Jennifer has worked at Sheffield Hallam since August 2014, and since then has been awarded a University Inspirational Teaching Award (in 2015 and 2016) and was one of the six finalists of the Oxford University Press Law Teacher of the Year Award in 2016. Her research lies in the area of prisons, gender and sexual violence. She complete a LLB (Hons) in Law at Manchester University in 2006, a MA in International Criminology from the University of Sheffield in 2007, and her PhD in Criminology at the University of Sheffield (supervised by Dr Maggie Wykes and Professor Stephen Farrall) in 2011.
Jennifer has been involved in a variety of projects since completing her PhD on men in prison in 2011, including working with Dr Maggie Wykes at Sheffield University on researching Sexual harassment and sexism in South Yorkshire, and also on Dr Wykes' British Academy funded project looking at the prosecution of sexual violence in South Africa and England and Wales. She is currently working on Dr Sunita Toor's project looking at improving access to justice for women and girls who are victims of violence in India, as well as working with Professor David Best and Dr Paula Hamilton looking at Stigma in student populations. She has also recently co-founded the Sheffield Hallam University Genders Network.
Jennifer's doctoral research has been published by Palgrave Macmillan, and she is also co-author of The Handbook of Prison Ethnography, also published by Palgrave. She is currently working on another book with Dr Serena Wright in the field of prisons research, to be published by Routlegde. Jennifer is also currently working towards a MA in Education at Sheffield Hallam University, which is extending her research into the area of the international mobility of students.
Gender, Prisons, Sexual Violence, Justice, Stigma, Comparative/International Criminal Justice, International Student Mobility
Department Of Law and Criminology
Social Sciences and Humanities
Comparative Criminal Justice (Level 6)
Applying Criminology (Level 4)
- Sloan, J. (Forthcoming) ‘Men, Prison and Aspirational Masculinities’ in Robinson, A. and Hamilton, P. (Eds) Transforming Identities: seeking Successful Lives, Bristol: Policy Press
- Sloan, J. (2016) Masculinities and the Adult Male Prison Experience, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
- Behan, C., Sloan, J., Bennett, C., Shapland, J. and Farrall, S. ‘Justice is more than just criminal justice’ Perspectives on Criminal Justice Institutions and Citizen Participation, Howard League for Penal Reform (available at: http://howardleague.org/publications/justice-is-more-than-just-criminal-justice/)
- Sloan, J. (2015) ‘Masculinity, Imprisonment and Working Identities’ in Reeves, C (Ed) Experiencing Imprisonment: Research on the experiences of living and working in carceral institutions, London and New York: Routledge
- Sloan, J. and Wright, S. (2015) ‘Going in green: Reflections on the challenges of ‘getting in, getting on, and getting out’ for doctoral researchers’, in Drake, D. H., Earle, R. and Sloan, J. (Eds) The Handbook of Prison Ethnography, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
- Sloan, J. (2015) ‘For Ethnography’ in Drake, D. H., Earle, R. and Sloan, J. (Eds) The Handbook of Prison Ethnography, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
- Drake, D. H., Earle, R. and Sloan, J. (2015) ‘General Introduction: What Ethnography Tells Us about Prisons and What Prisons Tell Us about Ethnography’ in Drake, D. H., Earle, R. and Sloan, J. (Eds) The Handbook of Prison Ethnography, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
- Drake, D. H., Earle, R. and Sloan, J. (Eds) (2015) The Handbook of Prison Ethnography, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
- Sloan, J. (2014) ‘Masculinity and Imprisonment for Public Protection’ Prison Service Journal No. 213
- Shapland, J. and Sloan, J. (2014) ‘Twenty Volumes of Victimology: The Special Issue’ International Review of Victimology, 20(1), 3-5
- Sloan, J. and Drake, D. (2013) ‘Criminal Justice Matters: ‘Thrown In or Drawn In? On Sinking and Swimming in Prison Research and Ethnography’ Criminal Justice Matters, Vol. 91(11), 24-25
- Ellis, A., Sloan, J. and Wykes, M. (2013) ‘‘Moatifs’ of Masculinity: The Stories Told About ‘Men’ in British Newspaper Coverage of the Raoul Moat Case’ Crime Media Culture, Vol. 9(1), 3-21
- Sloan, J. (2013) ‘Inter-Prisoner Sexual Harm: Representation vs. Reality’ in the Conference proceedings ‘Criminal Justice and Security in Central and Eastern Europe – practice and research’, published by the University of Maribor, Edited by Gorazd Meško, Andrej Sotlar and Jack Greene, 261-277
- Sloan, J. (2012) ‘‘You Can See Your Face in My Floor’: Examining the Function of Cleanliness in an Adult Male Prison’ The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 51(4), 400-410
- Sloan, J. (2012) ‘Cleanliness, Spaces and Masculine Identity in an Adult Male Prison’ Prison Service Journal, No. 201, 3-6
I am a member of the British Society of Criminology and the Prison Ethnography Network.