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Qualifications

PhD Law (Cardiff University, 2017)

Mres Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies (University of Manchester, 2010)

BA Hons Criminology and Sociology (Liverpool John Moores University, 2009)

Publications

CONFERENCE PAPERS

The Experiences of Welsh Offenders in the Prison Estate
Paper presented to the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice,
Cardiff University, 6th April 2011

A Welsh Criminological Imagination: The State of Criminological Research in Wales
Paper presented to the WISERD Conference: Devolution, Place and Change,
Bangor University, March 29th 2012

A Welsh Criminological Imaginary: The State of Criminology in Wales
Paper presented to Law, Policy and Politics Conference,
Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay, 7th November 2012

Wales and Imprisonment: The ‘jagged edge’ of justice powers in Wales
Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Conference,
University of Wolverhampton, 3rd July 2013

‘Apathy isn’t it’: Penal Activism and Devolution in Wales
Paper presented to European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control
The University of Oslo, 31st August 2013

Penal Policy in England and Wales: A Tale Through English Eyes
Paper presented at ESRC seminar series on Devolution and Crime Control
Queens University, Belfast, 13th September 2013

A Titanic Mistake: The Case Against a Super Prison for Wales
Paper presented at event jointly hosted/organised by Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University and the Howard League for Penal Reform
Pierhead Building, 6th February 2014

HMP Wrexham: A super idea?
Discussion paper presented at the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice Fifth Annual Conference
Gregynog Hall, 6th May 2014

‘Wrexham Prison Blues’: Resisting the UK’s largest Prison
Paper presented to the International Conference on Penal Abolition
Ottawa University, 15th June 2014

The Wrexham Prison: Resisting the UK’s largest prison
Paper Presented to the Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control
Liverpool John Moores University, 6th September 2014

‘Real Tales of San Francisco’: A study in Alternatives to Incarceration
Paper presented to the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice
Cardiff University, 19th November 2014

Wales and Imprisonment: Past, Present and Future
Paper presented to staff at the National Assembly for Wales
19th January 2015

Female Prisoners from Wales
Paper presented to the Children Affected by Parental Imprisonment Cross-Part Group at the National Assembly for Wales
Ty Hywel, National Assembly for Wales, 17th March 2015.

Alternatives to Women’s Imprisonment in Wales
Paper presented at event on Alternatives to Women’s Imprisonment in Wales
Ty Hywel, National Assembly for Wales, April 22nd 2015.

Post St David’s Day Agreement: What now for criminal justice and devolution in Wales?
Paper presented at the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice Fifth Annual Conference
Gregynog Hall, 5th May 2015.

Imprisonment and Devolution in Wales: How well is the hybrid system working?
Paper presented to WISERD Annual Conference
Millennium Stadium, 2nd July 2015.

Putting the Wales into England and Wales
Paper presented to British Society of Criminology Wales Branch.
University of South Wales, 7th December 2016.

The Hybrid System: Devolution and Criminal Justice in Wales
Paper presented to the British Society of Criminology Annual Conference
5th July 2017, Sheffield Hallam University

Modernisation as Silencing: Resisting Prison Expansion in England and Wales
Paper presented to the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control Annual Conference
1st September 2017, University of the Aegean (Lesbos)

Evidence paper
Written evidence submission to House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into ‘Prisons in Wales and the treatment of Welsh Offenders’
June 2014
http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/welsh-affairs-committee/prisons-in-wales-and-treatment-of-welsh-offenders/written/11217.pdf

Oral Evidence
Oral evidence submission to House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into ‘Prisons in Wales and the treatment of Welsh Offenders’
Westminster, January 13th 2015
http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/welsh-affairs-committee/prisons-in-wales-and-treatment-of-welsh-offenders/oral/17494.pdf

Evidence Paper
Written evidence submission to House of Commons Justice Committee’s Inquiry on ‘Prison Reform’
September 2016
http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/justice-committee/prison-reform/written/40083.html

Joint Evidence Paper (with Dr Gregory Davies)
Written evidence submission to the Welsh Government’s consultation on Electoral Reform in Local Government in Wales
October 2017

ACADEMIC PAPERS

Jones, R. (2013) – ‘A Welsh Criminological Imaginary: The State of Criminology in Wales’. Contemporary Wales, 26, pp. 99-120.

Evans, J., Jones, R. and Haines, K. (2017) – ‘Criminal Justice in Wales’. In S. Case., P. Johnson., D. Malow., R. Smith. and K. Williams (eds) – Criminology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Online].

ONLINE ARTICLES

‘Titan Gaol off Welsh Richter Scale’
Institute of Welsh Affairs News Analysis Magazine – Click on Wales
http://www.clickonwales.org/2013/02/titan-gaol-off-welsh-richter-scale/
7th February 2013

‘Wrexham’s New Jail Under The Spotlight’
Institute of Welsh Affairs News Analysis Magazine – Click on Wales
http://www.clickonwales.org/2013/11/wrexhams-new-jail-under-the-spotlight/
1st November 2013

‘Wrexham’s Super Jail Will Be Too Big’
Institute of Welsh Affairs News Analysis Magazine – Click on Wales
http://www.clickonwales.org/2013/11/wrexhams-super-jail-will-be-too-big/
2nd November 2013

‘Prison Policy and Welsh Devolution’
Institute of Welsh Affairs News Analysis Magazine – Click on Wales
http://www.clickonwales.org/2013/11/prison-policy-and-welsh-devolution/
3rd November 2013

‘Spinning in Favour of North Wales Titan Jail’
Institute of Welsh Affairs News Analysis Magazine – Click on Wales
http://www.clickonwales.org/2013/12/spinning-in-favour-of-north-wales-titan-jail/
17th December 2013

‘Flawed Economic Case for Super Prison’
Institute of Welsh Affairs News Analysis Magazine – Click on Wales
http://www.clickonwales.org/2013/12/flawed-economic-case-for-super-prison/
18th December 2013

‘Welsh Jail to be Built for English Prisoners’
Institute of Welsh Affairs News Analysis Magazine – Click on Wales
http://www.clickonwales.org/2013/12/welsh-jail-to-be-built-for-english-prisoners/
19th December 2013

‘Criminal Justice and Scottish Independence: Beyond Punitiveness in both Westminster and Scotland’
http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/wgc/2014/09/15/criminal-justice-and-scottish-independence-beyond-punitiveness-in-both-westminster-and-scotland/
15th September 2014

NEWS ARTICLES

‘Wrexham Super Prison: Review Warns of Promised Jobs Doubt’
BBC online
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-24762599
1st November 2013

‘Wrexham Super Prison: ‘Too Big’ and ‘will not help Welsh prisoners’

BBC Online
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-24776999
2nd November 2013

Wrexham super prison: Call for rethink over size and scale of plans
Daily Post
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/wrexham-super-prison-call-rethink-6677921
6th February 2014

Jobs linked to Wrexham’s super prison may never materialize
Wales Online
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/jobs-linked-wrexhams-super-prison-8409428

Wrexham prison could ‘strain’ health service claim
BBC Online
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-28023468
26th June 2014

Wrexham ‘super prison’ concerns raised by Wales Governance Centre
BBC Online
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-29502522

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