The John Sunley Prize
A prize to celebrate excellence and impact of post graduate research into penal issues
The Howard League for Penal Reform is seeking to reward and encourage Masters students who generate outstanding research dissertations that often are both topical and original; and can also offer genuine new insights into the penal system and further the cause of penal reform.
Each year thousands of exceptional Masters dissertations are researched and written but few are even lodged in university libraries or shared with the wider penal affairs community. Many will be of publishable standard and would contribute to the pool of knowledge about penal issues. The John Sunley Prize has been established to ensure that the best of these dissertations now get the recognition they deserve.
Sunley Prize 2017
The following ten entries have been shortlisted for the Howard League’s John Sunley Prize. The winners will be announced at the Howard League’s AGM on 8 November 2017.
- The contemporary pains of imprisonment: A study of HMP Grendon
Alisa Bridges, University of Oxford
- Rethinking prison radicalisation: Why a new approach is needed
Eleanor Brown, University of Oxford
- An exploration of the challenges families experience when a family member is convicted of a sex offence
Michelle Brown, University of Cambridge
- Should a direct regulation be used to implement the healthy prisons agenda in England?
Nasrul Ismail, University of West of England
- Meaning and effects of yoga in prison
Azra Karup, University of Cambridge
- Incentives and earned privileges: Exploring prisoner perceptions of staff in HMP Wandsworth
Zarek Khan, University of Cambridge
- Policing ‘community’: Race and Britain’s cohesion agenda
Jordan Konell, University of Oxford
- Regulating motherhood: An examination of the legal framework and personal interactions influencing the trajectory of mothers through the German criminal justice system
Anneke Petzsche, University of Oxford
- Policing coercive control: A critical exploration in the challenges of policing controlling or coercive behaviour in the implementation of a discrete offence
Sylvie Rosseter, University of Leicester
- ‘Double deviancy’: The subjectivities of ‘motherhood’ and ‘criminality’ within the criminal justice system
Olivia Tolaini, SOAS