Steve undertakes research on identity, justice and citizenship in relation to people who have been responsible for or harmed by crime or injustice. Most of his research involves discursive social psychological methods or evaluation research methods. His research is intended to enhance our understanding of issues of identity and citizenship in relation to justice and injustice, and explore the ethics and effectiveness of responses to crime, with the purpose of improving society’s response to those who have caused or been harmed by crime or injustice. My four main areas of research interest are: 1) criminal justice social work; 2) restorative justice; 3) refugee integration; 4) hate crime.
Kirkwood, S. (2021). A practice framework for restorative justice. Aggression and Violent Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2021.101688
Mullins, E. & Kirkwood, S. (2021). Co-authoring desistance narratives: Analysing interactions in groupwork for addressing sexual offending. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 21, 316-333. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1748895819863101
Kirkwood, S. (2021). ‘A wee kick up the arse’: Mentoring, motivation and desistance from crime. Criminology and Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F17488958211043691
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