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Before joining the department in August 2004, Antony worked as a Probation Officer for 19 years, in prisons and in the community. In 2000 he gained a PhD from the University of Southampton on masculinity and crime, based on research he did as a prison probation officer. During 2003 he was seconded to the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, where he wrote a theory manual for programme on man to man violence, based on his PhD research. Antony is a keen motorcyclist and a TT Marshall on the Isle of Man.
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Antony is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences.
Masculinity and crime, violence between men, violence by men to women, sex offenders, homicide, prisons, courts, sentencing, probation practice, risk assessment.
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Hearn, J. and Whitehead, A. (2006) ‘Collateral damage: men's domestic violence to women seen through men's relations with men’ Probation Journal , 53 (1), pp. 38-56. ISSN 0264-5505
Whitehead, A (2005) ‘Man to man violence: how masculinity may work as a dynamic risk factor’ The Howard Journal of Criminal Justices , 44 (4), pp. 411-422. ISSN 0265-5527