Lecturer in Criminology
Room 2.03, 1 College Park
Ext: 3956; Email: email@example.com
B.A. (Hons) Psychology (University College Dublin)
MS.c Forensic Psychology (University of Kent at Canterbury)
PhD Criminology (University of Cambridge)
My interests include the psychosocial dynamics involved in the occurrence of crime as well as how society reacts to and manages criminal behaviour. In particular, my main research interests focus on issues such as violence, identity, shame, masculinity, youth justice, imprisonment, reintegration/desistance and the management of crime. My PhD thesis was entitled “Prisoner Confrontations: The Role of Shame, Masculinity and Respect” and investigated why some prisoners were more likely to engage in prisoner-on-prisoner violence than others. I have also been involved in research projects examining the service and support needs of young people on remand and the fear of crime.
Anyone interested in conducting postgraduate research should feel free to contact me to discuss their ideas and the possibility of studying at Queen’s.
Introducing Criminology (CRM1001).
Crime, Punishment and Penal Policy (CRM3001).
Psychological Perspectives on Crime (CRM3005).
Identity, aggression, imprisonment, shame, masculinity, reintegration, desistance, youth justice, fear of crime, criminological psychology, management of crime and how society reacts to criminal behaviour.
Maruna, S. & Butler, M. (forthcoming) Violence Self-Narrartives and the Hostile Attributional Bias. In D. Youngs (eds) The Behavioural Analysis of Crime: New Directions in Offender Profiling. Aldershot: Ashgate
Butler, M. (2010) Behaving Aggressively: The Role of Shame in Prisoner Confrontations. In R. Jackson (eds) Psychology of Neuroticism and Shame. New York: Nova Publications (p109-128).
Butler, M. & Cunningham, P. (2010) Fear of Crime in Ireland: Understanding its Origins and Consequences. In P. Knepper (eds) International Handbook of Victimology. Florida: Taylor & Francis Ltd (p429-457).
Butler, M. & Cunningham, P. (2009) Fear of Crime in Ireland and its Impact on Quality of Life. Dublin: The Stationary Office.
Butler, M. & Maruna, S. (2009) The Impact of Disrespect on Prisoners’ Aggression: Outcomes of Experimentally Inducing Violence Supportive Cognitions. Psychology, Crime and Law, 15 (2&3): 235-250.
Seymour, M. & Butler, M. (2008) Young People on Remand. Dublin: Office of the Minister for Children.
Butler, M. (2008) What are you looking at? Prisoner Confrontations and the Search for Respect. British Journal of Criminology, 48 (6): 856-873.
Butler, M. & Drake, D. (2007) Reconsidering Respect: Its Role in the British Prison Service. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 46(2):115-127.
Maruna, S. & Butler, M. (2005) Phenomenology. In K. Kempf-Leonard (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Social Measurement. Oxford: Elsevier.
Lauren Belshaw - Impact of state intervention on community-based restorative justice programmes.
Sinead Meade - Exploring Prison Officer Psychology
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