Publications & Team

Current Research

Gill's current work focuses on lay perceptions, experience and understanding of the Crown Court and a study seeking to develop more consistent measurement of intervention effects for VCS services working with offenders and their families.

Background and Expertise

Gill has over 15 years' experience of conducting criminal policy research. This has involved evaluations of criminal justice interventions including arrest and court diversion schemes for street sex workers and offenders with mental health and substance misuse problems and of mentoring in the criminal justice system and its value for supporting offenders leaving custody. She has undertaken work profiling the backgrounds of young people in the secure estate and was recently involved in an evaluation of six 'One-Stop-Shop' community services for women offenders.

Gill is a language editor and reviewer for the International Journal of Drug Policy. She has an MSc in Health Sociology from London South Bank University and an MA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of Glasgow.

Gill's research interests include the health and resettlement of offenders, specifically women offenders, peer-based mentoring approaches to supporting offenders in the community and of victims and witnesses experience of the criminal courts.

Publications

An Evaluation of the ‘What Works Centre for Crime Reduction’ Year 2: Progress

  • Author(s) Gillian Hunter, Alexandra Wigzell, Bina Bhardwa, Tiggey May and Mike Hough
  • SubjectCriminal justice agencies and services
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationICPR
  • DownloadsICPR_Evaluation_ of_WWCCR_ Yr_2 2016

Joint Enterprise

  • Author(s) Jacobson, J., Kirby, A. and Hunter, G
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Justice & Law Weekly, 180 (31)
  • DownloadsJoint Enterprise _ CL&J

Joint Enterprise: Righting a wrong turn?

  • Author(s) Jessica Jacobson, Amy Kirby, Gillian Hunter
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2016
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationPrison Reform Trust
  • DownloadsJoint Enterprise Righting a Wrong Turn

Structured mayhem: Personal experiences of the Crown Court

  • Author(s) Jessica Jacobson, Gillian Hunter, and Amy Kirby
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2015
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationCriminal Justice Alliance
  • DownloadsCJAJ3555_CJA_Report_WEB

'It was a safe place for me to be': Accounts of attending Women's Community Services and moving beyond the offender identity

  • Author(s) Radcliffe, P. and Hunter, G.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2015
  • LocationUK
  • Publisher/PublicationBritish Journal of Criminology 2015
  • Misc infoAdvance Access

An Evaluation of the ‘What Works Centre for Crime Reduction’ Year 1: Baseline

Inside Crown Court: Personal experiences and questions of legitimacy

  • Author(s) Jacobson, J., Hunter, G. and Kirby, A.
  • SubjectCourts, sentencing and attitudes to justice
  • Year2015
  • LocationBristol
  • Publisher/PublicationPolicy Press

Evaluation of day one mandation of prison leavers to the Work Programme

Effective participation or passive acceptance: How can defendants participate more effectively in the court process?

Imagining penal policy for women: The case for Women’s Community Services

  • Author(s) Radcliffe, P. and Hunter, G.
  • SubjectGender and crime
  • Year2014
  • LocationLondon
  • Publisher/PublicationHoward League 'What is Justice?' Working Paper
  • DownloadsHLWP_4_2014.pdf
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