Welcoming Dr. Ian D. Marder to the Department of Law

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 09:30

As of May 1st 2018, Dr. Ian D. Marder has joined the Maynooth University Department of Law as a Lecturer in Criminology. Ian was born in Canada, but mostly grew up in the UK. He holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Leeds School of Law. For his Ph.D., he conducted empirical research which focused on the institutionalisation of restorative justice in the police in two English police forces. He is currently working as a Scientific Expert for the Council of Europe, with whom he is drafting a new Recommendation on restorative justice in criminal matters.

He is also a restorative justice practitioner and has conducted research on restorative justice for a number of organisations, including Restorative Solutions (on burglary victims’ experience of post-sentence restorative justice), the Restorative Justice Council (on the use of restorative justice with young adults), the University of Leeds School of Law (on the development of restorative justice in universities) and Search for Common Ground (on the use of restorative justice in Moroccan Child Detention Centres).

He founded and manages a restorative justice research network – the Community of Restorative Researchers – which can be found on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@restorative_res).

His criminological research interests include restorative justice, policing, sentencing, practitioner decision-making and criminal justice policy. He is currently working on a project around restorative policing with colleagues from the University of Liverpool, and on another project with colleagues from the Universities of Leeds and Oxford, using advanced quantitative methods to assess the impact of sentencing guidelines in different jurisdictions. In recent years, he has also conducted research in the fields of inclusive economic growth, social finance, high-cost credit and international disarmament.

Ian has taught widely across undergraduate and master’s criminology and criminal justice modules and will continue to do so on the nascent undergraduate and postgraduate criminology programmes at Maynooth University.

Ian would love to speak to and meet anybody working on any of these subjects across Ireland (whether in academia, policy, practice or otherwise). He can be contacted at ian.marder@mu.ie, and found on Twitter (@iancriminology).