With a background in sociology, psychology and law, Michele Burman is a feminist criminologist with long-standing research interests in women, crime and criminal justice, and responses to gender-based violence. Along with Gill McIvor and Richard Sparks, Michele co-founded SCCJR in 2006 and, for five years, from 2015-2020, was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Criminology and Criminal Justice. She served as a subpanel member for Social Work/Social Policy (UoA20) in the UK’s REF 2014 and REF 2021. Michele has published widely; has held 35 research grants from a range of funders, and; has provided research-based advice to criminal justice policy-makers and practitioners over many years. She was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS). She received a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday List in 2019, for services to Criminology. Current projects: Domestic abuse and child contact: the interface between criminal and civil proceedings (funded by Scottish Government) Women working to support women in the welfare sphere; psychosocial challenges (funded by Nuffield Foundation) Digital Communications as Evidence in Adult Sexual Offence Applications (in collaboration with Criminal Cases Review Commission).
Burman, M., Brooks-Hay, O. and Bradley, L. (2020) Justice Journeys: Survivor Stories https://justicejourneysonline.com/
Brooks-Hay, O., Burman, M. and Bradley, L. (2019) Justice Journeys: Informing policy and practice through lived experience of victim-survivors of rape and serious sexual assault SCCJR Research Report 4/2019 Glasgow: SCCJR. https://www.sccjr.ac.uk/publications/justice-journeys-informing-policy-and-practice-through-lived-experience-of-victim%e2%80%90survivors-of-rape-and-serious-sexual-assault/
Burman, M. and Brooks-Hay, O. (2018) Aligning policy and law? The creation of a domestic abuse offence incorporating coercive control. Criminology and Criminal Justice 18(1), pp. 67-83 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1748895817752223
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