Steering group

Justice

CrimNet was founded in 2017, evolving from a series of conversations held between Dr Jane Clarbour, Dr Gernot Klantschnig and Professor Maggie O'Neill. 

 Dr Gernot Klantschnig is co-chair of CrimNet. Based at the University of York's department of Social Policy and Social Work, Gernot's research focuses on international crime and drug control. Gernot's is currently completing a Chinese government funded project entitled the politics of fake drugs in Africa. You can read more about Gernot and his current research here. null
Dr Jane Clarbour is co-chair of CrimNet. Based at the University of York's department of Psychology, Jane's research primarily focuses on the relationship between personality and emotional behavior. Jane's research has suggested developmental trends in emotional behavior that centres on levels of social anxiety and aggressive tendencies and is exhibited as internalizing and externalizing behaviours. You can read more about Jane and her current research here null
Dr Mark Hardy is CrimNet's network co-ordinator. Based at the University of York's department of Social Policy and Social Work, Mark's research interests stem from his previous career as a social worker. The majority of his career as a practitioner was spent working with both young and adult offenders and in forensic mental health. You can read more about Mark and his current research here
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Professor Maggie O'Neill is an honorary member of CrimNet. Based at the University of York's department of Sociology, Maggie's research interests seek to engage in the development of cultural, criminological and feminist theory. Her research activity has been instrumental in moving forward debate and scholarship in the fields of sex work and sexual exploitation. You can read more about Maggie and her current research here null
Carol Robinson is a PhD member of CrimNet's steering group. Based at the University of York's department of Sociology, Carol's PhD research focuses on deaths from natural causes within the prison system. Carol's interest stems from her work with the York Youth Offending Team (2005-2007) and as a prison visitor at HMP and YOI Askham Grange (2004-2007). Since 2010 Carol has worked as a part-time prison chaplain in high security. You can read more about Carol and her current research here.  
Ailish Carroll is the administrator for CrimNet. She is currently studying an Applied Forensic Psychology MSc in the University of York’s Psychology Department, and is looking to research how the mental illness of a defendant affects juror decision making. She is particularly interested in how jurors view different mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression when it comes to their role in violent crime. She also volunteers with the Youth Justice Service, acting as an Appropriate Adult in youth police interviews.