the criminology and criminal justice network
I see the group became of a considerable number of persons.
Thank you everyone for joining in and I hope you'll do the best use of this instrument.
Just to have an idea of who we have around us and know each other, if anybody feels like to write down a line to say who they are, what are they doing and whatever you feel like?
I am a PhD student at the University of Southampton. I'm in my third year of my PT PhD. I still have to pin down my topic but mainly I am looking to resettlement, reoffending and desistance - Mainly trying to work out the way the cycle of crime could be broken. (easy isn't it?)
My fieldwork will be in a prison in the midlands. Still I have to start the dirty work and I will possibly have a variety of methods: from ethnographic observation to interviews/focus groups and questionnaires. Whatever fits in, will be great.
And you? what brings you here?
I look forward to hear from you all too!
I'm an MSc Forensic Psychology student at the University of Kent, I hope to return to Malta (home country) to work in the field, although I'm not too sure about narrowing it down yet. I play to do my PhD or PsyD (not sure which yet) in Counselling Psychology as I would like to specialise in both! My Masters dissertation is exploring whether a jury could ever be entirely unbiased, particularly after being fed lawyers' loaded descriptions of the perpetrators. This refers to say the defense lawyer referring to a female perpetrator as a 'single mother of three', rather than as a 'woman' and the prosecution referring to her as 'a woman of the streets' rather than as a 'woman'
Looking forward to hear from the rest of you,
I'm new to the site, so still trying to figure out all of my settings, I'm sure the add photo option will work for me at some point this afternoon, please cross your fingers for me that it eventually works :)
I work in Paris, France for an organization which works with children of imprisoned parents called EUROCHIPS (European Network for Children of Imprisoned Parents). We are in a constant state of research, awareness-raising, and promotion of various prison-reform initiatives to support the rights of the child when they visit their parents in prison. Since joining this organization, I have become interested in a variety of prison-related issues and was excited to discover crimspace yesterday while managing our twitter account. It seems like a great space for sharing information and research and for meeting like-minded individuals.
So in short, happy to be here and to meet you all. I look forward to learning more about your research and sharing ours as well. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.
Look forward to meeting you all,
I am a Phd in the final throes of a Phd in which I am trying to link the sentencing process with the expereince of imprisonment and highlight the expectations of prisoners to undergo subjective personal transformation. I have interviewed about 30 prisoners and am placing their account of their sentencing and imprisonment in the context of some of the major themes of modern criminal justice prevalent here in NSW, such as the connection between risk and rehabilitation.
I'm part of a larger project involving a number of Australian criminologists called the Australian Prison Project http://www.app.unsw.edu.au/
I welcome the opportunity to talk to other prison researchers- we are a pretty rare breed these days!
I am a Master Student at the University if Cape Town in South Africa. At the moment I am writing my final thesis whihc is due in two weeks. Yes...really exciting!!!
My research is on Conditions of Detention and Access to Legal Representation for Pre-trial Detainees in Mozambique, through the case-study of two prisons in Maputo, the capital city.
I am Italian, I have been working in mozambique as a lawyer for three years. At the moment I am also collaborating with a project on Torture in Places of Detention which involves a research in six African Countries such as Mozambique, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda and Burundi.
One month ago, I have come back from Maputo, where I have conducted the research for the Master in two prisons. the National Service Office for Prisons gave me the authorization to interview pre-trial detainees, officials and the directors. I have also visited the prisons inside. It has been an amazing time.
In three weeks I am going to submit my thesis and a new year is coming.
I am looking for a job, but in Africa only.
Looking forward to hear from you.
This siste looks interesting!
I have been researching into prisoner education for several years and I am currently doing a PhD with the Institute of Educational Technology at the UK Open University. It is an ethnographic, longitudinal study into the impact of higher and distance education for prisoners on release. I am into the second year and collecting data from student-inmates before release from many prisons in England and Wales. Permission has been a challenge but with a phased approach and help from many good friends and colleagues in the field, I have been fairly successful so far. Previous research has concentrated mostly on digital exclusion of distance learners in prison and I have developed a research group for those interested in research into higher and distance education in prison - see http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/workspace.cfm?wpid=9535. I having just joined this group and look forward to hearing others' experiences.