Crime and Social Harm

The Crime and Social Harm research group addresses a wide range of issues associated with the processes of criminalisation and social harm in national and international contexts. We explore individual/group exposure to different manifestations of crime and mechanisms of criminal justice and seek to develop research strategies suitable for illuminating and responding to underappreciated and hidden forms of harm within society.

Theme Lead: Daniel Mitchell

Staff

Dr Susie Balderston

Dr Susie Balderston

Research Fellow

School of Social Policy

Susie is a Research Fellow in criminology and social policy, exploring the inequalities and outcomes of women receiving different criminal justice system interventions, in the voluntary sector. 

She works with criminal justice involved women, sex working women and victim-survivors of violence against women, disablist hate crime and institutional violence. 

Disciplines: Criminology ...

Email
s.balderston@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Brooks-Wilson

Dr Sarah Brooks-Wilson

Lecturer in Criminology
Dissertation Convenor

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Sarah's academic research is concerned with children and young people’s varied journey impediments and their consequences.

Ideas are drawn from the new mobilities paradigm in order to problematise underexplored areas of children and young people’s lives.In particular, the rejection of static-place based societal understandings, allows movement inequalities to instead be foregrounded. ...

Telephone
0121 414 5717
Email
s.brooks-wilson@bham.ac.uk

Clare Harewood

Clare Harewood

Lecturer in Criminology
Departmental Director of the undergraduate programmes

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Clare's teaching is largely across the Social Policy and Criminology joint honours programme. Clare convenes three undergraduate modules including, ‘Violence in a Global Context’, ‘Criminal Justice Systems’, and the Criminology placement module, ‘Doing Justice’. She also contributes to the first year module ‘Introduction to Criminology’ and is an ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 45717
Email
c.harewood@bham.ac.uk

Dr Anna Kotova

Dr Anna Kotova

Lecturer in Criminology
Student Experience Officer

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Anna in a Lecturer in Criminology. Her teaching and research interests are in prison sociology and the collateral impact of imprisonment on families of prisoners. She has researched the impact of long sentences on partners of prisoners in the UK, and her next project is on prisoners serving sentences for sex offences in a therapeutic community. She teaches Introduction to Criminology and ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 4886
Email
a.kotova@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joanna Long

Dr Joanna Long

Research Fellow
Research Co-ordinator

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Dr Joanna Long is a Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy, and Research Co-ordinator working in the Birmingham EAC in the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Telephone
+44 0121 414 6685
Email
j.e.long.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Daniel Mitchell

Dr Daniel Mitchell

Lecturer in Criminology
Departmental Enhancement Officer

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Daniel is a Lecturer in Criminology in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminologyat the University of Birmingham. He teaches across the 3 years of the undergraduate programme, as a module convenor for Violence in a Global Context and Crime and Society.  Daniel also supervises a number of final year dissertations, providing advice and guidance on undergraduate research ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 1066
Email
d.j.mitchell@bham.ac.uk

Dr Mark Monaghan

Dr Mark Monaghan

Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology
Head of the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Mark Monaghan joined the Department in October 2018. He has previously worked at Loughborough University and the University of Leeds. His research is mainly in the area of drugs policy and he is primarily interested in the way research and evidence are used and misused in the policy process. He is Head of the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology.

Email
m.monaghan@bham.ac.uk

Professor Simon Pemberton

Professor Simon Pemberton

Professor in Social Policy and Criminology
Postgraduate Taught Admissions Lead

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Simon is a Professor in Social Policy and Criminology currently researching aspects of social harm caused by states and corporations, as well as social structures, in particular the harms caused by inequality. 

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8025
Email
s.pemberton.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Charmian Werren

Dr Charmian Werren

Teaching Associate
Lecturer

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Charmian joined the University of Birmingham in 2018. She is a Teaching Associate and Lecturer in criminology. Her research focusses on the policing of protest.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6473
Email
c.werren@bham.ac.uk

Publications

2018

Kotova, A., (2018 – forthcoming), ‘The Role of Offenders’ Family Links in Offender Rehabilitation’, in Ugwudike, P., Raynor, P., McNeill, F., Taxman, F., Trotter, C., and Graham, H. (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice. Abingdon: Routledge.

Kotova, A., (2018 – forthcoming), ‘Time, the Pains of Imprisonment, and ‘Coping’ – The Perspectives of Prisoners’ Partners’, in R. Condry and P. S. Smith (eds.), Prisons, Punishment and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2017

Walby, S., Apitzsch, B., Armstrong, J., Balderston, S., Follis, K., Francis, B., Kelly, L., May-Chahal, C., Rashid, A., Shire, K., Towers, J., Tunte, M. (2017) The Concept and Measurement of Violence against Women and Men. Bristol: Policy Press.

2016

Balderston, S. (2016) Victim Assistance (pp.36-55) in Walby, S., Apitzsch, B., Armstrong, J., Balderston, S., Follis, K., Francis, B., Kelly, L., May-Chahal, C., Rashid, A., Shire, K., Towers, J., Tunte, M. (2016) Study on gender dimension of trafficking in human beings. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Condry, R., Kotova, A. and Minson, S., (2016), ‘Social Injustice and Collateral Damage: The Families and Children of Prisoners’, in Y. Jewkes, J. Bennett and B. Crewe (eds.), Handbook on Prisons, Second Edition. Abingdon: Routledge.

Walby, S.,Towers, J., Francis, B., Shire, K., Kelly, L., Apitzsch, B., Armstrong, J., Balderston, S., Fish, A., Hardaker, C., Kirby, S.,May-Chahal, C., Palmer, E. (2016) Study on comprehensive policy review of anti-trafficking projects funded by the European Commission: HOME/2014/ISFP/PR/THBX/0052. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.