Raymond Arthur is a Reader in Law at Teesside University. His research focuses on issues related to the delivery of justice for children and families. He has examined the efficacy of punishing parents for the crimes of their children and considered whether parental responsibility laws over simplify the complex linkage between parenting and delinquency. Another theme which he has developed is the extent to which the youth justice system in England and Wales protects children’s human rights in the light of international best practice.His research has also involved examining children’s rights in the following contexts: the child in the unmarried family; corporal punishment in the home; conflicts between the medical interests of the child and the wishes of the parents; and the liability of child welfare authorities for negligence in investigating child abuse cases.
Colette holds a Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies (2009) and an MA in Criminology (2011). She has previously worked as a research and communications intern with the Irish Penal Reform Trust and has recently completed a position as a research assistant in the Prisons Policy Division in the Department of Justice, where she contributed to a project relating to the future of the Parole Board. She has also assisted with archival research for the Interdepartmental Committee to establish the facts of State involvement with the Magdalen Laundries. Colette will be commencing a PhD in DIT this coming September. Her study seeks to explore Irish prison officers’ experiences of prisoner fatalities, with a particular focus on staff cultures and the provision of staff support. This research is funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Colette is a member of the Differential Association, a network of academics and practitioners who meet monthly to discuss and debate criminological writings
Jessica Breen is a graduate of Regis University, Denver, CO, where she majored in Sociology (B.A., 2005) and minored in Anthropology. She holds an MSc in Applied Social Research from Trinity College (2006). Her doctoral research is an investigation into the secondary or “collateral” effects of imprisonment in Ireland . This study is exploratory in nature and is aimed at describing the ways in which imprisonment impacts prisoners, their families and communities in the North Inner City of Dublin. In particular it seeks to look at the ways that social capital and norms interact in the context of a community which experiences concentrated levels of incarceration (as well as a high rate of crime).
Pauline’s background is in social care. She graduated with a BA in Social Care in 2004 from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and worked for 8 years with homeless teenage girls in residential care through the Crisis Intervention Service in Dublin’s north inner city. She is currently working with Focus Ireland in a project which provides accommodation for families who are experiencing homelessness while studying full-time for her MA in Criminology in DIT. She has just commenced her dissertation which has the working title ‘why behaviour orders are not being used as a mechanism to deal with anti-social behaviour’. She is due to complete her Masters in September 2010.
Is a lecturer in Criminology based in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work in Queen’s University Belfast. Her interests tend to be centered on the psychosocial dynamics involved in the occurrence of crime as well as how society reacts to and manages criminal behaviour. In particular, her primary research interests include violence, identity, shame, masculinity, youth justice, imprisonment, reintegration/desistance and the management of crime. Her PhD thesis was entitled “Prisoner Confrontations: The Role of Shame, Masculinity and Respect” and investigated why some prisoners tended to engage in more aggression than others. She has also been involved in research projects examining the service and support needs of young people on remand and the fear of crime.
Lynsey holds an LLB Law from Trinity College Dublin (2006) and an MA in Criminology from Dublin Institute of Technology (2009). Her dissertation at MA level involved a cultural criminological exploration of the media and crime, specifically the reporting of offending women. Lynsey interned at the Irish Penal Reform Trust, working on their ‘Shifting Focus’ campaign which made the case for prevention and early intervention. Lynsey has worked as a part-time assistant lecturer at DIT (2012), teaching on the criminology module of the LLB and postgraduate diploma in law programmes. Currently, she is undertaking her PhD at Trinity College Dublin. The research focuses on women who kill, and the death penalty, in Ireland and has been aided by the award of a research bursary from the Irish Legal History Society. Spanning almost 200 years, the study will excavate those cases of women sentenced to death from 1800 and will attempt to extrapolate the processes by which such women were represented and how narratives impacted on judicial disposal. Lynsey is a member of The Differential Association, a criminology book club which meet regularly to discuss new and classic criminological texts as well as hosting various public events.
Mick Beyers is the Policing Programme Officer with the Committee on the Administration of Justice, an independent human rights organization in Belfast. She is originally from Tucson, Arizona where she worked on Native American cultural issues at the Arizona State Museum. During this period she coordinated a programme to render passive humanitarian assistance to Mexican migrants crossing the Arizona-Sonoran desert and completed a masters degree in social work. In 2004 Mick moved to Ireland leaving behind the warmth of her beloved desert to undertake fieldwork for her thesis. She was a research affiliate with Coiste na nIarchimí, the republican ex-prisoners umbrella organization and completed her PhD on republican political culture in 2007. She has conducted community-based research involving political ex-prisoners and victims issues, and in 2008 received a Community Relations Council Research Award.
Mark is a lecturer in policing and criminal justice at Canterbury Christ Church University. He previously spent four years at Queen’s University School of Law completing his doctoral studies on the subject of policing reform in Northern Ireland. His research interests extend to police reform in transitional states, police governance and accountability, policing through partnerships, neighborhood policing and citizen/public involvement in crime prevention. Mark also has interests in the application of qualitative research techniques in collecting empirical data on policing and criminological issues.
Louise has a BA (2006) in Sociology and Philosophy, and an MA in Criminology (2009).Her masters thesis was a policy analysis of the official rationales behind Thornton Hall, focusing specifically on its size. Currently she is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. The aim of her research is to investigate the relationship between politics and punishment in Ireland and Scotland. Borrowing from the political sciences, this study attempts to explain how divergent trends in Irish and Scottish penal practices are shaped by their national political context. Louise has been a Research and Communications Intern with the IPRT. She is also the founder and orgainser of The Differential Association, which is a monthly criminology book club based in Dublin.
Anne Marie Byrne
Anne Marie’s research focuses on the provision and experience of education for juvenile offenders in a Children Detention School in Ireland. The working title of her thesis is: Education for Juvenile Offenders – process and experience in an Irish Detention School. Her research is funded by a scholarship from the Irish Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS). She is currently documenting the educational attainments of juvenile offenders prior to committal and their experience of education in the CDS. She is interested in exploring whether education has the potential to reduce levels of criminality and recidivism among young people, and to enhance their future career/life prospects.
Is a lecturer in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast. She previously worked as a probation officer in London and teaches Social Work in the Criminal Justice System. She has been involved in a number of research projects including studies on youth homelessness, child protection and mental health. Her PhD research is on the Irish youth justice system and the treatment of minorities for which she was awarded a scholarship from the Irish Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research interests include exploring the intersections of child and youth service provision, community sentences; crime and criminal justice in the media and narrative approaches in the study of offending behaviour.
Teresa Clyne Shanley
Teresa is a former legal private investigator who initially specialised in Miscarriages of Justice cases and proceeded to dealing with corporate legal investigations. Having obtained her LLB in 2005, Teresa was the only legally qualified female private investigator in Ireland. Teresa obtained her teaching qualifications in 2009, and now undertakes tutoring and lecturing in law, specialising in business law, mediation, criminal law and employment law. From September 2013, Teresa will be an MSc candidate with Portsmouth University studying criminology and criminal psychology. Her intended research explores the background factors and life history of prisoners, analysing links between poverty and pathways into crime through interview methodology. Teresa is hoping to interview serving prisoners and collect considerable amounts of her primary research through survey use. Teresa is also interested in white collar crime, psychological theories of crime and early childhood factors in offending history.
Una Convery is a lecturer in criminology in the School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy at the University of Ulster. She completed her PhD on the use of custody for boys and girls in the youth justice and prison systems in Northern Ireland in 2002. Following this she worked as a research fellow in the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, and conducted research in Hydebank Wood Young Offenders’ Centre and Magilligan Prison. She has worked as an independent researcher for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, and co-authored with Dr Linda Moore, ‘Still In Our Care: Protecting Children’s Rights in Custody in Northern Ireland’. Recently, she completed a literature review, commissioned by the Criminal Justice Directorate of the Northern Ireland Office, on addressing offending by women. Una is currently conducting research, along with Dr Linda Moore and Professor Phil Scraton, in to the rights of children with parents in prison.
Is a lecturer in law and a member of the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Queen’s University Belfast. Her book, The Blue Wall of Silence: The Morris Tribunal and Police Accountability in Ireland, is being published by Irish Academic Press in March 2010, and she is also co-authoring a textbook on criminal procedure in Ireland with Dr Yvonne Daly and Jennifer Schweppe to be published in September 2010 by Clarus Press.
Donal P. Corcoran is a member of An Garda Siochana, with approximately ten years service. He holds a Diploma in European Community Law, a National Diploma in Policing Studies; a BA in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations and a MA in Police Science and Management. He is currently enrolled with the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, at the University of Portsmouth, England. He is due to complete a Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice, and his thesis is concerned with Garda accountability. His research interests include: police culture, police reform, policing in a multicultural society, the supervision of offenders and criminal organization investigation.
Mary-Louise joined the Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin as a research intern in September 2005 working on a number of projects including the second phase of a longitudinal cohort study of homeless young people in Dublin City. Since October 2006 Mary-Louise has been undertaking a PhD study researching young people’s experiences of crime and victimisation. The research aims to investigate the history of offending behaviour and evidence of criminal ‘careers’ of a group of young offenders in Dublin city. This study is supported by the Children’s Acts Advisory Board (formerly the Special Residential Services Board).
Prior to joining the centre, Mary-Louise graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2003 with a LLB (Law). Mary-Louise has also completed a M.Sc Criminology at the University of Edinburgh for which her dissertation title was “Anti-Social Behaviour and ASBOs: current trends in England/Wales and Scotland”. This focussed particularly on the use and effectiveness of ASBOs on young people and their implications for juvenile justice trends generally.
Denise Coulahan holds a Diploma in Applied Social Research from Sligo IT, a BSc in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Glamorgan and she has recently completed a Masters in Criminology at the Dublin Institute of Criminology. She has previously worked in projects with homeless women and currently volunteers with the newly launched Care After Prison Project.
Chris Cunneen is Professor of Criminology in the Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. Previously he held appointments as the NewSouth Global Chair of Criminology at University of New South Wales, and Director of the Institute of Criminology at Sydney Law School. He has published widely in the area of juvenile justice, policing, criminal justice policy, restorative justice and Indigenous legal issues. His books include Indigenous Legal Relations in Australia (Oxford University Press, 2009), The Critical Criminology Companion (Federation Press, 2008) Juvenile Justice. Youth and Crime in Australia (Oxford University Press, 2007), Conflict, Politics and Crime (Allen and Unwin, 2001) Faces of Hate (Federation Press, 1997) and Indigenous People and the Law in Australia (Butterworths, 1995).
Is a lecturer in Criminology based in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work in Queen’s University Belfast. She has a PhD from Ulster University, an MA from Keele University and a Law Degree from Bologna University. Her PhD was entitled “Understanding war as punishment in the international sphere after 9/11” . This was a theoretical exploration of the overlapping of criminology and international relations, using the work of Foucault, Agamben, Hardt and Negri. Prior to that, I worked on a project looking at crimes committed against female migrants. This was an enquiry into the issue of youth prostitution in the region of Emilia Romagna (Italy) which formed part of the European Project Stop Trafficking in Europe. I am interested in various issues concerning reactions to crime, from war to punishment, other interests include: feminist theory, penal culture, and migration.
Cliodhna Dineen, LLB, LLM, New York Attorney-at-Law.
Head of Law Griffith College Cork
Cliodhna was awarded an LLB in Law & European Studies from University of Limerick in 2004. She then went on to pass the New York State Bar examination and was sworn in as an Attorney-at-Law in June 2005. Cliodhna was awarded an LLM by University College Cork in 2006, where she specialised in the areas of Criminology, Penology, International Criminal Law and Juvenile Justice. Cliodhna’s Thesis was entitled ‘Informal Criminal Justice in Ireland in the 1950’s’. This focused mainly on institutional abuse in the Magdalene Laundries and Industrial Public Schools in the 1950’s and also on the theoretical aspect of Criminal Justice in Ireland. Cliodhna is on the Review Board for the Journal of Social Criminology. Cliodhna worked as a Legal Researcher and a Legal Executive before taking up full-time lecturing with Griffith College Cork in 2007 and is now the Course Director of the Law School. Cliodhna lectures Criminal Law and Criminology.
John Egan is a Sergeant within An Garda Siochana with over 12 year service. He holds a Diploma in Information Technology; a Diploma in Information Processing; a BA in Policing Studies; a BA in the Administration of Justice and a MSc in Police Science and Management. He currently represents An Garda Siochana as a Court Presenter at the Criminal Courts of Justice. In this role he is responsible for the prosecution of cases within the Dublin Metropolitan District. Prior to promotion he worked as a Crime Scene Investigator and was involved in several high profile investigations.
Graham Ellison completed his undergraduate studies at Queen’s University in Political Science and Sociology and later completed his DPhil at the University of Ulster (Jordanstown). In 1997 he took up a post lecturing in criminology Keele University, England and in September 2001 returned to Belfast to take up a lectureship in criminology at Queen’s University, Belfast. He completed an ESRC funded research project to investigate young people’s experiences of crime, policing and victimisation in Northern Ireland which resulted in a research report Young People, Crime and Policing in Northern Ireland. More recently together with Dr Pete Shirlow (QUB) he has undertaken research into community attitudes to the PSNI in the New Lodge area of North Belfast. His research interests include policing in divided societies, community confidence in policing, ‘bottom up’ security governance, the policy transfer and policing, and more recently donor assistance to overseas policing missions and the transnational movement of ‘policing knowledges’ globally. He has also recently worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ankara to make recommendations for the civilian oversight of the internal security sector in respect of Turkey’s reform commitments under EU accession criteria. His research has also looked critically and problematically at aspects of Northern Ireland’s police reform process and its increasing status as a model for overseas emulation. He has published in the British Journal of Criminology, Theoretical Criminology, the British Journal of Sociology, Police Quarterly, the Journal of Crime, Law and Social Change, Policing and Society and is the co-author (with Jim Smyth) of The Crowned Harp: Policing Northern Ireland, Pluto/University of Michigan Press (2000). He is currently working on a book for Palgrave Macmillan (with Nathan Pino) entitled Police Reform, Globalization and Development (September 2010)which examines the various impacts of overseas development assistance to police reform efforts in a number of post-conflict and transitional states.
Faith graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with an LLB Law and Politics degree in 2007 and a Masters in Criminology (Distinction) in 2008. Faith is currently a PhD student in the School of Law and a member of the ‘Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative’, at Queen’s. The focus of her PhD is the media representation of children and young people in Northern Ireland. It will analyse print and broadcast media coverage and content. Through qualitative interviews it will assess the significance of media representation on children and young people and on children and youth sector organisations. Primary research will also be conducted with editors and journalists. Given the centrality of the debate about ‘demonisation’ the research will analyse negative media coverage in the construction of a popular discourse and political debate regarding the criminalisation, regulation and disciplining of children and young people in Northern Ireland. It will draw on comparative analyses, particularly in England and Wales, in the aftermath of the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act. Faith’s research is supervised by Professor Phil Scraton and Dr Anne-Marie McAlinden. Faith’s research interests also include gender in the media, in particular the media representation of women offenders and women prisoners.
Dr Lystra Hagley-Dickinson is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology, the Research and Enterprise lead for the School of Social Sciences and an Associate Director of the Research Institute of Children Childhood and Youth (CCY) at the University of Northampton, United Kingdom.She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and School of Law, University of Birmingham. She has pursued careers in education, government, the European Union and the community and voluntary sectors. Prior to joining the University she was the Chief Executive of an agency primarily responsible for improvements in quality standards and performance of local prisons. Dr Hagley-Dickinson sits on the Board of many Charities, community and voluntary sector agencies that reflect interests that include working with persons who abuse drugs and alcohol, promoting the rehabilitation of offenders by improving the links between prisons and the voluntary and community sectors; and supporting Community involvement to impact upon youth offending by supporting Young Offenders’ Institutions. As an Executive Board member of the British Society of Criminology and the Chair of the Association’s Postgraduate Sub-Committee she is responsible for co-ordinating Graduate Conferences and approving Students’ Bursaries.Dr Hagley-Dickinson currently has in the press two chapters in an international volume of comparative criminal justice systems and has undertaken research and published in relation to ethnicity, the criminal justice system, the effects of imprisonment and recently published a book on prisoner resettlement in England and Wales. Her research interests include prisons and prisoners, restorative justice, comparative criminology, partnership working and community/ voluntary sector engagement in criminal justice.
Dr. Claire Hamilton practised as a barrister in criminal law until 2004 when she became a full time academic. Claire has degrees from Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and King’s Inns. She now works as a lecturer in criminology in the Department of Social Sciences in Dublin Institute of Technology where she is chair of the MA Criminology programme and teaches law, criminological theory, sentencing and criminal justice. Claire has previously served as the Chairperson of the Irish Penal Reform Trust and has published extensively in various national and international publications. She is author of Whittling the Golden Thread: The Presumption of Innocence and Irish Criminal Law (Irish Academic Press, 2007).
Dr Lyndsey Harris is a lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies at Birmingham City University. She has a multi-disciplinary background including a first degree from King’s College London in War Studies and History and PhD in Politics from the University of Ulster. Her doctoral thesis was entitled, ‘A Strategic Analysis of Loyalist Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland’, including over fifty interviews with members and ex-members of the Ulster Defence Association and Ulster Volunteer Force. She has published in the British Journal of Political and International Relations and a number of book chapters. Her research interests include terrorism and political violence; strategic theory; extremism and Northern Irish Politics. Her current research is focusing on the emergence of the English Defence League. Lyndsey is member of the executive committee of the Political Studies Association of the UK; a member of the Conflict Research Society, and Insurgency Research Group (IRG); and an IUS Armed Forces and Society Fellow.
Deirdre Healy is an IRCHSS Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Criminology, University College Dublin. Her research interests include desistance from crime, probation, attrition in rape cases, and ethics in criminal justice research. In 2008, she began the Crime, Desistance and Reintegration Study, which involves a long-term follow-up of a sample of adult male probationers who were interviewed for her doctoral research. The study will provide a detailed account of pathways to, and from, desistance and aims to identify the psychological and social processes involved in these transitions. Deirdre is also writing a book The Dynamics of Desistance: Charting Pathways through Change (Willan Publishing, forthcoming).
Eoin grew up in France and graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2006 with a BA Hons in Sociology and Social Policy.
Paula graduated with her BA in December 2002 and enrolled to do her Masters in September 2002. She graduated in April 2004. For her Masters dissertation she investigated the implementation and administration of Restorative Justice Initiatives in Ireland. Paula commenced her doctoral studies in September 2005. Her PhD research interests include restorative justice, juvenile justice, risk, governance, crime control, policing, cultural criminology and the sociology of law. She is currently engaged in research on Restorative Justice, Penal Policy, Prisons, Policing and the Community in the Republic of Ireland. Paula has worked as a lecturer in Politics, & Social Science with the Institute of Public Administration, University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. She is currently a lecturer in Sociology, Criminology & Human Rights in the Institute of Technology, Sligo, where she also works with the Custodial Care programme. Paula is a member of the Editorial Board of the Irish Journal of Criminology, a peer-reviewed academic journal dealing with issues surrounding penology, criminology, rights and justice.
Maria is just entering her 2nd year in a Criminology PhD in DIT Mountjoy Sq. Having worked as a co-ordinator for a Garda Diversion Programme and as a residential youth worker in various residential childcare units over the past 10 years, Maria is particularly interested in the perspectives of the people who are directly affected by juvenile justice legislation. Her PhD thesis is concerned with Reducing Youth Offending and will pay particular attention to the perspectives of parents and what they believe are their roles and responsibilities in reducing youth offending behaviour in their own home and in their communities. The coming year will involve the data collection via semi-structured interview method and a qualitative analysis of the results. Maria hopes that this research will provide a rich and nuanced account from the central actors involved in the issue of tackling anti-social and delinquent behaviour.
Cheryl Lawther is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews. She received a BA Hons Politics (First Class), MSSc Criminology (Distinction) and a PhD from the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. Entitled ‘Unpicking the Opposition to Truth Recovery: Unionism and the Contested Past’, Cheryl’s thesis explored and critically analysed unionists, loyalists and the security forces opposition to recovering truth about the Northern Ireland conflict. Her current research focuses on the needs of victims in post-conflict Northern Ireland. Cheryl’s article “Securing’ the Past: Policing and the Contest over Truth in Northern Ireland’, British Journal of Criminology, 2010, 50, 3: 455 – 473, was awarded the Brian Williams Article Prize by the British Society of Criminology, July 2011, in recognition of the best sole authored article by a ‘new’ scholar. Cheryl’s monograph ‘Truth, Denial and Transition: Northern Ireland and the Contested Past’ is due to be published by the Routledge Transitional Justice Series.
Dr. Liam Leonard, Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology, IT Sligo, Senior editor, Journal of Social Criminology:
The Founder and Senior Editor of the Journal of Social Criminology is Dr. Liam Leonard. Dr. Leonard is the author of a number of books and publications on Social and Environmental Justice, Criminology and Social Movements. In 2009 Emerald Publishing in the UK appointed Dr. Leonard as Series Editor for the Advances in Ecopolitics Book Series. This series will publish 3 books to be co-edited by Dr. Leonard and John Barry; the Transition to Sustainable Living; Global Ecopolitics and Green Parties in the Era of Climate Change. A Criminology book series with Emerald Publishing, to be edited by Dr. Leonard, is planned for 2010. He is guest editor ( with C. Rootes) for the December 2009 special issue of the Environmental Politics Journal. Dr. Leonard will co-edit a special ‘Irish’ issue of the Prison Journal with Rosemary Gido in 2010, in addition to co-editing ( with K. Allen) a special issue of the Irish Journal of Sociology on Social Movements and Civil Society. Dr. Leonard has published criminology reviews and articles in American Jails and Theoretical Criminology. He has co-reviewed of Ferrell, Hayward & Young’s Cultural Criminology is published in Theoretical Criminology (2010) 14: 121-123. Recent papers to conferences include: Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference 2009, 5th Annual Irish Criminology Conference 2009, 37th Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control 2009 & the NAIRTL 3rd Annual Conference 2009.
Dr Bill Lockhart was appointed Chief Executive of the Youth Justice Agency in June 2004. Bill is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist who has worked within the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland for over 30 years. More recently he served as Chief Executive for the Extern organisation from April 1994 to June 2004. Bill is a graduate in psychology and philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast, and holds postgraduate qualifications in counselling psychology, including a doctorate from Aston University in Birmingham. He holds a range of leadership and management qualifications including a diploma in strategic management. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and is a former chair of Northern Ireland Branch of the British Society of Criminology and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. He has a wide experience of criminological research, with specialist interest in restorative justice, youth offending, mentally disordered offenders and community responses to crime.
Siobhán McAlister is a Research Fellow in the Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative (CTSJI) based within the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast. Prior to this, she worked as a researcher with YouthAction Northern Ireland, a voluntary youth organisation working with marginalised young people. Siobhán undertook her undergraduate degree in Criminology at the University of Teesside and completed her PhD, also at the University of Teesside, in 2007. She has been involved in a range of research projects concentrating on the lives and experiences of children and young people. Reports stemming from her research include: Childhood in Transition: Experiencing Marginalisation and Conflict in Northern Ireland (2009); Still Waiting: The Stories Behind the Statistics of Young Women Growing up in Northern Ireland (2007); Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland (2004). Siobhán convenes a module on the QUB Doctorate in Childhood Studies on ‘Youth and Adolescent Perspectives’ and teaches an undergraduate module entitled ‘Childhood, Transition and Justice’. She works closely with NGOs in sharing information and informing research practices. She currently advises the Youth Safety Network on setting up an action research and evaluation framework, and is on the Steering Group of Headliners Foyle.
Kieran completed his first degree in Psychology at the Queens University of Belfast, before moving to Leicester to do an MSc in Criminology at the Scarman centre, and a PhD in the Department of Psychology. Kieran is an active researcher social constructionalist and a multidisciplinary researcher, with an interest in current conceptions/constructions of crime; sexual offending and the management of sexual offenders; social risk and the risk society; and criminal psychology. Prior to joining UWE, in 2007, he taught Psychology and Criminology at the University of Leicester, and since joining he has went on to become joint award leader in criminology as well as conveyor of the MSc criminology programme.
Is a lecturer in law at Waterford Institute of Technology and a research associate at the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin. Niamh currently teaches criminal law, criminology and policing to legal and criminal justice studies students at WIT. She recently completed her PhD thesis entitled “Sentencing in Ireland: An Exploration of the Views, Rationales, and Sentencing Practices of District and Circuit Court Judges” at TCD. Her primary research interests include sentencing, consistency in sentencing, the principle of proportionality in sentencing, the use of prison and alternatives to prison, community sanctions, theories of punishment, and sentencing and punishment in comparative contexts. Niamh is also a member of the European Society of Criminology Working Group on Community Sanctions.
Professor Shadd Maruna is the Director of the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. Previously, he has been a lecturer at the University of Cambridge and the State University of New York. His research focuses on the reintegration of former prisoners into society. His book Making Good: How Ex-Convicts Reform and Rebuild Their Lives was named the “Outstanding Contribution to Criminology” by the American Society of Criminology in 2001. His other books include: Rehabilitation: Beyond the Risk Paradigm (2007, with Tony Ward), The Effects of Imprisonment (2005, with Alison Liebling), After Crime and Punishment: Pathways to Ex-Offender Reintegration (2004, with Russ Immarigeon), and Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology (2010, with Keith Hayward and Jayne Mooney). He is currently working on a book on the role of redemption beliefs in society that emerged out of a Soros Justice Fellowship.
Agnieszka Martynowicz was formerly a Research and Policy Officer in the Irish Penal Reform Trust in Dublin. Agnieszka was, until March 2009, Assistant Director with the Institute for Conflict Research in Belfast where she led on the Institute’s work on migration and asylum. Previously, she worked in the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) as Research Worker, specializing in policing and criminal justice issues, and at Queen’s University Belfast as researcher on the Equality and Social Inclusion in Ireland Project. Before moving to Ireland, he has worked in a number of voluntary groups in Poland, providing legal advice and training to organisations such as the Prison Service and Social Services. She was a country rapporteur on women’s rights in the review of women’s status in OSCE Member-States in 2000.
Agnieszka holds an MA in Law and Legal Science (University of Warsaw) and an LLM in Human Rights Law (Queen’s University Belfast), as well as the UNSSC/Fahamu Diploma in Conflict Prevention and an International Committee of the Red Cross Diploma in International Humanitarian Law. Her research interests include policing and criminal justice, prisons and penal policy, international criminal justice, international humanitarian law, and immigration policy and practice. Her recent publications include: ‘New Migration, Equality and Integration: Issues for Northern Ireland’ (with Jarman, N., ICR/ECNI 2008) and ‘Our Hidden Borders: the UK BorderAgency’s Powers of Detention’ (with Latif, N., NIHRC, April 2009).
Paula Mayock is a Lecturer in Youth Research at the School of Social Work and Social Policy and Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Her research focuses primarily on the lives and experiences of marginalised and ‘at risk’ youth, covering areas such as drug use and drug problems, homelessness, sexuality, risk behaviour and mental health. She is currently Principal Investigator of a longitudinal qualitative study of youth homelessness in Dublin city, a study of heroin initiation, and a study of mental health and well-being among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of all ages. She is also joint Principal Investigator of a study of cocaine use in Northern Ireland. Paula is a NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) INVEST Post-doctoral Fellow. This fellowship was based at the National Development and Research Institutes, New York. She is the author of numerous articles, chapters and reports and recently co-authored a book entitled, Lives in Crisis: Homeless Young People in Dublin, published by The Liffey Press. She is also a member of the editorial board of Youth Studies Ireland.
Lucy Michael is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Hull. Her research focuses on two key areas of racism and minority leaderships.
Her PhD ‘Leadership in Transition’, completed at Keele University, contributes to an understanding of how minority groups advocate for access to social resources and defend themselves from ‘othering’ processes, violence and criminalisation. Current research focuses on racial violence and hate crime policies, drawing on primary and secondary data sources to contribute to contemporary measures of the problem and inform developing theoretical perspectives. Lucy holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from University College Dublin, and postgraduate degrees from Keele University. She serves as an executive committee member of the Sociological Association of Ireland and regularly presents her work in Ireland. She is particularly interested in application of her research work through engagement, and acts as advisor to a range of policy groups in relation to both key research themes, as well as offering leadership training for minority young people.
Ciaran Murphy is a Sergeant in An Garda Siochana with 13 years experience. He holds a Diploma in Criminology, a Diploma in Crime and Intelligence Analysis, a Diploma in Policing Studies. He is a certified Gang Profile Analyst having received training in the United States and is a member of the International Association of Asset Recovery Experts. He has recently been accepted to Portsmouth College, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies to attend the MSc in Policing, Policy and Leadership.
Eoin O’Sullivan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin where he teaches Comparative Penal Policy, Crime and Irish Society and Contemporary Issues in Criminology. He is also the Director of Teaching and Learning Postgraduate Studies at the School.
Jen is currently a lecturer in Criminology in the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University, Wales. Her main teaching areas on the undergraduate programmes are criminology and criminal psychology and her research interests include investigative interviewing and the application of mediation within the criminal justice system. Prior to this, Jen previously worked as a lecturer in Crime and Policing Studies in the Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University. As part of her role here, Jen worked very closely with the police on a range of degrees and courses offered to both police practitioners and probationary officers. As part of this work, she researched the relationship between police training, policing and higher education.
Martin is a Phd student with Dublin Institute of Technology. His current research centres on the political processes behind criminal justice policy development, with a particular focus on legislation impacting upon those released from prison. Martin works in the field of drugs policy where his main role is in supporting services across the country to become compliant with a quality assurance framework. He is also a long term member of the Dublin based criminology book club, The Differential Association. Martin is a former intern of the Irish Penal Reform Trust and graduate of the DIT Masters Degree in Criminology. Prior to this he worked for several years as an outreach worker with Dublin based homeless charity Focus Ireland.
Phil Scraton is Professor of Criminology in the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, Queen’s University, Belfast and Director of the Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative. His most recent books are: ‘Childhood’ in ‘Crisis’? (Routledge); Hillsborough: The Truth (Mainstream); Beyond September 11 (Pluto Press); Power, Conflict and Criminalisation (Routledge); The Violence of Incarceration (Routledge). The Incarceration of Women (Palgrave Macmillan) is in preparation. He edited a recent special issue of Current Issues in Criminal Justice on the criminalisation and punishment of children and young people and co-edited a special issue of Social Jusitice on deaths in custody and detention. Recent co-authored research reports include: The Hurt Inside: The Imprisonment of Women and Girls in Northern Ireland and The Prison Within (NI Human Rights Commission); Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland (NI Commissioner for Children and Young People); Childhood in Transition: Experiencing Marginalisation and Conflict in Northern Ireland (Save the Children). His postgraduate teaching modules are: Gender, Sexuality and Violence and Comparative Youth Justice and Childhood, Rights and Justice. His current research includes the international comparative project Children of Imprisoned Parents. He works closely with community-based initiatives and is Chair of the Board of Include Youth. A founder member of INQUEST, in 2010 he was appointed by the UK Home Secretary to the Hillsborough Independent Panel.
Dr Shirlow began his career as a geography lecturer but over time has moved towards issues such as violence and equality legislation. Most of his work has been dedicated to analysing republican and loyalist violence and in particular the transition out of violence undertaken by these groups. Dr Shirlow has also studied how the ‘Troubles’ has impacted upon everyday life in segregated communities throughout Northern Ireland. Pete has also studied issues of post-imprisonment among former political prisoners and analysed the construction of fear with regard to ethno-sectarianism. Dr Shirlow has edited two books (Who are the People? and Development Ireland) and has recently co-authored the book Belfast: Segregation, Violence and the City. He has also published in journals such as Political Geography, Environment and Planning A, Urban Studies, Antipode and Capital and Class. He is on the editorial boards of Capital and Class, Irish Political Studies and International Planning Review. Dr Shirlow has also worked on various projects funded by the ESRC, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Leverhume and OFM/DFM.
John is a lecturer in criminology at the University of Ulster and a member of the newly formed Centre for Policing and Security Studies. He was awarded his PhD in criminology from UU, entitled ‘Beyond the Patten Report: The Governance of Security in Policing with the Community’, which explores the integration of community policing by PSNI with Northern Ireland’s vibrant civil sector – and specifically those groups and organisations who contribute to the broader policing landscape. John also works as a consultant for the PSNI in the design and delivery of officer training; and sits on a project advisory panel for the Police Ombudsman.
Azrini Wahidin is a Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research interests relate to the links between social exclusion, the ‘deviant’ body, crime and crime control, and social harm. She has conducted extensive prisons research focusing on both prisoners and uniformed staff. In particular her research has focused on elderly prisoners on both sides of the Atlantic; managing the needs of older offenders, the female prison estate, youth crime, theories of punishment, the lifer system and drugs in prison. She has recently completed studies on real work in prison, educational needs in prison, managing the needs of older offenders and the experiences and needs of women in prison. In addition, she has written in the areas of the body, time, sexuality, later life, feminist research methodology, particular the use of qualitative methods; research ethics and the politics of evaluation research.