Dr Ian Marder

Law

Lecturer

New House
(01) 4747598

Biography

Dr. Ian D. Marder (@iancriminology) joined the Department of Law as Lecturer in Criminology in May 2018. He holds a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Leeds School of Law, where his Ph.D. research explored the institutionalisation of restorative justice in the police. Before joining Maynooth, he was Research Associate at the University of Liverpool Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, working on the N8 Policing Research Partnership's Public Engagement Strand.

In 2017/18, he acted as Scientific Expert to the Council of Europe's Council for Penological Co-operation, with whom he drafted a new Recommendation, adopted in October 2018, concerning restorative justice in criminal matters. 

He founded and manages the Community of Restorative Researchers (@restorative_res), an online research network which supports and disseminates research on restorative justice and restorative practices. He is a Member of the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ), a founding member of the EFRJ's Research Committee and an Associate Member of the Restorative Justice Council. He is also a member of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence, the Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Society of Evidence Based Policing.

Ian was born in Canada and holds dual Canadian-British citizenship. He would happily speak to the media in relation to issues around policing, restorative justice and criminal justice reform. He is also happy to contribute pieces on criminal justice for public- or practitioner-focused publications.

Research Interests

I conduct research and engage with policymakers and practitioners to encourage and support progressive, evidence-led and rights-based criminal justice reform. Currently, I am working closely with researchers, NGOs, governments and criminal justice agencies in several countries to develop the use of restorative justice in criminal justice systems. For example, following the adoption of Council of Europe Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)8 concerning restorative justice in criminal matters in October 2018, I co-instigated and coordinate Restorative Justice: Strategies for Change, a four-year project (2019-2023) to implement the Recommendation in ten European jurisdictions.

Previously, I have conducted research on the institutionalisation of restorative justice in the police, the use of restorative justice with young adults, burglary victims' experiences of restorative justice post-sentence, public attitudes towards restorative policing, and the development of restorative justice in universities. I also have a broader interest in practitioner discretion and decision-making in criminal justice, and I am currently participating in a research project which uses advanced quantitative methods and policy analysis to assess the impact of sentencing guidelines on judicial decision-making processes in different jurisdictions.

Beyond criminology, I am interested in the potential of social enterprise to promote socioeconomic rights, particularly with respect to the financial sector. I have conducted research on high-cost credit, social finance, and the role of universities in promoting and supporting inclusive growth. I
 am also interested in issues around disarmament and have worked with the UNODA to explore the integration of stockpile management concerns into disaster risk reduction strategies.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Have the England and Wales Guidelines Affected Sentencing Severity? An Empirical Analysis Using a Scale of Severity and Time-Series Analyses'
Pina-Sánchez, J. Gosling, J. Chung, H., Bourgeois, E., Geneletti, S., Marder, I. (2019) 'Have the England and Wales Guidelines Affected Sentencing Severity? An Empirical Analysis Using a Scale of Severity and Time-Series Analyses'. British Journal of Criminology, :1-23 [Details]
2018 'Nudge the judge? Theorizing the interaction between heuristics, sentencing guidelines and sentence clustering'
Marder, I. Pina-Sánchez, J (2018) 'Nudge the judge? Theorizing the interaction between heuristics, sentencing guidelines and sentence clustering'. Criminology and Criminal Justice, :1-17 [Details]
2018 'Individualisation at sentencing: The effects of guidelines and ‘preferred’ numbers'
Roberts, J., Pina-Sanchez, J., Marder, I. (2018) 'Individualisation at sentencing: The effects of guidelines and ‘preferred’ numbers'. Criminal Law Review, (2):123-136 [Details]
2016 'Communicating and Collaborating Across Nations, Professions and Disciplines in Restorative Justice'
Marder, I. (2016) 'Communicating and Collaborating Across Nations, Professions and Disciplines in Restorative Justice'. Restorative Justice: An International Journal, 4 (2):237-246 [Details]
2015 '’Crimes against Peace’ and International Law by Kirsten Sellars [Book review]'
Marder, I. (2015) '’Crimes against Peace’ and International Law by Kirsten Sellars [Book review]'. Asian Journal of International Law, 5 (2):414-415 [Details]
2014 'Waves of Healing: Using Restorative Justice for Street Group Violence by Theo Gavrielides [Book review]'
Marder, I. (2014) 'Waves of Healing: Using Restorative Justice for Street Group Violence by Theo Gavrielides [Book review]'. Restorative Justice: An International Journal, 2 (1):103-106 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2015 Restorative Introductions.
Marder, I. (2015) Restorative Introductions. European Forum for Restorative Justice, Leuven, Belgium. [Details]
2014 Opportunities to use Restorative Justice in the Moroccan Criminal Justice Process.
Marder, I. (2014) Opportunities to use Restorative Justice in the Moroccan Criminal Justice Process. Search for Common Ground Maghreb, Rabat, Morocco. [Details]
2013 Restorative Justice for Young Adults: Factoring in Maturity and Facilitating Desistance.
Marder, I. (2013) Restorative Justice for Young Adults: Factoring in Maturity and Facilitating Desistance. Restorative Justice Council, London, UK. [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2019 Building restorative probation services, Probation Quarterly.
Marder, I. (2019) Building restorative probation services, Probation Quarterly. Magazine Article [Details]
2018 What's new in restorative justice research? (Vol. 4), Resolution - Restorative Justice Council.
Marder, I. (2018) What's new in restorative justice research? (Vol. 4), Resolution - Restorative Justice Council. Magazine Article [Details]
2018 What's new in restorative justice research? (Vol. 3), Resolution - Restorative Justice Council.
Marder, I. (2018) What's new in restorative justice research? (Vol. 3), Resolution - Restorative Justice Council. Magazine Article [Details]
2018 Restorative justice and the Council of Europe: an opportunity for progress, European Forum for Restorative Justice Quarterly Newsletter.
Marder, I. (2018) Restorative justice and the Council of Europe: an opportunity for progress, European Forum for Restorative Justice Quarterly Newsletter. Magazine Article [Details]
2017 What’s new in restorative justice research? (Vol. 1), Resolution - Restorative Justice Council.
Marder, I. (2017) What’s new in restorative justice research? (Vol. 1), Resolution - Restorative Justice Council. Magazine Article [Details]
2013 Restorative justice and young adults: the benefits of a fresh approach, Criminal Law and Justice Weekly.
Marder, I. (2013) Restorative justice and young adults: the benefits of a fresh approach, Criminal Law and Justice Weekly. Magazine Article [Details]
2013 Pre-sentence restorative justice: an international perspective, Magistrate Magazine.
Marder, I. (2013) Pre-sentence restorative justice: an international perspective, Magistrate Magazine. Magazine Article [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2019 How to create a better Irish criminal justice system, RTE Brainstorm.
Marder, I. (2019) How to create a better Irish criminal justice system, RTE Brainstorm. Blog [Details]
2019 Would prosecuting 3,500 young people have solved their problems?, RTE Brainstorm.
Marder, I. (2019) Would prosecuting 3,500 young people have solved their problems?, RTE Brainstorm. Blog [Details]
2019 Developing restorative justice in law, policy and practice: Learning from around the world, Penal Reform International.
Marder, I. (2019) Developing restorative justice in law, policy and practice: Learning from around the world, Penal Reform International. Blog [Details]
2018 Developing restorative justice across Europe, Confederation of European Probation.
Marder, I. and Chapman, T. (2018) Developing restorative justice across Europe, Confederation of European Probation. Blog [Details]
2016 We must not confuse explanations with excuses, TransConflict.
Marder, I. (2016) We must not confuse explanations with excuses, TransConflict. Blog [Details]
2016 Funding restorative justice in England and Wales, The Justice Gap.
Marder, I. (2016) Funding restorative justice in England and Wales, The Justice Gap. Blog [Details]
2016 Police involvement in delivering restorative justice in England and Wales, N8 Policing Research Partnership.
Marder, I. (2016) Police involvement in delivering restorative justice in England and Wales, N8 Policing Research Partnership. Blog [Details]
2015 The need for a national association of volunteer restorative practitioners in the UK, Restorative Works.
Marder, I. (2015) The need for a national association of volunteer restorative practitioners in the UK, Restorative Works. Blog [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 'Cutting Edge' (Nominated) Restorative Practice Awards
2017 ESRC Social Sciences Impact Accelerator Leeds Social Sciences Institute
2015 ESRC Overseas Institute Visit Award Economic and Social Research Council
2013 ESRC +3 Fellowship Economic and Social Research Council

Teaching Interests

In 2019/20, I am coordinating LW269 Policing (2nd year UG), LW454 Introduction to Criminology (4th year LLB), LW687 Restorative Justice (MA) and LW380 Victimology (3rd year UG).

In 2018/19, I coordinated LW269 Policing and LW454 Introduction to Criminology. I also taught LW164 Introduction to Criminological Theory and LW165 Introduction to Criminal Justice (both 1st year UG)

Also in 2018/19, I supervised master's students on the LW653 Advocacy and LW690 Dissertation modules and contributed lectures to PO224 Researching Criminology (2nd year UG) and LW631 Criminology and Criminal Justice (MA).

At the University of Leeds (2013-2018), I taught on a wide range of modules, including penology, research methods, youth justice, victimology, criminal justice processes, transnational crime, foundation social sciences and introductory crime and justice courses.

I have given guest lectures at several universities (e.g. KU Leuven, Palacky University Olomouc and the Universities of Gloucestershire, Tirana, York and Limerick) and to criminal justice agencies (e.g. West Yorkshire Police, and the Estonian Prison Administration). I am open to requests to speak to students and practitioners elsewhere.