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Mr Stuart Taylor

Mr Stuart Taylor

Telephone: 0151 231 3932

Biography

Stuart is Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice in the School of Law. He joined LJMU as a Research Officer in 2003 before becoming a lecturer the following year. Prior to entering academia he worked for both Derbyshire and Merseyside Probation Services, latterly specialising in substance use.

Stuart's main research interests focus on drug use and drug policy with a particular interest in media representations and the socio-cultural role and place of substance use in contemporary society.

Stuart has extensive experience of managing and facilitating empirical research studies within a wide range of criminal justice contexts. Previous studies have included; an evaluation of the implementation and impact of the Street Crime Initiative in Merseyside (funded by Merseyside Police and Liverpool Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership); an analysis of Probation Officers views on the OASyS risk assessment tool (funded by NAPO); an assessment of the use of Community and Suspended Sentence Orders (funded by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies); an analysis of the views of sentencers towards the use of Community and Suspended Sentence Orders (funded by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies); an evaluation of a restorative justice pilot scheme implemented by Nottingham Community Justice Initiative (funded by Nottingham Magistrates Court); a study of the impact that a public educational programme of criminal justice has on young people (undertaken in partnership with AimHigher); an exploration of attitudes towards a sexual consent campaign (funded by a local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership); an exploration of experiences of sexual assault in the Night-Time Economy (funded by a local council) and a study into cannabis use and cultivation (funded by a local council).

Stuart is currently principle investigator on a longitudinal study documenting the implementation of Through the Gate service provision within a case study resettlement prison (funded by LJMUs QR stream).

Stuart teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level on the BA and MA Criminal Justice programmes. At Level 4 he is module leader for Media, the Public and Criminal Justice and Criminological Theory, at Level 6 for Substance Use and Society, and at Level 7 for Drugs, Alcohol and Criminal Justice. Stuart won the Liverpool Student Union's 'Amazing Teacher' award in 2017 having been previously short-listed for the accolade in 2014 and 2015.

Degrees

2001, University of Hull, United Kingdom, MA Criminology
1999, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, BA Criminology

Publications

Journal Articles

Beckett Wilson H, Taylor S, Barrett G, Jamieson J, Grindrod L. 2017. Propagating the Haze? Community and professional perceptions of cannabis cultivation and the impacts of prohibition International Journal of Drug Policy, 48 :72-80 >DOI

Carline A, Gunby C, Taylor S. 2017. Too Drunk to Consent? Exploring the Contestations and Disruptions in Male Focused Sexual Violence Prevention Interventions Social and Legal Studies, >DOI

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

Gunby C, Carline A, Taylor S. 2017. Location, libation and leisure: An examination of the use of licensed venues to help challenge sexual violence CRIME MEDIA CULTURE, 13 :315-333 >DOI >Link

Taylor S. 2016. Moving beyond the other Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit, 6 :100-118 >DOI

Taylor S, Buchanan J, Ayres TC. 2016. Prohibition, Privilege and the Drug Apartheid: The failure of drug policy reform to address the underlying fallacies of drug prohibition Criminology and Criminal Justice, 16 >DOI

Taylor S. 2011. 'New' strategy, usual suspects: A critique of reducing demand, restricting supply, building recovery Criminal Justice Matters, 84 :24-26 >DOI

Mair G, Cross N, Taylor S. 2008. The Community Order and the Suspended Sentence Order: The views and attitudes of sentencers London, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies,

Taylor S. 2008. Outside the outsiders: Media representations of drug use Probation Journal, 55 :369-387 >DOI

Taylor S, Mair G, Cross N. 2007. The Use & Impact of The Community Order & The Suspended Sentence Order London, Centre for Crime & Justice Studies,

Mair G, Burke L, Taylor S. 2006. ‘The worst tax form you’ve ever seen’? Probation officers’ views about OASys Probation Journal, 53 :7-23 >DOI

Reports

Taylor S, Beckett-Wilson H, Jamieson J, Grinrod, L , Barrett G. 2013. Cannabis Use and Cultivation.

Taylor S. 2009. Evaluation of the Nottingham Community Justice Initiative Restorative Justice Pilot Project: The views of the Practitioners.

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Gendered sexual violence in the Night-Time Economy, Conference title: Tackling Sexism On-Campus, Place/location of conference: University of Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Transforming Rehabilitation and Through the Gate, Conference title: Penal Reform - Where to Next?, Place/location of conference: University of Nottingham, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The worst Tax Form you’ve ever seen’: Probation Officers views on OASyS, Conference title: British Society of Criminology Conference, 2005, Place/location of conference: Leeds, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Community Order: Issues of implementation & use, Conference title: British Society of Criminology Conference, 2007, Place/location of conference: Glasgow, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Mutton Dressed as Lamb? The case of the community order and the suspended sentence order in England & Wales, Conference title: World Congress of Criminology Conference, 2008, Place/location of conference: Barcelona, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Community Justice & Public Engagement: Rhetoric & Reality, Conference title: European Society of Criminology Conference, 2010, Place/location of conference: Liege, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: ‘'Days of Crime': The route to a more enlightened, engaged and educated public?, Conference title: World Congress of Criminology Conference, 2011, Place/location of conference: Kobe, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Path to Enlightenment? Public Engagement, Public Education and the role of the Public Criminologist, Conference title: Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, 2012, Place/location of conference: Auckland, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Great Unmentionable’ Just why do continue to ignore the potential benefits of illegal drug use?, Conference title: Public Lecture, 2012, Place/location of conference: University of Victoria, Wellington., Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Public education and public criminology from the UK, Conference title: American Society of Criminology Conference, 2013, Place/location of conference: Atlanta, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The ‘Day of Crime’ programme: Lessons in public education and public criminology from the UK?, Conference title: European Society of Criminology Conference, 2013, Place/location of conference: Budapest, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Cannabis, Cultivation and Community, Conference title: American Society of Criminology Conference, 2014, Place/location of conference: San Francisco, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Shifting Landscape of Cannabis in the Community: Acceptance, Anxieties and Ambiguities, Conference title: European Society of Criminology Conference, 2014, Place/location of conference: Prague, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: On Fallacies and Alienation: The Reductionist Drugs Discourse, Conference title: The Other, Cultural Criminology Conference. 2015, Place/location of conference: VU University, Amsterdam., Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: 'It was only a grope’: Findings from an evaluation of two sexual offence prevention campaigns running in the NTE, Conference title: European Society of Criminology Conference, 2015, Place/location of conference: Porto, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Transforming Rehabilitation and Through The Gate: Research from a resettlement prison, Conference title: American Society of Criminology Conference, 2016, Place/location of conference: New Orleans, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Metamorphosis of Prohibition: Do global drug policy reforms represent progressive change?, Conference title: American Society of Criminology Conference, 2016, Place/location of conference: New Orleans, Presentation type: Oral presentation