Prof Beth Weaver

Associate Director, SCCJR

Professor of Criminal and Social Justice; Associate Dean [Knowledge Exchange]

University of Strathclyde


Dr Beth Weaver is Professor of Criminal and Social Justice in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, and Associate Dean [Knowledge Exchange], University of Strathclyde. Beth is actively engaged in a number of research networks, and has led on a number of research projects and knowledge exchange activities with specific interests in desistance, compliance, the collateral consequences of criminal records, user involvement and co-production and the use of through-the-prison-gate social cooperative structures of employment. All of her research has an applied focus on penal reform. Beth has also published widely on a range of subjects relating to criminal justice policies, practices, and research.

Relevant publications

Weaver, B., and Fraser, A., (2021) The Social Dynamics of Co-offending, Theoretical Criminology

Weaver, B., and Piacentini, L, Moodie K., and Barry, M (2020) Exploring and Explaining Non-Compliance with Community Supervision British Journal of Criminology 61(2): 434-455

Weaver, B (2019) Understanding Desistance: A Critical Review of Theories of Desistance, Psychology, Crime and Law 25(2):1-18



Full Profile:
View Full Profile


Phone Number:
0141 444 8657

University of Strathclyde

School of Social Work and Social Policy
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building
141 St James Road


Related Publications

Related News and Events