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ECAN bulletin archive

These bulletins, which are sent out to all members of our Early Career Academics Network provide information about policy developments, resources and campaigns.

ECAN Bulletin Issue 32, March 2017

In this issue you will find:

  • Systembusters Unite: Doing Prison Reform
    Dr Sarah Lewis
  • Campsfield 29.11.2014: questioning the legitimacy of immigration detention – views from the voluntary sector
    Isotta Rossoni
  • A corporate offender and the pains of open imprisonment: ancillary findings from a study of older male prisoners in an English prison
    Victor Chu

Issue 31, November 2016

In this issue you will find:

  • The Free Prisoner – from removal to inclusion
    Claire Shepherd and Karl A Lenton, Safe Innovations
  • Rage to reason – creating a restorative prison culture
    Lisa Rowles and Simon Fulford, Khulisa
  • Holding the baby: Responsibility for addressing the needs of offending pregnant women and new mothers should be shared across the system
    Naomi Delap, Director, Birth Companions
  • Intensive fostering for young offenders: Practitioners’ attitudes towards aftercare
    Katie Le Billion

Issue 30, September 2016

This is the second of two special ECAN bulletins published this summer. They contain papers based on contributions to our Justice and Penal Reform conference earlier this year.

In this bulletin you will find:

  • Ontological theory and women’s desistance: Is it simply a case of ‘growing up’?
    Una Barr, University of Central Lancashire
  • Protection of sex workers in a mal-adaptive legislation:  Need for India to step up her game
    Abhinav Surollia and Prashasti Singh, Hiyatullah National Law University, India
  • Politics of survival: Co-production of order and the organic nature of governance
    Oriana Hadler, University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Desistance, culture, and the delivery of justice
    Dana Segev, University of Sheffield

Issue 29, July 2016

This is the first of two special ECAN bulletins published this summer. They contain papers based on contributions to our Justice and Penal Reform conference which was held earlier this year.

In this bulletin you will find:

  • Never Waste a good crisis’ An analysis of the current penal policy window in Ireland
    Jane Mulcahy, University College Cork
  • Citizens in Policing – A new paradigm of direct citizen involvement
    Ed Barnard, College of Policing  and Dr Iain Britton, Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice
  • Piercing the religious veil: Human rights of Devadasis in India
    Prashasti Singh, Hidayatullah National Law University, India
  • The youth centre as a ‘sanctuary’ in aiding safer communities for young people
    Dr Sarah Tickle, Liverpool John Moores University

Issue 28, February 2016

Features include:

  • The Penal Reform League and its feminist roots
    Dr Anne Logan, University of Kent
  • Co-producing desistance from crime: The role of social cooperative structures of employment
    Dr Beth Weaver, University of Strathclyde
  • Transforming identities through higher education
    David Honeywell, University of York
  • Guilty My Lord: A new perspective on youth offender panels
    Tereza Hervey, Youth Offending Panel member

Issue 27, September 2015

Features include:

  • Evaluating the success of the Victorian youth justice system
    Zoe Alker, University of Liverpool
  • The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Programme, from Philadelphia to Teesside
    Laura Goldsack and Pauline Ramshaw, Teesside University
  • What is distinctive about the experiences of older prisoners? What could be done better to address their needs? 
    Madeleine Hughes, Perrie Lectures essay competition winner
  • Older Prisoners
    Diete Humblet, Perrie Lectures essay competition winner

Issue 26, April 2015

Features include:

  • Youth justice policy in Wales: Children first, offenders second
    Kevin Haines and Stephen Case, Swansea University
  • Fighting for Change: Narrative accounts on the appeal and desistance potential of boxing
    Deborah Jump, Liverpool Hope University
  • ‘Nordic exceptionalism’ versus ‘Anglophone excess’ in the context of desistance: Female routes out of crime and criminal justice in Sweden and England
    Linnéa Österman, University of Surrey
  • Re-imagining justice for young women in Scotland: An age and gender informed approach
    Gail Wilson, Up-2-Us
  • Read and Grow and the University of Portsmouth unite to teach people who offend to read in the community
    Sarah Lewis, University of Portsmouth, Heather Oram and Frankie Owens, Co-founder of Read and Grow

Issue 25, January 2015

Features include:

  • Prehistoric Justice
    Bettany Hughes, historian, author and broadcaster
  • Planning for the end of life in prison
    Mary Turner and Marian Peacock, Lancaster University
  • Emotions, rituals and Restorative Justice
    Meredith Rossner, London School of Economics
  • The implementation of a single Scottish police force: The view from the beats
    Janine Hunter, University of Dundee
  • I Am Human: Refugee women’s experiences of detention in the UK
    Gemma Lousley, Women for Refugee Women

Issue 24, November 2014

Features include:

  • Capital punishment in twentieth-century Britain
    Lizzie Seal, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Sussex University
  • Re-imagining the role of participation in youth justice
    Sean Creaney, Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Science, Stockport College
  • Participation and practice: youth justice
    Ross Little, Lecturer in Criminology, De Montfort University
  • Coercion into crime: A gendered pathway into criminality
    Charlotte Barlow, Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham City University
  • Promoting empathy development with the ‘damaged, disturbed and dangerous’
    Sophie Rowe, Graduate Teaching Assistant in Criminology, Birmingham City University

Issue 23, June 2014

Features include:

  • Policing for a better Britain
    Jennifer Brown, Co-Director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology
  • The pregnant woman in prison
    Laura Abbott, MSc, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, University of Hertfordshire, Doctorate in Health Research Student
  • Explaining the causes and implications of China’s recent capital punishment reform
    Michelle Miao, Howard League post-doctoral fellow at Oxford University’s Centre for Criminology
  • Responsibility and criminal law in the late-nineteenth century British Empire
    Catherine Evans, Princeton University
  • Ideas for Justice
    Harry Annison, Lecturer in Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Southampton

Issue 22, February 2014

Features include:

  • Sport in prison
    Rosie Meek, Head of Criminology and Sociology, Royal Holloway University of London
  • The state’s power to punish and prison privatisation under the prism of human rights law
    Anna Glazewski, PhD candidate, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • A welfare state framework for the inclusion of penal systems
    Daniel Horn, PhD candidate, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences
  • Exploring differential justice: Youth penal expansion and reduction in England and Wales
    Damon B. Briggs, PhD candidate, University of Liverpool
  • Punishment and charity: The penal voluntary sector in England and Wales
    Philippa Tomczak, PhD candidate, University of Manchester

Issue 21, October 2013

Features include:

  • Democratising criminal justice?
    Christopher Bennett, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Sheffield
  • On going too far: Safe-keeping, public space and the discursive limits of being a slut
    Alexandra Fanghanel, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Bedfordshire
  • Restorative justice in prison: An ethnographic study in a Belgian ‘restorative’
    maximum-security prison

    Bart Claes, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Free University of Brussels
  • Drug use inside: exploring the impact of imprisonment on injecting drug use
    Charlotte Tompkins, Research Fellow from Leeds Primary Care Trust

Issue 20, June 2013

Features include:

  • Foreign nationals, criminal law and the ‘criminology of mobility’
    Ana Aliverti, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
  • Predatory others: Child sexual exploitation, ethnicity and faith
    Laura Zahra McDonald and Zubeda Limbada, ConnectJustice

Issue 19, March 2013

Features include:

  • 17-year-olds in police custody
    Harriet Balcombe, Solicitor
  • Still Life: Ageing in the Prison Environment
    Natalie Mann, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Unlocking the door? Exploring the potential for a less penal approach to youth crime
    Dominique Slaney, ESRC funded Postgraduate Researcher and Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Exeter

Issue 18, January 2013

Features include:

  • Dangerous Offenders: The end of IPP?
    Harry Annison, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
  • Watching the Cops: A case study of production processes on police drama, The Bill
    Dr Marianne Colbran, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
  • “Being set up to fail?” The role of the CJS in perpetuating cycles of repeat criminalisation for substance-addicted women
    Serena Wright, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

Issue 17, October 2012

Features include:

  • Law and order: Evolving the British policing model
    James Gale, Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Stop in the name of drugs laws!
    Daniel Bear, London School of Economics
  • Resettlement and floating support in the criminal justice system: An evaluation of St Mungo’s floating support service
    Dr Vickie Cooper, Liverpool John Moores University and Dan Dumoulin, Policy Officer, St Mungo’s

Issue 16, August 2012

Features include:

  • Rethinking gendered prison policies: Impacts on transgender prisoners
    Sarah Lamble, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Seeking help and peer support in prison
    Michelle Jaffe, University of Keele
  • Putting criminal justice in jeopardy? The incompatibility of implementing payment by results in a criminal justice context
    Thomas Raymen, Durham University

Issue 15, June 2012

Features include:

  • Young people’s attitudes towards and experiences of domestic abuse: How are they connected?
    Prof David Gadd, University of Manchester; Dr Claire Fox, Keele University; and Dr Mary-Louise Corr, University of Manchester
  • Hearing the unheard voices
    David Woodger, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • ‘In defence of the defence’: Why the counsel for the accused deserve more academic attention
    Dr Tom Smith, Plymouth University

Issue 14, May 2012

Features include:

  • Outsiders on the Inside: Foreign nationals in custody
    Dr Liz Hales, University of Cambridge
  • Payment by results
    Andrew Neilson, Howard League for Penal Reform
  • Police brutality in Ukraine
    D. Tupchiienko
  • Offenders and the third sector
    Dr Rosie Meek, University of Southampton

Issue 13, March 2012

Features include:

  • Unlikely edgeworkers: probation workers and voluntary risk taking
    Professor Anne Worrall and Dr Rob Mawby
  • Length of pre-trial custodial remand
    Cheryl Palmer, Nicola Bowes, Anna Kissell, Emma Dunn, and Professor Pamela J Taylor
  • Reducing gang-related violence by high risk young people
    Pamela Barnes

Issue 12, December 2011

Features include:

  • Children in the Care and Criminal Justice Systems
    Dr Claire Fitzpatrick, Lancaster University
  • Abuse around difference: Gay men’s experiences of ‘hate crime’ and policy responses to it
    Dr Peter Dunn, HM Inspectorate of Prisons
  • Convict criminology in Britain
    Dr Rod Earle, Open University

Issue 11, October 2011

Features include:

  • Justice for girls in Sierra Leone
    Marianne Moore, Justice Studio
  • The exercise of discretion in the probation service and Bottoms’ model of compliance
    Jake Phillips, University of Cambridge
  • Life outside: Collective identity, collective exclusion
    Jenny Chambers, Howard League for Penal Reform
  • Do homes make a difference?
    Hazel Cheeseman, St Mungo‟s Trust

Issue 10, July 2011

Features include:

  • Should I take Keys? Some Ethical Issues to Consider when Researching in Prisons
    Professor David Wilson, Birmingham City University
  • Methodological and conceptual challenges for evaluating 17 community-based alternatives to imprisonment
    Dr Liz Frondigoun, Glasgow Caledonian University

Issue 9, April 2011

Features include:

  • Youth in crisis? ‘Gangs’, territoriality and violence
    Professor Barry Goldson, University of Liverpool
  • Informal support and women’s journeys through prison
    Dr Jo Deakin, University of Manchester
  • Behind closed doors: An exploratory study of the knowledge and principles which guide probation officer/offender manager decision-making and practice in work with women offenders
    Rachel Goldhill, University of Portsmouth

Issue 8, February 2011

Features include:

  • Values, practices and outcomes in public and private sector corrections
    Dr Ben Crewe, Professor Alison Liebing and Susie Hulley, University of Cambridge
  • Deliberative consultation: where qualitative and quantitative methods merge
    Dr Mai Sato, University of Oxford
  • Prisoners’ Children at the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Childers
    Oliver Robertson, Quaker United Nations Office

Issue 7, December 2010

Features include:

  • A revolution or more of the same? Probation’s prospects under the coalition government
    Lawrence Burke, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Challenging the individualised approach to young peoples’ resettlement needs
    Dr Patricia Gray, University of Plymouth
  • Researching the link between homelessness and re-offending
    Dr Vickie Cooper, Liverpool John Moores University

Issue 6, October 2010

Features include:

  • The Coalition Government and Penal Policy
    Dr Emma Wincup, University of Leeds
  • “It’s time to move beyond the ASBO”: The Coalition and Anti-Social Behaviour
    Dr Andrew Millie, University of Glasgow
  • Time for change: recommendations for a more positive future for ageing male prisoners
    Dr Natalie Mann, University of Essex
  • Sentencing Council consultation on sentencing for crimes of assault
    Rosalind Campion, Sentencing Council for England and Wales

Issue 5, August 2010

Features include:

  • The role of the arts: the potential for enhancing offender outcomes
    Laura Caulfield, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Applied Criminology, Birmingham City University
  • Mental state: adaption to prison
    Nick Bowler, School of Human and Health Services, Swansea University
  • Young people and their access to justice
    Kathryn Farrow, Director of Education, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham

Issue 4, June 2010

Features include:

  • Hate Crime
    Dr Neil Chakraborti, University of Leicester
  • An alternative approach to tackling ‘anti-social’ youth: the case of Victoria, Australia
    Dr Nathan Hughes, Birmingham University
  • Users Views of Punishment: Qualitative Research on the Experience of Short Prison and Community-based Sentences
    Beth Weaver, Strathclyde University and Sarah Armstrong, University of Glasgow

Issue 3, April 2010

Features include:

  • Con-viviality? – living inside under heavy manners
    Rod Earle, Open University
  • The influence of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on the English youth justice system
    Raymond Arthur, Teesside University
  • Researching mental health in prisons
    Manuela Jarrett, King’s College London

Issue 2, February 2010

Features include:

  • Section 30 Dispersal Powers: Emerging Findings from Merseyside
    Rachel Evans, Janet Jamieson, Dave O’Brien, Steve Tombs and Joe Yates, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Investigating public perceptions of anti-social behaviour
    Vicky Heap, the Applied Criminology Centre at the University of Huddersfield
  • Research focus: Men serving long-term prison sentences
    Deborah Drake, Open University

Issue 1, November 2009

Features include:

  • Opening doors: My involvement with the Howard League
    Rosie Meek, University of Southampton
  • Is football violence back in fashion?
    James Treadwell, University of Leicester
  • The Caribbean Court of Justice and the death penalty
    Frederick Cowell, London Liaison and Programmes Officer for the Commonwealth and Human Rights Institute
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