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Institute of Criminology

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Professor Darrick Joliffe

School of Law & Criminology, University of Greenwich

Research: The Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development (CSDD) is a prospective longitudinal study of 411 London males who were first assessed in 1961 - 62 at age 8 - 9.  The main aim of the CSDD is to study the development of offending and antisocial behaviour from childhood to adulthood. He will be co-directing this study and managing a new sweep of data collection of the men at ages 68 - 69.

Visiting: May 2021 - May 2024





Professor Matt Matravers

Professor of Law, University of York

Visiting: October 2021 - September 2022




Dr Alyssa Bernstein

Research: Dr Bernstein will expand her research on the Palestinian Prisoners Movement. Her work looks at how politically motivated prisoners’ resistance in Israeli prisons has transformed since the Oslo Accords, the peace agreements between the Palestinian Liberation Organization and Israel. She will focus on incarcerated people's agency and the ways that imprisonment both shapes and reflects the political environment outside of prison. Her research will focus on extended hunger striking, the individualization of resistance, and the political economy of the prison canteen.

Visiting: December 2021 - November 2022

Dr Weili Dan

Associate Professor of Law, College of Law & Science, Capital Normal University

Research: To conduct a comparative study, comparing community correction systems in China and the UK.  This study will provide theoretical support & valuable reference for future community correction trials in China.

Visiting: December 2021 - December 2022

Dr Sergio Grossi

NEV USP – Center for the Study of Violence, Cidade Universitária

Research: Dr Grossi's research looks at the fundamental challenges of the reintegration of people in prison into society, and it will analyze the relationship between the different model experiences of education and reintegration of convicts. 

Visiting: July 2021 - June 2022

Dr Kate Herrity

Mellon-King’s Junior Research Fellowship in Punishment (2020-24), Kings College, University of Cambridge

Research: See Prisons Research Centre for more information

Visiting:  November 2020 - November 2022

Dr Julie Laursen

Marie Curie Fellow, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Research: See Prisons Research Centre for more information

Visiting: April 2021 -  March 2022

Dr Lucy Markson

Research: Working on the FAIR: The Families and Imprisonment Research Study.

Visiting: up to September 2022


Dr Kristian Mjaland

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Agder

Research: See Prisons Research Centre for more information

Visiting: August 2021 - July 2023

Dr Anna Schliehe

Marie Curie Fellow, Crime and Carcerality Research Group, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Oldenburg and Research Associate at the University of Bonn

Research: See Prisons Research Centre for more information

Visiting: September 2021 - August 2023

Dr Long Siu

Research: To develop and translate his monograph, ‘Policier Treatise’, which is based on his PhD thesis: ‘Logical Legitimist Treatise: protest policing in Hong Kong’.

Visiting: May 2021 - May 2022

Centre: Violence Research Centre

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Dr Yannick van den Brink

Associate Professor, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, University of Vrije

Research: Dr Van den Brink’s research addresses normative and empirical questions in the areas of youth justice, criminal justice children’s rights and human rights. His specific fields of expertise are youth court decision-making, procedural safeguards in youth justice proceedings and deprivation of liberty of children. His current research project concerns an international comparative study of remand decision-making in youth courts, with a particular focus on the meaning of the principle of equality in the decision-making process. 

Visiting: September 2019 - August 2022

Centre: Centre for Community, Gender and Social Justice





Mr Mizuki Hamada

National Japanese Police Agency

Research: Mr Mizuki will investigate the support provided in the UK to victims of sexual offence, looking specifically at the activities and the co-operation of investigative units and the role of victim support organisations.

Visiting: September 2021 - September 2022

Centre: Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology


Mr Suchul Kim

Senior Probation Officer, Crime Prevention Policy Bureau, Ministry of Justice, South Korea

Research: Mr Kim plans to examine and evaluate the effectiveness of electronic monitoring, and how this may change an offender's behaviour. He will compare data from South Korea, the UK, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Visiting: September 2021 - September 2022

Centre: Centre for Community, Gender and Social Justice

Ms Ashley Mehra

Research:  Ms Mehra will be support the work of two Overview of Systematic Reviews (OoRs) projects, both concerning domestic abuse. She will act as a Senior Researcher in this project, co-ordinated by Professor Ariel and Dr Bland.

Visiting: December 2021 - November 2022

Research Centre: Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology




The Sir Leon Radzinowicz Visiting Fellowship

The Sir Leon Radzinowicz Visiting Fellowship was established by Sir Leon Radzinowicz (founder of the Institute) in his testament. Holders of the Fellowship should normally be persons who have served with distinction in government, the judiciary, Parliament or other public office in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.

Previous holders have been:

2018 Professor Mike Hough
2013 Dame Anne Owers
2012 Sir Denis O'Connor
2008 Peter Neyroud, then Chief Constable
2005 Lord Woolf, the former Lord Chief Justice