Hannah Bows

Hannah Bows
Durham University | DU · Durham Law School

PhD

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Introduction
Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology researching violence against women with a specific focus on older victims.
Additional affiliations
August 2018 - August 2018
Durham University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2013 - present
Leeds Beckett University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Part-time lecturing across both the law school and social sciences department, teaching on number of undergraduate modules including Human Rights Law; Crime, Justice & Society; Gender, Crime & Justice etc. Also supervise six dissertation students.
September 2013 - present
Durham University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Teaching undergraduate seminars on the criminology 'Crime, Power & Social Inequalities' module to second and third year students. Also covered a number of postgraduate lectures/seminars and guest lecturer on undergraduate modules.
Education
October 2013 - September 2016
Durham University
Field of study
  • Socio-Legal
October 2012 - September 2013
Durham University
Field of study
  • Criminology
September 2009 - June 2012
University of Salford
Field of study
  • Law with Criminology

Publications

Publications (50)
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Despite increasing scholarly and media attention on sexual violence in public spaces, including those associated with the night-time economy and licensed venues, music festivals have been largely absent from research and policy. This paper presents the findings from the first UK study of sexual violence at music festivals, drawing on data from inte...
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Crime and safety at UK music festivals is a subject of growing concern for festival management, police and festival-goers, bolstered by increasing media coverage of incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault. To date, however, there has been limited evidence regarding festival-goers’ experiences and perspectives concerning safety, particular...
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Considerable concern has arisen during the Covid pandemic over the use of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation decisions (DNACPRs) in England and Wales, particularly around the potential blanket application of them on older adults and those with learning disabilities. In this article, we set out the legal background to DNACPRs in England an...
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This commentary responds to claims that research by Cheryl Thomas ‘shows’ no problem with rape myths in English and Welsh juries. We critique the claim on the basis of ambiguous survey design, a false distinction between ‘real’ jurors and other research participants, the conflation of attitudes in relation to abstract versus applied rape myths, and...
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Breastfeeding is recognised globally as the optimal method of infant feeding. For Murphy (1999) Sociology of Health & Illness, 21, 187–208 its nutritional superiority positions breastfeeding as a moral imperative where mothers who formula‐feed are open to charges of maternal deviance and must account for their behaviour. We suggest that this moral...
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Despite the vast amount of sexual violence research, there exists an important gap in knowledge around older victims and offenders. Internationally, the focus of academic research, policy and practice has been on young women who are consistently found to be most 'at risk' of experiencing sexual violence. Consequently, we know very little about the...
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Several high-profile murders of women killed during alleged consensual sex ‘gone wrong’ have led to widespread calls for reform to prevent the use of what has been termed the ‘rough sex defence’. Concerns about the use of this ‘defence’ are located within broader concerns about the high rates of domestic abuse and fatal violence against women. Lobb...
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Objectives To explore the extent, nature and consequences of sexual violence in later life. Methods Data were obtained from all police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on rape and sexual assault by penetration (Sexual Offences Act 2003) offences involving a victim aged ≥ 60 years, recorded between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2013....
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Objectives Breastfeeding is the optimal method of infant nutrition. Despite this, rates of breastfeeding in high-income countries are low and mirror wider health inequalities with women from under-served populations being least likely to breastfeed. In the UK, adolescent mothers from areas of high socio-economic deprivation are among the least like...
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The law criminalising the possession of extreme pornography, first enacted in 2008 and amended to include rape pornography in 2015, continues to generate considerable controversy and calls for reform. In order to inform these ongoing discussions, we undertook a study to find out information about who is being charged with extreme pornography offenc...
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This second volume consists of eight contributions from academics researching the consequences, support needs, challenges and opportunities for responding to violence against women, building on the first volume which was concerned with documenting the extent and nature of different forms of violence and abuse against older women. Whilst the impacts...
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The conceptualisations, theories and empirical evidence that intersect at the nexus of gender, age and violence is a hitherto understudied area of scholarship, but one which is increasing in importance given the ageing population and widespread awareness of ‘elder abuse’ and crimes against older people. Whilst there is a growing body of research lo...
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It is now universally accepted that violence against women is a pervasive global health problem, violating the human rights of millions of women each year. Traditionally, older people have been viewed as low risk for criminal victimisation. Consequently, the majority of theories, policies and practices concerning crime and, more specifically violen...
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Despite public fascination with homicide, academic research remains comparatively lacking compared to the widespread media coverage of such offences. In particular, homicide involving older adults has received very little attention. Drawing on a Freedom of Information study in the UK, this chapter reports on 514 homicides recorded between 2010 and...
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This book brings together international research from scholars and activists on the forms of violence that older women experience into a unique, comprehensive two-volume set. This first volume consolidates the research on the forms, causes and extent of different forms of violence against older women. It considers the theoretical limitations of our...
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This book brings together international research from scholars and activists on the forms of violence that older women experience into a unique, comprehensive two-volume set. This volume is concerned with understanding the consequences and impacts of violence against older women. The majority of policy and practice has been developed to reflect the...
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Despite half a century of research on both domestic violence and elder abuse, homicide of older people by a partner or family member (domestic homicide (DH)) remains largely unexplored. This article presents data drawn from a larger parent study examining homicide of older people (aged sixty and over) in the UK. This analysis is based on a subset o...
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There is now an extensive body of literature examining sexual violence against women and girls. However, there remains an important gap in relation to ‘older’ women, who have been almost entirely absent from research, policy and practice developments. Traditionally, older age has been reviewed as a protective factor for violent crime, including sex...
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Nils Christie's (1986) seminal work on the ‘Ideal Victim’ is reproduced in full in this edited collection of vibrant and provocative essays that respond to and update the concept from a range of thematic positions.
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Despite half a century of research on both sexual violence and elder abuse, the intersection between the two remains largely unexplored. Using theoretical lenses of feminist criminology and critical feminist gerontology, this article explores the intersection between age and sexual violence drawing on interviews with 23 practitioners supporting old...
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Domestic and sexual violence research has traditionally been associated with feminist qualitative methodology; however, quantitative methods are increasingly used by feminists in research examining the prevalence of and issues related to rape and sexual assault, either as standalone methods or in combination with other, qualitative methods (i.e. mi...
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Aging and sexual violence are both established areas of research, but little attention has been paid to research into sexual violence against older people. This article presents a critical review of the literature reporting empirical research in three overlapping fields of inquiry: elder abuse, domestic violence, and sexual violence, identifying po...
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Although there has been an increase in research and policy attention examining sex offenders, their motivations and how ‘risk’ should be managed in relation to registered sex offenders in the community, the majority of these efforts have concentrated on young offenders. This paper presents the findings from a qualitative study involving interviews...
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Introduction: Pharmacy education needs to focus on pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics as a key area in future pharmacy practice. Module Description: A series of science-focused lectures, including one on the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics, and laboratory practical sessions were delivered to first y...
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Despite extensive research on rape and sexual violence, there exists an important gap in knowledge around older victims. This gap exists in relation to national statistics (the Crime Survey for England and Wales has an upper age limit of 59 for intimate violence), and by both criminologists and gerontologists. This research used an under-utilized m...

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