It’s been a concentrated period of study. The breadth of criminology study at the University of Leicester means that many topics are covered. Hate Crime, policing problems, corporate crime, the theories, criminal justice etc. etc. etc. …
So, how great is it to get away for a short holiday, a little peace and quiet!
A walk along the resort promenade includes being rugby-tackled (almost) by teams of ticket and timeshare touts. After telling a couple of them that I would never be interested in their products in a thousand years I resort to rougher language. Picking our way through aggressive beggars who ouse with humility and after you give them nothing they ouse with spite. We finally reach our hotel.
We find that the type of room that we had paid for is not available – a breach of contract which is only put right following threats. Shortly after our first meal a dose of food poisoning ensues, someone declares that the hotel had failed its hygiene certificate. A trip outside in the evening for a stroll. I admire the local art which I am soon corrected to understand is actually acts of vandalism. (Perhaps I need an art appreciation course?) Some established drug dealers’ nod a hello in an anticipation of more business. A drunken brawl ensues and differing degrees of attempted violence are witnessed as the evening progresses. A morning stroll on the beach reveals dog’s faeces and a dog attacking a holidaymaker. A fellow hotel guest complains of having his pocket picked. Still, it’s nice to get away and relax.
A new criminology Module starts next week. Focusing on: riots; insurrection; unsafe communities and justice. I can’t wait to get back!