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Professor Azrini Wahidin (BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, PhD, FLF, SFHEA, FAcSS) Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the School of Social Sciences, Business and Law.
She researches on the issues of imprisonment, youth justice, violence against women, women in the criminal justice system, transitions out of custody, the criminalisation of migrants, the engendering of punishment and the experiences of elders in prison in the UK and USA. Her previous work focused on older women in prison, managing the needs of elders in prison, the meaning of death and dying for prisoners, youth justice, older LGBT persons, resettlement, the body and dirt. Azrini has a wide interests in the links between criminal justice and social justice, looking at race, sexuality, gender and social exclusion. She also has a strong interest in research methodologies and research ethics.
Author of a range of academic articles in international journals and edited collections. Her latest book; Ex-Combatants, Gender and Peace in Northern Ireland - Women, Political Protest and the Prison Experience, (Palgrave Press) focused on female former politically motivated prisoners and the role of transitional justice in post-conflict societies. She has recently published an edited collection with Professor Malcolm Cowburn and Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe entitled: Research Ethics in Criminology - Dilemmas, Issues and Solutions (Routledge).
A selection of her other books include: Older Women in the Criminal Justice System: Running out of Time (Jessica Kingsley); Criminology (ed) (Professor Hale, Professor Hayward and Dr Emma Wincup), Ageing, Crime and Society (ed) (Professor Maureen Cain),); Understanding Prison Staff (ed) (Dr Bennett and Dr Crewe) and Criminal Justice (ed) (Professor Hucklesby). She has edited special editions and published numerous articles.
She has been awarded in excess of £1 million pounds in research grants. She have carried out research for the Ministry of Justice, Home Office, Youth Justice Board, Bureau of Justice, Youth Justice Agency of Northern Ireland, ESRC, BA, HM Prison Service, NOMS, and a range of voluntary organisations. She sits on various editorial boards and has edited a number of special editions. She was a trustee for the Howard League for Penal Reform, The Irish Penal Reform Trust and is on the Executive of the British Society of Criminology. She is currently Chair of the British Society of Criminology Ethics Committee.
In 2012, she was awarded a visiting international scholarship at Melbourne University in the School of Political and Social Sciences and is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya. She has been the external examiner for criminology programmes at the University of Stirling and Portsmouth University. She is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College. She is currently working with Dr Linda Moore and Professor Phil Scraton on an edited book entitled: Women’s Imprisonment, Decarceration and the Case for Abolition: Critical reflections on Corston. Routledge.
She established the first undergraduate criminology programme at Kent University and at Queen’s University was Head of Criminology, providing academic leadership, strategic and operational management. Whilst at Queen’s, she was a member of the Senior Management Team, elected member to Academic Council and Senate and instrumental in the role out of Athena Swan in the Arts and Humanities. Azrini in her role as Research Chair at Nottingham Trent University and as Acting Head of Sociology, improved research income, research outputs and impact and helped drive the successful integration of different disciplines into one Department. She led on the teaching and research work of colleagues in sociology, criminology, public health, youth studies and youth justice. She provided academic leadership, strategic and operational management. She was a member of the Athena SWAN University wide team and the International and Strategic lead for the Department of Sociology.
Azrini's research interests reflects her work in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and her grant generation draws from the following: British Academy, Northern Ireland Commission on Children and Young People, Youth Justice Agency Northern Ireland, The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trust, Economic Social Research Council, Quaker Connections – Northern Ireland, Nottingham Crime and Drug Partnership.
She researches on the issues of imprisonment, youth justice, violence against women, the criminalisation of migrants, the engendering of punishment and the experiences of elders in prison in the UK and USA. Her previous work focused on older women in prison, managing the needs of elders in prison, the meaning of death and dying for prisoners, women in the criminal justice system, transitions out of custody, resettlement, Ex-combatants, the role of transitional justice in post-conflict societies, the body and dirt. Azrini has wide interests in the links between criminal justice and social justice, looking at race, gender and social exclusion. She also has a strong interest in research methodologies and research ethics.
She has supervised PhD students successfully and welcomes the opportunity to supervise students in the broad area of criminal justice and particularly in areas directly related to my research interests.
Wahidin, A. (2016) Ex-combatants, Gender and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland- Women, the Prison Experience and Political Protest. Palgrave.
Wahidin, A. (2004) Older Women and The Criminal Justice System: Running Out of Time, London: Jessica Kingsley.
Moore, L., Scraton, P. and Wahidin, A. (eds) (2017), Women’s Imprisonment, Decarceration and Case for Abolition: Critical reflections on Corston. Routledge.
Berkman, A., Moore, J. and Wahidin, (eds) (2016), Penal Abolitionism: Papers from the Penal Law, Abolition and Anarchism Conference. Volume 1. ISBN: 978191143904.
Cowburn, M., Gelsthorpe, L, Wahidin, A and (eds) (2016), Research Ethics in Criminology – Dilemmas, Issues and Solutions, Routledge. Hardback: 978-1-138-80369-5; Paperback: 978-1-138-80370-1; eBook: 978-1-315-75355-3.
Hale, C; Hayward, K; Wahidin A, & Wincup, E (eds) (2013), Criminology, Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0199270368. 3ed.
Hucklesby, A & Wahidin, A (eds) (2013), Criminal Justice: Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN No: 0199215545. 2nd.
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