Professor Joanna Shapland

School of Law

Edward Bramley Professor of Criminal Justice

Joanna Shapland
J.M.Shapland@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6712

Full contact details

Professor Joanna Shapland
School of Law
EF00
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
Sheffield
S3 7ND
Profile

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.

Qualifications
  • 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

Publications

Books

  • Shapland J, Robinson G & Sorsby A (2011) Restorative Justice in Practice. London: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Ponsaers P (2009) The Informal Economy and Connections with Organised Crime. Eleven International Pub. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Ponsaers P (2009) The Informal Economy and Connections with Organised Crime. Eleven International Pub. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2008) Justice, communauté et societé civile: études comparatives sur un terrain disputé. L’Harmattan. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J (2008) Justice, Community and Civil Society. Willan Publishing. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Research UOSCFC, Justice GBMO, Atkinson A, Atkinson H, Dignan J, Edwards L, Hibbert J, Howes M, Johnstone J , Robinson G et al (2008) Does Restorative Justice Affect Reconviction?. Ministry of Justice. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Atkinson A, Colledge E, Dignan J, Howes M, Johnstone J, Pennant R, Robinson G & Sorsby A (2004) Implementing Restorative Justice Schemes (crime Reduction Programme). Home Office. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J (2003) The informal economy: threat and opportunity in the city. Max Planck Institute. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Sorsby A (2003) The Junior Bar in 2002. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Sorsby A & Hibbert J (2002) A Civil Justice Audit. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Sorsby A (2001) Alternative Pupillage. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Sorsby A (2000) The Junior Bar in 1997. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1999) Police et Securité: contrôle social et interaction public/privé - Social control and policing: the public private divide. GERN/Harmattan. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Affording civil justice A, Canwell N, Corre C & Hagger L (1998) Affording Civil Justice. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Sorsby A (1998) Good practice in pupillage. General Council of the Bar. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Hibbert J, I'Anson J, Sorsby A & Wild R (1996) Milton Keynes criminal justice audit: the detailed report. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Sorsby A (1996) Professional Bodies' Communications with Members and Clients. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Allaker J & Shapland J (1995) Organising UK Professions. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jefferson T, Shapland J & Van Outrive L (1995) Research, Crime and Justice in Europe. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Sorsby A (1995) Starting Practice: work and training at the junior Bar. Sheffield: Institute for the Study of the Legal Profession. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Wild R & Johnston V (1995) Pupillage and the Vocational Course. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Hibbert J, I'Anson J, Sorsby A & WIld R (1995) Milton Keynes criminal justice audit: summary and implications. Sheffield: Institute for the Study of the Legal Profession. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sorsby A & Shapland J (1995) Responding to Victims of Domestic Violence. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Allaker J, Shapland J & Unit LSRAPP (1994) Organising Uk Professions: continuity and change. The Law Society. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Conference UOSIFTSOTLP & Shapland J (1994) The Changing Shape of the Legal Profession. Study of Legal Profession Faculty of Law University of Sheffield. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Johnston VJ, Unit GBHOCP, Leitner M, Shapland J & Group GBHOPR (1994) Crime on Industrial Estates. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Wiles P (1994) Targeted Crime Reduction for Local Areas. The Home Office. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Johnston VJ & Wild R (1993) Studying for the Bar. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burrows J, Shapland J, Wiles P, Leitner M & Bureau GBAP (1993) Arson in schools. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Johnston VJ, Shapland J & Wiles P (1993) Developing Police Crime Prevention. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dingwall R & Shapland J (1993) Reforming British Policing Missions and Structures. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Leitner M, Shapland J & Wiles P (1993) Drug Usage and Drugs Prevention. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hibberd M & Shapland J (1993) Violent Crime in Small Shops. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Wild R & Johnston V (1992) Pupillage and the vocational course. Sheffield: Faculty of Law. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Leek M & Johnston V (1990) Crimes and Other Problems on Industrial Estates. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Johnston V & Shapland J (1990) Developing Vocational Legal Training for the Bar. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Wiles P & Leek M (1990) Policing in Sussex. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Wiles P (1989) Business and Crime: A Consultation. Crime Concern. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Vagg J (1988) Policing by the Public. Taylor & Francis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Willmore J & Duff P (1985) Victims in the criminal justice system. Gower. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J (1981) Between Conviction and Sentence. Routledge Kegan & Paul. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

  • Shapland J, Farrall S & Bottoms A (Eds.) (2016) Global Perspectives on Desistance: Reviewing what we know and looking to the future. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Da Agra C, Cardoso C, De Maillard J, O'Reily C, Ponsaers P & Shapland JM (Eds.) (2015) Criminology, Security and Justice: Methodological and Epistemological Issues. Antwerp: Maklu. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Hall M (Ed.) (2015) Victimology. Oxford: Ashgate. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (Ed.) (2015) Twenty Volumes of the IRV.. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, de Maillard J, Farrall S, Groenemeyer A & Ponsaers P (Eds.) (2014) Desistance, Social Order and Responses to Crime: Today's Security Issues. Maklu Publishing. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Saitta P, Shapland J & Verhage A (Eds.) (2013) Getting by or getting rich? The formal, informal and criminal economies in a globalised world. The Hague: Eleven. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Knepper P & Doak J (Eds.) (2009) Urban Crime Prevention, Surveillance, and Restorative Justice. CRC Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Ponsaers P (Ed.) (2009) The informal economy and connections with organised crime: the impact of national social and economic policies. The Hague: Boom. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

  • Bacon M, Shapland J, Skinns L & White A (2020) Fragile alliances: culture, funding and sustainability in police-academic partnerships. Evidence and Policy. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bacon M, Shapland J & Skinns L (2018) Introduction. European Journal of Policing Studies, 5. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Claes B & Shapland J (2017) Herstelbemiddeling in twee gevangenissen. Tijdschrift voor Herstelrecht, 17(4), 12-28. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Heyes J & Shapland JM (2017) Introduction. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 37(7/8), 355-360. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Heyes J (2017) How Close are Formal and Informal Work?. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 37(7/8), 374-386. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sorsby AJ, Shapland J & Robinson G (2017) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Claes B & Shapland JM (2017) Desistance from crime and restorative justice. Restorative Justice, 4(3), 302-322. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J (2017) In search of a research nirvana: what process for whom?. Restorative Justice, 5(1), 1-6. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J (2016) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bottoms AE & Shapland JM (2014) Can Persistent Offenders Acquire Virtue?. Studies in Christian Ethics, 27(3), 318-333. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Robinson G, Priede C, Farrall S, Shapland JM & McNeill F (2014) Understanding ‘quality’ in probation practice: Frontline perspectives in England & Wales. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 14(2), 123-142. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Sloan J (2014) Twenty volumes of victimology: The special issue. International Review of Victimology, 20(1), 3-5. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J (2014) Implications of growth: Challenges for restorative justice. International Review of Victimology, 20(1), 111-127. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2013) Participants’ chosen words: a response to “Words on words” – Nils Christie. Restorative Justice, 1(1), 62-69. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Ponsaers P, Crawford A, De Maillard J & Verghage A (2013) Crime, violence, justice and social order: Monitoring contemporary security issues. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Robinson G, Priede C, Farrall S, Shapland J & McNeill F (2013) Doing ‘strengths-based’ research: Appreciative Inquiry in a probation setting. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 13(1), 3-20. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Robinson G, Priede C, Farrall S & McNeill F (2012) Doing “strengths-based” research: Appreciative Inquiry in a probation setting. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 13(1), 3-20. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2011) Where is criminology in the global economic crisis?: the global and the local. International Annals of Criminology, 49, 41-50. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Bottoms A (2011) Reflections on Social Values,Offending and Desistance Among Young Adult Recidivists. Punishment and Society, 13(3), 256-282. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Farrall S, Bottoms A & Shapland J (2010) Social structures and desistance from crime. EUR J CRIMINOL, 7(6), 546-570. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Gunther Moor L, Peters T & Ponsaers P (2009) Restorative Policing. Journal of Police Studies, 2009/2. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2009) Restorative Justice Conferencing in the Context of Community Policing. Journal of Police Studies, 16(1), 119-138. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ponsaers P, Shapland J & Williams CC (2008) Does the informal economy link to organised crime?. International Journal of Social Economics, 35(9), 644-650. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Ponsaers P (2008) The informal economy and its links to organised crime. International Journal of Social Economics, 35(9-10), 644-762. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Robinson G (2008) Reducing recidivism: a task for restorative justice?. British Journal of Criminology, 48(3), 337-358. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Ponsaers P & Williams CC (2008) Introduction: does the informal economy link to organised crime?. International Journal of Social Economics, 35(9), 644-650. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2008) Hoe herstelrecht evalueren?. Tijdschrift voor Herstelrecht, 8, 26-36. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Robinson G & Shapland J (2008) Reducing recidivism: A task for restorative justice?. British Journal of Criminology, 48(3), 337-358. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dolan P, Shapland J & Tsuchiya A (2007) Introduction. International Review of Victimology, 14(2), 171-173. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dolan P, Netten A, Shapland J & Tsuchiya A (2007) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Dolan P (2007) Crime, fear of crime and well-being: towards measuring the intangible costs. International Review of Victimology, 14(2), 171-280. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Dignan J, Atkinson A, Atkinson H, Howes M, Johnstone J, Robinson G, Shapland J & Sorsby A (2007) Staging restorative justice encounters against a criminal justice backdrop: a dramaturgical analysis. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 7, 5-32. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dignan J, Atkinson A, Atkinson H, Howes M, Johnstone J, Robinson G, Shapland J & Sorsby A (2007) Staging restorative justice encounters against a criminal justice backdrop. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 7(1), 5-32. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J (2006) Constructing Victims' Rights: The Home Office, New Labour and Victims. Modern Law Review, 69(1), 135-140. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2006) Book review essay of ‘Rock: Constructing victim’s rights: the Home Office, New Labour and victims’. Modern Law Review, 69, 135-140. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Atkinson A, Atkinson H, Chapman B, Colledge E, Dignan J, Howes M, Johnstone J, Robinson G & Sorsby A (2006) Situating restorative justice within criminal justice. Theoretical Criminology, 10, 505-532. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Atkinson A, Atkinson H, Colledge E, Dignan J, Howes M, Johnstone J, Robinson G & Sorsby A (2006) Situating restorative justice within criminal justice. Theoretical Criminology, 10(4), 505-532. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Bottoms AE, Costello A, Holmes D & Muir G (2004) Towards desistance: theoretical underpinnings for an empirical study. Howard Journal, 43, 368-389. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Jackson J & Johnstone J (2003) Delay, human rights and the need for statutory time limits in youth cases. Criminal Law Review, August, 510-524. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2003) The need for case management? Profiles of liquidated and unliquidated cases. Civil Justice Quarterly, 22, 324-348. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Sparks R (1999) Las politicas penales y la politica: el caso del Reino Unido. Revisto Catalana de Seguretat Publica, 5, 263-306. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Bell E (1998) Victims at the magistrates' court and Crown Court. Criminal Law Review, August, 537-546. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Hofstra B (1997) Who is in control?. Policing and Society, 6, 265-281. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1996) Crime against business in Yorkshire and Humberside. The Regional Review, 6(3), 8-9. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Burrows J, Shapland J & Wiles P (1996) Arson in schools: its impact and implications for prevention. International Journal of Risk, Security and Crime Prevention, 1, 89-102. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Jefferson T (1994) Criminal justice and the production of order and control: criminological research in the UK in the 1980s. British Journal of Criminology, 34, 265-290. RIS download Bibtex download
  • JEFFERSON T & SHAPLAND J (1994) CRIMINAL-JUSTICE AND THE PRODUCTION OF ORDER AND CONTROL - CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN THE UK IN THE 1980S. BRIT J CRIMINOL, 34(3), 265-290. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Bottomley K (1992) The British Criminology Conference 1991. British Journal of Criminology, 32, 401-549. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Peay J (1992) Clinical Criminology. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 5(2), 125-235. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bottomley K & Shapland J (1992) Introduction. British Journal of Criminology, 32(4), 401-402. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1991) Living with Europe: the BPS and professional psychology. Educational and Child Psychology, 8(4), 64-73. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Jefferson T (1991) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Hobbs D (1989) Chiefs don't talk about Indians. Policing, 5, 107-120. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Williams T (1988) The Code of Practice: strengthening the legalist philosophy?. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 11, 1-12. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Reiner R (1987) 'Why police?. British Journal of Criminology, 27. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1987) Facilities for victims: the role of the police and the courts. Criminal Law Review, January, 28-38. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Reiner R & Shapland J (1987) Introduction: Why police?. British Journal of Criminology, 27(1), 1-3. RIS download Bibtex download
  • SHAPLAND J & VAGG J (1987) USING THE POLICE. BRIT J CRIMINOL, 27(1), 54-63. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Lloyd-Bostock S (1986) The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984: some continuing questions for psychologists. Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 39, 241-245. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Reali M (1986) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1985) The criminal justice system and the victim. Victimology, 10, 585-599. RIS download Bibtex download
  • SHAPLAND J (1984) VICTIMS, THE CRIMINAL-JUSTICE SYSTEM AND COMPENSATION. BRIT J CRIMINOL, 24(2), 131-149. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1983) The criminal justice system and the victim. Victimology, 10, 233-237. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1983) Legalism revived: new mental health legislation in England. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 6, 351-369. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1982) Ervaringen van schachtoffers met politie en justitie in Engeland. Justitiele verkenningen, 6, 39-50. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Ashworth A (1980) Psychopaths in the criminal process. Criminal Law Review, 628-640. RIS download Bibtex download
  • SHAPLAND JM (1978) SELF-REPORTED DELINQUENCY IN BOYS AGED 11 TO 14. BRIT J CRIMINOL, 18(3), 255-266. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1975) Crime and personality: further evidence. Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 28, 66-68. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland & Hall MP () What do we know about the effects of crime on victims?. International Review of Victimology(14), 175-217. RIS download Bibtex download

Chapters

  • Shapland J & Bottoms A (2019) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J (2019) 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). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Bottoms A (2019) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bottoms A & Shapland J (2019) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sorsby A, Shapland J & Durnescu I (2017) 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). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2016) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Bottoms AE (2016) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Bottoms AE (2016) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Sorsby A, Farrall S & Priede C (2016) Experiencing Supervision in England—On Licence and on Community Sentences, Parole and Beyond (pp. 19-47). Palgrave Macmillan UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J (2014) Monitoring and Evaluation of Restorative Justice, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (pp. 3144-3153). Springer New York RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hall M & Shapland J (2014) International Responses to Victims in Criminal Justice, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (pp. 2632-2643). Springer New York RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rice LJ (2014) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2013) Evaluating restorative justice In Bruinsma G & Weisburd D (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice Springer Verlag RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Sorsby A, Robinson G, Priede C, Farrall S & McNeill F (2013) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2012) Comparing conferencing and mediation: some evaluation results internationally In Zinsstag E & Vanfraechem I (Ed.), Conferencing and Restorative Justice (pp. 47-62). Oxford University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2012) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2012) 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). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Bottoms AE, Muir G, Atkinson H, Healy D & Holmes (2012) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2011) Personal mitigation and assumptions about offending and desistance In Roberts JV (Ed.), Mitigation and Aggravation at Sentencing (pp. 60-80). Cambridge University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2011) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2011) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Bottoms, A (2011) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Bottoms AE (2010) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Hall MP (2010) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Hall M (2010) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2010) Victims and criminal justice in Europe In Shoham S, Knepper P & Kett M (Ed.), Handbook of victimology (pp. 347-372). Taylor & Francis RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2009) The conceptual and theoretical basis of victimology: an introduction In Williams B & Chong HG (Ed.), Victims and Victimisation (pp. 207-212). Open University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2009) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Doak J & Knepper P (2009) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Ponsaers P (2009) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2008) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2008) Contested ideas of community and justice In Shapland J (Ed.), Justice, Community and Civil Society (pp. 1-29). Willan Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2007) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2007) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2003) 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). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2003) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2002) 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). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2002) 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). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2000) Auditing criminal justice In Fielding NG, Clarke A & Witt R (Ed.), The Economic Dimensions of Crime (pp. 239-250). Palgrave MacMillan RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2000) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2000) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2000) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (2000) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1999) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Van Outrive L (1999) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1999) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1999) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1998) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1998) 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). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Hanlon G (1997) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Maguire M (1997) Provision for victims in an international context In Davis R, Lurigio A & Skogan W (Ed.), Victims of Crime (pp. 211-230). Sage RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1997) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Johnson V (1997) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1996) 'Commentary and response In Group WW, McGuire G & Rowson B (Ed.), Does punishment work? Institute for the Study & Treatment of Delinguency RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1996) Developing student evaluation of courses In Webb JS & Maughan C (Ed.), Teaching lawyers' skills (pp. 403-424). MICHIE RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1996) Targeted crime reduction: the needs of local groups In Bennett T (Ed.), Preventing Crime and Disorder (pp. 353-364). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1995) Preventing retail-sector crimes In Tonry MH & Farrington DP (Ed.), Building a Safer Society (pp. 263-342). University of Chicago Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1994) Compensation and the criminal justice system In Wykes T (Ed.), Violence and health care professionals (pp. 127-152). Singular Pub Group RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1994) Criminology in Europe: European criminology? A British perspective In Kaiser G, Albrecht H-J & Kürzinger J (Ed.), Kriminologie in Europa-europäische Kriminologie? Not Avail RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1994) Fiefs and peasants: accomplishing change for victims in the criminal justice system In Lacey N (Ed.), A reader on criminal justice Oxford University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Johnston V, Leitner M & Wiles P (1994) Crime, business and policing on industrial estates In Gill M (Ed.), Crime at work: studies in security and crime prevention Perpetuity Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1994) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1994) The professions: common issues, challenges, lessons In Unit LSRAPP & Jenkins J (Ed.), Profession, Business Or Trade The Law Society RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1993) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Jefferson A (1993) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1993) 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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Nuttall C (1991) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Wiles P, Johnston V & Leek M (1991) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1990) Dangerousness and Mental Disorder, Criminal Litigation and Sentencing Blackstone Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1990) Probation and deferment of sentence, Criminal Litigation and Sentencing Blackstone Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1990) Penal policy and sentencing policy, Criminal Litigation and Sentencing Blackstone Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1990) Victims of violent crime In Bluglass R & Bowden P (Ed.), Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry (pp. 277-586). Churchill Livingstone RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1990) Views on crime: public and private problems In Conference BC & Light R (Ed.), Public and Private Provisions in Criminal Justice (pp. 19-34). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1990) Victim-related alternatives and the criminal justice system In Kaiser G & Albrecht H-J (Ed.), Crime and Criminal Policy in Europe (pp. 285-292). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1989) Victimisation surveys: towards the future, Local strategies for the reduction of urban insecurity in Europe (pp. 172-191). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1989) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1989) 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). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1989) Views on crime: public and private problems In Conference BC & Light R (Ed.), Public and Private Provisions in Criminal Justice RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Hobbs D (1989) Policing priorities on the ground In Morgan R & Smith DJ (Ed.), Coming to Terms with Policing (pp. 11-30). Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Hobbs D (1989) Looking at policing In Research UOOCFC & Hood R (Ed.), Crime and criminal policy in Europe (pp. 1-49). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1988) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1988) Policing with the public? In Hope T & Shaw M (Ed.), Communities and crime prevention H.M.S.O. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1988) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Vagg J (1987) Policing by the police and policing by the public In Willmott P & Institute PS (Ed.), Policing and the community (pp. 21-28). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1987) Who controls sentencing?: influences on the sentencer In Pennington DC & Lloyd-Bostock SM (Ed.), The Psychology of sentencing (pp. 77-87). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1986) 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 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1986) 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). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1986) Compensation by offenders: a British study In Thorvaldson SA & Division CMOTSGC (Ed.), Crime and Redress RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1979) The vandal's perspective: motives and meanings In Sykes J (Ed.), Designing against vandalism Design Council RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1979) The construction of a mitigation In Farrington DP, Hawkins K & Lloyd-Bostock SM (Ed.), Psychology, Law, and Legal Processes (pp. 152-164). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Campbell AC (1977) Deprivation by neglect of children aged 11 to 16 In Britain RSOMG (Ed.), The Challenge of Child Abuse (pp. 122-144). Academic Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brown S () Color and the Moving Image Routledge RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Bacon M, Shapland J, Skinns L & White A (2018) International Strand Summary Report (N8 Policing Research Partnership) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sorsby A, Shapland JM & Durnescu I (2014) External evaluation of the Skills for Effective Engagement and Development (SEED) project in Romania: STREAM Final Report Workstream 2 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Sorsby A & Durnescu I (2014) External evaluation of the Skills for Effective Engagement and Development (SEED) project in Romania: Interim report Workstream 2 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Aertsen I, Doherty K, Teunkens M, Vangraechem I, Van Pagee R & Zinsstag E (2013) Conferencing: a way forward for restorative justice: A practical guide RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Bottoms A, Farrall S, McNeill F, Priede C & Robinson G (2012) The quality of probation supervision – A literature review: summary of key messages RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Bottoms A, Farrall S, McNeill F, Priede C & Robinson G (2012) The quality of probation supervision – A literature review RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Booth A, Meier P, Wong R & Paisley S (2011) Alcohol pricing and criminal harm: a rapid evidence assessment of the published research literature RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Atkinson A, Atkinson H, Dignan J, Edwards L, Hibbert J, Howes M, Johnstone J, Robinson G & Sorsby A (2008) Does restorative justice affect reconviction? The fourth report from the evaluation of three schemes. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Atkinson A, Atkinson H, Chapman B, Dignan J, Howes M, Johnstone J, Robinson GJ & Sorsby A (2007) Restorative Justice: The Views of Victims and Offenders: The Third Report from the Evaluation of Three Schemes RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Ponsaers P & Groenemeyer A (2007) New challenges of crime and deviant behaviour: the informal economy and organised crime in Europe RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Atkinson A, Atkinson H, Chapman B, Colledge E, Dignan J, Howes M, Johnstone J, Robinson G & Sorsby A (2006) Restorative justice in practice: findings from the second stage of the evaluation of three schemes RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Atkinson A, Atkinson H, Chapman B, Colledge E, Dignan J, Howes M, Johnstone J, Robinson G & Sorsby A (2006) Restorative justice in practice: the second report from the evaluation of three schemes RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Atkinson A, Atkinson H, Chapman B, Colledge E, Dignan J, Howes M, Johnstone J, Robinson G, Sorsby A & Miers D (2005) International cooperation on the implementation of restorative justice in Poland and Great Britain: research RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Atkinson A, Colledge E, Dignan J, Howes M, Johnstone J, Pennant R, Robinson G & Sorsby AJ (2004) Implementing restorative justice schemes (Crime Reduction Programme): a report on the first year. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sorsby AJ & Shapland J (2003) The Junior Bar in 2002 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, Johnstone J, Sorsby A, Stubbing T, Hibbert J, Howes M, Jackson J & Colledge E (2003) Evaluation of statutory time limit pilot schemes in the youth court RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Sorsby AJ & Hibbert J (2002) A civil justice audit RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Sorsby AJ (2001) Alternative pupillage: the issues RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Sorsby AJ (2000) The Junior Bar in 1997 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Sorsby AJ (1998) Good Practice in Pupillage RIS download Bibtex download
  • McGourlay C, shapland J, Otterburn A, Canwell N & Hagger L (1998) Affording Civil Justice: Report to The Law Society March 1998 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1998) The role of the victim in criminal justice RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Sorsby AJ (1995) Responding to Victims of Domestic Violence RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J & Sorsby AJ (1995) Starting Practice: Work and Training at the Junior Bar RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland J, Hibbert J, l'Anson J, Sorsby AJ & Wild R (1995) Milton Keynes Criminal Justice Audit. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1990) Guide for Practitioners on the Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Alves E (1985) Legislation for policing today RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM, William T & Alves E (1984) Options for the mentally abnormal offender RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM & Williams T (1983) The Mental Health (Amendment) Act RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1983) Decision making in the legal system RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1982) Lawyers and psychologists - gathering and giving evidence RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shapland JM (1981) Lawyers and psychologists - the way forward RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • Shapland J & Sorsby AJ (1996) Professional Bodies Communications with Members and Clients. RIS download Bibtex download
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
Grants

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:

Undergraduate

  • 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
  • Chair, Restorative Justice Forum (Scotland)
  • Outstanding achievement award, British Society of Criminology, 2013
  • Executive Editor, International Review of Victimology