Monthly Archives: July 2014

Internet sex offenders: a danger in the “real world”?

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“A recent TV debate – on whether offenders who view images of child sex abuse online are also likely to commit contact assaults against children – saw some heated exchanges, at a time when child sexual abuse cases (CSA) are in the news almost daily. In this blog, Dr Sarah Nelson, CRFR Research Associate at The   …Continue Reading


Children, young people and the everyday

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“This month, Emma Davidson, Fiona Morrison (both CRFR) and Lisa Whittaker (Glasgow University) were lucky enough to present their research findings at the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth International Conference. The conference explored the concept of the ‘everyday’, and its role in helping researchers gain insight into children and young people’s social   …Continue Reading


Foresighting Trajectories for Advanced Innovative Technologies

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“There is a renewed determination in the UK to ensure that we capitalise on the excellence of our scientific research and capture the economic and societal benefits from the basic research that we fund. Many important initiatives from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), in collaboration with   …Continue Reading


Pitfalls and Benefits of an STS-Africa Network

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“Earlier this year, Prof Norman Clark participated in the STS-Africa meeting, ‘Mapping Science and Technology in Africa: Traveling technologies and global disorders” in Johannesburg, South Africa. A main component of the event was around establishing an STS community for sub-Saharan Africa, and Prof Clark reflects on the pitfalls and benefits of such an endeavour.” Read   …Continue Reading


Should Scotland vote for what is best for Scotland?

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The Yes and No camps are busy telling us that Scotland will be made better or worse off as a result of independence. What they both seem to assume is that “what is best for Scotland?” is the relevant question to ask. But why? The referendum will have an impact on people beyond Scotland’s borders.   …Continue Reading


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