(to be published in The Materiality of Mourning: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives by
Routledge and edited by Zahra Newby and Ruth E. Toulson).
All members of staff are research active and this informs their teaching at all levels.
The quality of the Department’s research was recognised in the REF 2014 results where almost 75% of our research outputs (publications) were judged to be internationally excellent or world leading. And we have been ranked 12th in the UK in terms of outputs at 3*/4* level. This is an outstanding achievement and we plan to improve on it next time.
Staff Research Publications
Staff publish their work in books and academic journals, and present papers at conferences nationally and internationally. Areas of interest include: community penalties, criminal justice policy, criminal justice and the media, the history of criminal justice, resettlement, female offenders, social movements, political sociology. Some recent publications include:
Mair, G. and Rumgay, J. (eds) (2013) Key Readings in Probation. London: Routledge
Cavadino, M., Dignan, J. and Mair, G. (2013) The Penal System: an introduction. London: Sage
Mair, G. and Burke (2012) Redemption, Rehabilitation and Risk Management: a history of probation. London: Routledge
Mair, G. and Nellis, M. (2012) ‘Parallel Tracks: probation and electronic monitoring in England, Wales and Scotland’, in M.Nellis, K.Beyens and D.Kaminski (eds.) Electronically Monitored Punishment: International and critical perspectives. London: Routledge
Marsh, I. (2013) ‘The media representation of prisons: boot camps or holiday camps’, Law Crime and History 3(2)
Marsh, I. with Melville, G., Morgan, K., Norris, G. and Cochrane, J. (2011) Crime and Criminal Justice. London: Routledge
Marsh, I. and Melville, G. (2009) Crime, Justice and the Media. London: Routledge
Aston, J. and Walliss, J. (eds.) (2013) Screen Revelations: apocalypse and TV. Sheffield: Phoenix Press
Aston, J. and Walliss, J. (eds.) (2013) To See the Saw Movies: essays on torture porn and post-9/11 horror. Jefferson, NC: Macfarland Publishers
Walliss, J. (2013) ‘Representations of justice executed at Norwich Castle: a comparative analysis of execution reports in The Norfolk Chronicle and Bury and Norwich Post, 1805-1867’, Law Crime and History 3(2)
Walliss, J. (2012) ‘Lies, damned lies and statistics ? Nineteenth century crime statistics for England and Wales as a historical source’, History Compass 10(8)