The Prison Research Network is a supportive research community established by criminology lecturers and prison researchers, Helen Nichols and Bill Davies at Leeds Beckett University in 2014. The purpose of the Network is to bring together academics, researchers, third sector organisations and anyone with an interest with the social impact of imprisonment to generate exciting research opportunities.
The Network is multidisciplinary and includes members from academic backgrounds including criminology, sociology, speech and language therapy, history, architecture, play work, physiotherapy, sport, politics and many more. Following the official launch of the Network in April 2015, the Network welcomes members from across the country to join us in creating research opportunities and planning further events.
This year the annual Prison Research Network Conference took place on the 19th May and brought together delegates from universities, prisons and charities to discuss current issues relating imprisonment in research, policy and practice.
Below is a list of related research published by academic staff at Leeds Beckett University.