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Institute of Criminology

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Current Research Projects

Inspiring Futures

'A good life in prison?’ Everyday ethics in a prison holding young men

Moral rules, social science and forms of order in prison

Prisoner Emotions at the Margins: Understanding the pathways to destruction and healing among prisoners in solitary confinement

Deaths under community Supervision

With colleagues Jake Phillips (Reader, Sheffield Hallam University, and former PhD student at the Institute) and Professor Nicky Padfield (Faculty of Law), Loraine Gelsthorpe continues to investigate deaths under community supervision.  Deaths in police custody and deaths in prison custody have received a lot of attention over the years, but deaths under community supervision much less so.  Their publications include:

Life imprisonment from young adulthood: a longitudinal follow-up study

Zurich Project on the Social Development from Childhood to Adulthood

The São Paulo Project on the Social Development of Children

Evidence for Better Lives Study (EBLS)

Mental Health Challenges and Compromised Quality of Life among Offenders

Covid-19 and the Psychological Wellbeing of Police Officers and Health Workers in Ghana

The i-Gov Project: Illegal Governance of Markets and Communities

Crime & Networks Group

Legitimacy and Counter-terrorism Policing

Cyberaggression and Cybervictimisation in Canada

Crime during the Covid-19 Crisis: A Global Analysis

Exploring the quality of prison life in Tunisia