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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
  • ‘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

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