Professor Joanna Shapland
School of Law
Edward Bramley Professor of Criminal Justice
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I started my academic career at Kings College London, researching mitigation in the criminal courts, before moving to the University of Oxford as a Junior Research Fellow and Research Fellow. At Oxford I directed the first major research on the experiences of victims in the criminal justice system, as well as looking at the public’s views of policing, and being Editor of the British Journal of Criminology. I acted as an expert to the Council of Europe and the United Nations.
Coming to Sheffield, I was first a research fellow, then Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Professor. I have continued my interest in victims, as Executive Editor of the International Review of Victimology and through advising governments in relation to criminal justice in England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, as well as Victim Support Europe. I was a member of the Review of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, following the Good Friday Agreement. I directed the national evaluation of restorative justice in England & Wales, which has shaped government policy on restorative justice in England & Wales and in Scotland, and have also worked with the General Council of the Bar and the Law Society on careers in the legal profession.
- M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon)
- Dip. Criminol. (Cantab)
- Chartered Forensic Psychologist
- Research interests
My research interests span victimisation and victimology, restorative justice, business and crime, the informal economy, desistance, and comparative criminal justice.
Currently, I am engaged in research on the offending careers over 14 years of some English persistent offenders, as well as continuing to write about restorative justice in different countries and on police-academic partnerships.
Director of the Centre for Criminological Research
On the Steering Group of the N8 Policing Research Partnership
Member of the Centre for Criminological Research Research Cluster
- Crime, Justice, and Social Order Essays in Honour of A. E. Bottoms.
- Restorative Justice in Practice. London: Routledge.
- The Informal Economy and Connections with Organised Crime. Eleven International Pub.
- The Informal Economy and Connections with Organised Crime. Eleven International Pub.
- Justice, communauté et societé civile: études comparatives sur un terrain disputé. L’Harmattan.
- Justice, Community and Civil Society. Willan Publishing.
- Does Restorative Justice Affect Reconviction?. Ministry of Justice.
- Implementing Restorative Justice Schemes (crime Reduction Programme). Home Office.
- The informal economy: threat and opportunity in the city. Max Planck Institute.
- The Junior Bar in 2002.
- A Civil Justice Audit.
- Alternative Pupillage.
- The Junior Bar in 1997.
- Police et Securité: contrôle social et interaction public/privé - Social control and policing: the public private divide. GERN/Harmattan.
- Affording Civil Justice.
- Good practice in pupillage. General Council of the Bar.
- Milton Keynes criminal justice audit: the detailed report.
- Professional Bodies' Communications with Members and Clients.
- Organising UK Professions.
- Research, Crime and Justice in Europe.
- Starting Practice: work and training at the junior Bar. Sheffield: Institute for the Study of the Legal Profession.
- Pupillage and the Vocational Course.
- Milton Keynes criminal justice audit: summary and implications. Sheffield: Institute for the Study of the Legal Profession.
- Responding to Victims of Domestic Violence.
- Organising Uk Professions: continuity and change. The Law Society.
- The Changing Shape of the Legal Profession. Study of Legal Profession Faculty of Law University of Sheffield.
- Crime on Industrial Estates.
- Targeted Crime Reduction for Local Areas. The Home Office.
- Studying for the Bar.
- Arson in schools.
- Developing Police Crime Prevention.
- Reforming British Policing Missions and Structures.
- Drug Usage and Drugs Prevention.
- Violent Crime in Small Shops.
- Pupillage and the vocational course. Sheffield: Faculty of Law.
- Crimes and Other Problems on Industrial Estates.
- Developing Vocational Legal Training for the Bar.
- Policing in Sussex.
- Business and Crime: A Consultation. Crime Concern.
- Policing by the Public. Taylor & Francis.
- Victims in the criminal justice system. Gower.
- Between Conviction and Sentence. Routledge Kegan & Paul.
- Global Perspectives on Desistance: Reviewing what we know and looking to the future. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
- Criminology, Security and Justice: Methodological and Epistemological Issues. Antwerp: Maklu.
- Victimology. Oxford: Ashgate.
- Twenty Volumes of the IRV..
- Desistance, Social Order and Responses to Crime: Today's Security Issues. Maklu Publishing.
- Getting by or getting rich? The formal, informal and criminal economies in a globalised world. The Hague: Eleven.
- Urban Crime Prevention, Surveillance, and Restorative Justice. CRC Press.
- The informal economy and connections with organised crime: the impact of national social and economic policies. The Hague: Boom.
- The exclusion of serious and organised offenders and their victims from the offer of restorative justice: should this be so and what happens when the offer is put on the table?. Criminology and Criminal Justice.
- Fragile alliances: culture, funding and sustainability in police-academic partnerships. Evidence and Policy. View this article in WRRO
- View this article in WRRO Introduction. European Journal of Policing Studies, 5.
- Herstelbemiddeling in twee gevangenissen: positieve effecten op stoppen met misdaad? (Recovery mediation in two prisons: positive effects on stopping crime?). Tijdschrift voor Herstelrecht, 17(4), 12-28. View this article in WRRO
- Introduction. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 37(7/8), 355-360. View this article in WRRO
- How Close are Formal and Informal Work?. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 37(7/8), 374-386. View this article in WRRO
- Using compliance with probation supervision as an interim outcome measure in evaluating a probation initiative. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 17(1), 40-61. View this article in WRRO
- Desistance from crime and restorative justice. Restorative Justice, 4(3), 302-322. View this article in WRRO
- In search of a research nirvana : what process for whom?. Restorative Justice, 5(1), 1-6.
- Forgiveness and Restorative Justice: Is It Necessary? Is It Helpful?. Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, 5(1), 94-112. View this article in WRRO
- Can Persistent Offenders Acquire Virtue?. Studies in Christian Ethics, 27(3), 318-333. View this article in WRRO
- Understanding ‘quality’ in probation practice: Frontline perspectives in England & Wales. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 14(2), 123-142. View this article in WRRO
- Twenty volumes of victimology: The special issue. International Review of Victimology, 20(1), 3-5.
- Implications of growth: Challenges for restorative justice. International Review of Victimology, 20(1), 111-127.
- Participants’ chosen words: a response to “Words on words” – Nils Christie. Restorative Justice, 1(1), 62-69.
- Crime, violence, justice and social order: Monitoring contemporary security issues.
- Doing ‘strengths-based’ research: Appreciative Inquiry in a probation setting. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 13(1), 3-20.
- Doing “strengths-based” research: Appreciative Inquiry in a probation setting. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 13(1), 3-20.
- Where is criminology in the global economic crisis?: the global and the local. International Annals of Criminology, 49, 41-50.
- Reflections on Social Values,Offending and Desistance Among Young Adult Recidivists. Punishment and Society, 13(3), 256-282.
- Social structures and desistance from crime. EUR J CRIMINOL, 7(6), 546-570.
- Restorative Policing. Journal of Police Studies, 2009/2.
- Restorative Justice Conferencing in the Context of Community Policing. Journal of Police Studies, 16(1), 119-138.
- Does the informal economy link to organised crime?. International Journal of Social Economics, 35(9), 644-650.
- The informal economy and its links to organised crime. International Journal of Social Economics, 35(9-10), 644-762.
- Reducing recidivism: a task for restorative justice?. British Journal of Criminology, 48(3), 337-358.
- Introduction: does the informal economy link to organised crime?. International Journal of Social Economics, 35(9), 644-650.
- Hoe herstelrecht evalueren?. Tijdschrift voor Herstelrecht, 8, 26-36.
- Reducing recidivism: A task for restorative justice?. British Journal of Criminology, 48(3), 337-358.
- Introduction. International Review of Victimology, 14(2), 171-173.
- Towards a Preference-Based Measure of the Impact on Well-Being Due to Victimisation and the Fear of Crime. International Review of Victimology, 14(2), 253-264.
- Crime, fear of crime and well-being: towards measuring the intangible costs. International Review of Victimology, 14(2), 171-280.
- Staging restorative justice encounters against a criminal justice backdrop: a dramaturgical analysis. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 7, 5-32.
- Staging restorative justice encounters against a criminal justice backdrop. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 7(1), 5-32.
- Constructing Victims' Rights: The Home Office, New Labour and Victims. Modern Law Review, 69(1), 135-140.
- Book review essay of ‘Rock: Constructing victim’s rights: the Home Office, New Labour and victims’. Modern Law Review, 69, 135-140.
- Situating restorative justice within criminal justice. Theoretical Criminology, 10, 505-532.
- Situating restorative justice within criminal justice. Theoretical Criminology, 10(4), 505-532.
- Towards desistance: theoretical underpinnings for an empirical study. Howard Journal, 43, 368-389.
- Delay, human rights and the need for statutory time limits in youth cases. Criminal Law Review, August, 510-524.
- The need for case management? Profiles of liquidated and unliquidated cases. Civil Justice Quarterly, 22, 324-348.
- Las politicas penales y la politica: el caso del Reino Unido. Revisto Catalana de Seguretat Publica, 5, 263-306.
- Victims at the magistrates' court and Crown Court. Criminal Law Review, August, 537-546.
- Who is in control?. Policing and Society, 6, 265-281.
- Crime against business in Yorkshire and Humberside. The Regional Review, 6(3), 8-9.
- Arson in schools: its impact and implications for prevention. International Journal of Risk, Security and Crime Prevention, 1, 89-102.
- Criminal justice and the production of order and control: criminological research in the UK in the 1980s. British Journal of Criminology, 34, 265-290.
- CRIMINAL-JUSTICE AND THE PRODUCTION OF ORDER AND CONTROL - CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN THE UK IN THE 1980S. BRIT J CRIMINOL, 34(3), 265-290.
- The British Criminology Conference 1991. British Journal of Criminology, 32, 401-549.
- Clinical Criminology. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 5(2), 125-235.
- Introduction. British Journal of Criminology, 32(4), 401-402.
- Living with Europe: the BPS and professional psychology. Educational and Child Psychology, 8(4), 64-73.
- Justice penale, criminologie et production de l'ordre: les tendances de la recherche et la politique criminelle depuis 1980 en Grande-Bretagne. Deviance et Societe, 187-221.
- Chiefs don't talk about Indians. Policing, 5, 107-120.
- The Code of Practice: strengthening the legalist philosophy?. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 11, 1-12.
- 'Why police?. British Journal of Criminology, 27.
- Facilities for victims: the role of the police and the courts. Criminal Law Review, January, 28-38.
- Introduction: Why police?. British Journal of Criminology, 27(1), 1-3.
- USING THE POLICE. BRIT J CRIMINOL, 27(1), 54-63.
- The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984: some continuing questions for psychologists. Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 39, 241-245.
- Breaking down barriers: the work of the community mental health service of Trieste in the prison and judicial settings. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 8, 395-412.
- The criminal justice system and the victim. Victimology, 10, 585-599.
- VICTIMS, THE CRIMINAL-JUSTICE SYSTEM AND COMPENSATION. BRIT J CRIMINOL, 24(2), 131-149.
- The criminal justice system and the victim. Victimology, 10, 233-237.
- Legalism revived: new mental health legislation in England. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 6, 351-369.
- Ervaringen van schachtoffers met politie en justitie in Engeland. Justitiele verkenningen, 6, 39-50.
- Psychopaths in the criminal process. Criminal Law Review, 628-640.
- SELF-REPORTED DELINQUENCY IN BOYS AGED 11 TO 14. BRIT J CRIMINOL, 18(3), 255-266.
- Crime and personality: further evidence. Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 28, 66-68.
- Do the reasons why people desist from crime vary by age, length of offending career or lifestyle factors?. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.
- What do we know about the effects of crime on victims?. International Review of Victimology(14), 175-217.
- Once convicted? The long-term pathways to desistance. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.
- The ins and outs of signals of forgiveness in restorative justice In Millie A (Ed.), Criminology and public theology: on hope, mercy and restoration (pp. 277-297).
- Disengaging from peers in the process of desistance In Albrecht H-J, Walsh M & Wienhausen-Knezevic E (Ed.), Desistance processes among young offenders following judicial interventions (pp. 29-50). Duncker & Humblot
- The national, the local and the international: the persuasive levels for restorative justice and victim services In Pali B, Lauwaert K & Pleysier S (Ed.), The praxis of justice: Liber Amicorum Ivo Aertsen (pp. 9-18).
- Offending, victimisation and desistance: the lives of adult young men from the Sheffield Desistance Study In Farrall S (Ed.), The architecture of desistance (pp. 203-226). London: Routledge.
- Introducing 'desistance' into criminal justice supervision policies and practices: possibilities and challenges In Farrall S (Ed.), The architecture of desistance (pp. 249-277). London: Routledge.
- Promoting quality in probation supervision and policy transfer: Evaluating the SEED1 programme in Romania and England, Evidence-Based Skills in Criminal Justice: International Research on Supporting Rehabilitation and Desistance (pp. 193-216).
- Reclaiming justice: the challenges posed to restorative and criminal justice by victim expectations In Bosworth M, Hoyle C & Zedner L (Ed.), Changing contours of criminal justice (pp. 229-242). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Offending and offence patterns in the early stages of desistance: a study of young adults in England In Blokland AJ & van der Geest V (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology London: Routledge.
- Learning to desist in early adulthood: the Sheffield Desistance Study In Shapland J, Farrall S & Bottoms AE (Ed.), Global perspectives on desistance: reviewing what we know, looking to the future London: Routledge.
- Experiencing Supervision in England—On Licence and on Community Sentences, Parole and Beyond (pp. 19-47). Palgrave Macmillan UK
- Monitoring and Evaluation of Restorative Justice, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (pp. 3144-3153). Springer New York
- International Responses to Victims in Criminal Justice, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (pp. 2632-2643). Springer New York
- Civilianising the Police Detective? Preliminary Findings In de Maillard J, Farrall S, Groenemeyer A & Shapland J (Ed.), Desistance, Social Order and Responses to Crime Antwerpen: Maklu.
- Evaluating restorative justice In Bruinsma G & Weisburd D (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice Springer Verlag
- What quality means to probation staff in England in relation to one-to-one supervision In Durnescu I & McNeill F (Ed.), Understanding Penal Practice (pp. 139-152). Routledge
- Comparing conferencing and mediation: some evaluation results internationally In Zinsstag E & Vanfraechem I (Ed.), Conferencing and Restorative Justice (pp. 47-62). Oxford University Press
- Addressing the needs of victims: movement and stasis In Groenhuijsen M & Letschert R (Ed.), Liber amicorum prof.dr.mr. J.J.M. van Dijk (pp. 331-342). INTERVICT
- The paradoxes of the informal economy In Devroe E, Pauwels L, Verhage A, Easton M & Cools M (Ed.), Tegendraadse criminology: Liber amicorum Paul Ponsaers (pp. 425-436).
- Perceptions of the Criminal Justice System Among Young Adult Would-Be Desisters In Loesel F & Bottoms AE (Ed.), Young Offenders: Lost in Transition (pp. 128-146). Routledge
- Personal mitigation and assumptions about offending and desistance In Roberts JV (Ed.), Mitigation and Aggravation at Sentencing (pp. 60-80). Cambridge University Press
- Restorative justice and states’ uneasy relationship with their publics In Crawford A (Ed.), International and Comparative Criminal Justice and Urban Governance (pp. 439-460). Cambridge University Press
- Restorative Justice and States' Uneasy Relationship with their Publics In Crawford A (Ed.), International and Comparative Criminal Justice and Urban Governance: Convergence and Divergence in Global, National and Local Settings (pp. 439-460). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Steps Towards Desistance Among Male and Young Adult Recidivists In Farrall S, Sparks R, Maruna S & Hough M (Ed.), Escape Routes: Contemporary Perspectives on Life After Punishments (pp. 43-77). Routledge
- Steps towards desistance among male young adult recidivists In Farrall S, Sparks R, Maruna S & Hough M (Ed.), Escape Routes: Contemporary Perspectives on Life after Punishment Routledge
- Victims at Court: Necessary accessories or centre stage? In Bottoms A & Roberts JV (Ed.), Hearing the victim: Adversarial Justice, Crime Victims and the State: A Need for 'rebalancing' (pp. 163-188). Willan Publishing
- Victims at court: necessary accessories or centre stage? In Bottoms AE & Roberts J (Ed.), Hearing the victim: adversarial justice, crime victims and the State (pp. 163-199). Willan
- Victims and criminal justice in Europe In Shoham S, Knepper P & Kett M (Ed.), Handbook of victimology (pp. 347-372). Taylor & Francis
- The conceptual and theoretical basis of victimology: an introduction In Williams B & Chong HG (Ed.), Victims and Victimisation (pp. 207-212). Open University Press
- Key aspects of restorative justice alongside adult criminal justice In Knepper P, Doak J & Shapland J (Ed.), Urban Crime Prevention, Surveillance, and Restorative Justice (pp. 123-148). CRC Press
- Social technology in criminology: the relationship between criminology and social policy In Knepper P, Doak J & Shapland J (Ed.), Urban Crime Prevention, Surveillance, and Restorative Justice (pp. 1-22). CRC Press
- Potential effects of national policies on the informal economy In Shapland J & Ponsaers P (Ed.), The Informal Economy and Connections with Organised Crime (pp. 1-22). The Hague: Boom Publishers
- Key Elements of Restorative Justice Alongside Adult Criminal Justice In Shapland J, Knepper & Doak (Ed.), Urban Crime Prevention, Surveillance and Restorative Justice: Effects of Social Technologies (pp. 123-148). Taylor and Francis
- Contested ideas of community and justice In Shapland J (Ed.), Justice, Community and Civil Society (pp. 1-29). Willan Publishing
- Between Conformity and Criminality: Theoretical Reflections on Desistance In Müller-Dietz H, Müller E, Kunz K-L, Radtke H, Britz G, Momsen C & Koriath H (Ed.), Festscrift für Heike Jung (pp. 905-920). Nomos
- Security work: citizens, employees and officials working on crime In Levy R, Mucchielli L & Zauberman R (Ed.), Crime et insecurité: un demi-siècle de bouleversements (pp. 259-278). L'Harmattan
- Bringing victims in from the cold: victims' role in criminal justice In Quinn K & Jackson J (Ed.), Criminal justice reform: looking to the future (pp. 48-69).
- Restorative justice and criminal justice: just responses to crime? In Hirsch AV, Bottoms AE, Roach K & Schiff M (Ed.), Restorative justice and criminal justice (pp. 195-217). Hart Pub
- Country report: England and Wales In Albrecht H-J, Kilchling M & Braun E (Ed.), Criminal Preventive Risk Assessment in the Law-making Procedure (pp. 69-98).
- Crime prevention risk assessment and the creation of legislation in England and Wales In Albrecht H-J, Kilchling M & Braun E (Ed.), Criminal Preventive Risk Assessment in the Law-making Procedure (pp. 73-104).
- Auditing criminal justice In Fielding NG, Clarke A & Witt R (Ed.), The Economic Dimensions of Crime (pp. 239-250). Palgrave MacMillan
- Victims and criminal justice: creating responsible criminal justice agencies In Crawford A & Goodey J (Ed.), Integrating a Victim Perspective Within Criminal Justice (pp. 147-164). Ashgate Pub Limited
- Reducing crime: implications for criminology present and criminology's futures In Mair G & Tarling R (Ed.), Selected Papers from the 1999 British Criminology Conference Liverpool
- Situational crime prevention: social values and social viewpoints In Hirsch AV, Garland D & Wakefield A (Ed.), Ethical and Social Perspectives on Situational Crime Prevention (pp. 113-124). Hart Publishing
- Victims and criminal justice: a public service ethos for criminal justice? In Doran S & Jackson JD (Ed.), The judicial role in criminal proceedings (pp. 145-158). Hart Pub Limited
- Selling safety: policing and social control over the public-private divide In Shapland J & Van Outrive L (Ed.), Police et Securité: contrôle social et interaction public/privé - Social control and policing: the public private divide (pp. 17-32). GERN/Harmattan
- Introduction In Van Outrive L & Shapland JM (Ed.), Police et Securité: contrôle social et interaction public/privé - Social control and policing: the public private divide (pp. 7-16). GERN/Harmattan
- Private worlds: social control and security in Britain In Shapland J & Van Outrive L (Ed.), Police et Securité: contrôle social et interaction public/privé - Social control and policing: the public private divide (pp. 155-167). GERN/Harmattan
- Les politiques penales et la politique: le cas de la Grande-Bretagne (1990-1997) In Robert P & Outrive LV (Ed.), Crime et justice en Europe depuis 1990 (pp. 265-308). Editions L'Harmattan
- Victims and criminal justice: should the criminal justice system move towards a public service ethos? In Albrecht H-J, Dünkel F, Kerner H-J, Kürzinger J, Schöch H, Sessar K & Villmow B (Ed.), Internationale Perspecktiven in Kriminologie und Strafrecht: Festscrift für Günther Kaiser zum 70. Geburtstag (pp. 907-919). Duncker & Humblot
- The Americans are coming! A discussion of Sunwolf's paper In Feest J, Gessner V & Law OIIFTSO (Ed.), Interaction of Legal Cultures (pp. 39-49).
- Professional disintegration: the case of law In Broadbent J, Dietrich M & Roberts J (Ed.), The End of the Professions? The restructuring of professional work (pp. 104-122). Routledge
- Provision for victims in an international context In Davis R, Lurigio A & Skogan W (Ed.), Victims of Crime (pp. 211-230). Sage
- Post scriptum: The fight against crime: from criminal justice to crime prevention In Hebberecht P & Sack F (Ed.), La prévention de la délinquance en Europe (pp. 221-228). Editions L'Harmattan
- The United Kingdom and the new prevention? In Hebberecht P & Sack F (Ed.), La prévention de la délinquance en Europe (pp. 33-60). Editions L'Harmattan
- 'Commentary and response In Group WW, McGuire G & Rowson B (Ed.), Does punishment work? Institute for the Study & Treatment of Delinguency
- Developing student evaluation of courses In Webb JS & Maughan C (Ed.), Teaching lawyers' skills (pp. 403-424). MICHIE
- Targeted crime reduction: the needs of local groups In Bennett T (Ed.), Preventing Crime and Disorder (pp. 353-364).
- Preventing retail-sector crimes In Tonry MH & Farrington DP (Ed.), Building a Safer Society (pp. 263-342). University of Chicago Press
- Compensation and the criminal justice system In Wykes T (Ed.), Violence and health care professionals (pp. 127-152). Singular Pub Group
- Criminology in Europe: European criminology? A British perspective In Kaiser G, Albrecht H-J & Kürzinger J (Ed.), Kriminologie in Europa-europäische Kriminologie? Not Avail
- Fiefs and peasants: accomplishing change for victims in the criminal justice system In Lacey N (Ed.), A reader on criminal justice Oxford University Press
- Crime, business and policing on industrial estates In Gill M (Ed.), Crime at work: studies in security and crime prevention Perpetuity Press
- Crime: a social indicator or social normality? In Robert P & Sack F (Ed.), Norms and deviances in Europe: an East-West debate (pp. 101-127). Harmattan
- The professions: common issues, challenges, lessons In Unit LSRAPP & Jenkins J (Ed.), Profession, Business Or Trade The Law Society
- Justice penale, criminologie et production de l'ordre: les tendances de la recherche et la politique criminelle depuis 1980 en Grande-Bretagne In Robert P & Outrive LV (Ed.), Crime et Justice en Europe depuis 1990 (pp. 169-218). Editions L'Harmattan
- Justica penal, criminologia i produccio d'ordre: orientacio de la recerca i de la politica sobre la delinquencia a la Gran Bretanya d'enca del 1980 In Robert P & Van Outrive L (Ed.), Recerca, delinquencia i justicia a Europa
- Monitoring victim needs and victim programmes In 111N UNSDRIPC & Zvekic U (Ed.), Understanding Crime Experience of Crime and Crime Control United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.
- Bilan des connaissances au Royaume-Uni' In Robert P (Ed.), Les politiques de prévention de la délinquance à l'aune de la recherché (pp. 155-174). Editions Larmattan
- Crime at work: the victimisation of factories and employees In Kaiser G, Kury H & Albrecht H-J (Ed.), Victims and criminal justice (pp. 153-168). Max-Planck-Institut Fur Auslan
- Dangerousness and Mental Disorder, Criminal Litigation and Sentencing Blackstone Press
- Probation and deferment of sentence, Criminal Litigation and Sentencing Blackstone Press
- Penal policy and sentencing policy, Criminal Litigation and Sentencing Blackstone Press
- Victims of violent crime In Bluglass R & Bowden P (Ed.), Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry (pp. 277-586). Churchill Livingstone
- Views on crime: public and private problems In Conference BC & Light R (Ed.), Public and Private Provisions in Criminal Justice (pp. 19-34).
- Victim-related alternatives and the criminal justice system In Kaiser G & Albrecht H-J (Ed.), Crime and Criminal Policy in Europe (pp. 285-292).
- Victimisation surveys: towards the future, Local strategies for the reduction of urban insecurity in Europe (pp. 172-191).
- Producing change for victims in the criminal justice system: the U.K. experience, Changing Victim Policy: the United Nations victim declaration and recent developments in Europe
- Managing victims and offenders: conflicts within the criminal justice system In Jung H (Ed.), Alternativen zur Strafjustiz und die Garantie individueller Rechte der Betroffenen (pp. 115-124).
- Views on crime: public and private problems In Conference BC & Light R (Ed.), Public and Private Provisions in Criminal Justice
- Policing priorities on the ground In Morgan R & Smith DJ (Ed.), Coming to Terms with Policing (pp. 11-30). Routledge
- Looking at policing In Research UOOCFC & Hood R (Ed.), Crime and criminal policy in Europe (pp. 1-49).
- Legalism revisited: the Draft Code of Practice In Koenraadt F, Zeegers M & Health IAOLAM (Ed.), Trends in Law and Mental Health. Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Amsterdam Gouda Quint
- Policing with the public? In Hope T & Shaw M (Ed.), Communities and crime prevention H.M.S.O.
- Fiefs and peasants: accomplishing change for victims in the criminal justice system In Maguire M & Pointing J (Ed.), Victims of crime (pp. 187-194). Open University Press
- Policing by the police and policing by the public In Willmott P & Institute PS (Ed.), Policing and the community (pp. 21-28).
- Who controls sentencing?: influences on the sentencer In Pennington DC & Lloyd-Bostock SM (Ed.), The Psychology of sentencing (pp. 77-87).
- Victim assistance and the criminal justice system: the victim's perspective In Fattah EA, Criminology ISO & University SF (Ed.), From crime policy to victim policy (pp. 210-236). Macmillan
- Victims and justice: needs, rights and services In Van Dijk J, Haffmans C, Ruter F & Schutte J (Ed.), Criminal Law in Action (pp. 393-404).
- Compensation by offenders: a British study In Thorvaldson SA & Division CMOTSGC (Ed.), Crime and Redress
- The vandal's perspective: motives and meanings In Sykes J (Ed.), Designing against vandalism Design Council
- The construction of a mitigation In Farrington DP, Hawkins K & Lloyd-Bostock SM (Ed.), Psychology, Law, and Legal Processes (pp. 152-164).
- Deprivation by neglect of children aged 11 to 16 In Britain RSOMG (Ed.), The Challenge of Child Abuse (pp. 122-144). Academic Press
- Color and the Moving Image Routledge
- International Strand Summary Report (N8 Policing Research Partnership)
- External evaluation of the Skills for Effective Engagement and Development (SEED) project in Romania: STREAM Final Report Workstream 2
- External evaluation of the Skills for Effective Engagement and Development (SEED) project in Romania: Interim report Workstream 2
- Conferencing: a way forward for restorative justice: A practical guide
- The quality of probation supervision – A literature review: summary of key messages
- The quality of probation supervision – A literature review
- Alcohol pricing and criminal harm: a rapid evidence assessment of the published research literature
- Does restorative justice affect reconviction? The fourth report from the evaluation of three schemes.
- Restorative Justice: The Views of Victims and Offenders: The Third Report from the Evaluation of Three Schemes
- New challenges of crime and deviant behaviour: the informal economy and organised crime in Europe
- Restorative justice in practice: findings from the second stage of the evaluation of three schemes
- Restorative justice in practice: the second report from the evaluation of three schemes
- International cooperation on the implementation of restorative justice in Poland and Great Britain: research
- Implementing restorative justice schemes (Crime Reduction Programme): a report on the first year.
- The Junior Bar in 2002
- Evaluation of statutory time limit pilot schemes in the youth court
- A civil justice audit
- Alternative pupillage: the issues
- The Junior Bar in 1997
- Good Practice in Pupillage
- Affording Civil Justice: Report to The Law Society March 1998
- The role of the victim in criminal justice
- Responding to Victims of Domestic Violence
- Starting Practice: Work and Training at the Junior Bar
- Milton Keynes Criminal Justice Audit.
- Guide for Practitioners on the Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power
- Legislation for policing today
- Options for the mentally abnormal offender
- The Mental Health (Amendment) Act
- Decision making in the legal system
- Lawyers and psychologists - gathering and giving evidence
- Lawyers and psychologists - the way forward
- Research group
Areas of Research Supervision
- Criminal justice
- Victimisation, victimology and victims in the criminal justice system
- Restorative justice
- Business and crime
- Offending, desistance and offending careers
Title/Description: Developing restorative policing: using the evidence base to inform the delivery of restorative justice and improve engagement with victims
The research is looking at provision of restorative justice to adult and young offenders in three police forces, both by police officers themselves and through referral to voluntary sector restorative justice providers, council community panels and Youth Offending Teams.
Drawing also on comparisons with Northern Ireland and Belgium, the results have led to consultation with the forces to introduce initiatives to increase the quality and quantity of restorative justice, particularly to meet victim needs.
- Awarding Body: Police Knowledge Fund (Home Office, HEFCE and College of Policing
- People Involved: Joanna Shapland and Emily Gray (University of Sheffield), Adam Crawford and Daniel Burn (University of Leeds)
- Years Funded for: 2015-2019
- Amount: Approx. £337,000
Title/Description: Evaluation of Restorative Justice Schemes (Crime Reduction Programme)
The project, directed by Professor Shapland, has evaluated three schemes, Justice Research Consortium, REMEDI and CONNECT, which were funded by the Ministry of Justice to run restorative justice schemes dealing with offenders within the criminal justice process.
The schemes included both adult and juvenile offenders and worked at all stages of criminal justice from pre-court to prison and probation sentences, using both conferencing and mediation.
The evaluation has followed the implementation of the schemes, interviewing offenders and victims, observing conferences, and looking at reconviction. It has fed directly into the government’s plans for the criminal justice system, as well as informing provision and policy in Scotland and Ireland.
- Awarding Body: Home Office/Ministry of Justice
- People Involved: Joanna Shapland (with Anne Atkinson, Helen Atkinson, Emily Colledge, James Dignan, Jeremy Hibbert, Marie Howes, Jennifer Johnstone, Gwen Robinson, and Angela Sorsby, together with Becca Chapman and Rachel Pennant of the Home Office, and NFO Europe Social Research)
- Years Funded for: 01/08/2001 to 30/06/2007
- Amount: Approx. £1,300,000
Title/Description: The Young Adult Desistance Study of the ESRC Cambridge Network on the Social Contexts of Paths in Crime (SCOPIC)
The main aim of the SCOPIC research network is to achieve a better understanding of pathways in and out of crime as a result of interactions between individual characteristics and behavioural contexts, and to assist in the development of improved public policies reducing criminality and enhancing individuals' life chances, particularly in disadvantaged urban areas.
SCOPIC, which was co-ordinated by the University of Cambridge (director, P-O Wikstrom), involved four UK sites, the Universities of Cambridge, Sheffield and Huddersfield and King's College London, as well as collaborating North American and European sites.
The Sheffield study, directed by Tony Bottoms and Joanna Shapland, is a longitudinal study of desistance by young adult offenders, selected from a probation based sample and followed for four years.
- Awarding Body: ESRC and subsequently The Leverhulme Trust
- People Involved: Anthony Bottoms and Joanna Shapland (with, at various times, Helen Atkinson, Andrew Costello, Deirdre Healy, Deborah Holmes and Grant Muir)
- Years Funded for: 01/10/2002 to date
- Amount: Approx. £417,000
- Teaching interests
My research interests feed directly into my teaching. At undergraduate level, I teach an optional course on Restorative Justice, which draws from our major national evaluation of three big restorative justice schemes in England, as well as my work on restorative justice trends worldwide. I also lecture on research methods, as well as on the first year course Situating Crime, which looks at what crime happens where, to whom and is committed by whom – which involves my research on business and crime.
At postgraduate level, the module Responding to Crime in Europe looks at how different European countries are meeting the challenges of responding to crime, through prosecution and crime prevention, as well as their services for victims. I also teach on a course training police civilian investigators investigating vulnerabilities crimes, such as domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
- Teaching activities
The modules I teach are:
- Restorative Justice (Convenor)
- Situating Crime (co-Convenor)
- Criminal Law and Justice
Postgraduate and MA
- Responding to Crime in Europe (Convenor)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Investigating Vulnerabilities Crime (Convenor of some modules)
- Doctoral Training in Criminology and Law
- Professional activities and memberships
- Chair, Restorative Justice Forum (Scotland)
- Outstanding achievement award, British Society of Criminology, 2013
- Executive Editor, International Review of Victimology