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LLB, Queen's University Belfast
MSSc Criminology (with Distinction), Queen's University Belfast
PhD, Queen's University Belfast
PGCHET, Queen's University Belfast
Anne-Marie McAlinden graduated in law from Queen's University in 1996. In 1997 she was awarded the degree of MSSc from the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Queen's with Distinction. Anne-Marie was appointed to the post of Lecturer in Law at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, in September 2001 and later to the post of Lecturer in Criminology in January 2003. In the interim period she completed her PhD, a study on the management of sexual offenders in the community in Northern Ireland, in September 2002. She joined the School of Law at Queen's in September 2003 and was promoted to Reader in July 2012.
Her main research interests lie in the areas of the management of violent and sexual offenders, restorative justice and criminal justice issues generally where she has published widely. She has acted as a consultant to government on a number of projects including ‘Public Attitudes to Sex Offenders in Northern Ireland’ (2007, Belfast: NISOSMC, with Research and Regional Services, Chapters 1, 2, 7 & 8) and ‘Employment Opportunities and Community Reintegration of Sex Offenders in Northern Ireland’ (NIO Statistical and Research Series Report No. 20, Belfast: Northern Ireland Office, 86 pp). Her book 'The Shaming of Sexual Offenders: Risk, Retribution and Reintegration' (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2007) was awarded the British Society of Criminology Book Prize 2008 for the best first sole-authored book published in the discipline in the previous year. Her second sole-authored monograph, ‘“Grooming” and the Sexual Abuse of Children: Institutional, Internet, and Familial Dimensions’ is to be published in December 2012 by Oxford University Press as part of the Clarendon Series in Criminology. The primary research for this book was funded by a small research grant awarded by the British Academy.TeachingUndergraduate
- Core Modules on the MSSc in Criminal Justice - Sentencing and the Criminal Justice System and Criminal Justice Processes
Child Sexual Abuse, the Management of Violent and Sexual Offenders, Restorative Justice, Penal Policies
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“An Inconvenient Truth: Barriers to Truth Recovery in the Aftermath of Institutional Child Abuse in Ireland”, Legal Studies, Article first published online: 13 June 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-121X.2012.00243.x
“The Governance of Sexual Offending Across Europe: Penal Policies, Political Economies and the Institutionalization of Risk” (2012) 14 Punishment and Society 166-192.
“‘Transforming Justice’: Challenges for Restorative Justice in an Era of Punishment-based Corrections”, (Special Issue: Essays in Celebration of the 35th Anniversary of Restorative Justice) (2011) 14 Contemporary Justice Review 383-406 (invited and peer reviewed contribution).
“Vetting Sexual Offenders: State Over-extension, the Punishment Deficit and the Failure to Manage Risk” (2010) 19 Social & Legal Studies 25-48.
The Shaming of Sexual Offenders: Risk, Retribution and Reintegration (2007) Oxford: Hart Publishing.
"'Setting 'Em Up': Personal, Social and Institutional Grooming in the Sexual Abuse of Children", (2006) 15 Social & Legal Studies 339-62.
“The Use of Shame with Sexual Offenders” (2005) 45 British Journal of Criminology 373-94.
“Indeterminate Sentences for the Severely Personality Disordered” (2001) Criminal Law Review 108-123.
- Library Officer 2004-2007
- Careers Officer 2004-2007
- Member of Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice
- European Young Lawyer's Study Trip Co-ordinator 2004-2007
- School of Law Representative on Academic Council 2005-2009
- Exams Officer 2008-2012
- Nominated Member of School Management Board 2012-present