Dr Cara Jardine

Senior Lecturer

University of Strathclyde



Cara is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. Her research interests include imprisonment and punishment, families and relationships, and social inequalities. Her PhD, which was awarded in 2015 by the University of Edinburgh, examined the impact of imprisonment on families, and has recently been published as a monograph in the Routledge series of Studies in Crime, Justice and the Family. In 2019, Cara was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to explore how connected (or not) people in prison feel to their communities, and what community means to them. This project reflects her broader interests in innovative, creative and collaborative research methods, and the connections between research, activism and penal reform.

Recent publications

Jardine, C (2018) Constructing and maintaining family in the context of imprisonment. British Journal of Criminology 58(1): 114–131. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azx005

Jardine, C. (2019). Families, Imprisonment and Legitimacy: The Cost of Custodial Penalties. (Routledge Studies in Crime, Justice and the Family).

Anderson, S., Horgan, S., Jamieson, F., Jardine, C., & Rogers, A. (2020). ECR collective response: The future of criminology and the unsustainability of the status quo for ECRs. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 20(4), 487-490. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895820949299



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