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Prof Lawrence Burke

Prof Lawrence Burke

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Biography

Lol Burke is Professor in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moore’s University and specialises in the areas of probation research, policy and practice. He has an extensive publication record in CJ/Probation. These include co-authored monographs ‘Delivering Rehabilitation’ (Routledge 2014) and ‘Redemption, Rehabilitation and Risk Management’ (Routledge 2011), chapters in 7 edited collections, and over thirty published outputs in refereed journals and professional publications. He has an outstanding record of research and external income generation, being part of a team that secured a major ESRC grant (2014) and a European Commission award (2012). He has nationally/internationally recognised external engagement activities and achievements across a wide range of professional and governmental bodies, including especially: NAPO, The Howard League; and Probation Institute. Lol has impressive links with probation work in Europe, has represented NAPO at an event in the House of Lords, provided evidence to the Justice Committee, and has given keynote speeches across Europe and to the American Society of Criminology. He was editor of the leading Probation Journal from 2007-2016 and is on the editorial board of the European Journal of Probation. He is a Fellow of the HEA.

Degrees

2016, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
1982, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, BA History and English

Academic appointments

Professor in Criminal Justice, School of Law, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Reader in Criminal Justice, Law, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present
Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sociology, Social Work & Social Policy, University of Liverpool, 2003 - 2005
Course Leader BA Hons Community Justice/Senior Staff Development Officer, Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, University of Liverpool, 1997 - 2003

Postgraduate training

MA Welfare, Organisation and Management, United Kingdom, University of Liverpool, 1994 - 1996
Post Graduate Diploma in Management, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 1983 - 1986

Publications

Journal article

Millings M, Burke L, Robinson G. 2019. Lost in Transition? The personal and professional challenges for probation leaders engaged in delivering public sector reform Probation Journal,

Millings M, Taylor S, Burke L, Ragonese E. 2019. Through the Gate: the implementation, management and delivery of resettlement service provision for short-term prisoners. Probation Journal,

Taylor S, Burke L, Millings M, Ragonese E. 2017. Transforming Rehabilitation during a penal crisis: a case study of Through the Gate services in a Resettlement Prison in England and Wales European Journal of Probation, 9 :115-131 >DOI

Robinson G, Burke L, Millings M. 2017. Probation, Privatisation and Legitimacy Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, >DOI

Burke L. 2016. The resettlement road map Probation Journal, 63 :3-8 >DOI

Senior P, Ward D, Burke L, Knight C, Teague M, Chapman T, Dominey J, Philips J, Worrall A, Goodman A. 2016. The essence of probation British Journal of Community Justice, 14 :9-27

Burke L. 2016. Transforming rehabilitation: Reflections two years on Probation Journal, 63 :117-119 >DOI

Burke L. 2016. Children and families: The collateral consequences of punishment Probation Journal, 63 :251-255 >DOI

Burke L. 2016. Thinking beyond risk Probation Journal, 63 :405-407 >DOI

Burke L, Millings M, Robinson G. 2016. Probation migration(s): Examining occupational culture in a turbulent field Criminology and Criminal Justice, 17 :192-208 >DOI

Burke L, Collett S. 2016. Transforming rehabilitation: Organizational bifurcation and the end of probation as we knew it? Probation Journal, 63 :120-135 >DOI

Burke L, Teague M, Ward D, FPInst AW. 2016. Probation occupational cultures for the future? A focus group discussion British Journal of Community Justice, 14 :29-43

Dominey J, Burke L. 2016. What will probation practice look like in 2020? British Journal of Community Justice, 14 :89-93

Burke L. 2015. Desistance from high risk offending Probation Journal, 62 :107-110 >DOI

Burke L. 2015. Reflections and challenges Probation Journal, 62 :211-216 >DOI

Burke L. 2015. The right to rehabilitation after punishment? Probation Journal, 62 :3-6 >DOI

Worrall A, Corcoran M, Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2015. Integrated Offender Management: Evaluation research in Merseyside and North Staffordshire Probation Quarterly, :28-30

Robinson G, Burke L, Millings M. 2015. Criminal Justice Identities in Transition: The Case of Devolved Probation Services in England and Wales The British Journal of Criminology: an international review of crime and society, >DOI

Annison J, Burke L, Senior P. 2014. Transforming Rehabilitation: Another example of English ‘exceptionalism’ or a blueprint for the rest of Europe? European Journal of Probation, 6 :6-23 >DOI

Burke L. 2014. Who’s in the room? Probation Journal, 61 :329-333 >DOI

Burke L. 2014. Victim awareness Probation Journal, 61 :113-116 >DOI

Burke L. 2014. Maintaining professionalism in a house divided Probation Journal, 61 :229-233 >DOI

Burke L. 2013. The rise of the shadow state? Probation Journal, 60 :3-8 >DOI

Burke L. 2013. The human costs of crime and migration Probation Journal, 60 :115-118 >DOI

Burke L. 2013. Innovation and probation Probation Journal, 60 :223-226 >DOI

Burke L. 2013. Grayling's hubris Probation Journal, 60 :377-382 >DOI

Burke L. 2013. Payment by Results: Some preliminary methodological issues and research challenges from the United Kingdom Advancing Practice,

Bauwens A, Burke L. 2013. Redefining professionalism by seeking legitimacy in probation? A comparison between Belgium and England and Wales :109-121 >DOI

Burke L. 2012. Editorial Probation Journal, 59 :107-110 >DOI

Burke L. 2012. A collective voice Probation Journal, 59 :3-6 >DOI

Burke L. 2012. 'Misunderstanding and misappreciation' Probation Journal, 59 :197-202 >DOI

Millar M, Burke L. 2012. Thinking Beyond 'Utility': Some Comments on Probation Practice and Training The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 51 :317-330 >DOI

Burke L. 2011. Revolution or evolution? Probation Journal, 58 :3-8 >DOI

Burke L. 2011. A runaway train Probation Journal, 58 :107-111 >DOI

Burke L. 2011. Editorial Probation Journal, 58 :311-316 >DOI

Burke L. 2011. Introducing the special edition on occupational culture and skills in probation practice European Journal of Probation, 3

Burke L. 2010. Nudging not forcing Probation Journal, 57 :363-367 >DOI

Burke L, Collett S. 2010. People Are Not Things: What New Labour Has Done to Probation Probation Journal: the journal of community and criminal justice, 57 :232-249 >DOI

Burke L. 2009. A broken profession or a broken society? Probation Journal, 56 :5-8 >DOI

Burke L. 2008. Engaging with practice Probation Journal, 55 :123-126 >DOI

Burke L. 2008. Can we build our way out of the prison crisis? Probation Journal, 55 :5-8 >DOI

Burke L. 2008. Public attitudes and the media Probation Journal, 55 :331-335 >DOI

Burke L. 2008. And the winner is Probation Journal, 55 :227-230 >DOI

Burke L. 2007. Editorial: Is anybody listening? Probation Journal, 54 :315-317 >DOI

Burke L. 2007. Farewells and introductions again Probation Journal, 54 :211-212 >DOI

Burke L. 2007. Alternatives to prison: Options for an insecure society JOURNAL OF SOCIAL POLICY, 36 :169-171 >DOI >Link

Burke L, Mair G, Ragonese E. 2006. An evaluation of service provision for short-term and remand prisoners with drug problems Probation Journal, 53 :109-123 >DOI

Mair G, Burke L, Taylor S. 2006. 'The worst tax form you've ever seen?': Probation Officers views about OASys Probation Journal: the journal of community and criminal justice, 53 :7-23 >DOI

Burke L. Transforming Rehabilitation: The changing face of the probation service in England and Wales, Bewährungshilfe | Soziales - Strafrecht – Kriminalpolitik,

Chapters

Burke L. 2018. Privatising probation in England in Wales: Manufacturing a crisis to create a market? Privatising Punishment in Europe? :84-103 9781351979931 >DOI

Burke L, Millings MN, Robinson G. 2018. Is constructive practice still possible in a competitive environment? Findings from a case study of a community rehabilitation company in England and Wales Evidence-based Skills in Community Justice International Research on Supporting Rehabilitation and Desistance Policy Press 9781447332961

Burke L, Millings MN, Robinson G. 2017. Becoming a Community Rehabilitation Company: 'A situation not of our making' Lea J, King S. Privatisation and Criminal Justice Legitimacy and Change 9781447332404

Burke L. 2016. Where did it all go wrong? Probation under new labour and the coalition Probation and Politics: Academic Reflections from Former Practitioners :33-57 9781137595577 >DOI

Wood D, Burke L. 2014. Parole A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Risk 9781447312628

Wood D, Burke L. 2014. National offender management service A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Risk 9781447312628

Wood D, Burke L. 2014. Offender assessment system A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Risk 9781447312628

Wood D, Burke L. 2014. Probation A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health & Risk 9781447312628

Burke L, Bauwens A. 2014. Redefining professionalism by seeking legitimacy in probation? A comparison between Belgium and England and Wales’ Durnescu I, McNeill F. Understanding penal practice. :109-122 Routledge. Abingdon 978-0-415-63581-3

Burke L, McNeill F. 2013. The Devil in the Detail: Community Sentences, Probation and the Market Dockley A, Loader I. The Penal Landscape: The Howard League Guide to Criminal Justice in England and Wales Routledge. Abingdon

Burke L. 2011. ‘The training of probation officers in England and Wales’ . Larrauri, E, Blay E. Penas comunitarias en Europa (Community Penalties in Europe) :83-97 Trotta. Madrid 978-84-9879-227-0

Report

Taylor S, Burke L, Millings M, Ragonese E. 2018. Through the Gate: the implementation, management and delivery of resettlement service provision for short term prisoners. Executive Summary.

Taylor S, Burke L, Millings M, Ragonese E. 2018. Through the Gate: the implementation, management and delivery of resettlement service provision for short term prisoners. Final Briefing Report.

Millings MN, Burke L, Robinson G. 2015. Staff hopes, fears and experiences at the point of transition into new ownership (Interim Research Report, June 2015) Staff hopes, fears and experiences at the point of transition into new ownership (Interim Research Report, June 2015)

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2015. European Reducing Reoffending Project: Action Learning Set 6

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2015. European Reducing Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 5

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2015. Working Together to Reduce Reoffending: Reducing Reoffending Project 2012-2015

Millings MN, Burke L, Robinson G. 2014. Laying the Foundations: The First Six Months of the [anonymised] Community Rehabilitation Company (Interim Research Report, November 2014) Laying the Foundations: The First Six Months of the [anonymised] Community Rehabilitation Company (Interim Research Report, November 2014)

Millings MN, Burke L, Robinson G. 2014. Anticipating and Experiencing Change: From Creation to Mobilisation of the [anonymised] Community Rehabilitation Company (Interim Research Report, September 2014) Anticipating and Experiencing Change: From Creation to Mobilisation of the [anonymised] Community Rehabilitation Company (Interim Research Report, September 2014)

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2014. European Reducing Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 3

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2014. European Reducing Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 4

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2013. European Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 1

Barrett G, Beckett Wilson H, Burke L, Millings M. 2013. European Reoffending Research Project: Action Learning Set 2

Book

Burke L. 2015. Delivering rehabilitation: The politics, governance and control of probation Routledge. Abingdon, Oxon 978-0-415-54036-0

Mair G, Burke L. 2012. Redemption, Rehabilitation and Risk Management: A History of Probation Routledge. Abingdon 978-1843922490

Burke L, Mair G. 2011. Redemption, Rehabilitation and Risk Management: A History of Probation Routledge. Abingdon

Burke L. Burke, L. (2005) ‘From Probation to the National Offender Management Service: Issues of Contestability, Culture and Community Involvement’. :1-55 Napo. London

Conference publication

Burke L, Millings M. The policy and process of sharing criminal justice policy across EU partners European Society of Criminology

Engagement & Impact

Editorial boards:

Probation Journal, Editor

Fellowships:

FPI, Probation Institute