Dr Natalie Mann

Senior Lecturer, Criminology;

Principal Investigator, National ARMS (Active Risk Management Service) Evaluation

Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER)

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Criminology

Courses taught: Criminology, Criminology and Sociology

Natalie is an expert in the field of ageing and imprisonment, an area she has been researching since she was an undergraduate.



Natalie joined Anglia Ruskin University in January 2011, having worked as a Teaching Fellow in the Sociology Department at the University of Essex. She completed her PhD in Criminology at the University of Essex in 2008. It was entitled Doing Harder Time? The Experiences of an Ageing Male Prison Population in England and Wales and was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The research investigated the ways in which ageing men experience imprisonment, how they cope and the unique problems they experience. It is informed by strong structuration theory and Goffman's interactionism.

Since gaining her PhD, Natalie has continued to research ageing prisoners and has made a significant contribution to the knowledge of this forgotten section of the prison population. Natalie has also published work on child sex offenders.

Research interests

  • Ageing prisoners/offenders
  • Child sex offenders
  • Penology
  • Surveillance of high-risk offenders


  • PhD Sociology, University of Essex
  • MA Sociological Research, University of Essex

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Selected recent publications

Mann, N.R., 2012. Doing Harder Time? The Experience of an Ageing Male Prison Population in England and Wales. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing.

Mann, N.R., 2012. Ageing Child Sex Offenders in Prison: Denial, Manipulation and Community. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 51(4), pp.345-358.

Mann, N.R., 2011. Ageing Prisoners. In: Crewe, B. and Bennett, J. (Eds.). The Prisoner. London: Routledge.