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Giving Voice to Diversity in Criminological Research: Nothing about Us without Us'

Orla Lynch, James Windle, and Yasmine Ahmed


The people most impacted by criminal justice polices, and practices, are seldom included in the decision making processes that impact their lives. This edited volume builds on the sentiment underpinning the growing ‘nothing about us without us’ social movement, to argue for the importance of an approach to criminology that is inclusive of those voices that have historically been hushed, marginalised, silenced or ignored. Incorporating the experiences of service users, academics, and state and grassroots practitioners, this volume presents a nuanced perspective that furthers criminological sch ... More

Keywords: Criminology, Diversity, Grassroot criminology, Marginalised, Nothing about us without us, Inclusion, Voiceless

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529215526
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529215526.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Orla Lynch, editor
University College Cork

James Windle, editor
University College Cork

Yasmine Ahmed, editor
University College Cork

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Part I Conceptualizing ‘Nothing about Us without Us’ and Researching Marginalized Peoples

Part II Insider Voices

4 Institutional Abuse in Ireland: Lessons from Magdalene Survivors and Legal Professionals

Maeve O’Rourke, Jennifer O’Mahoney,1 and Katherine O’Donnell

Part III Policy Responses and Reforms

9 Access Denied: Sex Worker Health and Well-Being in the Context of Criminalization

Kathryn McGarry, Paul Ryan, Adeline Berry, and Belle Guarani

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