Tag Archives: criminology

March 16

Marie McCourt

On Wednesday 14th March I attended the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies (LCAPS) Masterclass at the Liverpool Medical Institution. Recently I have been thinking about different concepts of justice that focus on the victim-survivor and no case could be more relevant than murder where no remorse is shown. Marie McCourt is a dignified woman and engaging speaker, […]

March 12

Concepts of Justice

        You won’t be surprised to hear that I am not an abolitionist. I believe that many people are in prison who should not be, and I believe that the prison estate needs a radical overhaul, but I do believe that we need prisons as I write here. I have a Ph.D […]

February 07


I have thought long and hard about the title of this blog post, and Convictions seemed the most relevant. Criminal convictions, religious convictions, moral convictions. My previous posts have spoken about feminist convictions and about the courage to speak up, to speak truth to power and violence. Your silence will never protect you, and the trend […]

January 02

Hello 2017

  Hey. Happy New Year and welcome to my first blog post of the year. I will aim to write on here regularly over the next 12 months, and  will finally blog about my Ph.D research. I never make new year resolutions, but instead make a list of goals/ things to try/ additions to the bucket list […]

September 10

Revelations and the Researcher

 (Picture of performer Delilah Jones). I first went to university in 2002 to study Philosophy at a Redbrick. I hated it. I danced at the same time and dropped out 18 months in. There is no way in hell I could have completed that degree. My father died a week before I started uni, and everything […]

August 02

Writing up

Sorry I have been so quiet on my blog this year, I have been writing up and busy with work. I am nearly there now… I hope! Hoping to submit by 30th September for a December viva. I am going through days of wanting to run away, and getting into a meaty bit and loving […]

January 08

Unlocking Prison Research

Dr Bill Davies and Helen Nichols who lead the Prison Research Network here at Leeds Beckett University, have brought together a fantastic special issue for the Prison Service Journal. You can read it here!! I am so happy and proud to be included, it’s a project I believe in. I first blogged about the Prison […]