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Prof Barry Godfrey BA MA PhD FRHist.A JP

Professor of Social Justice Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

    Research

    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

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    October 2018 - September 2019

    Victims' access to justice through English criminal courts, 1675 to the present

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    August 2018 - July 2020

    ‘Dark tourism’ in comparative perspective: sites of suffering, sites of memory

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

    March 2016 - February 2018

    The costs of imprisonment: A longitudinal study

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    January 2012 - January 2013

    After Care: Youth Justice and its long term impacts, 1850-1945

    LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

    September 2013 - September 2015

    Cornstalks and new chums: crime and nutritional status in settler Australia

    AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (AUSTRALIA)

    January 2014 - December 2016

    The Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of London Punishment, 1780-1925

    ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

    October 2013 - March 2018