Social Sciences researchers

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Social Science researchers

Dr Kofi Boakye
Specialisms:youth crime and youth justice, comparative criminology, gender-based violence, child abuse.
Selected publications: 'Correlates and predictors of juvenile delinquency in Ghana', International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice; 'Culture and nondisclosure of child sexual abuse (CSA) in Ghana: A theoretical and empirical exploration', Law and Social Inquiry; 'Attitudes toward rape and victims of rape: A test of the feminist and attribution theories in Ghana', Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Dr Liz Bradbury
Specialisms: classical and contemporary social theory, gender studies, psychoanalytic and psychosocial studies.
Selected publications: Introductory Sociology; Introducing Social Theory.

Emma Brett
Specialisms: public service; learning and education; equality and cultural diversity; barriers to learning.
Selected publications: 'Internationalisation of the Curriculum and Employability' in World Views (with Freckelton, L., Wisker, G., Wicks, K.); Recognising and Overcoming Dissonance in Postgraduate Student Research in Studies in Higher Education (with Wisker, G., Robinson, G., Trafford, V., Creighton, E., Warnes, M).

Julian Constable
Specialisms: learning and teaching in post-compulsory education sector; police training methods.

Victoria Gadd
Specialisms: Prisons and imprisonment; prison Management; prisoners and the experience of imprisonment; prison staff and the role of the prison officer; justice theory; research methods.

Dr Shaun Le Boutillier
Specialisms: social theory and the structure versus agency debate, social emergence theory and the relationship between social wholes and individuals; social causation and the philosophy of the social sciences; agency and moral theory; the sociology of work and organisational life.
Selected publications: Introducing Social Theory; 'Emergence and Analytical Dualism' in Philosophica; 'Moral Incontinence and Act Rationalization: A Sociological Contribution to Moral Theory'.

Dr Julia Long
Specialisms: feminist theory and practice; male violence against women; media representations of women, 'gender' and the politics of sexuality; the body, identity and society; feminist activism; gender equality policy and practice.
Selected publications: Anti-Porn: The Resurgence of Anti-Pornography Feminism; 'Resisting Pornography, Building a Movement: Feminist Anti-porn Activism in the UK' in Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry.

Dr Samantha Lundrigan
Specialisms: criminological geographic profiling systems; the spatial behaviour of serial rapists; the behavioural consistency of serial offenders.
Selected publications: 'Victim Gender, Number of Perpetrators, and Interpersonal Interaction in Stranger Rape: An Analysis of Direct and Moderator Effects' in Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling; 'Predicting verdicts using pre-trial attitudes and standards of proof' in Legal and Criminological Psychology.

Dr Natalie Mann
Specialisms: imprisonment; ageing and crime; child sex offenders.
Selected publications: Doing Harder Time? The Experience of an Ageing Male Prison Population in England and Wales; 'Ageing Child Sex Offenders in Prison: Denial, Manipulation and Community' in The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.

Dr Anna Markovska
Specialisms: transitional countries; serious crime; corruption; drug abuse.
Selected publications: 'Ukrainian underworld: From street gambling games to the game of politics and big business' in Usual and unusual organizing criminals in Europe and beyond Profitable crimes, from underworld to upper world; Vzaemosvjazok spozhivannya narkotukiv I zlkochunnosti (Drugs and crime), (with Serduk, O); 'Stilettos and steel toe-caps: legislation of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and its enforcement in the UK and the Ukraine' in European Crime-Markets at cross-roads: extended and extending criminal Europe (with Moore, C).

Colleen Moore
Specialisms: the treatment of victims in the Criminal Justice System; violence, sexual violence and exploitation; 'justice'; identities and judgement; conflict resolution.
Selected publications: 'Beguiling Eve and her Innocent Counterpart: victim-offender identities in the criminal justice process' in Global Criminology: Crime and Victimization in the Globalized Era; 'Human Trafficking in the United Kingdom: The Journey So Far and the Road Ahead' in The Criminal Lawyer (with Gilbert, A).

Dr James Rosbrook-Thompson
Specialisms: 'race' and race-thinking; urban sociology; delinquency and disorder; cosmopolitanism; the sociology of sport.
Selected publications: Sport, Difference and Belonging: Conceptions of Human Variation in British Sport.

Dr David Skinner

Specialisms: race and racism, the social and political aspects of scientific and technological innovation; the relationship between the natural and social sciences; forensics, databases and surveillance; the changing management of public services.
Selected publications: Identity Politics After DNA: Re/Creating Categories of Difference and Belonging (Edited with K Schramm and R Rottenburg); Valuing Technology: Organisations, Culture and Change.

Dr Olivia Smith
Specialisms: courts, criminal justice system, violence against women, domestic violence, sexual violence, concepts of justice, adversarialism, human rights in the trial process.
Selected publications: 'Observing Court Responses to Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault' in Feminist Criminology (with Skinner, T.).

Bill Tupman
Specialisms: the appropriateness of cross-border responses to organised crime and terrorism; the political economy of terrorism; police use of databases; organised crime and civil society.
Selected publications: 'Keeping Under the Radar: watch out for Smurfs' Journal of Financial Crime (2010); 'Ten Myths about Terrorist Financing' Journal of Money Laundering Control.

Emeritus Professor Bronwen Walter
Specialisms: Irish diaspora studies; Irish migration to Britain.
Selected publications: 'Transnational networks across generations: childhood visits to Ireland by the second generation in England' in Migrations: Ireland in a global world; 'Personal lives: narrative accounts of Irish women in the diaspora' in Irish Studies Review; 'Whiteness and diasporic Irishness: nation, gender and class' in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.