Dr Marie Hutton
School of Law
Lecturer in Criminology
Assistant Director of CCR; Deputy Director of Education (Student Voice)
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Marie joined the School of Law, University of Sheffield in September 2022. Prior to this, she was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex Law School, an ESRC research fellow at the School of Geography at the University of Birmingham, a visiting lecturer at the School of Law in the University of Birmingham and University Campus Suffolk, and a Measuring the Quality of Prison Life Research Assistant for the Prison Service (England and Wales).
Driven by her own experiences of familial imprisonment, Marie’s research has focused on the lived experience of family contact in prisons and human rights from a socio-legal and criminological perspective. A key focus of Marie’s research has been critiquing the institutional practices and policy frameworks that inform the rules around family contact drawing on original empirical data and from theoretical perspectives from criminological literature. She maintains a particular focus on the experiences of adult relationships during imprisonment from a socio-legal perspective (such as the romantic partners of prisoners and parents of prisoners). Marie also has a developing interest in communication cultures and understandings of equality in the prison environment.
Previously, Marie has worked with Northern Ireland Prison Service. Currently Marie is working in collaboration with the Prison Reform Trust on their Building Futures project that focusses on the lived experiences of family contact for those serving 10 years or more.
- PhD, University of Cambridge
- LLB (Hons) Middlesex University
- The Palgrave Handbook of Prison and the Family. Springer International Publishing.
- Corruption in UK prisons: a critical evaluation of the evidence base. Prison service journal(252).
- ‘Daddy is a difficult word for me to hear’: carceral geographies of parenting and the prison visiting room as a contested space of situated fathering. Children's Geographies, 15(1), 107-121.
- Visiting time. Probation Journal, 63(3), 347-361.
- Prison Visits and Desistance; A Human Rights Perspective In van Ginneken E & Hart E (Ed.), New Perspectives on Desistance: Theoretical and Empirical Developments (pp. 187-209). Basingstok: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Children first: Putting the Rights of Children Visiting Prisons at the Heart of Policy and Practice. In Donson F & Parkes A (Ed.), Parental Imprisonment and Children’s Rights London: Routledge.
- ‘Clinging On’: Prison and the Changing Landscape of a Family In Murray L, McDonnell L, Hinton-Smith T, Ferreira N & Walsh K (Ed.), Families in Motion Ebbing and Flowing Through Space and Time (pp. 39-55). London: Emerald Publishing Limited.
- A Labour of Love: The Experiences of Parents of Prisoners and Their Role as Human Rights Protectors In Hutton M & Moran D (Ed.), Handbook of Prison and the Family Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
- Introduction to Handbook of Prison and the Family In Hutton M & Moran D (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Prison and the Family Springer
- The Legally Sanctioned Stigmatisation of Prisoners’ Families In Condry R & Scharff-Smith P (Ed.), Prisons, Punishment, and the Family Towards a New Sociology of Punishment? Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Research group
Assistant Director of the Centre for Criminological Research
- Teaching interests
- Prison ethnography
- Crime and the family
- Human rights
- Teaching activities
- LAW331 - Criminal Process
- LAW317 - Rehabilitation of Offenders
- LAW217 - Punishment and Penal Policy
- LAW134 - Core Legal and Study Skills 1
- LAW146 - Skills for Criminologists
- LAW3048 - Dissertation (BA Criminology)
- LAW148 - Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice
- LAW6907 - Issues in Comparative Penology