Prescripted Living: Gender Stereotypes and Data-Based Surveillance in the UK Welfare State

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels From the post-war welfare state that inherently assumed married women would be supported by their husbands, to the 21st-century introduction of Universal Credit which financially disincentivises some women in cohabiting relations from working: the welfare benefits system in the UK has historically favoured individuals who conform to gender stereotypes. At the same time, … Continue reading Prescripted Living: Gender Stereotypes and Data-Based Surveillance in the UK Welfare State

Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation?

Image by James Eades New research, based on exclusive interviews with high-ranking figures from across UK policing – including Chief Constables, PCCs, one of the most senior persons in policing and one of the persons involved with introducing PCCs - suggests a postcode lottery in police accountability. The calibre of individual PCCs is seen as … Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation?