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“I am talking about it because I want to stop it”: child sexual abuse and sexual violence against women in British South Asian communities (2018)
Journal Article
Gill, A. K., & Harrison, K. (in press). “I am talking about it because I want to stop it”: child sexual abuse and sexual violence against women in British South Asian communities. The British journal of criminology, doi:10.1093/bjc/azy059

This paper explores the role of socio-cultural factors in violence against women and girls, focusing on child sexual abuse (CSA) and sexual violence (SV) in British South Asian communities. Using examples from thirteen in-depth interviews with surviv... Read More

Policing the culture of silence: strategies to increase the reporting of sexual abuse in British South Asian communities (2017)
Journal Article
Harrison, K., & Gill, A. K. (2017). Policing the culture of silence: strategies to increase the reporting of sexual abuse in British South Asian communities. Policing and Society, 1-16. doi:10.1080/10439463.2017.1405958

The policing of black and minority ethnic communities have a chequered history, with institutional racism, over policing and under protection being rife. While there have been several studies completed on policing and race, very little has looked at... Read More

Pharmacological treatment of patients with paraphilic disorders and risk of sexual offending: an international perspective (2017)
Journal Article
Turner, D., Petermann, J., Harrison, K., Krueger, R., & Briken, P. (2017). Pharmacological treatment of patients with paraphilic disorders and risk of sexual offending: an international perspective. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 1-10. doi:10.1080/15622975.2017.1395069

Objectives: The present study aims to evaluate existing policy and practice relating to the use of pharmacological treatments with patients suffering from paraphilic disorders who are at risk of committing further sexual offences. Methods: A systemat... Read More

Breaking down barriers: Recommendations for improving sexual abuse reporting rates in British South Asian communities (2017)
Journal Article
Harrison, K., & Gill, A. K. (2018). Breaking down barriers: Recommendations for improving sexual abuse reporting rates in British South Asian communities. The British journal of criminology, 58(2), 273-290. doi:10.1093/bjc/azx027

Sexual abuse reporting rates, which are low in general, are thought to be even worse for those living within British South Asian communities. After brief consideration of why British South Asian women and children do not report sexual abuse, this art... Read More

Ethnic origin of the victim as an aggravating factor in sentencing sexual offenders (2017)
Journal Article
Harrison, K., & Gill, A. K. (2017). Ethnic origin of the victim as an aggravating factor in sentencing sexual offenders. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 23(3), (300-311). doi:10.1080/13552600.2016.1267271. ISSN 1355-2600

This article examines R v Jamal Muhammed Raheem Ul Nasir, a Court of Appeal case where leave to appeal against a seven-year custodial sentence for sexual offences against children was refused. The appellant argued that his sentence length was excess... Read More

Police responses to intimate partner sexual violence in South Asian communities (2016)
Journal Article
Gill, A. K., & Harrison, K. (2016). Police responses to intimate partner sexual violence in South Asian communities. Policing, 10(4), 446-455. doi:10.1093/police/paw027

Recognition of sexual violence as a serious problem has been reflected in the wide range of initiatives that over the past 20 years in the UK have been designed to tackle this problem. Emphasis on prevention, protection, and redress has enabled crimi... Read More

Child grooming and sexual exploitation: are South Asian men the UK media’s new folk devils? (2015)
Journal Article
Gill, A. K., & Harrison, K. (in press). Child grooming and sexual exploitation: are South Asian men the UK media’s new folk devils?. International journal for crime, justice and social democracy, 4(2), 34-49. doi:10.5204/ijcjsd.v4i2.214

In May 2012, nine men from the Rochdale area of Manchester were found guilty of sexually exploiting a number of underage girls. Media reporting on the trial focused on the fact that eight of the men were of Pakistani descent, while all the girls were... Read More

Human rights and human wrongs : a rights based approach to the punishment of sex offenders (2014)
Journal Article
Harrison, K., & Rainey, B. (2014). Human rights and human wrongs : a rights based approach to the punishment of sex offenders. Contemporary Issues in Law, 13(3), 229-248

The treatment and management of sex offenders is largely premised on the concepts of punishment and public protection. Driven by populist punitiveness and moral panic, policies designed to manage such offenders are largely incapacitative and retaliat... Read More

Speaking about sexual abuse in British South Asian communities: offenders, victims and the challenges of shame and reintegration (2014)
Journal Article
Cowburn, M., Gill, A. K., & Harrison, K. (2015). Speaking about sexual abuse in British South Asian communities: offenders, victims and the challenges of shame and reintegration. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 21(1), 4-15. doi:10.1080/13552600.2014.929188

Cultural dynamics have a significant impact on how sexual matters, including sexual abuse, are discussed in British South Asian communities. The ways in which these communities talk about sexual violence often reinforce patriarchal norms and values,... Read More

Morality and legality in the use of antiandrogenic pharmacotherapy with sexual offenders (2011)
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(2011). Morality and legality in the use of antiandrogenic pharmacotherapy with sexual offenders. International perspectives on the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders: theory, practice and research, 627 - 651. John Wiley & Sons Ltd

This chapter examines the moral and legal dilemmas that may arise when practitioners use anti-androgenic pharmacotherapy with sex offenders. First, it sets out the links between morality and the law and then explores some of the ethical/moral issues... Read More

Multi-disciplinary definitions and understandings of 'paedophilia' (2010)
Journal Article
Harrison, K., Manning, R., & McCartan, K. (2010). Multi-disciplinary definitions and understandings of 'paedophilia'. Social & legal studies, 19(4), (481-496). doi:10.1177/0964663910369054. ISSN 0964-6639

Despite the current high-profile concern over paedophiles and paedophilic activity, there is no easily accessible or widely accepted multi-disciplinary definition of paedophilia. Commentators have pointed to a general contemporary misunderstanding su... Read More

Suppressing human rights? A rights-based approach to the use of pharmacotherapy with sex offenders (2009)
Journal Article
Harrison, K., & Rainey, B. (2009). Suppressing human rights? A rights-based approach to the use of pharmacotherapy with sex offenders. Legal Studies, 29(1), (47-74). doi:10.1111/j.1748-121X.2008.00111.x. ISSN 0261-3875

The use of pharmacotherapy (more emotively known as chemical castration) is the use of drugs to treat and help manage the risk that sex offenders, and in particular paedophiles, pose to society. Due to the increased climate of public fear of this ris... Read More