New publication by Professor Claire Hamilton in this month's Law Society Gazette

Prof Claire Hamilton
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 09:00

This month Professor Claire Hamilton published an article entitled ‘Night of the long Knives’ in the Law Society Gazette that reflects on the Irish government’s approach to knife crime and anti- social behaviour in a comparative critique with the UK.
“Failed Blairite policies will not solve crime and antisocial behaviour, argues Prof Claire Hamilton. Experience has shown them to be, at best, ineffective and, at worst, counter-productive in terms of tackling crime”

Read in full here (pp.25 and 26)

Claire Hamilton is Professor of Criminology and Head of Criminology in the School of Law and Criminology.

Claire's research interests coalesce around the (comparative) politics of crime, security and rights, spanning criminal procedure reforms, counter-terrorism and penology. She has published widely in various national and international legal and criminological journals including Punishment & Society, the British Journal of Criminology, Theoretical Criminology and the European Journal of Criminology. She is the author/co-editor of six books, the most recent of which is the Research Handbook of Comparative Criminal Justice (co-edited with David Nelken) published by Edward Elgar in 2022.

She is the editor (with Professor David Nelken) of the Routledge New Advances in Crime and Social Harm book series, an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Criminology and a member of the international editorial board of the International Journal of Law in Context.

She is a council member of the Association of Criminal Justice Research and Development and a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Department of Justice. Professor Hamilton's research has been funded by the British Academy, Royal Irish Academy, European Commission, Fulbright Commission, the Department of Justice and the Irish Research Council.