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Dr Adam Calverley


Adam Calverley

Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Biography Adam Calverley joined the University of Hull in 2009 as a lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice having previously worked for the for the University of Glamorgan and the University of Keele, where he was awarded his PhD. Adam is a co-author of the Home Office Research Study, 'Black and Asian Offenders on Probation'. He worked on both the 4th and 5th sweep of interviews for the Leverhulme Trust funded research project, ‘Tracking Progress after Probation’, co-authoring subsequent books 'Understanding Desistance from Crime' and 'Criminal Careers in Transition'.

His research has centred on ethnic and cultural variance in the desistance process, with a focus on issues of social context, emotions and identity transition. Current research interest include how victim identity management, education and desistance. Adam set up the prison based ‘learning together’ module at HMP Hull on desistance from crime for which he was awarded the University of Hull’s 2018 Teaching Excellence Award.
Research Interests Desistance from Crime, specifically the role and impact of cultural and structural variance upon associated processes; Life after punishment for offenders, families and victims; Identity management and reconstruction; prison education and desistance; penal and criminal justice reform.
Teaching and Learning Undergraduate:

Criminal Justice Institutions (level 4)
Exploring Murder (level 4)
Policing and Criminal Investigations (level 5)
Learning Together: Desistance from Crime (level 6)


Crime Control and Community Safety Hub 1 & 2
Scopus Author ID 54395070400