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Institute of Criminology


Spring 2010

Events News

  • On Thursday 13th May, Professor Stephen Woods, visiting from Australia, will give the Thursday evening seminar on Psychopathy - Personality Disorder or Different Species
  • The 2010 Nigel Walker Lecture will be given by Professor Alison Liebling on 26th May at 6pm: Distinctions and Distinctiveness in the Work of Prison Officers: Legitimacy & Authority Revisited
  • The 3rd International Evidence Based Policing Conference took place on 5th - 7th July 2010. View the presentations HERE.

Staff News

  • Dr. Heather Strang has been appointed as Deputy Director of the Police Executive Programme with effect from 15th March 2010.
  • From 3rd May 2010, Dr. Liz Hales  has been appointed to work on the ESRC funded project 'The Criminalisation of migrant Women' as Co-investigator. Professor Gelsthorpe will be Principal Investigator on the project.
  • Dr. Joseph Murray has been successful in winning a five year Fellowship with the Wellcome Trust, based in the Department of Psychiatry.
  • Dr. Adrian Grounds will retire at the end of April 2010, but will continue as the Director of the MPhil programme until September 2010.
  • Professor Friedrich Lösel is on sabbatical for the Easter Term 2010.
  • Professor Alison Liebling will be on sabbatical during the Michaelmas 2010 and Easter 2011 terms. Professor David Farrington will take over as Director of the PhD Programme for 2010-11.
  • Dr. Mandeep Dhami  has been selected as one of the advisors to the Sentencing Council for England and Wales.

Awards, Honours & Other Appointments

  • Jake Phillips  (Ph.D. Student) has won the Brian Williams Memorial Prize (part of the British Journal for Community Justice) with a paper on the Social Construction of Probation in England and Wales, which will be published later this summer.
  • Alexandra Cox  (PhD student) has been awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Institute in the USA, a foundation run by George Soros. Alexandra’s project is to develop and implement research and protocols for discovering and improving relationships between youth and staff in juvenile facilities, and thereby increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes for incarcerated youth.
  • Leon Digard (PhD student) will be taking up the post of Research Associate with the Vera Institute of Justice in New York, working in their Centre for Sentencing and Corrections, starting in June.
  • Dr. Maria Ttofi, Leverhulme & Newton Trust Postdoctoral Fellow, has been awarded a non-stipendiary fellowship at Wolfson College.