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.


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

The development and impact of community services for women offenders: an evaluation

Assessing young people in police custody: an examination of the operation of Triage schemes

Evaluation summary: Working one to one with young offenders

Punishing Disadvantage: A profile of children in custody

Statistics on Women and the Criminal Justice System: An MoJ Publication under section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991

  • Author(s) Hunter, G., Hearnden, I. and Gyateng, T.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2009
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationMinistry of Justice

Preparing for employment: Prisoners' experiences of participating in a prison-based training programme

  • Author(s) Hunter, G. and Boyce, I.
  • SubjectCrime and the community
  • Year2009
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHoward Journal for Penal Reform, 48: 117-131

The St Giles Trust Peer Advice Project: An Evaluation

The 2003 Licensing Act’s impact on crime and disorder: an evaluation

  • Author(s) Hough, M. and Hunter, G.
  • SubjectDrugs, alcohol and crime
  • Year2008
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminology and Criminal Justice, 8, 3, pp. 239-260

The impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on levels of crime and disorder

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