My research is highly interdisciplinary straddling sociology, criminal law, evidence and procedure, critical criminology, penology and zemiology. It centres on the injustices and wider social harms of the structures and workings of the criminal justice system and how they might be challenged and/or remedied. It has utilised the social thought of Michel Foucault and Zygmunt Bauman. More specifically, my research has contributed new definitions of miscarriages of justice according to whether they were caused intentionally or unintentionaly and offered a new typology to aid analysis and understanding: "abortions of justice", "miscarriages of justice" and/or "systemic abortions of justice". It has devised new ways of quantifiying ...
Reader in Sociology and Law with a split role between the University of Bristol Law School and the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS). BSc (Hons) in Sociology (First Class) (1996) and PhD in Sociology (2003) from the University of Bristol. Doctoral thesis was entitled: 'Miscarriages of Justice: Exception to the Rule?'. 2003-04, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Bristol. Appointed to a Lectureship at Bristol in 2004, progressed to Senior Lecturer in 2007 and was promoted to a Readership in 2012.
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