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Humanities and Social Science

Dr Una Barr

Dr Una Barr

Telephone: 0151 231 3389


Journal article

Barr U. 2018. Gendered Assisted Desistance: A Decade from Corston Safer Communities, 17 :81-93


Barr UM. 2017. Are Neoliberal, Patriarchal Societies Compatible with Desistance? A consideration of the experiences of a group of English women caught up in the criminal justice system Emerging Voices EG Press. Bristol

Barr UM. 2017. Motherhood and Desistance: A gateway to social bonds and identity transformation? Voices of Resistance: Subjugated Knowledge and the Challenge to the Criminal Justice System EG Press. Bristol

Conference publication

Barr UM. Ontological theory and women’s desistance: Is it simply a case of 'growing up'? Early Career Academics Network Bulletin, The Howard League for Penal Reform Justice and Penal Reform Conference 30 :3-13 >Link

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Desisting Sisters: Criminal (In)justice and Narratives of Resistance, European Group for the Study of Deviance & Social Control, Uncovering Harms: States, corporations and organizations as criminals, Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece, Oral presentation

Voicing Desistance: Female Experiences of Giving up Crime, Feminist Reflections on Law, Society and Care Conference 2017, Manchester Metropolitan University, Sylvia Pankhurst Research Centre, Oral presentation

Voicing Desistance: Female Experiences of Giving Up Crime, British Society of Criminology Conference 2017, Oral presentation

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellowship, Higher Education Academy

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education