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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.

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.

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.

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.

Conservatism (2019)
Book Chapter
Williams, B. (2019). Conservatism. In S. Pollock, K. Parkinson, & I. Cummins (Eds.), Social Work and Society: Political and Ideological Perspectives (34-50). UK: Policy Press

When focusing on the subject matter of ideology, Conservatism is generally viewed to be one of the older and most-established types, along with liberalism and socialism. However, on a very fundamental level, there has been some significant academic d... Read More about Conservatism.

Child sexual abuse and exploitation (2019)
Book Chapter
Peach, D. (2019). Child sexual abuse and exploitation. In S. Pollock, K. Parkinson, & I. Cummins (Eds.), Social Work and Society: Political and Ideological Perspectives (185-199). Bristol, UK: Policy Press

The sexual abuse and exploitation of children has endured, and continues, on what is arguably an unimaginable scale, with the World Health Organization (WHO and ISPCAN, 2006) estimating that worldwide 223 million children experience child sexual abus... Read More about Child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Radicalisation (2019)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I. (2019). Radicalisation. In S. Pollock, K. Parkinson, & I. Cummins (Eds.), Social Work and Society: Political and Ideological Perspectives (212-222). Policy Press

In the political context, the term radical has been applied to a wide range of figures. Both Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage could be considered radical in the sense that that they are campaigning for a society based on a different set of political an... Read More about Radicalisation.

Neoliberalism (2019)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I. (2019). Neoliberalism. In S. Pollock, K. Parkinson, & I. Cummins (Eds.), Social Work and Society: Political and Ideological Perspectives (50-62). Policy Press

From the mid 1970s onwards, neoliberalism has been the most influential political ideology. This influence has been exercised in several ways. In the Global North, neoliberal ideas have underpinned the electoral success of politicians such as Margare... Read More about Neoliberalism.

Liberalism (2019)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I. (2019). Liberalism. In S. Pollock, K. Parkinson, & I. Cummins (Eds.), Social Work and Society: Political and Ideological Perspectives (22-33). Policy Press

The roots of liberalism can be traced back to the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century. It became a clear philosophical school during the Age of Enlightenment. The emergence of liberalism as an intellectual tradition is associated with the wr... Read More about Liberalism.

The criminal justice system (2019)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I. (2019). The criminal justice system. In S. Pollock, K. Parkinson, & I. Cummins (Eds.), Social Work and Society: Political and Ideological Perspectives (132-146). Policy Press

One of the most notable developments in social work practice over the past thirty years in England and Wales has been the marginalisation of its role in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). In particular, the training and roles of probation officers ha... Read More about The criminal justice system.

Social work and advanced marginality (2019)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I. (2019). Social work and advanced marginality. In Class, Ethnicity and State in the Polarized Metropolis: Putting Wacquant to Work (231-254). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16222-1_10

This chapter explores the impact of broader social and economic policies on social work practice. It argues that the increasing inequality and polarisation of modern urban societies that is outlined in the other chapters of this book has had a direc... Read More about Social work and advanced marginality.

Vulnerability and the myth of autonomy (2019)
Book Chapter
Cummins, I. (2019). Vulnerability and the myth of autonomy. In S. Webb (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of critical social work. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351264402-30

This chapter examines the notions of individualism that are such a key feature of neoliberalism. It outlines the main themes in M. Fineman’s argument and discusses notion of “the vulnerable subject”. The chapter argues that vulnerability is a constan... Read More about Vulnerability and the myth of autonomy.