Introducing our new academics: Department of Social ScienceWednesday 23 September 2015
This year the Department of Social Science welcomes three new academics, with research interests ranging from the politics of memory in transitional justice in the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia, to the use of the criminal law and the criminal justice system in dealing with minor crime.
Dr Peter Manning (Lecturer in Sociology) has previously taught in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he completed his PhD. Dr Manning's research expertise is in the sociology of human rights, and particularly the politics of memory in transitional justice. He is currently finishing a book that explores these themes through the case of the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia, which will be published with Ashgate next year. He is also a member of the British Sociological Association and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dr Ian Mahoney (Lecturer in Criminology) completed his PhD in Criminology at Keele University, examining the impacts of unemployment upon crime and identity in Stoke-on-Trent. He has previously taught at Keele University and Birmingham City University and his research focuses upon crime, unemployment, identity and social exclusion.
Dr Adam Snow (Lecturer in Criminology) also completed his PhD at Keele University, conducting a study on behalf of the Magistrates Association and Keele University examining the use of out of court disposals (fixed penalty notices) in the criminal justice system. Prior to this, he worked as a local government officer in the field of environmental and licensing enforcement. His research focuses on criminal, regulatory and administrative justice, financial alternatives to punishment, and the use of the criminal law and the criminal justice system in dealing with minor crime. He is currently conducting a joint research project into the use of an online appeals system for parking charge notices issued by certain local authorities.