Margaret’s work aims to challenge carceral and punitive responses to ‘crime’ and to work towards collective action for change.
Publication topics include gender and justice; crime, critique and utopia; communities of recovery; and state responses to human trafficking. Ongoing work and research interests focus on Transformative Justice and Abolitionism; Mutual aid and community engagement; Gender and the Criminal Legal System, Confronting Criminalising Processes and Practices; Exploitation and Responses to ‘Human Trafficking’: constructing ‘problems’ and policy responses; Creating and sustaining ‘communities of recovery’.
‘Collective Endeavours: Finding Community, Love and Hope’, Critical and Radical Social Work, Volume 9, Number 3, November 2021, pp. 421-436(16) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1332/204986020X15945756402768
‘Rethinking Punitive Paternalism: Abolitionism, the personal and political’ (2020) in M. Coyle and D. Scott, The Routledge International Handbook of Penal abolition, Routledge https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-International-Handbook-of-Penal-Abolition/Coyle-Scott/p/book/9781138354098
‘The Complexities of Home: Young people ‘on the move’ and state responses’ (2020) Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 59:2, 158-173, https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12363
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