The Nice Young Serial Killer Next Door @prospect_uk @evershedmegan

Megan Evershed discusses the psychology of serial killers as television presents them, here in “Sympathy for the Devil,” an article for Prospect. Have you ever wanted to peer inside the mind of a killer—even if just for a little while?Admittedly, this question is a tease. It’s impossible to take a dip into anybody’s psyche—including that of a murderer. To get even close to doing so, we have to turn to fiction. A very interesting read, even without fava beans and a nice Chianti. Source link

Fleury on Social Scientists on Crime After World War II Univ @UniversiteCergy

Jean-Baptiste Fleury, THEMA-Universite de Cergy-Pontoise, has published Social Scientists on Crime After World War II. Here is the abstract. This paper addresses the history of social scientific work on crime after World War II. We argue that the mid-1960s marked a turning point that profoundly transformed the way in which the public discourse, policy programs, and social scientific work addressed crime. Up to the mid-1960s, crime was not a central concern for the average American and the Federal government had a very limited role in fighting it. Within social science,…

Two fifths of millennial renters unaware of their rights when their landlord sells up

Newly released figures from online property marketplace, Vesta Property, has shown that 21% of 35-44 year olds have been forced to leave rented accommodation before they are ready to as a result of a change in ownership. The Vesta research indicates that a staggering 39% of millennials fail to understand exactly what their rights are as tenants when their landlord sells and 32% didn’t know that tenants could be evicted even if they have done nothing wrong. The research indicates that the current residential…

Top tips for buying an investment property

When looking on the property market, it is not easy to find a property with potential at a good price. When decent option finally comes across, don’t get overexcited, but do your homework. Sonia Pash, co-founder of Temza, an Interior Design and Construction Studio https://temza.co.uk/ shares her best advice on how to buy property for investment if you are wanting to refurbish, and what to watch out for before committing to the purchase. Do your home work When buying property of any…

The European Central Bank – judicial review of monetary policy and banking supervision

The financial crisis has had broad political and economic effects across the European Union. It has had legal effects too – leading to the European Central Bank (ECB) not only developing controversial new means of intervention in monetary policy, but also being granted new powers of banking supervision and (with the ‘Troika’ of the Commission and the IMF) becoming involved in austerity policies in the Member States that needed financial assistance.  The two blog posts below discuss recent developments in the case law on review of the monetary policy (Weiss:…

Regional differences remain across UK property market

The latest research from Knight Frank has revealed that average UK house price growth slipped to 0.5% in December, after averaging between 2% and 3% for much of the year. However, some regions are still seeing growth of more than 3%. This localisation is also evident in prime markets, with prices rising in Edinburgh at the fastest rate of any city in Europe. Economic and housing market overview Uncertainty is the watchword in the market at present as the clock counts down…

Scotland’s housing market continues to buck the trend

The latest data and analysis from Your Move has revealed that despite annual price growth in England and Wales continuing to fall, North of the border it’s a different story. According to recent figures, in Scotland annual house price growth hit 6% in November, and set a new peak average house price. A 0.7% monthly increase took the average cost of a home in Scotland to £186,142 up from £175,541 a year before. The Scottish market’s growth dwarfs not just every region of…

UK housing market ‘still moving’ says NAEA

NAEA Propertymark has released data covering the housing market for December 2018 and revealed that, despite Brexit woes, the supply of properties available to buy increased to the highest December levels seen for four years. According to the report, as sellers continued to market their homes in December, the supply of available housing increased by a fifth (20 per cent) from 35 in November to 42. This is the highest level seen for the month of December since 2014. In December the number…

Raise more money for your charity with help from Agents Giving

The Agents Giving grant fund helps towards the set up costs of your fundraising event, so more of the money you raise goes to your chosen charity. Applying for a grant is simple and requests should be made in advance of your fundraising event as Agents Giving will also help you with the promotion. Many agents and their supported charities have already benefited from funding and we love to share the great fundraising you are all doing, the Agents Giving grant fund has…