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Friday, 20 July 2018

Alison Liebling Elected Fellow of the British AcademyIn addition to Professor Brian Cheffins, the Faculty is also delighted to welcome the election of Professor Alison Liebling of the Institute of Criminology as a Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor Liebling is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the Director of the Institute’s Prisons Research Centre.

Alison's work focuses on the development of our conceptual and methodological understanding of the prison’s changing social and moral climate, including the meaning, role and impact of power, staff-prisoner relationships, trust, respect, humanity and inhumanity. Her most recent research is on the changing nature of staff-prisoner and prisoner-prisoner relationships in high security prisons and the changing role of trust and religious identity in prison.

Professor Liebling was awarded an ESRC-funded 'Transforming Social Science' grant in 2012-14 to explore the location and building of trust in high security settings. Her books include Prisons and their Moral Performance (2004), The Prison Officer (2nd edition 2011) and Legitimacy and Criminal Justice: International Explorations (2013). She publishes widely in criminological journals, and is a co-editor of Punishment and Society and the Oxford Clarendon Series in Criminology.

The full list of British Academy New Fellows 2018, which includes Professor Brian Cheffins of the Faculty, is on the British Academy website.