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 School of Law, University of Leeds, where his Ph.D. research explored the institutionalisation of restorative justice in the police. Before joining Maynooth, he was Research Associate at the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Liverpool, for whom he contribute to public deliberation events as part of 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 concerning restorative justice in criminal matters. He also founded and runs the Community of Restorative Researchers (@restorative_res; Facebook discussion group), an online network which supports and disseminates research on restorative justice and restorative practices. He is a Member of the European Forum for Restorative Justice and an Associate Member of the Restorative Justice Council.

Ian was born in Canada and holds dual Canadian-British citizenship. He would be happy to speak to the media in relation to policing, crime and criminal justice reform. He is also open to requests to write research summaries and other such pieces for public- or practitioner-focused publications.

Research Interests

I conduct research and engage with governments and criminal justice agencies in order to encourage a greater focus on evidence-led criminal justice reform. My main interest relates to the applications and implementation of restorative justice, for which I work closely with researchers, NGOs and public bodies in several countries. My Ph.D. investigated empirically the institutionalisation of restorative justice within the police, and I have also conducted research on the use of restorative justice with young adult offenders and for burglary offences, public attitudes towards restorative policing, and the development of restorative justice in universities and Moroccan Child Detention Centres.

Following the adoption of the Council of Europe Recommendation concerning restorative justice in criminal matters in October 2018, I co-instigated and coordinate Restorative Justice: Strategies for Change, a collaborative project to implement the Recommendation in ten European countries.

I have a broader interest in practitioner decision-making, and I am currently involved in an ongoing research project which uses advanced quantitative methods and policy analysis to assess and compare the impact of sentencing guidelines on judicial decision-making in different jurisdictions. This also involves exploring the principles on which sentencing guidelines should be based, in light of our findings on the effects of having different formats and content.

Outside of criminology, I have an interest in social enterprise and social value. I am particularly interested in the reorganisation of the financial sector along social lines, and have conducted research on high-cost credit, environmentally-focused social finance, and the role of universities in promoting the equitable distribution of the benefits of economic growth. I
 am also interested in disarmament, having conducted research for the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (2013) on 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 2018/19, I coordinated LW269 Policing (2nd year BCL and BA) and LW454 Introduction to Criminology (4th year LLB). I also taught half of LW164B Introduction to Criminological Theory (1st year BCL and BA) and LW165A Introduction to Criminal Justice (1st year BCL and BA)

I supervised master's students on the LW653 Advocacy (MA and LLM) and LW690 Dissertation (MA and LLM) modules. I contributed lectures to PO224 Researching Criminology (2nd year BCL and BA) and LW631 Criminology and Criminal Justice (MA and LLM).

At the University of Leeds (2013-2018), I taught a range of subjects, including penology, youth justice, restorative justice, victimology, criminal justice processes, transnational crime, foundations of social science, research methods and introductory crime and criminal justice modules. I regularly gives guest lectures at universities (e.g. KU Leuven, the Universities of Gloucestershire, Tirana and Limerick, and Palacky University Olomouc) and criminal justice agencies (e.g. West Yorkshire Police, the Estonian Prison Administration), and would be happy to do so at other places.