London’s electronic tagging pilot – will it work?

A blog post I wrote earlier this month for The University of Northampton News. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan announced that the capital is trialing the use of electronic tagging with offenders on release in the community for knife-related crimes. Our ‘eye on crime’, Jessica Ritchie, Lecturer in Criminology, blogs about the effectiveness of…

From Queensland to England, new Criminology lecturer talks about her interests

Last week the University of Northampton posted a blog piece on my new position. The newest member of the University’s Criminology team is bringing an international perspective for students, following research in her native Australia. Jessica Ritchie, Lecturer in Criminology, gained her undergraduate degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2011. She gained subsequent qualifications…

We’re Moving!

The last few weeks have been very busy. Interviewing for positions, deciding on which offer to accept, grading papers, house hunting and packing! I am starting a new position on Monday at the University of Northampton as a criminology lecturer at their new Waterside campus. I am very excited about the opportunities I am going…

Brighton Pride Parade

The other week I had my first trip to Brighton and my first time attending a Pride Parade. Best of all I got to do it with my kitty lover, former neighbour, bestie Ginni! Gin and I were neighbours about seven years ago. One day she adopted a kitty and I was a kitty mum…

Norfolk Lavender & Crabs

We went on a short family get away for Glen’s mum’s birthday. We found this lovely AirBnB property which allowed dogs and was able to house five adults very comfortably. It was only a few minutes walk to the Hunstanton beach front and the dogs absolutely loved being able to run about – on what…

Crime Scene Investigation Experience Day

I was looking for something different to do for Glen’s birthday and found out about a CSI experience! We are both obsessed with true crime podcasts so this fitted our interests very well. Glen and I attended Think Forensic in Huddersfield to participate in an adult CSI experience day. The three hours were broken up into…

My Paperchase Dream

A Paperchase Dream is a term that would probably not make sense to a lot of people, except for maybe law students. It is the term I use when wanting time away to write or study. In first year law school we studied Legal Theory with Professor William MacNeil, where he prescribed a number of…

Long Form Australian True Crime Podcasts

I love podcasts, which is definitely an understatement, I am obsessed. I first listening started in law school with the classic ABC Radio National Law Report with Damien Carrick. While podcasts were around they weren’t the ‘thing’ they are now until Serial season 1 – the investigation into the murder of Hae Min Lee and conviction of…

Travelling When Sick

Over the years there have been occasions where I have had to be more aware of my physical health when travelling internationally. These occasions have included going to Germany four days after getting all my wisdom teeth out and going to England as a visiting scholar at a university a few weeks after emergency abdominal…