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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.

Download the latest e-bulletin: Redesigning Justice conference special No.1 July 2018 – Issue 37

In this issue you will find:

  • Restorative and retributive justice: Could they be parallel streams?
    Stephan Terblanche, University of South Africa
  • Effective prisoner engagement through the promotion of sport motivation: Implications for policy and practice
    Hannah Baumer, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • The Failure of Custody Visiting
    John Kendall, Birmingham Law School
  • Customary law – A challenge to justice in Indian legal framework: A case study of Meghalaya, a state in northeast India
    Sanghamitra Sarker, University of Calcutta
  • Learning from history by seeing it differently: frameworks for understanding the socio-historical development of youth justice
    Justin Brett, University of Loughborough

ECAN Bulletin Issue 36, July 2018

In this issue you will find:

  • Rethinking justice: The clinical model of responsibility without blame
    Professor Hanna Pickard, University of Birmingham
  • Measuring the social impact of Secure Training Centres in England and Wales
    Claire Paterson-Young, University of Northampton
  • Understanding the disproportionate representation of minority youth in special education and the juvenile justice system: A fundamental discussion for the justice of minority youth
    Shameka Stanford, Howard University, Washington DC
  • ‘Double deviancy’: The subjectivities of ‘motherhood’ and ‘criminality’ within the criminal justice system in England and Wales
    Olivia Tolaini, SOAS, University of London

Book Reviews

  • Human Rights and Restorative Justice (edited Theo Gavrielides)
    reviewed by Reem Radhi             
  • Madeleine Symons: Social and penal reformer (by Martin Ferguson Smith)
    reviewed by Lorraine Atkinson

The previous bulletin can be found here.

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