• 155 Citations
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Personal profile


I am currently the Acting Head of the Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences since September, 2019. Before this, in January 2012 I was appointed Principal Lecturer and Subject Leader in Criminology and Policing, having initially joined the University of Huddersfield in August 2007 as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. During this time I have worked as Divisional academic admissions officer (2007-2009) and the course leader for the BSc (Hons) Criminology (2009-2012).

Prior to this I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Wales, Bangor (now Bangor University). Whilst studying for my PhD in Criminology exploring how sex offenders experience institutional life, as exemplified in a Probation Approved Premises, I worked as a qualitative research officer with the Institute of Medical and Social Care Research; first with the North Wales Research and Development Support Service (NWRDSS) and latterly with its successor, the All Wales Alliance for Research and Development in health and social care (AWARD). In this role I worked in mixed-method, multi-disciplinary research teams on a number of projects, the most notable of which evaluated the Carers Strategy in both England and Wales (funded by the Department of Health and Welsh Assembly Government).

Between 2002-7 I taught on the BA and MA courses in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Wales, Bangor as well as a distance-learning project supervisor for Masters level students at the Department of Criminology, Leicester University.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Sex offender management
  • Sex offender networks (in the virtual and real worlds)
  • Hostel accommodation for offenders
  • Offender institutions
  • Rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders
  • Social control and surveillance mechanisms
  • Qualitative research methods 
  • Social exclusion

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Desistance in High Risk Offenders
  • Online Simulation of Child Abuse
  • Experience of Imprisonment
  • Punishment

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Research Output

The Embedded Researcher: Experiencing Life in a Probation Approved Premises

Reeves, C., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Sensory Penalities: Exploring the Senses in Spaces of Punishment and Social Control. Herrity, K., Schmidt, B. E. & Warr, J. (eds.). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., (Emerald Studies in Culture, Criminal Justice and the Arts).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Post-release residential supervision

    Irwin Rogers, K. & Reeves, C., 17 Sep 2019, The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice. Ugwudike, P., Graham, H., McNeill, F., Raynor, P., Taxman, F. S. & Trotter, C. (eds.). 1st ed. Routledge, p. 545-556 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Open Access
  • Working with Students as Partners: Developing Peer Mentoring to Enhance the Undergraduate Student Experience

    Reeves, C., Kiteley, R., Spall, K. & Flint, L., 25 Oct 2018, Mentorship, Leadership and Research: Their Place within the Social Science Curriculum. Springer New York

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 1 Oral presentation

    'Viewing Each Other in a Different Way': Ambiguous Identities and Productive Potential in a Student Peer Mentor Scheme

    Robin Kiteley (Speaker), Carla Reeves (Speaker) & Tom Lynn (Speaker)

    3 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation