Gender Matters in Crime, Criminal Justice and Social Harm focuses on finding a voice through research and related activities for women involved in crime and harms and in the processes of criminal justice as victims, offenders and agents.
Sharon Grace works as a lecturer in the University's department of Social Policy and Social Work. Sharon is also currently involved in a formative evaluation of the new Anti-Social Behaviour Hub at City of York Council looking at how an inter-agency response can improve victim satisfaction.
Discussions are taking place with Northern Universities to explore the ways to engage women offenders in research with a view to developing research centred on hearing their voice. We are currently in the early stages of planning a follow-up event bringing academics and practitioners together who work with women offenders through theatre and arts programmes with an aim to explore collaborative publications and research projects.
We are partnered with the Department of Sociology's Sex Work Research which connects researchers and academics across a range of Universities and disciplines working on sex work, sex working and sexual exploitation.