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Human Rights and Criminology BA(Hons): Who teaches this course

About the faculty and staff

The course is taught in collaboration with the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice Practice. The course is delivered by research-active lecturers and experienced teachers. We bring the most up-to-date developments in our research areas to the programme.

Staff teaching on this course

Dr Robin Pettitt

Dr Robin Pettitt's research focuses on political organisations that serve as conduits between civil society and the state, particularly political parties. His interests have been largely based on national politics, but he is moving into the politics of representation at the EU level. Robin also has an interest in the uses and abuses of marketing techniques in politics and in research methodology.


Dr Radu Cinpoes

Dr Radu Cinpoes' research focuses on exploring articulations of national identity and the construction of nationhood. While a large part of his work has been concerned with these processes in the context of communism and transition from communism in Central and Eastern Europe, he has been investigating similar processes in wider contexts (looking at, among other things, European identity). Linked to the issues of identity and belonging, Radu's current research project deals with migration, taking a critical realist approach to the relationship between structure and agency in shaping migration processes.


Dr Sam Raphael

Dr Sam Raphael's research interests are in American foreign policy and the use of force, particularly in regards to the 'war on terror'. His My publications include a book on US foreign policy and oil: Global Energy Security and American Hegemony (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), and he has published in leading journals in the field. Sam is currently engaged in an ESRC-funded project with Dr Ruth Blakeley at Kent University, called The Globalisation of Rendition and Secret Detention. In this project, they are working with a range of NGOs to bring together and analyse all available data on the network of CIA secret prisons and prisoner transfers in the 'war on terror'.


Stephen Bowen

Stephen Bowen is a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and also the Director of the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR). Stephen has 25 years experience as an international human rights practitioner, and has held a number of senior appointments with international human Rights NGOs and the United Nations, including: Campaigns Director of Amnesty International UK; Chief Human Rights Officer for the United Nations Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina; Chief Counsel to the OSCE Election Appeals Sub-Commission in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Programme Director at the International Human Rights Law Group; and Legal Adviser to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights..


Dr Paul Dixon

Dr Paul Dixon's research interests are in the politics of conflict. He is interested in conflict resolution theory and the role of politics in managing both violent and non-violent conflict. His specialist areas are the Northern Ireland conflict and the British approach to counterinsurgency and military intervention. Paul is completing a book on The British Approach to Counterinsurgency: From Malaya to Afghanistan (Palgrave 2012). He has published widely on the conflict in Northern Ireland including Northern Ireland: The Politics of War and Peace (Palgrave, 2008, 2nd edition) and is working on a book on The Northern Ireland Peace Process (Routledge). He has published articles in Terrorism and Political Violence, Journal of Strategic Studies, Review of International Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Political Studies Quarterly and Political Studies.


Dr Cecilia Cappel

Dr Cecilia Cappel's general research and teaching interests are in the fields of race, gender and interpersonal violence. Her current research interests are diverse and include the responses of Black majority churches' to domestic abuse, as well as the development of curricula and pedagogies within criminology that encourage active student participation.


Amy Mitchell

Amy Mitchell is from a youth justice practitioner background and has undertaken research in bail supervision programmes and child protection. She is currently on the steering group committee for the Institute of Child Centred Inter-professional Practice. Amy currently researches prison-based education and the experiences of female offenders. 


Dr Joanna Jamel, Senior lecturer in criminology

Dr Joanna Jamel has a multi-disciplinary background in sociology, investigative and forensic psychology as well as being a criminologist. Joanna has conducted research on male rape: examining the specialist police response; its incidence in male sex work; its representation in the print media, and victim resistance strategies. She is also interested in the policing of transphobic hate crime. Other research on the commercial male sex work industry investigated client-perpetrated sexual violence against male escorts. In addition, she has also analysed the print media representation of male rape. Her current research focuses on the policing of transphobic hate crime and she continues to research issues relating to the sexual violation of adult males.


Dr Francis Dodsworth

Francis Dodsworth explores crime, policing and security, particularly personal security and self-defence, from the perspectives of cultural history and cultural studies. Francis's research explores personal security and self-defence and engages with the role of architecture in the fabrication of order, commercial culture and religious communities. He was a part of the Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change (CRESC), a ten-year ESRC programme and now contributes to the Social Life of Methods (SLOM). Francis is guest researcher at the School of Public Administration, Gothenburg University.


Professor David Herbert

Professor David Herbert has expertise in the sociology of religion and the sociology of health.


Dr Maria Silvestri

Dr Marisa Silvestri's main research interests lie in the broad field of policing, gender and criminal justice. More specifically her work has centred on exploring the position and role of women in police leadership and the gendered nature of the criminal justice system in relation to its impact on women offenders and victims, more broadly. She is currently working on exploring the gender impacts of the current police reform agenda on the selection of its chief officers. Dr Silvestri has worked with national and international colleagues in facilitating workshops, seminars, round tables and conferences, engaging participation with those working in government, the voluntary sector and service users. 


Dr Hannah Miller

Dr Hannah Miller a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights, Politics and International Relations in the Politics department. She has spent her professional career working in the fields of human rights and social justice, both as a scholar and practioner. Hannah has researched and published in the areas of campaign strategies, charity law, NGO practice, rights-based and rights-framed approaches, and the sociology of rights. She is currently researching representation of forms of disobedience. She is a reviewer for the International Journal of Human Rights (Taylor and Francis), co-convenor of the British Sociological Association's Sociology of Rights Study Group and a member of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Hannah Miller has also worked with a variety of NGOs including War on Want, Women at Risk (WAR - Ethiopia), SCOPE, Regenerate,COM, Regenerate.RISE, Patient and Public Involvement Forums (NHS UK) and the Palestinain Solidarity Campaign.

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