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Amy Musgrove

Amy Musgrove MSc, PgCert, BA (Hons), FHEA

Deputy Head of Criminology


I am Deputy Head of Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University. 

Criminology is a vibrant subject group and I support the operational and strategic development of this subject here at Sheffield Hallam University.

  • About

    I completed a BA (Hons) degree in Criminology at Sheffield Hallam and my MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Loughborough University.

    My teaching began in 2005 when I left Loughborough taking up a position as a Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Leeds Beckett University. During my time at Leeds Beckett, I completed the PgCert teaching qualification. Prior to this, I had worked with mentally disordered offenders in a secure setting and volunteered in the youth justice field

    I joined Sheffield Hallam in 2012 as a Senior Lecturer.

    I am currently undertaking a PhD in the area of responsive regulation and prisons.

    Criminological Foundations
    Criminal Justice
    Experiencing Practice
    Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Criminal Justice
    Mentally Disorder Offenders
    Criminal Law
    Human Rights
    Supervision of dissertation
    Assessment, Learning and Teaching practices
    Domestic Violence
    Mental Health and the Law

  • Teaching

    Department Of Law and Criminology

    Social Sciences and Humanities

    I teach within the Criminology subject group, Department Of Law and Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

    I teach on a variety of modules on the Criminology programme which includes content on

    • skills modules for students transitioning from FE to HE
    • research methods
    • social justice and human rights
    • criminal justice system
    • simulation modules for employability
    • desistance and recovery
    • victims

    I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations

  • Research

    I am currently undertaking doctoral research on prison regulation and how a system of responsive regulation may benefit our current complex landscape of regulation.

    I am currently working with prisons in the North West of England on developing asset-based community development approaches within a secure setting.

    I am also an active learning and teaching researcher who is undertaking current projects on the enhancing the student voice and approaches to feedback.

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Best, D., Hall, L., & Musgrove, A. (2018). The bridge between social identity and community capital on the path to recovery and desistance. Probation Journal, 65 (4), 394-406.

    Musgrove, A., & Thirlaway, V. (2012). Are we using technology for technology's sake? An evaluation of a simulated employment exercise at undergraduate level. Law Teacher, 46 (1), 65-74.

    Musgrove, A., & Groves, N. (2007). The domestic violence, crime and victims act 2004: Relevant or removed' legislation? Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 29 (3-4), 233-244.

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