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Prof Barry Godfrey BA MA PhD FRHist.A JP

Professor of Social Justice Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


    Research Interests

    Longitudinal studies of crime and sentencing; how individual and structural factors can affect desistence from crime; comparative international studies of offending and sentencing; court culture and practice; the history of Liverpool; and convicts in America and Australia.

    Research Group Membership
    Research Grants
    • Criminals incapable of reform”? Re-assessing the population of Cockatoo Island Prison (Sydney), 1839-69
    • Victims' access to justice through English criminal courts, 1675 to the present
    • ‘Dark tourism’ in comparative perspective: sites of suffering, sites of memory
    • The costs of imprisonment: A longitudinal study
    • After Care: Youth Justice and its long term impacts, 1850-1945
    • Cornstalks and new chums: crime and nutritional status in settler Australia
    • The Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of London Punishment, 1780-1925