The people most impacted by criminal justice policies and practices are seldom included in the decision-making processes that affect their lives.
Building on the ‘nothing about us without us’ social movement, this edited volume advocates an inclusive approach to criminology that gives voice to historically marginalized, silenced, and ignored groups.
Incorporating the experiences of service users, academics, and state and grassroots practitioners, this volume considers how researchers might bridge the gap between theory and lived experience. It furthers criminological scholarship by capturing the voices of marginalized groups and exploring how criminology can authentically incorporate these voices.
165 research Voluntary Sector Review • vol 4 • no 2 • 165–83 • © Policy Press 2013 Print ISSN 2040 8056 • Online ISSN 2040 8064 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204080513X667792 How donors choose charities: the role of personal taste and experiences in giving decisions Beth Breeze University of Kent, Canterbury, UK email@example.com The question of how donors decide which charities to support, as opposed to questions about whether to give and how much to give, has been under-researched. This article presents findings from a qualitative study of 60 committed
51 3 #humblebrags and the good giving self on social media So it’s time for Humblebrag of the Week. They’re all over social media, boasts disguised as moans. Here’s one: “Just gave up my seat for an old Gurkha soldier. He didn’t want to accept it – I insisted. #nicefeeling.” This is another classic: “A huge thanks to Donna at Pitsea station who saved my pashmina. It was from Thailand when I volunteered teaching English at an orphanage.” Oh sod off! Yeah, I get it, you’re great – if you were really that great you wouldn’t tell anyone! (The Elis James and
55 7 Encouraging a ‘giving’ culture Julia Neuberger Rabbi Julia Neuberger is former chief executive of the King’s Fund (1997-2004), a former member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life (2001-4) and a trustee of the Booker Foundation. She was awarded a DBE in the 2004 New Year’s Honours and created a life peer in June 2004. Money makes the world go around. Money, money, money, money.… (Cabaret) een as the source of all ills (greed for it), or as the enabler of all good things (many economists and charitable fund raisers), money is seen as dirty, not to
202 14 The right to give ‘We need not wait for the Moralist’s verdict before calling one kind of action good and another bad.’ Lan Freed In this chapter we make no attempt to summarise the many issues of social, economic, medical and political interest raised in this book ranging from the definition of ‘the gift’ in an Apartheid society to the redistributive role of the seller of blood in the United States, the Soviet Union and Japan. Much that we have written is fundamentally about a conflict of ideas; of different political concepts of society and the
25 TWO Scotland gives a lead Questions posed The story we have told thus far is typical of the way a social reform takes shape. First there are economic and social changes: in this case, labour scarcities which make hospital and residential care more expensive, new drugs which make them less necessary, more jobs, more subsidised housing and more generous social benefits to help sick and disabled people survive in the community. The same things were happening in every western country. In most of them the numbers in mental hospitals peaked between 1965 and
We praise those people who do things for others. But the symbolic power of giving means individuals can take advantage of the glow of ‘goodness’ that charity provides.
This book analyses the reality of how charity operates in the social world; how the personal benefits of giving and volunteering are vital for getting charitable acts to happen; how the altruism associated with gifts isn’t always what it seems; how charity misbehaviour or bad management gets overlooked; and how charity symbols are weaponised against those who don’t participate.
Drawing on original data and a novel application of the sociology of Bourdieu, this book examines a wide range of examples from culture, politics and society to provide an entertaining critique of how contemporary charity works.
Ice Bucket Challenge and #nomakeupselfie, charities are struggling to keep pace with how young people engage with messages online ( CAF, 2012 , 2017 ; Harden et al, 2015 ; Charity Commission, 2017 ), with it found that the majority of fundraising efforts are optimised for targeting older donors than younger ones ( Bhagat et al, 2010 ). Young people are at the forefront of emerging technologies ( Lange, 2014 ; Loader et al, 2016 ) and should be a key area of focus for charities seeking to create a sustainable environment for donations, encouraging lifelong giving