Shadd Maruna
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    Desistance from crime, offender reintegration, penal reform, narrative methodology


    Current teaching (2012-2013)

    PG Modules:

    Punishment and Social Control (co-ordinator)

    Psychology of Crime and Delinquency (co-ordinator)

    Criminology: Theory and Practice

    Research Methodology


    UG Modules:

    Criminology: Theory and Practice


    In addition, I am currently supervising or co-supervising 9 Ph.D. students and a dozen MSSc students

    Research Statement

    Prior to moving to Queen's in 2005, Shadd Maruna has been a lecturer at the University of Cambridge and the State University of New York at Albany. His book Making Good: How Ex-Convicts Reform and Rebuild Their Lives was named the "Outstanding Contribution to Criminology" by the American Society of Criminology  (ASC) in 2001. He has been a Fulbright Scholar, a Soros Justice Fellow, and an H. F. Guggenheim Fellow, and has received research funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the ESRC, and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, among other sources. In 2004, he was named the Distinguished New Scholar in Corrections and Sentencing by the ASC. And, in 2011, he received the inaugural Howard League Research Medal by the oldest penal reform organisation in the United Kingdom. He has authored or edited six books and over 85 articles and book chapters since 1997. For a complete list with citations, etc, See




    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    - Uses and Misuses of the Antisocial Personality Disorder/psychopathy label
    - Parole board decision making and desistance signaling
    - Prisons and higher education
    - Desistance, recovery and rethinking personality disorders
    - Rehabilitative Culture in prisons and beyond
    - Ex-Prisoner organisations and social movement theory

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