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Early Career Academics Network


The Howard League for Penal Reform’s early career academics network is an internet based network to help you keep in touch with each other, provide a regular channel of communication and information about research and promote closer working and an interface between academics and campaigners. You can link up with other ECAN members through our Facebook group.

The network members’ pages will aim to develop debate, include articles, letters and opinion pieces. There are also periodic events aimed at ECAN members.

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

Members’ e-bulletin

All members will receive an e-bulletin three times a year providing information about policy developments, resources and campaigns.

ECAN Bulletin Issue 41, April 2019

In this issue you will find:

  • Rethinking adverse childhood experiences
    Sarah Anderson, University of West of Scotland
  • Residential wings regime: An impediment to rehabilitation of prisoners?
    Jo Bailey-Noblett, University of Strathclyde
  • Vulnerability and the protection of prisoners in Scotland and England
    Neil Cornish, Glasgow University
  • Distant voices
    Phil Thomas, Glasgow University
  • The prison experiences of people with learning disabilities
    Caitlin Gormley, Glasgow University
  • Changing minds about ‘persistent offenders’ and the meaning of justice
    Marguerite Schinkel, Glasgow University
  • Improving post-prison re/integration in Scotland through collaboration
    Alejandro Rubio Arnal, Glasgow University
  • Is the relationship between imprisonment and deprivation in Scotland at its most pronounced in Glasgow?
    Ben Matthews, University of Edinburgh

Previous bulletins can be found here.

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