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British Convict Criminology
Striving for new ways of doing criminology and thinking critically about prisons with people who have been there
What is Convict Criminology
Convict Criminology is an organisation started in the mid-1990s by American academics frustrated by the absence of prisoner and former prisoner voices in criminology, and particularly in research on crime and justice. Three approaches are common in convict criminology
Critical perspectives that seek radical reform, or even abolition, of criminal justice systems.
Linking up with campaigns, organisations and activism around prisoner’s experiences, prisoner’s families and post-release issues.
Using first-hand experience of imprisonment to theorise and research criminal justice issues.
WHO ARE WE?
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Dr Rod Earle
I have been involved in establishing Convict Criminology as a group of academics that helps people with first hand experience of criminal justice and penal sanctions to develop critical perspectives on criminology.
BA (Hons) in Criminology and Psychological Studies from the Open University and an MSc in Criminology at Queens University Belfast
Dr Andy Aresti
I am a senior lecturer in criminology in the School of Social Sciences. My PhD research explored former male prisoners' experiences of self-change; focusing on 'what it is like to live with the ex-offender status' & how this is negotiated in everyday life
Dr Sacha Darke
Dr Sacha Darke graduated in Law from University of Southampton and studied for his PhD at University of Westminster. He is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at University of Westminster and Visiting Lecturer in Law at University of São Paulo. He is a founding member of British Convict Criminology.