Dr Beth Weaver

Beth Weaver crop
Senior Lecturer
Research Staff & Associate Directors
Phone number:
0141 444 8657
Glasgow School of Social Work
Sir Henry Wood Building
Strathclyde University
76 Southbrae Drive

Beth Weaver is a Senior Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Social Work, Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. Prior to becoming an academic she worked for a number of years as a Criminal Justice Social Worker and latterly as a MAPPA Coordinator. Her publications and primary area of research interest are in desistance and the implications for criminal and community justice policy and practice generally, and for community penalties in particular. Her doctoral research drew on the life stories of a naturally forming group of offenders and ex-offenders, now in their late forties, whose origins had shared beginnings but whose lives have had divergent outcomes. The focus of the research was on achieving a better understanding of the dynamics of desistance and the associated implications for policy and practice. The study drew on the life stories / narratives of this collective to examine both within and between individual factors that appear to be significant in the process of desistance, or otherwise. Keywords: Desistance Relational Reflexivity