Professor Mike Maguire
I was formerly a member of the Oxford University Centre for Criminological Research. My postgraduate training was in Social Anthropology and I began my Criminology career with an interest in ethnographic and interview-based fieldwork, my early work including studies of both offenders and victims in the community. I later developed interests in criminal justice policy and practice, going on to undertake extensive research in the fields of victim policy, policing (including investigative practice, proactive policing and its regulation, and complaints systems), and the rehabilitation and resettlement of offenders.
My recent research includes studies (with Mary Corcoran and Kate Williams) of the role of the voluntary sector in criminal justice, and (with Anna Clancy) of a ground-breaking approach to enhancing contact and relationships between prisoners and their children and families. I have published widely on all the above topics, as well as co-editing (with Robert Reiner and Rod Morgan) five editions of the highly regarded Oxford Handbook of Criminology.
I am a member of the Correctional Services Accreditation and Advice Panel and a former member of the Parole Board of England and Wales. In Wales, I am former Chair of the Welsh Centre for Crime and Justice (which forges links between universities and criminal justice agencies across the country), was on the board of Wales Probation, and I am currently a trustee of Safer Wales and board member of Integrated Offender Management Cymru.
Listen here – PODCAST – Professor Maguire was interviewed by Professor Fiona Brookman on his background in criminology and his academic journey.