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Lemn Sissay, My name is why : a memoir (2019)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2020). Lemn Sissay, My name is why : a memoir. Qualitative Social Work, 19(1), 161-162

This is a review of Lemn Sissay's memoir of growing up in care

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Social Work and Society Political and Ideological Perspectives (2019)
Book
Pollock, S., Parkinson, K., & Cummins, I. (Eds.). (2019). Social Work and Society Political and Ideological Perspectives. Bristol: Policy Press

It is essential that social work students understand the lasting impact political decision making can have on service users, yet little guidance exists on this subject. This valuable book provides a comprehensive introduction to politics in social wo... Read More about Social Work and Society Political and Ideological Perspectives.

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.

Reading Stuart Hall : the influence of the New Left on social work (2019)
Journal Article
social work. Critical and Radical Social Work, 7(3), 367-379. https://doi.org/10.1332/204986019X15668423845081

This article will discuss the work of the late cultural and political theorist Professor Stuart Hall (1932–2014). Hall made hugely significant contributions in cultural studies. In addition, he was one of the first thinkers on the Left to recognise t... Read More about Reading Stuart Hall : the influence of the New Left on social work.

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.

Viewpoint : Fineman and vulnerability (2019)
Journal Article
Cummins, I. (2019). Viewpoint : Fineman and vulnerability. Journal of Adult Protection, 21(2), 85-88. https://doi.org/10.1108/JAP-10-2018-0021

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to argue that the work of the American feminist political and legal philosopher, Martha Fineman can be the basis for a shift away from the proceduralism and managerialism that has come to dominate social work pra... Read More about Viewpoint : Fineman and vulnerability.

Viewpoint : CPS guidance on prosecuting rape and sexual assault cases (2019)
Journal Article
Foley, M., & Cummins, I. (2019). Viewpoint : CPS guidance on prosecuting rape and sexual assault cases. Journal of Adult Protection, 21(1), 32-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/JAP-10-2018-0022

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight concerns about recent CPS guidance on the prosecution of rape and sexual assault cases. Design/methodology/approach: The paper places the CPS guidance in the wider policy context of concerns abo... Read More about Viewpoint : CPS guidance on prosecuting rape and sexual assault cases.

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.

Serial killers and the media : the Moors Murders legacy (2019)
Book
Cummins, I., Foley, M., & King, M. (2019). Serial killers and the media : the Moors Murders legacy. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04876-1

This book examines the media and cultural responses to the awful crimes of Brady and Hindley, whose murders provided a template for future media reporting on serial killers. It explores a wide variety of topics relating to the Moors Murders case incl... Read More about Serial killers and the media : the Moors Murders legacy.