Prof Gill McIvor

Emeritus Professor of Criminology

University of Stirling


Gill’s research has focused primarily on community sanctions, with particular interests in women in the criminal justice system, problem-solving courts and criminal justice responses to drug-related crime. Since 2018 Gill has been an Emeritus Professor of Criminology at the University of Stirling but continue to be involved in research and scholarship. Gill’s most recent work has focused on parole. This has included a survey of Scottish prisoners’ experiences of the parole process, co-editorship of a themed edition on parole of Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health and the organisation, with Professor Nicky Padfield, of a webinar on parole and mental health under the auspices of the organisation Crime in Mind ( Gill is currently a member of the Scottish Prison Service Women’s Strategy Advisory Group.

Relevant literature

Kelly L, McIvor G & Richard K (2020) Prisoners’ understanding and experiences of parole. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 30 (6), pp. 321-330.

McIvor G & Padfield N (2020) CBMH themed edition on parole. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 30 (6), pp. 285-289.

McIvor G (2019) Women and resettlement in Europe. In: Pruin I, Dünkel F & Storgaard A (eds.) Prisoner Resettlement in Europe. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice. London: Routledge, pp. 456-478.


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