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In January 2012 I was appointed Principal Lecturer and Subject Leader in Criminology, having initially joined the University of Huddersfield in August 2007 as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. During this time I have worked as Divisional academic admissions officer (2007-2009) and the course leader for the BSc (Hons) Criminology (2009-2012).
Prior to this I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Wales, Bangor (now Bangor University). Whilst studying for my PhD in Criminology exploring how sex offenders experience institutional life, as exemplified in a Probation Approved Premises, I worked as a qualitative research officer with the Institute of Medical and Social Care Research; first with the North Wales Research and Development Support Service (NWRDSS) and latterly with its successor, the All Wales Alliance for Research and Development in health and social care (AWARD). In this role I worked in mixed-method, multi-disciplinary research teams on a number of projects, the most notable of which evaluated the Carers Strategy in both England and Wales (funded by the Department of Health and Welsh Assembly Government).
Between 2002-7 I taught on the BA and MA courses in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Wales, Bangor as well as a distance-learning project supervisor for Masters level students at the Department of Criminology, Leicester University.
I am currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences and am also an associate member of the Applied Criminology Centre.
I am also a member of the:
Sex offender management, sex offender networks (in the virtual and real worlds), hostel accommodation for offenders, offender institutions, rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders, social control and surveillance mechanisms, qualitative research methods and social exclusion.
I completed my PhD in the lived experiences of high risk sex offenders accommodated in a Probation Approved Premises in 2008. Previous projects include: support needs of survivors of sexual abuse; sex education and sexual health services for young people; evaluations of the Carers Strategy in England and Wales; evaluation of the Carers Special Grant; school meal preference and habits of children and young people; and evaluation of the support services and activities for children and young people in a Welsh County.
Abass, T., Reeves, C. and Raikes, B. (2016) ‘Breaking down barriers: understanding the experience of British Pakistani families affected by imprisonment’ Probation Journal . ISSN 0264-5505
Reeves, C (2016) ‘The meaning of place and space in a probation approved premises’ Howard journal of criminal justice . ISSN 0265-5527
Reeves, C (2016) Experiencing Imprisonment: Research on the experience of living and working in carceral institutions . Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice. : Routledge. ISBN 9781138790469
Reeves, C (2016) ‘Everyday life in UK Probation Approved Premises for sex offenders’. In: Experiencing Imprisonment: Research on the experience of living and working in carceral institutions. London, UK: Routledge. pp. 451-471. ISBN 978-1-138-79046-9 (hbk)
Reeves, C. and Sadique, K. (2013) ‘Without Boundaries: the role of virtual fantasy in altered identities in deviant sexual behaviour’. In: First Annual Cyberpsychology Conference, 19th September 2013, De Montfort University, Leicester
Reeves, C (2013) ‘The Others: Sex Offenders Social Identities in Probation Approved Premises’ Howard journal of criminal justice . ISSN 0265-5527
Reeves, C (2013) ‘How Multi-Agency are Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Committees?’ Probation Journal . ISSN 0264-5505
Reeves, C (2013) ‘The role of Probation Approved Premises in supporting the formation of pro-offending social networks amongst sex offenders’. In: One Day Symposium on Incarceration, 1st February 2013, Sheffield, UK
Reeves, C (2012) ‘The Others: Sex offenders social experiences of hostel accommodation’. In: British Society of Criminology Conference 2012: Criminology at the Borders, 4th - 6th July 2012, Portsmouth, UK
Reeves, C (2012) ‘Blurring Fantasy and Action: the problem of virtual sexual ageplay’. In: British Society of Criminology Conference 2012: Criminology at the Borders, 4th - 6th July 2012, Portsmouth, UK
Reeves, C. and Cowe, F. (2012) ‘Residential Work with Sex Offenders - Places of Collusion and Segregation or Preparation for Resettlement and Reintegration’. In: Sex Offenders: Punish, Help, Change or Control? Theory, Policy and Practice Explored. London, UK: Taylor and Francis. . ISBN 9780415676984
Reeves, C (2012) ‘Sex offender grouping and the normalisation of offending attitudes’. In: Yorkshire and Humberside British Society of Criminology seminar series, 22nd Mrach 2012, Leeds University
Reeves, C (2012) ‘Fantasy depictions of child sexual abuse: The problem of ageplay in Second Life’ Journal of Sexual Aggression , pp. 1-11. ISSN 1355-2600
Reeves, C (2011) ‘The changing role of probation hostels: voices from the inside’ British Journal of Community Justice , 9 (3), pp. 51-64. ISSN 1475-0279
Reeves, C (2010) ‘Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders: A Handbook by A.R. Beech, L.A. Craig, and K.D. Browne(Eds.).’ The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice , 49 (3), pp. 312-312. ISSN 02655527
Reeves, C (2010) ‘A difficult negotiation: fieldwork relations with gatekeepers’ Qualitative Research , 10 (3), pp. 315-331. ISSN 1468-7941
Reeves, C (2010) ‘All together now! : Sex offender grouping and the normalisation of offending attitudes’. In: Sex offenders - punish, help, change or control, 29th April 2010, Newport centre for criminal and community justice
Reeves, C (2009) ‘Negotiating Research Relationships: undertaking fieldwork with sex offenders and probation staff’. In: European society of criminology conference, 9-12th September 2009, University of Ljubjiana, Slovenia
Reeves, C (2009) Hostel Life: Sex offenders' experiences of a probation approved premises . : VDM Verlag. ISBN 9783639165722
Reeves, C (2009) ‘From the inside : the purpose of probation hostels’. In: British society of criminology conference, 29th June - 1st July 2009, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff
Reeves, C (2008) ‘Sex offender grouping within a probation approved premises’. In: European society of criminology conference, 2-5th Sept 2008, University of Edinburgh
Reeves, C (2008) ‘How multi-agency are multi-agency public protection panels’. In: British society of criminology conference, 2008, University of Huddersfield
Reeves, C (2008) ‘Experiences of sex offenders in a probation approved premises : neutralisation and normalisation’. In: British society of criminology conference, 2008, University of Huddersfield
Reeves, C (2008) Sex offenders' lived experiences of institutional life: A case study of a probation hostel Doctoral thesis, University of Bangor.
Tommis, Y., Seddon, D., Woods, R., Robinson, C., Reeves, C. and Russell, I. (2007) ‘Rural-urban differences in the effects on mental well-being of caring for people with stroke or dementia’ Aging & Mental Health , 11 (6), pp. 743-750. ISSN 1360-7863
Reeves, C., Whitaker, R., Parsonage, R., Robinson, C., Swale, K. and Bayley, L. (2006) ‘Sexual health services and education: young people's experiences and preferences’ Health Education Journal , 65 (4), pp. 368-379. ISSN 0017-8969
Seddon, D., Robinson, C. and Reeves, C. (2006) ‘In their own right: translating the policy of carer assessment into practice’ British Journal of Social Work , 37 (8), pp. 1335-1352. ISSN 0045-3102
Masters by Research
Masters by Research
Alongside postgraduate research supervision I currently contribute to teaching across the Criminology undergraduate programme provision. This includes current module leadership of:
I also contribute to teaching on the following modules: