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Dr Meron Wondemaghen
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
|Biography||Programme Director -MSc in Social Research
Dr Wondemaghen is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. Her previous roles include teaching in Behavioural Sciences at Monash University (Australia) and Criminology at The University of Southampton.
Wondemaghen is multidisciplinary as a researcher and draws from Criminology, Criminal Law, Mental Health Law, Psychiatry, and Media Studies. Her research includes examining the policing of mentally ill persons in public spaces, the criteria of criminal responsibility for mentally ill offenders, and human rights principles for those with mental disability.
Wondemaghen is a heavy consumer of cinema, in particular the crime, thriller & espionage genres and has, at times, commented on the portrayal of mental or personality disorder in critically acclaimed TV shows such as 'Breaking Bad' and 'Homeland'.
Students interested in any of these topics or related ideas are welcome to get in touch for a chat.
|Research Interests||mental disorder & criminal responsibility; jury decision making; CRPD, decision making capacity & crime; media coverage of crime & offending behaviour; policing mental illness in public spaces|
|Teaching and Learning||Becoming a Criminologist - L4
Criminal Psychology - L6
Mental Health, Illness & Society - L6
Analysing Qualitative Data - L7