There have been numerous reports of riots and violent clashes in UK prisons this year. It's always difficult to pinpoint the causes of such flash-points, but an outbreak of violence at the privately run HMP Birmingham in September suggests that the prison smoking ban could be partially to blame after prisoners were reportedly heard chanting "we want burn" – which is slang for tobacco.
Three participants in the Tri-City Social Work Exchange – including University of Birmingham's Professor Jon Glasby - explain how they left a visit to Chicago feeling more pride about their own way of working.
Chris Allen in The Conversation: Five serving members of the army have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to National Action.
Chris Allen in The Conversation: on Channel 4's The State. Criticisms that Peter Kosminsky's drama about Islamic State is propaganda are wide of the mark.
Text of Q&A session with Roberto G. Gonzales and Dr Nando Sigona about their published book Within and Beyond Citizenship: Borders, Membership and Belonging (Routledge 2017).