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

Imagining penal policy for women: The case for Women’s Community Services

  • Author(s) Radcliffe, P. and Hunter, G.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2014
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHoward League 'What is Justice?' Working Paper
  • DownloadsHLWP_4_2014.pdf

Supporting fair and respectful treatment of witnesses

  • Author(s) Jacobson, J., Hunter, G. and Kirby, A.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2014
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • Misc infoAlso published on The Advocate's Gateway website: http://www.theadvocatesgateway.org/resources
  • Downloadsicpr_witnesses.pdf

Supporting the effective participation of defendants in court proceedings

  • Author(s) Jacobson, J., Hunter, G. and Kirby, A.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2014
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • Misc infoAlso published on The Advocate's Gateway website: http://www.theadvocatesgateway.org/resources
  • Downloadsicpr_defendants.pdf

Crime and ‘Community’: Exploring the scope for community involvement in criminal justice

Inside the Crown Court

  • Author(s) Jacobson, J., Hunter, G. and Kirby, A.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2014
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationBirkbeck, University of London
  • Misc infoBBK Review 2013; Issue 32: 40-41.
  • Downloadscrown_court.pdf

Evaluation of the Employment and Reoffending Pilot: Lessons learnt from the planning and early implementation phase

Intermediate outcomes of family and intimate relationship interventions: a rapid evidence assessment

Out of the shadows: Victims' and witnesses' experiences of the Crown Court

Are magistrates doing justice to women?

  • Author(s) Hunter, G. and Radcliffe, P.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2013
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Justice Matters, 92:1, 34-35

Improving the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime Consultation – a response from the Institute for Criminal Policy Research

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