Prof Margaret Malloch
Associate Director (Postgraduate Research), SCCJR
Professor of Criminology
University of Stirling
Margaret is Professor of Criminology at the University of Stirling. Her research focuses on the meaning and relevance of ‘justice’ as constructed within the realm of ‘criminal justice’; in particular, as it plays out in the experiences of marginalised groups in terms of access to rights and forms of resistance. Her work is informed throughout by critical criminological attention to processes of criminalisation. Considering forms of opposition to this has led to the development of ideas of ‘utopia’ as critique, method and alternative to the status quo. Her conceptual framework of ‘communities of recovery’ is placed alongside an examination of the relationship between ‘utopia’ and the struggles of marginalized communities to manifest social change. Current work is focused on exploring the meaning of ‘community’ in transformative processes related to ‘justice’.