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Early Career Academics Network


The Howard League for Penal Reform’s early career academics network is an online network to help you keep up to date with the Howard League’s research and related opportunities. You can link up with other ECAN members through our Facebook group.

You can register to join ECAN here.

Early career research advisory group members

As part of our widening opportunities for early career researchers, we recruited five ECR Research Advisory Group (RAG) members. More information is available on the RAG webpages, and we will be announcing further activities and opportunities here.

ECAN members

The network is intended for academics in their first post or post graduate students aiming for academic or research post.  Anyone working in fields related to criminology, social policy, law, humanities or research interests related to these areas can join the network.

‘The Howard League’s Early Career Academic Network has provided me with a user-friendly and convenient way to develop my research ideas. I always find it constructive to explore other academics’ research interests to reflect and create my unique approach to research. The opportunity that ECAN provides for networking is invaluable, and usually one of the best ways to create opportunities is through meeting others. I will continue to use, and recommend the use of ECAN to others throughout my doctoral research and further into the development of my career as a social researcher.’ Claire de Motte, Nottingham Trent University

ECAN Bulletin Issue 52, January 2023 – conference special

This issue collates articles submitted by delegates following our international two-day conference ‘Crime, Justice and the Human Condition’, held at Keble College, Oxford, 13-14 September 2022.

In this issue you will find:

  • From imagination to reality: Creating an inclusive and responsive criminal justice system through the voices of the formerly incarcerated
  • Dwayne Antojado and Marietta Martinovic
  • Move over! Creating space for lived experience scholars in the academy 
    Tina McPhee
  • Humans of San Quentin: Humanising the incarcerated through social media advocacy
    Dwayne Antojado, Marietta Martinovic and Diane Kahn
  • Exploring the impact of youth engagement in social media: Shifting the boundaries of harms and criminality in the digital world?
    Lauren Doyle
  • Faster, fairer justice: Four proposals for cost-effective improvement in our criminal courts
    Janet Carter

Previous bulletins can be found here.

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