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Visiting Fellows

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Professor John MacDonald

Professor of Criminology & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania


Professor MacDonald is currently working on examining how policies and programs to change the land use of places can reduce crime and violence in neighborhoods.  He is also actively working on research that compares federal court efforts to impose reforms on the police in the US to approaches tried in England and Wales, and evidence-based approaches to creating effective and fair policing around the world.  

Visiting between:

01/08/2019 - 31/07/2020


The Jerry Lee Centre of Experimental Criminology


Visiting Scholars

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Dr Jill Annison  

Honoury Fellow, School of Law, Criminology and Government, University of Plymouth


Dr Annison is undertaking research into the NAPO Archive and associated probation documentation, which are held at the Institute of Criminology

Visiting between:

04/12/2018 - 31/07/2020

Hosts: Loraine Gelsthorpe and Jane Dominey                                                                                   

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Dr Shira Diamond Bensimon


Dr Diamond Bensimon is conducting an exploratory study of a prison based art  program named ‘Drawing Connections’, wherein participants who are currently imprisoned learn alongside participants from the  local community

Visiting between:

01/10/2019 - 30/09/2020

Host: Caroline Lanskey

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Dr Yannick van den Brink

Assistant Professor, Child Law and Criminal Law, University of Leiden


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 between:

01/09/2019 - 28/02/2021

Host: Caroline Lanskey


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Mr Hiroaki Ishikawa

National Police Agency, Japan


Mr Ishikawa is undertaking research for the following projects:

  • Efforts by the relevant government agencies and the Police regarding the Crime Prevention Plan for Children commuting to school.
  • The Status of Response of the Japanese Police to Cases Threatening Personal Safety

Visiting between:

06/08/2019 - 04/08/2020

Host: Larry Sherman