+ Videos

CRIMVOL Director Dr Philippa Tomczak speaking alongside the Secretary of State for Justice about ‘Supporting ex-offenders on their path to rehabilitation and employment’(20th November 2018, Westminster, London):

CRIMVOL Director Dr Philippa Tomczak giving a guest seminar at the University of Kent Centre for Philanthropy (18th October 2018, Canterbury)

CRIMVOL Director Dr Philippa Tomczak giving a guest lecture at Sheridan College (25th June 2018, Toronto, Canda)




 A selection of CRIMVOL members’ core peer-reviewed academic publications can be found below:

+ The Penal Voluntary Sector

Tomczak, P. (2017) The Penal Voluntary Sector. Abingdon: Routledge. Sole winner of the 2017 British Society of Criminology Book Prize.

Tomczak, P. and Thompson, D. (2017) 'Inclusionary Control? Theorising the effects of penal voluntary organisations' work'. Theoretical Criminology OnlineFirst. (Free access)

Tomczak, P. (2017) 'The Voluntary Sector and the Mandatory Statutory Supervision Requirement: Expanding the Carceral Net'. British Journal of Criminology, 57(1): 152-171. (Free author copy)

Tomczak, P. and Albertson, K. (2016) 'Prisoner Relationships with Voluntary Sector Practitioners'. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 55(1-2): 57-72. (Free author copy)

Tomczak, P. (2014) 'The Penal Voluntary Sector in England and Wales: Beyond Neoliberalism?' Criminology and Criminal Justice, 14(4): 470-486. (Free author copy)

+ Peer Mentoring

Buck, G. (2018) The core conditions of peer mentoring. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 18(2): 190-206. (Free author copy)

Buck, G., Lawrence, A. & Ragonese, E. (2017) Exploring peer mentoring as a form of innovative practice with young people at risk of child sexual exploitation. The British Journal of Social Work, 47(6): 1745-1763.

Buck, G. (2017) ‘I wanted to feel the way they did’: Mimesis as a situational dynamic of peer mentoring by ex-offenders. Deviant Behavior, 38(9): 1027-1041. (Free author copy)

Buck, G. (2016) ‘It’s a tug of war between the person I used to be and the person I want to be’: The terror, complexity and limits of leaving crime behind. Illness, Crisis and Loss OnlineFirst. (Free author copy)

+ Prison Suicide

Tomczak, P. (2018) Prison suicide: What happens afterwards? Bristol: University of Bristol Press.

Our repository of succinct, accessible publications for practitioners is under construction.