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Harriet pierpoint reader in criminology

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Qualifications

HEA Fellow
PhD
SEDA Associate Teacher Accreditation
PgDip Social Research
LLB Law with French


About

Dr Harriet Pierpoint is a Reader in Criminology at the Centre for Criminology at University of South Wales. Her research and teaching interests relate to (1) criminal process, (2) vulnerable people in the criminal justice system, (3) alternatives to prosecution and custody, (4) resettlement (5) animal abuse and (6) quantitative and qualitative research methods including research ethics. She has undertaken funded research projects for the Youth Justice Board, Home Office, Ministry of Justice, National Offender Management Service Cymru and St Giles Trust and has published in internationally recognised, peer reviewed journals, such as ‘Policing and Society: An International Journal’ and ‘Criminology and Criminal Justice: The International Journal’. She is a co-editor of the Handbook on Crime for Willan Publishing, and of the forthcoming International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies for Palgrave Macmillan. She has also presents her research at key national and international conferences and has been by invited by academics and practitioners to give guest lectures. She is a member of Editorial Advisory Board of the ‘Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies’. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the British Society of Criminology (Chair, Regional Groups and Specialist Networks) and of the South Wales Police Independent Ethics Committee.

Publications

Edited books

Pierpoint, H. (with J. Maher and P. Beirne) (Eds) (in production) Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Pierpoint, H. (with F. Brookman, M. Maguire and T. Bennett) (Eds) (2010) Handbook on Crime. Uffculme: Willan Publishing.

Journal articles

Peer reviewed journal articles

Pierpoint, H. (2011) ‘Extending and Professionalising the Role of the Appropriate Adult’. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 33(2), 139-155.

Pierpoint, H. (with J. Maher) (2011) Friends, status symbols and weapons: the use of dogs by youth groups and youth gangs?. Crime, Law and Social Change, 55( 5), pp. 405-420.

Pierpoint, H. (with Iredale, I. and Parow, B.) (2011) ‘’Communication on Probation’, Speech and Language Therapy in Practice, Summer, pp.14-16.

Pierpoint, H. (2008) ‘Quickening the PACE: The Use of Volunteers as Appropriate Adults’, Policing and Society: An International Journal, 18, (4), pp. 397-410.

Pierpoint, H. (2006) ‘Reconstructing the Role of the Appropriate Adult in England and Wales’, Criminology and Criminal Justice: The International Journal, 6(2), pp. 219-238.

Pierpoint, H. (2005) ‘Using the Internet for Criminology and Criminal Justice Research: Applications, Benefits and Pitfalls’, Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal, 7(4), pp. 7-18.

Pierpoint, H. (2004) ‘A Survey on Volunteer Appropriate Adult Services’, Youth Justice, 4(1), pp. 32-45.

Pierpoint, H. (with F. Brookman) (2003) ‘Access to Legal Advice for Young Suspects and Remand Prisoners’, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 42(5), pp. 452-470.

Pierpoint, H. (with F. Brookman) (2002) ‘The Implications of the Human Rights Act 1998 for Young Suspects and Remand Prisoners in England and Wales’, Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, 1, pp. 45-68.

Pierpoint, H. (2001) ‘The Performance of Volunteer Appropriate Adults: A Survey of Call Outs’, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(3), pp. 255-271.

Pierpoint, H. (2000) ‘How Appropriate are Volunteers as ‘Appropriate Adults’ for Young Suspects?’, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 22(4), pp. 383-400.

Pierpoint, H. (2000) ‘Taking the Protection of Vulnerable Suspects Seriously: Putting ‘Appropriate Adults’ through their PACES’, Practice, 12(3), pp. 49-60.

Non-peer reviewed journal articles

Pierpoint, H. (with R. Iredale and B. Parow) (2010) ‘Speech and Language Therapy in Criminal Justice’, The Magistrate, April, pp. 10-11.

Pierpoint, H. (1999) ‘Appropriate Practice? Young Suspects’ Rights under UNCRC’, Childright, 162, pp. 8-10.

Pierpoint, H. (with D. Gilling). (1998) ‘Crime Prevention in Rural Areas’, Criminal Justice Matters, 33, pp. 25-26.

Short works

Book chapters

Pierpoint, H. (submitted) ‘Parole and Release from Prison’ in Davies, P., Harding, J. and Mair, G. (Eds) Criminal Justice in England and Wales: An Introduction. London: Sage.

Pierpoint, H. (with J. Maher and P. Beirne) (in production) ‘Animal Sexual Assault’ in Pierpoint, H. (with J. Maher and P. Beirne) (Eds) Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Pierpoint, H. (with J. Maher and C. Lawson) (in production) ‘Status Dogs’ in Pierpoint, H. (with J. Maher and P. Beirne) (Eds) Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Pierpoint, H. (with J. Maher and P. Beirne) (in production) ‘Introduction’ in Pierpoint, H. (with J. Maher and P. Beirne) (Eds) Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Pierpoint, H. (with J. Maher) (2012) ‘Animal Abuse and Sex Offending’ in Brayford, J., Cowe, F. and Deering, J. (Eds) Sex Offenders: Punish, Help Change or Control? Oxford: Routledge Books, pp. 150-169.

Pierpoint, H. (2011) ‘Young People as Suspects: The ‘Appropriate Adult’ ’ in Read, T. and Rogers, C. (Eds) Policing and Young People. Exeter: Learning Matters, pp. 88-99.

Pierpoint, H. (with J. Maher) (2010) ’Animal Abuse’ in Brookman, F., Maguire, M., Pierpoint, H. and Bennett, T. (Eds) Handbook on Crime. Uffculme: Willan Publishing. Ch 23, pp. 480-501

Pierpoint, H. (with Brookman, F., Maguire, M., and Bennett, T.) (201) ‘Introduction’ in Brookman, F., Maguire, M., Pierpoint, H. and Bennett, T. (Eds) Handbook on Crime. Uffculme: Willan Publishing. Ch 1, pp. xxxv-xxxvii.

Pierpoint, H. (with D. Gilling) (1999) ‘Rural Crime Prevention’ in G. Dingwell and S. Moody (Eds) Crime and Conflict in the Countryside. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, pp. 114-129.

Book review

Pierpoint, H. (2013) ‘Book Review: Erika Cudworth Social Lives with Other Animals: Tales of Sex, Death and Love’, Sociology, 47(2), p. 416.

Dictionary entries
Pierpoint, H. (2008) ‘Appropriate’ Adult’, Goldson, B. (Ed) The Dictionary of Youth Justice. Cullompton: Willan Publishing, pp. 20-22.

Pierpoint, H. (2008) ‘Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE)’, Goldson, B. (Ed) The Dictionary of Youth Justice. Cullompton: Willan Publishing, pp. 261-262.

Conference proceedings

Pierpoint, H. (1998) ‘Contact between the Police and the Young Suspect in England and Wales’ (Paper presented at Children’s Rights Network Conference 1997, University of Geneva, Switzerland).

Official reports

Published reports

Pierpoint, H. (with Taylor, R., Evans, J., Stuart-Hamilton, I., Roderique-Davies, G. Bartlett, H.) (2015) A Review of the Speech, Language and Communication Needs of Young People from Wales in the Youth Justice System. (Ministry of Justice Online Research Report).

Pierpoint, H. (with Rix, A., Skdmore, K. and Maguire, M.) (2010) Fine Payment Work Process Study.
(Ministry of Justice Online Research Summary).

Pierpoint, H. (with L. Blakeborough) (2007) Conditional Cautions: An Examination of the Early Implementation of the Scheme. (Ministry of Justice Online Research Summary).

Unpublished reports

Pierpoint, H. (in preparation) Evaluation of the St Giles Trust Through the Gates Resettlement Service – Final Report. (A report to the St Giles Trust).

Pierpoint, H. (2014) Evaluation of the St Giles Trust Through the Gates Resettlement Service – Second Interim Report. (A report to the St Giles Trust).

Pierpoint, H. (2013) Evaluation of the St Giles Trust Through the Gates Resettlement Service – Interim Report. (A report to the St Giles Trust).

Pierpoint, H. (with M. Maguire, M.) (2010) Third Sector (Future Skills) Demonstrator Project – Evaluation: Final Report. (A report to National Offender Management Service Cymru).

Pierpoint, H. (with M. Maguire, M.) (2009) Third Sector (Future Skills) Demonstrator Project – Evaluation: Interim Report. (A report to National Offender Management Service Cymru).

Pierpoint, H. (with M. Maguire, A. Rix and K. Skidmore) (2007) Fine Payment Work – Process Study (A report to Ministry of Justice).

Pierpoint, H. and Bennett, T. in collaboration with Maguire, M., Pinto, C., Hall, L. and Wreford, S. (2006) Evaluation of Conditional Cautions: Surveys of Stakeholders, Offenders and Victims (A report to Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate).

Pierpoint, H. (with T. Bennett and in collaboration with Maguire, M., Pinto, C., Hall, L. and Wreford, S.) ((2005) Evaluation of Conditional Cautions: Surveys of Stakeholders, Offenders and Victims: Interim Report (A report to Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate).

Pierpoint, H. (2000) Youth Inclusion Programme: Barne Barton (Plymouth) Neighbourhood Audit (A report to the Youth Justice Board and Plymouth Youth Offending Team).

Conference and seminar presentations

Pierpoint, H. (with Maher, J.) (2016) ‘Animal Abuse Studies in Criminology: The Case of Animal Sexual Assault’ (To be presented at the British Society of Criminology Conference 2016, 6-8th July 2016, Nottingham, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (2012) ‘Counting Animal Abuse: The Issues’ (Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Conference 2012, 4th-6th July 2012, University of Portsmouth, UK)

Pierpoint, H. (2012) (with Jones, C. and Naamani, C.) ‘Developing Criminology Students’ Critical Evaluation Skills using Peermark’ (HEA supported seminar, 13th March 2012, University of Glamorgan, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (2010) ‘The Experiences of Offenders with Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties in Completing Community Sentences: A Pilot Study’ (Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Conference 2010, 11th-14th July 2010, University of Leicester, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (with Maher, J.) (2010) ‘The Role of Animals among Youth Groups and Gangs’ (Paper presented at the Animal Abuse Symposium 2010, 5-6th July 2010, University of Glamorgan, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (2010) Offenders with Speech and Language Disorders (Invited to speak at the Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences Seminar Programme, 11th March 2009, Bangor University, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (with Iredale, R. and Parow, B.) (2009) ‘Speech and Language Therapy and Criminal Justice: A Pilot Project with Probation’ (Invited to speak at Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ Locked Out and Locked Up Event, 11th November 2009, Cardiff, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (with Maher, J.) (2009) ’Weapon, Armour or Prey: The Use and Abuse of Animals among UK Youth Groups and Gangs’ (Poster presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference 2009, 4th-7th November 2009, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, Pennsylvania, USA).

Pierpoint, H. (with Maher, J.) (2009) ‘The Use and Abuse of Animals in Youth Gangs and Groups’ (Paper presented at the Welsh Criminology Conference 2009, 6th-7th April 2009, Gregynog, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (2008) ‘Defining the Role of the Appropriate Adult’ (Invited to speak at the Scottish Institute of Policing Research Seminar ’Obtaining evidence from vulnerable witnesses, 15th October 2008, Grampian Police Headquarters, Aberdeen, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (with Maguire, M.) (2008) ‘Pluggers and Swallowers: The Use of Intimate Searches and X-Rays on Police Suspects’. (Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Conference 2008, 9th-11th July 2008, University of Huddersfield, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (2008) ‘The Role of the Appropriate Adult’ (Invited to speak at the National Appropriate Adult Network Annual Conference 2008, 15th-16th April 2008, University of Leicester, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (2007) ‘Appropriate Adult Step up the PACE: The Use of Volunteers in England and Wales’ (Poster presented at European Society of Criminology Conference 2007, 26th-29th September 2007, Bologna, Italy).

Pierpoint, H. (2007) ‘Experiences of Working with a Survey Company’ (Paper presented at Wednesday@One (Social Sciences Seminar Series), 21st March 2007, University of Glamorgan, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (2004) ‘Reconstructing the Role of the Appropriate Adult’ (Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Conference 2004, 6th-9th July 2004, University of Portsmouth, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (2001) ‘The Involvement of Volunteers as Appropriate Adult Services for Young Suspects’ (Paper presented at National Convention of Volunteering, 9th October 2001, Liverpool, UK)

Pierpoint, H. (with F. Brookman) (2001) ‘The Implications of the Human Rights Act 1998 for Young Suspects and Remand Prisoners’ (Paper presented at International Corrections Symposium, 11th-13th September 2001, Central Missouri State University, USA)

Pierpoint, H. (2001) ‘The Performance of Volunteer Appropriate Adults: A Survey of Call Outs’ (Paper presented at Society and Culture Research Seminar Series, 21st March 2001, University of Glamorgan, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (2000) ‘Volunteer Appropriate Adults: A Survey of Call Outs’ (Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Conference 2000, University of Leicester, UK).

Pierpoint, H. (1998) ‘Contact between the Police and the Young Suspect in England and Wales’ (Paper presented at Children’s Rights Network Conference 1997, University of Geneva, Switzerland).

Memberships

Member of the South Wales Police Independent Ethics Committee (July 2015 to date)

Associate Member of WISERD (Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods) (14th April 2009 to date)

Member of Executive Committee (Regional Groups and Specialist Networks Co-ordinator) of the British Society of Criminology (January 2010 to date)

Regional Chair of the British Society of Criminology Wales Branch (1st November 2007 to 15th July 2010)

Member of the British Society of Criminology

Member of British Society of Criminology Youth Criminology/Youth Justice Network

Member of the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice Structures and Processes in Criminal Justice Network

Member of the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice Young People, Crime and Justice Network

External

Editorships

Member of Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies

Conference chairing and organisation

Conference Organiser and Chair for the first Centre for Criminology Doctoral One-Day Conference, 15th April 2010, University of Glamorgan, UK.

Conference Organiser and Chair for the first Welsh Criminology Conference 2009, 6th-7th April 2009, Gregynog, UK

Member of Organising Committee for the British Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2009, 29th June-1st July 2009, Cardiff, UK.

External examining and assessing

External examiner for postgraduate units at Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth (3rd November 2009 to 20th November 2014)

External examiner for BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice, Swansea University (21st September 2009 to 21st September 2013)

External panellist for validation of Post Graduate Certificate in Evaluation Studies and Graduate Certificate in Evaluation Studies at University of Wales, Newport (15th July 2009)

External assessor for validation of FdA Police Studies at Glynd?r University (16th May 2005)

Media appearances

Interview on restorative justice, ITV Wales News at Six, 29 March 2016

Areas of Expertise

(1) criminal process, (2) vulnerable people in the criminal justice system, (3) alternatives to prosecution and custody, (4) resettlement (5) animal abuse and (6) quantitative and qualitative research methods including research ethics

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