The top news stories, blogs and academic research about "marginal" society and those that work there, grabbing our attention today
Penelope Gibbs writes...
"The murky world of organised crime continues to be a source of inspiration for the entertainment industry. And for many films and television series – including the BBC’s McMafia and Tom Hardy’s Legend – London is the setting of choice. Of course, the city has a long history of organised crime. But it would be foolish to think that today’s con artists, gangsters and mafiosi are safely locked within the confines of a screen."
"The fact of the matter is, unregulated Paedophile Hunters aren’t going away.
In reality, their numbers are increasing and their activity is more frequent; often encouraging reckless actions by others. The irony is, we’ve now come to a point where some of them are asking the government to issue guidance on preventing less scrupulous, or over enthusiastic Hunters from going too far; doing the wrong thing."
‘A social worker oozing empathy from every pore’: a social worker’s view on Kiri
"Nushra Mansuri says Kiri requires some suspensions of disbelief but could be a positive step in getting more social workers on TV"