I am module leader for Criminal Law. In addition, I teach on Forms of Crime, Graduate Research and Development, Streetlaw Prisons and Mentally Disordered Offenders. I also supervise undergraduate dissertations.
After completing my masters, I came to the University of Sheffield to do a PhD in how women stop (or 'desist from') committing crime. For this, I spent significant time based at Together Women Sheffield- a community centre in Sheffield that caters for women involved (and at risk of involvement) in the Criminal Justice System. I was also able to gain some experience in writing and developing funding bids through partnership with Keychanges- Unlocking Women's Potential (a women's mentoring and public awareness organisation). I have maintained these links through my teaching on clinical modules.
During my PhD, I taught on a variety of criminology and law courses and developed an interest in teaching international students. I also presented a number of papers at domestic and international conferences.
I joined Sheffield Hallam in August 2014.
I cover both Law and Criminology modules, and am interested in possibilities for integrating good quality innovation (both technological and artistic) into my teaching. I also enjoy preparing students for the reality of work in Criminal Justice and Legal professions.
Department Of Law and Criminology
Social Sciences and Humanities
Law and Criminology
Criminal Law, Forms of Crime, Graduate Research and Development, Streetlaw Prisons and Mentally Disordered Offenders
Goodwin, S. (2013). Arts groups as community-based criminal justice interventions: Sarah Goodwin looks at the benefits for the people who attend and the organisations that run them. Criminal Justice Matters, 93 (1), 30-31. http://doi.org/10.1080/09627251.2013.833796
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
Goodwin, S. (2014). Relatively supported? : desisting women and relational influences. In Shapland, J., de Maillard, J., Farrall, S., Groenemeyer, A., & Ponsaers, P. (Eds.) Desistance, Social Order and Responses to Crime: Today's Security Issues. GERN Research Paper Series 2014. (pp. 13-28). Antwerpen: Maklu
I am a member of the British Society of Criminology, European Society of Criminology, and the Howard League for Penal Reform's Early Career Academics Network.