Prof Claire Hamilton

Law

Professor

New House
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Biography

Claire Hamilton practised as a barrister in criminal law until 2004 when she became a full time academic. Prior to joining Maynooth University she worked for several years as a lecturer in criminology in Dublin Institute of Technology and Queen's University Belfast. She has published widely in various national and international legal and criminological journals including the British Journal of Criminology, Theoretical Criminology and the European Journal of Criminology. She is the author/editor of four books, the most recent of which is the Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology. She is currently writing up comparative research into counter-terrorism funded by the Irish Research Council New Horizons Research Project Scheme. She is a member of the Social Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy, the Council of the Irish Association of Law Teachers and the Advisory Board of the Irish Innocence Project. Claire welcomes research proposals in the area of criminology, penology and criminal justice/procedure, particularly proposals with a comparative element.
Claire Hamilton practised as a barrister in criminal law until 2004 when she became a full time academic. Prior to joining Maynooth University she worked for several years as a lecturer in criminology in Dublin Institute of Technology and Queen's University Belfast. She has published widely in various national and international legal and criminological journals including the British Journal of Criminology, Theoretical Criminology and the European Journal of Criminology. She is the author/editor of four books, the most recent of which is the Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology. She is currently writing up comparative research into counter-terrorism funded by the Irish Research Council New Horizons Research Project Scheme. She is a member of the Social Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy, the Council of the Irish Association of Law Teachers and the Advisory Board of the Irish Innocence Project. Claire welcomes research proposals in the area of criminology, penology and criminal justice/procedure, particularly proposals with a comparative element.

Research Projects

  Project Role Description Start Date End Date
CONTAGION: Counterterrorism, Coercion and EU Criminal Justice Policy Principal Investigator 01-FEB-16 01-NOV-17
Fulbright-Schuman Grant Principal Investigator 01-AUG-14 30-NOV-14
Youth Justice Cultures in Ireland, Northern Ireland and England and Wales Principal Investigator 01-SEP-13 01-SEP-14
Improving Children's Lives: Grant to Establish a Research Network Co-Investigator 01-AUG-13 01-AUG-14
Royal Irish Academy Mobility Grant Principal Investigator 01-JUL-13 31-AUG-13

Books

  Year Publication
2019 Contagion, Counter-terrorism and Criminology: Justice in the Shadow of Terror.
Claire Hamilton and Giulia Berlusconi (2019) Contagion, Counter-terrorism and Criminology: Justice in the Shadow of Terror. London: Palgrave. [Details]
2016 Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology.
Deirdre Healy, Claire Hamilton, Yvonne Daly and Michelle Butler (2016) Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology. London: Routledge. [Details]
2014 Reconceptualising Penality: A comparative perspective on punitiveness in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand.
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2014) Reconceptualising Penality: A comparative perspective on punitiveness in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand. : Ashgate. [Details]
2012 Irish Social Work and Social Care Law.
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2012) Irish Social Work and Social Care Law. : Gill and MacMillan. [Details]
2007 Whittling the ‘Golden Thread’: the Presumption of Innocence and Irish Criminal Law.
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2007) Whittling the ‘Golden Thread’: the Presumption of Innocence and Irish Criminal Law. : Irish Academic Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Capturing Cultures of Control: Some Reflections on Social Research'
Claire Hamilton (2018) 'Capturing Cultures of Control: Some Reflections on Social Research' In: Laura Cahillane and Jennifer Schweppe (eds). Legal Research Methods. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
2017 'Europe in Irish Prisons: Not Quite the 'Good European'?'
Claire Hamilton (2017) 'Europe in Irish Prisons: Not Quite the 'Good European'?' In: Tom Daems and Luc Robert (eds). Europe in Prisons. London: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
2016 'Criminal Justice Policy and the European Union'
Andrea Ryan and Claire Hamilton (2016) 'Criminal Justice Policy and the European Union' In: Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology. London: Routledge. [Details]
2016 'Penal Policy in Ireland: notes from a small country'
Claire Hamilton (2016) 'Penal Policy in Ireland: notes from a small country' In: Deirdre Healy, Claire Hamilton, Yvonne Daly and Michelle Butler (eds). Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology. London: Routledge. [Details]
2016 'Introduction'
Claire Hamilton and Deirdre Healy (2016) 'Introduction' In: Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology. London: Routledge. [Details]
2015 'Punishment'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2015) 'Punishment' In: International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioural Sciences. [Details]
2014 'Crime Policies of Small Countries'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2014) 'Crime Policies of Small Countries' In: Oxford Handbooks Online in Criminology and Criminal Justice. New York: Oxford. [Details]
2011 'Notes from Some Small Countries: A Study of the “New Punitiveness” in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2011) 'Notes from Some Small Countries: A Study of the “New Punitiveness” in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand' In: Punitiveness: International Developments. Bochum: Universitaetsverlag Brockmeyer. [Details]
2009 'Prisoner Voting Rights in Ireland'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton Lines, Rick (2009) 'Prisoner Voting Rights in Ireland' In: Democracy and Punishment: International Perspectives in Criminal Disenfranchisement. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2009 'Detention'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2009) 'Detention' In: The ECHR and Irish Law. Bristol: Jordans. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Contagion, Counterterrorism and Criminology: The Case of France'
Claire Hamilton and Giulia Berlusconi (2018) 'Contagion, Counterterrorism and Criminology: The Case of France'. Criminology and Criminal Justice, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Human Rights, Counter-terrorism and Criminology: The Siren Call of Security'
Claire Hamilton (2018) 'Human Rights, Counter-terrorism and Criminology: The Siren Call of Security'. Irish Studies in International Affairs, 29 [Details]
2018 'Sword or shield? The influence of international organizations in counterterrorism law and policy making'
Claire Hamilton (2018) 'Sword or shield? The influence of international organizations in counterterrorism law and policy making'. Brazilian Journal of Criminal Sciences, 142 [Details]
2017 'The European Union: Sword or shield? Comparing counterterrorism law in the EU and the USA after 9/11'
Claire Hamilton (2017) 'The European Union: Sword or shield? Comparing counterterrorism law in the EU and the USA after 9/11'. Theoretical Criminology, [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Punishment, youth justice and cultural contingency: towards a balanced approach'
Claire Hamilton, Wendy Fitzgibbon and Nicola Carr (2016) 'Punishment, youth justice and cultural contingency: towards a balanced approach'. Youth Justice, [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Review of Developments, Structure and Management in the Public Sector 2013: Justice'
Claire Hamilton (2014) 'Review of Developments, Structure and Management in the Public Sector 2013: Justice'. Administration, Journal of the Ipa, 61 (4) [Details]
2014 'Reconceptualising Penality: Towards a Multidimensional Test for Punitiveness'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2014) 'Reconceptualising Penality: Towards a Multidimensional Test for Punitiveness'. British Journal of Criminology, 52 :321-343 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Towards a Pedagogy of Public Criminology'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2013) 'Towards a Pedagogy of Public Criminology'. ENHANCING LEARNING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, 5 :20-31 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Punitiveness and Political Culture: Notes from Some Small Countries'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2013) 'Punitiveness and Political Culture: Notes from Some Small Countries'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY, 10 :154-167 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Review of Developments, Structure and Management in the Public Sector 2012: Justice'
Claire Hamilton (2013) 'Review of Developments, Structure and Management in the Public Sector 2012: Justice'. Administration, Journal of the Ipa, 60 (4) [Details]
2011 'The Presumption of Innocence in Irish Criminal Law: Recent Trends and Possible Explanations'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2011) 'The Presumption of Innocence in Irish Criminal Law: Recent Trends and Possible Explanations'. IRISH JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES, 2 :3-21 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Organised Criminals as Agents of Obligation: The Case of Ireland'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2011) 'Organised Criminals as Agents of Obligation: The Case of Ireland'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL ON CRIMINAL POLICY AND RESEARCH, 17 :253-266 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Threats to the Presumption of Innocence in Irish Criminal Law: An Assessment'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2011) 'Threats to the Presumption of Innocence in Irish Criminal Law: An Assessment'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EVIDENCE AND PROOF, 15 :181-206 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'A Risky Business: An Examination of Irish Probation Officers Attitudes and Work Practices Regarding Risk Assessment'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton Fitzgibbon, Wendy Richardson, Michelle (2010) 'A Risky Business: An Examination of Irish Probation Officers Attitudes and Work Practices Regarding Risk Assessment'. PROBATION JOURNAL, 57 :163-174 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Human Rights in Irish Prisons'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton Kilkelly, Ursula (2008) 'Human Rights in Irish Prisons'. JUDICIAL STUDIES INSTITUTE JOURNAL, 2 :58-85 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'ASBOs: Institutionalised Intolerance of Youth?'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton Seymour, Mairead (2006) 'ASBOs: Institutionalised Intolerance of Youth?'. YOUTH STUDIES IRELAND, 1 :67-76 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Moral Panic Revisited: Part 2'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2005) 'Moral Panic Revisited: Part 2'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 15 :9-15 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Sentencing in the District Court: Here Be Dragons'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2005) 'Sentencing in the District Court: Here Be Dragons'. IRISH CRIMINAL LAW JOURNAL, 15 :9-15 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Anti Social Behaviour Orders and the Presumption of Innocence'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2005) 'Anti Social Behaviour Orders and the Presumption of Innocence'. IRISH LAW TIMES, 23 :215-219 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Child Abuse, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Criminal Law'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2005) 'Child Abuse, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Criminal Law'. IRISH LAW TIMES, 23 :90-96 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Moral Panic Revisited: Part 1'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2005) 'Moral Panic Revisited: Part 1'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 15 :8-12 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Restorative Justice in Ireland: A New Way Forward?'
Dr Claire Edith Hamilton (2004) 'Restorative Justice in Ireland: A New Way Forward?'. Irish Law Times, 22 :315-320 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Green Guards, Good Faith and the Exclusionary Rule'
Claire Hamilton (2015) 'Green Guards, Good Faith and the Exclusionary Rule' Law Society Gazette, (August/September) :23-24. [Details]
2002 'Presumed Guilty? The Summer Anti-Crime Package of 1996 and the Presumption of Innocence'
Claire Hamilton (2002) 'Presumed Guilty? The Summer Anti-Crime Package of 1996 and the Presumption of Innocence' Irish Student Law Review, . [Details]
2001 'The European Convention on Human Rights and asset forfeiture legislation-recent developments'
Claire Hamilton (2001) 'The European Convention on Human Rights and asset forfeiture legislation-recent developments' Bar Review, 6(7) :414-417. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2007 Young People and Crime: Research Policy and Practice
Kevin Lalor, Fergus Ryan, Mairead Seymour and Claire Hamilton (2007) Young People and Crime: Research Policy and Practice Young People and Crime: Research Policy and Practice [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2017 Dublin City University Socio-Legal Series.
Claire Hamilton (2017) Dublin City University Socio-Legal Series. [Invited Lecture], Contagion, Counterterrorism and Criminology: The Case of France, Dublin [Details]
2017 European Society of Criminology Annual Conference.
Claire Hamilton and Giulia Berlusconi (2017) European Society of Criminology Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Contagion, Counterterrorism and Criminology, Cardiff [Details]
2017 European Society of Criminology Annual Conference.
Claire Hamilton (2017) European Society of Criminology Annual Conference. [Invited Oral Presentation], Europe in Irish Prisons, Cardiff [Details]
2016 Masterclass, Autumn Criminology School.
Claire Hamilton (2016) Masterclass, Autumn Criminology School. [Invited Lecture], Reconceptualising Penality: An Examination of the 'New Punitiveness' in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand, Cork [Details]
2016 Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Meeting.
Claire Hamilton (2016) Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Meeting. [Keynote Address], The Role of Values in Irish Legal Education, Waterford , 19-NOV-16 - 21-DEC-16 [Details]
2015 Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers.
Claire Hamilton (2015) Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers. [Oral Presentation], The Role of Values in Irish Legal Education, Galway , 29-NOV-15 - 29-NOV-15 [Details]
2015 Postgraduate Criminology Conference.
Claire Hamilton (2015) Postgraduate Criminology Conference. [Keynote Address], The Challenge of Irish Criminology to Criminological Research, Trinity College Dublin , 27-MAR-15 - 27-MAR-15 [Details]
2014 London Metropolitan University.
(2014) London Metropolitan University. [Oral Presentation], Practice Cultures in Youth Justice: A Comparative Perspective, London [Details]
2014 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.
(2014) American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], Comparing US and EU Strategies Against Terrorism: Enfant Terrible or Shining City on the Hill?, San Francisco [Details]
2014 British Society of Criminology Annual Conference.
(2014) British Society of Criminology Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Putting the Process Back into Punishment, Liverpool [Details]
2014 Arizona State University.
(2014) Arizona State University. [Oral Presentation], Comparing US and EU Strategies Against Terrorism, Tempe, Arizona [Details]
2013 Queen's University Belfast.
(2013) Queen's University Belfast. [Oral Presentation], Youth Justice in Ireland, Belfast [Details]
2013 ESRC/Queen's University Belfast.
(2013) ESRC/Queen's University Belfast. [Public presentations], Reconceptualising Penality in Ireland and Scotland, Belfast [Details]
2013 European Society of Criminology Annual Conference.
(2013) European Society of Criminology Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], EU Membership: Sword or Shield, Budapest [Details]
2013 North South Criminology Conference.
(2013) North South Criminology Conference. [Public presentations], Criminology, Punitiveness and the Law, University College Cork [Details]
2012 British Society of Criminology Northern Ireland Risk Symposium.
(2012) British Society of Criminology Northern Ireland Risk Symposium. [Public presentations], The Risks of Risk Assessment, Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2012 North South Criminology Conference.
(2012) North South Criminology Conference. [Oral Presentation], An Irish Criminology?, University College Dublin [Details]
2010 European Society of Criminology Annual Conference.
(2010) European Society of Criminology Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Notes from Some Small Countries: The New Punitiveness in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand 1976-2006, Liege, Belgium [Details]
2010 DIT/Law Society Conference on the Presumption of Innocence.
(2010) DIT/Law Society Conference on the Presumption of Innocence. [Oral Presentation], The Presumption of Innocence in Irish Criminal Law: Recent Trends and Possible Explanations, Dublin Institute of Technology [Details]
2008 Honorable Society of King's Inns.
(2008) Honorable Society of King's Inns. [Oral Presentation], The Presumption of Innocence in Irish Criminal Law, Dublin [Details]
2008 Australian and New Zealand Criminology Conference.
(2008) Australian and New Zealand Criminology Conference. [Oral Presentation], Punitiveness in New Zealand, Canberra, Australia [Details]
2007 Irish Human Rights Commission and Law Society of Ireland Conference on Human Rights and Criminal Jus.
(2007) Irish Human Rights Commission and Law Society of Ireland Conference on Human Rights and Criminal Jus. [Oral Presentation], Human Rights Standards and Irish Prisons’, Blackhall Place, Dublin [Details]
2006 Encounter/ Royal Society of Edinburgh Alternatives to Prison Conference.
(2006) Encounter/ Royal Society of Edinburgh Alternatives to Prison Conference. [Oral Presentation], Criminal Justice in These Islands (Ireland), Edinburgh [Details]
2006 British Society of Criminology Annual Conference.
(2006) British Society of Criminology Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], Penal Populism in Ireland, Glasgow [Details]
2006 European Prison Regimes Forum.
(2006) European Prison Regimes Forum. [Oral Presentation], The Impact of Foreign Nationals, Belfast [Details]
2006 FLAC series on public interest law in Ireland.
(2006) FLAC series on public interest law in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], How Public Interest Law and Litigation (PILL) can Address the Needs of NGOs, Dublin [Details]
2006 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.
Claire Hamilton (2006) American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], Theoretical Perspectives on Criminal Justice Policy and their Application to Ireland, Los Angeles [Details]
2005 British Society of Criminology Annual Conference.
(2005) British Society of Criminology Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], A Tale of Two Criminal Justice Bills: Whittling the Golden Thread, Leeds [Details]
2005 Dublin Institute of Technology Conference on Youth Justice.
(2005) Dublin Institute of Technology Conference on Youth Justice. [Oral Presentation], ASBOs: Manufacturing Disorder?, Croke Park. Dublin [Details]
2005 European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control 33rd Annual Conference.
(2005) European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control 33rd Annual Conference. [Oral Presentation], The Erosion of the Presumption of Innocence, Queen's University Belfast [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2013 Making Sense of Penal Change.
Claire Hamilton (2013) Making Sense of Penal Change. Book Review [Details]
2013 Travels of the Criminal Question: Cultural Embeddedness and Diffusion.
Claire Hamilton (2013) Travels of the Criminal Question: Cultural Embeddedness and Diffusion. Book Review [Details]
2007 Truth, Power and Lies: Irish Society and the Case of the Kerry Babies.
Claire Hamilton (2007) Truth, Power and Lies: Irish Society and the Case of the Kerry Babies. Book Review [Details]

Consultancy

  Year Publication
2006 Interim Evaluation of the Linkage Project.
Claire Hamilton and Louise McCann (2006) Interim Evaluation of the Linkage Project. Consultancy [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
2017 There's something peculiarly Irish about our approach to policing (RTE Brainstorm Opinion Piece).
Claire Hamilton (2017) There's something peculiarly Irish about our approach to policing (RTE Brainstorm Opinion Piece). Dublin: Media [Details]

Presented Papers

  Year Publication
2004 Irish Penal Reform Trust Submission to the National Crime Council on Alternatives to Custody.
Claire Hamilton and Patricia Brazil (2004) Irish Penal Reform Trust Submission to the National Crime Council on Alternatives to Custody. Presented Papers [Details]

Research Paper

  Year Publication
2006 Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper on Duress and Necessity.
Claire Hamilton (2006) Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper on Duress and Necessity. Research Paper [Details]
2003 Law Reform Commission Report on Penalties for Minor Offences.
Claire Hamilton (2003) Law Reform Commission Report on Penalties for Minor Offences. Research Paper [Details]
2003 Consultation Paper on Multi-Party Litigation (Class Actions).
Claire Hamilton (2003) Consultation Paper on Multi-Party Litigation (Class Actions). Research Paper [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2014 Fulbright-Schuman Scholar
2001 Government of Ireland Research Scholar