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  • The dark side of the rural idyll: stories of illegal/illicit economic activity in the UK countryside. 

    Somerville, Peter; Smith, Robert; McElwee, Gerard (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.12.001, 2015-02-07)
    SOMERVILLE, P., SMITH, R. and MCELWEE, G. 2015. The dark side of the rural idyll: stories of illegal/illicit economic activity in the UK countryside. Journal of rural studies [online], 39, pages 219-228. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2014.12.001
    In rural sociology and rural studies, rurality in many countries is commonly constructed as an idyllic space in which crime is perceived as an urban problem. In other countries, however, rurality is constructed as a place ...
  • The long goodbye: a note on the closure of rural police stations and the decline of rural policing in Britain. 

    Smith, Robert; Somerville, Peter (OUP http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/pat031, 2013-11-01)
    SMITH, R. and SOMERVILLE, P. 2013. The long goodbye: a note on the closure of rural police stations and the decline of rural policing in Britain. Policing [online], 7(4), pages 348-358. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/pat031
    This research note documents the recent controversy surrounding the closure of police stations in the UK between 2007 and 2012. It examines the statistics as reported in the press and discusses the rhetoric used in the ...
  • Theorising illegal rural enterprise: is everyone at it? 

    McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Robert; Somerville, Peter (Ohio State University https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/51127/IJRC_mcelwee_vol1-issue1_pp40-62.pdf, 2011-12)
    MCELWEE, G., SMITH, R. and SOMERVILLE, P., 2011. Theorising illegal rural enterprise: is everyone at it? International Journal of Rural Criminology, 1 (1), pp. 40 – 62.
    Illegal entrepreneurship in the rural is under researched and scrutinised, yet it occupies a distinctive space in entrepreneurship practice in terms of how it is construed and how it is enacted. This is a theoretical ...