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
Social Sciences and Arts
Comparative Criminal Justice (Level 6)
Applying Criminology (Level 4)
Sloan, J. (2017). Sex doesn't matter? The problematic status of sex, misogyny, and hate. Journal of Language and Discrimination, 1 (1), 61-82. http://doi.org/10.1558/jld.33114
Shapland, J., & Sloan, J. (2014). Twenty volumes of victimology: The special issue. International Review of Victimology, 20 (1), 3-5. http://doi.org/10.1177/0269758013513659
Ellis, A., Sloan, J., & Wykes, M. (2013). 'Moatifs' of masculinity: The stories told about 'men' in British newspaper coverage of the Raoul Moat case. Crime, Media, Culture, 9 (1), 3-21. http://doi.org/10.1177/1741659012454124
Sloan, J., & Drake, D.H. (2013). Emotional engagements: On sinking and swimming in prison research and ethnography: Jennifer Sloan and Deborah H Drake consider the importance of processing the emotional dimensions of prisons research. Criminal Justice Matters, 91 (1), 24-25. http://doi.org/10.1080/09627251.2013.778755
Sloan, J. (2012). 'You Can See Your Face in My Floor': Examining the Function of Cleanliness in an Adult Male Prison. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 51 (4), 400-410. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2311.2012.00727.x
Rainbow, J.A.S. (2018). Male prisoners' vulnerabilities and the ideal victim concept. In Revisiting the 'Ideal Victim': Developments in Critical Victimology. (pp. 263-278).
Sloan, J. (2018). Saying the unsayable: Foregrounding men in the prison system. In Maycock, M., & Hunt, K. (Eds.) New perspectives on prison masculinites. (pp. 123-144). Palgrave Macmillan: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319656533
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
Sloan, J. (2016). Masculinity, imprisonment and working identities : research on the experience of living and working in carceral institutions. In Reeves, C. (Ed.) Experiencing Imprisonment. (pp. 81-95). Abingdon: Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315764177
Sloan, J., & Wright, S. (2015). Going in green : reflections on the challenges of ‘getting in, getting on, and getting out’ for doctoral prisons researchers. In Drake, D., Earle, R., & Sloan, J. (Eds.) Palgrave Handbook of Prison Ethnography. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/?k=9781137403872&WT.mc_id=EMI_PALGRAVE_1506_SRL1527-Criminology-Newsletter-June
Sloan, J. (2016). Masculinities and the adult male prison experience. Palgrave Macmillan UK. http://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-39915-1
I am a member of the British Society of Criminology and the Prison Ethnography Network.