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Dr Azrini Wahidin

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities a

Dr Azrini Wahidin (PhD, FLF, FRSA, SFHEA, FAcSS) is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law and Teesside Business School. She researches on the issues of imprisonment, penal policy, 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 interest in the links between criminal justice and social justice, looking at race, sexuality, gender and social exclusion. 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) and an edited collection with Linda Moore and Phil Scraton entitled: Women’s Imprisonment and the Case for Abolition: Critical Reflections on Corston Ten Years On.

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