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Professor Shadd Maruna

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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




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