Marguerite joined SCCJR in October 2013 as an ESRC Future Leader Research Fellow and became a Senior Lecturer in June 2021.
Her research focuses on the meaning of criminal justice sentences in the context of wider lives, the problems with the current criminal justice approach and alternatives ways of dealing with offending and harm. She is currently exploring the role of place in allowing people to move away from harm and is planning to examine how this happens differently in rural and urban locations. She is also passionate about contributing to a different public dialogue about crime and justice. She is a founding member of the Coalition Against Punishment (capscotland.com) and has turned some of her research findings into a graphic novel A Life in Pieces and a learning resource for Modern Studies teachers in Scotland.
Schinkel, M. and Lives Sentenced Participants (2021) Persistent short-term imprisonment: Belonging as a lens to understand its shifting meanings over the life course. Incarceration, 2(1), pp. 1-20. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2632666321989018
Schinkel, M. (2019) Rethinking turning points: trajectories of parenthood and desistance. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, 5, pp. 366-386. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40865-019-00121-8
Schinkel, M. , Atkinson, C. and Anderson, S. (2019) ‘Well-kent faces’: policing persistent offenders and the possibilities for desistance. British Journal of Criminology, 59(3), pp. 634-652. https://academic.oup.com/bjc/article/59/3/634/5149485
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