Professor Pat Carlen

pat carlen profile imageHonorary Professor

Pat Carlen BA, PhD is a sociologist who has published 19 books and many articles on criminal and social justice. She was co-founder of the UK campaigning group Women in Prison and from 2006 to 2013 the Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Criminology.

In 1997 she was awarded the American Society of Criminology’s Sellin-Glueck Prize for Outstanding International Contributions to Criminology, in 2010 the British Society of Criminology’s Award for Outstanding Achievement and in 2011 an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Lincoln University.

Her best known books are Magistrates’ Justice and Women’s Imprisonment, as a short biographical chapter is to be found in Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology (eds. K Hayward, S Maruna and J Mooney, Routledge, 2010).

A collection of her selected works entitled A Criminological Imagination: Essays on Punishment, Justice, Discourse was published in Ashgate’s Pioneers in Contemporary Criminology series in 2010.

Take a look at Professor Pat Carlen's list of publications.