Mooney G, McCall V & Paton K (2015) Poverty, Territorial Stigmatisation and Social Insecurities as Social Harms: the Commonwealth Games and the East End of Glasgow. Scottish Justice Matters, 3 (3), pp. 27-28. http://scottishjusticematters.com/the-journal/poverty-inequality-and-justice-november-2015/
This SJM includes articles that focus the interrelationships between different dimensions of poverty and criminal justice, not least with patterns of offending, convictions and victimisation. This is of course a hotly contested and long debated area of social inquiry and goes to the heart of competing approaches and perspectives as well as to conflicting political values. As others have highlighted in this issue, ongoing welfare ‘reforms' and the impact of various ‘austerity' measures as implemented by the current and previous UK Governments, has had hugely negative impacts on the numbers in or close to poverty in the UK today, and in the proportion of the population who are experiencing, in some form of another, social and economic insecurities and increasing vulnerability and precariousness.
Scottish Justice Matters: Volume 3, Issue 3