Girls in Justice

Michele Burman

Professor of Criminology, University of Glasgow; Co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

With a background in sociology, psychology and law, Michele Burman is a feminist criminologist with long-standing research interests in young women and violence and in responses to gender-based violence. Michele is a Professor of Criminology at the University of Glasgow, and a Founding Co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) a cross-institutional partnership between 4 Scottish universities. Michele was Co-editor-in-Chief of the international journal Criminology and Criminal Justice from 2015 – 2020.

Michele has published widely on criminal justice responses to rape and domestic abuse, on the punishment of women, and on young women and violence. She has held over 30 research grants from a range of prestigious funders and has provided research based advice to criminal justice policy-makers and practitioners over many years. In recognition of her work, Michele was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS). She was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday List in 2019, for services to Criminology.

Learn more about Michele Burman’s work:

Between Two Stools? Responding to Young Women who Offend. (2009) with S. Batchelor

Challenging Violence: Girls, Gender and Violent Encounters. (2004) with S. Batchelor & J. Brown

Researching Girls and Violence: Facing the Dilemmas of Fieldwork. (2001) with S. Batchelor & J. Brown

Discussing Violence: Let’s Hear It From The Girls. (2001) with S. Batchelor & J. Brown

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