work, 8(1), 77-93. https://doi.org/10.1332/204986020x15783175560038

This article will argue that Nancy Fraser’s (2017, 2019) notion of ‘progressive neoliberalism’ provides a conceptual lens that can be effective in the development of a critical analysis of mental health policy in England and Wales during the period o... Read More about Using Fraser’s model of ‘progressive neoliberalism’ to analyse deinstitutionalisation and community care.