Publications & Team

Current Research

Gills current work includes an ESRC funded evaluation of the College of Policing's What Works Centre for Crime Reduction - the Centre is aiming to build on and enhance the UK's capacity to develop, disseminate and apply evidence-based approaches to policing and crime reduction.

Background and Expertise

Gill has over 15 years' experience of conducting criminal policy research. This includes evaluations of criminal justice interventions, such as arrest and court diversion schemes for street sex workers and offenders with mental health and substance misuse problems and 'One-Stop-Shop' community services for women offenders. She has also conducted research on peer mentoring in the criminal justice system and its value for supporting offenders leaving custody.

More recently her research interests have focused on lay understanding of the criminal justice process and on victims', witnesses' and defendants' experiences of the criminal courts.

Gill is a language editor and reviewer for the International Journal of Drug Policy. She has an MSc in Health Sociology from London South Bank University and an MA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Glasgow.

Publications

Prosecuting joint enterprise cases: seeking ways through the fog?

  • Author(s) Amy Kirby, Jessica Jacobson, Gillian Hunter
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationBritish Society of Criminology Newsletter, 79
  • Downloadsbscn_79_Kirby

An Evaluation of the ‘What Works Centre for Crime Reduction’ Year 2: Progress

  • Author(s) Gillian Hunter, Alexandra Wigzell, Bina Bhardwa, Tiggey May and Mike Hough
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • DownloadsICPR_Evaluation_ of_WWCCR_ Yr_2 2016

Joint Enterprise

  • Author(s) Jacobson, J., Kirby, A. and Hunter, G
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Justice & Law Weekly, 180 (31)
  • DownloadsJoint Enterprise _ CL&J

Joint Enterprise: Righting a wrong turn?

  • Author(s) Jessica Jacobson, Amy Kirby, Gillian Hunter
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationPrison Reform Trust
  • DownloadsJoint Enterprise Righting a Wrong Turn

Structured mayhem: Personal experiences of the Crown Court

  • Author(s) Jessica Jacobson, Gillian Hunter, and Amy Kirby
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2015
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Justice Alliance
  • DownloadsCJAJ3555_CJA_Report_WEB

'It was a safe place for me to be': Accounts of attending Women's Community Services and moving beyond the offender identity

  • Author(s) Radcliffe, P. and Hunter, G.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2015
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationBritish Journal of Criminology 2015
  • Misc infoAdvance Access

An Evaluation of the ‘What Works Centre for Crime Reduction’ Year 1: Baseline

Inside Crown Court: Personal experiences and questions of legitimacy

  • Author(s) Jacobson, J., Hunter, G. and Kirby, A.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2015
  • LocationBristol
  • Publisher/PublicationPolicy Press

Evaluation of day one mandation of prison leavers to the Work Programme

Effective participation or passive acceptance: How can defendants participate more effectively in the court process?

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