Criminology (2017 cohort)
My research focuses on the management of a specific group of foreign national offenders in the UK who have completed their prison sentence. The UK permits for some foreign national offenders to be held in prisons beyond their prison sentence under Immigration Act powers. The aim of my research is to shed light on this prisoner population, highlighting their experiences of remaining in prison beyond their sentences and their access to immigration services. This will be situated within a broader examination of the expansion of prison purposes and a consideration of punishment. My project will primarily rely on qualitative accounts from foreign national offenders held in prisons beyond their sentence as well as interviews with legal practitioners and policy makers.
Before starting the DPhil, I completed Oxford’s MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Distinction level) and prior to that, a BSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Birkbeck, London where I was awarded the ICPR Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Criminology. My general academic interests are sociology of punishment and issues of race, gender and class in criminology.