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Anne Robinson BA (Hons), DipSW, MSW

Principal Lecturer


Summary

I am programme leader for the Foundation Degree, BA (Hons) top up and Graduate Diploma in Community Justice. These are part of the Probation Qualifications Framework (PQF) and the academic programmes are run alongside vocational and competence-based assessment to provide qualifying routes for probation officers. We work closely with the National Probation Service and also with other universities, because SHU is the lead institution out of a group of four involved in the delivery across the Yorkshire & Humberside and North West divisions.

About

I qualified as a probation officer in 1993 and worked in a variety of roles including a secondment to a women's prison and a specialist youth justice team. In 2000 I joined a newly formed Youth Offending Team, initially as a practitioner but later became a manager, widening my knowledge and experience of the criminal justice sector. I joined SHU in 2005 and my varied experience here has included training youth justice and youth work practitioners, researching criminal justice practice, and teaching gender and youth studies on the undergraduate criminology programme. Since 2007 I have taught on the probation officer training programmes and took over the development and then operational management of the current PQF awards in 2009. I became programme leader in November 2013.

Youth justice
Anti-social behaviour
Women in the criminal justice system
Women involved in sex work
Law and penal policy

Teaching

Department Of Law and Criminology

Social Sciences and Arts

Publications

Journal articles

Robinson, A. (2015). The resilience motif: implications for youth justice. Youth Justice, 16 (1), 18-33. http://doi.org/10.1177/1473225415587601

Robinson, A. (2015). Life stories in development: Thoughts on narrative methods with young people. British Journal of Community Justice, 13 (2), 59-77.

Robinson, A. (2014). Enforcement and compliance: critical practices for community rehabilitation companies and the new NPS? Probation Journal, 61 (3), 265-277. http://doi.org/10.1177/0264550514536759

Robinson, A. (2013). Transforming rehabilitation: Transforming the occupational identity of probation workers? British Journal of Community Justice, 11 (2-3), 91-101.

Book chapters

Robinson, A. (2016). Growing out of crime? Problems, pitfalls and possibilities. In Robinson, A., & Hamilton, P. (Eds.) Moving on from crime and substance use: transforming identities. (pp. 91-120). Bristol: Policy Press: https://policypress.co.uk/moving-on-from-crime-and-substance-use

Goodwin, S. (2016). Lived desistance: understanding how women experience giving up offending. In Robinson, A., & Hamilton, P. (Eds.) Moving on from crime and substance use: transforming identities. (pp. 67-90). Bristol: Policy Press: http://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1t88xzs.8

Robinson, A. (2016). Growing out of crime? Problems, pitfalls and possibilities. In Robinson, A., & Hamilton, P. (Eds.) Moving on from crime and substance use: transforming identities. (pp. 91-120). Bristol: Policy Press: https://policypress.co.uk/moving-on-from-crime-and-substance-use

Burrows, J. (2016). Fear and loathing in the community: sexual offenders and desistance in a climate of risk and 'extreme othering'. In Robinson, A., & Hamilton, P. (Eds.) Moving on from crime and substance use transforming identities. (pp. 153-174). Policy Press: https://policypress.co.uk/moving-on-from-crime-and-substance-use

Sloan, J. (2016). Men, prison and aspirational masculinities. In Robinson, A., & Hamilton, P. (Eds.) Moving on from crime and substance use: Transforming identities. (pp. 43-66). Bristol: Policy Press: http://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1t88xzs.7

Best, D. (2016). Social identity, social networks and social capital in desistance and recovery. In Robinson, A., & Hamilton, P. (Eds.) Moving on from crime and substance use: Transforming identities. (pp. 175-194). Bristol: Policy Press: http://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1t88xzs.12

Irving, J. (2016). Alcoholics anonymous: Sustaining behavioural change. In Robinson, A., & Hamilton, P. (Eds.) Moving on from crime and substance use: Transforming Identities. (pp. 195-228). Bristol: Policy Press: http://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1t88xzs.13

Robinson, A. (2016). Endnotes and further routes for enquiry. In Robinson, A., & Hamilton, P. (Eds.) Moving on from crime and substance use: Transforming identities. (pp. 229-258). Bristol: Policy Press: http://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1t88xzs

Hamilton, P., & Albertson, K. (2015). Reflections on values and ethics in narrative inquiry with (ex-)offenders. In Cowburn, M., Duggan, M., Robinson, A., & Senior, P. (Eds.) Values in criminology and community justice. (pp. 329-342). London: Policy Press

Albertson, K., Albertson, K., Fox, C., & Ellingworth, D. (2015). Economic values and evidence: evaluating criminal justice policy. In Cowburn, M., Duggan, M., Robinson, A., & Senior, P. (Eds.) Values in criminology and community justice. (pp. 313-328). London: Policy Press

Banks, J., & Moxon, D. (2013). The value(s) of cultural criminology. In Cowburn, M., Duggan, M., Robinson, A., & Senior, P. (Eds.) Values in criminology and community justice. (pp. 109-125). Bristol: Policy Press

Cowburn, M., Duggan, M., & Pollock, E. (2013). Working with different values: extremism, hate and sex crimes. In Cowburn, M., Duggan, M., Robinson, A., & Senior, P. (Eds.) Values in criminology and community justice. (pp. 343-358). Bristol: Policy Press, University of Bristol

Austen, L., & Cowburn, M. (2013). Postmodernism and criminological thought : ‘Whose science? Whose knowledge?’. In Cowburn, M., Duggan, M., Robinson, A., & Senior, P. (Eds.) Values in Criminology and Community Justice. (pp. 21-38). Bristol: Policy Press

Robinson, A. (2013). What’s valuable, what’s valued in today’s youth justice? In Values in Criminology and Community Justice. (pp. 295-312).

Books

Robinson, A., & Hamilton, P. (Eds.). (2016). Moving on from crime and substance use: Transforming identities. Bristol: Policy Press. https://policypress.co.uk/moving-on-from-crime-and-substance-use

Robinson, A. (2014). Foundations for youth justice: Positive approaches to practice.

Cowburn, M., Duggan, M., Robinson, A., & Senior, P. (2013). Values in criminology and community justice.

Robinson, A. (2011). Foundations for offender management: Theory, law and policy for contemporary practice.

Reports

Robinson, A. (2009). From morality to rights: the symposium on women, human rights and prostitution. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.

Feasey, S., Bird, H., Meadows, L., Robinson, A., & Senior, P. (2007). The Wakefield District prolific and priority offender needs analysis and business case: final report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.

O'Keeffe, C., Wilkinson, K., Robinson, A., & Senior, P. (2006). "I Ain't No Tea Lady": Identifying and addressing barriers to non-traditional employment, training and education from a female perspective, SOVA. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.

Long, M., Robinson, A., & Senior, P. (2006). A visible difference: an evaluation of the second phase of the Police Community Support Officers in West Yorkshire. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/hccj/publications_reports.html

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