Professor Gillian McIvor

Emeritus Professor

Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology Colin Bell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Gillian McIvor

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About me

I joined theFaculty in April 2008 as Professor of Criminology and, until 2016, founding Co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (www.sccjr.ac.uk) and from 2017 was Deputy AssociateDean for Research. I was previously Professor of Criminology at Lancaster University and, before that, Professor of Social Work and Director of the Social Work Research Centre at the University of Stirling.

My research has focused primarily on community sanctions, with particular interests in women in the criminal justice system, problem-solving courts and criminal justice responses to drug-related crime. Much of my work is policy related and/or comparative/international. The latter includes research on women leaving prison and juvenile justice in Australia and on community sanctions in Europe. I was most recently involved in a 2 year EU funded project on electronic monitoring in EU member states(http://emeu.leeds.ac.uk/) and a study of the Problem-solving Approach at Aberdeen Sheriff Court (with Ipsos MORI) funded by the Scottish Government.

I am a member of the European Society of Criminology Working Groups on Community Sanctions, Gender and Justice and Sentencing and Penal Decision-Making and was a member of the EU COST Offender Supervision in Europe working group on decision-making (http://www.offendersupervision.eu/). I am also a member of the Spinhuis Centre for Research on Incarcerated Females at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Amsterdam (http://spinhuiscenter.org/).

Since 2018 I have been an Emeritus Professor of Criminology at the University but continue to be involved in research and scholarship. My most recent work has focused on parole. This has included a survey of Scottish prisoners’ experiences of the parole process (with Dr Lynn Kelly and Dr Karen Richard) and, with Professor Nicky Padfield, co-editorship of a themed edition on parole of Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health and the organisation of a webinar on parole and mental health under the auspices of the organisation Crime in Mind (www.crimeinmind.co.uk).

I am currently a member of the Scottish Prison Service Women’s Strategy Advisory Group and the research group of the Parole Board for Scotland.

Research (4)

women, crime and justice; community sanctions and emasures; problem-solving justice; comparative criminal justice; penal innovation; electronic monitoring; gender and desistance

Projects

Creativity and Effectiveness in the Use of Electronic Monitoring as an Alternative to Imprisonment in EU Member States
PI: Professor Gillian McIvor
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Developing effective responses to criminalised women: lessons from Australia
PI: Professor Gillian McIvor
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

Evaluation of Women's Mentoring Programme.
PI: Professor Margaret Malloch
Funded by: North Ayrshire Council

A Profile of Female Offenders within the Lothian and Borders District
PI: Professor Gillian McIvor
Funded by: City of Edinburgh Council

Outputs (239)

Outputs

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Book Chapter

McIvor G (2022) Women, crime and justice in Scotland. In: Brown SL & Gelsthorpe L (eds.) The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Girls and Women in Conflict with the Law: A Critical Review of Theory, Practice, and Policy. Wiley Series in Offender Rehabilitation. Oxford: Wiley. https://www.wiley.com/en-gb/The+Wiley+Handbook+on+What+Works+with+Girls+and+Women+in+Conflict+with+the+Law%3A+A+Critical+Review+of+Theory%2C+Practice%2C+and+Policy-p-9781119886419; https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119874898.ch15

Book Chapter

McIvor G, Graham H & McNeill F (2019) Prisoner Resettlement in Scotland. In: Pruin I, Dünkel F, Storgaard A & Weber J (eds.) Prisoner Resettlement in Europe. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice. London: Routledge, pp. 278-295. https://www.routledge.com/Prisoner-Resettlement-in-Europe/Pruin-Dunkel-Storgaard-Weber/p/book/9781138721234

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2019) Women and resettlement in Europe. In: Pruin I, Dünkel F & Storgaard A (eds.) Prisoner Resettlement in Europe. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice. London: Routledge, pp. 456-478. https://www.routledge.com/Prisoner-Resettlement-in-Europe/Pruin-Dunkel-Storgaard-Weber/p/book/9781138721234

Research Report

Eunson J, Murray L, Graham H, Malloch M & McIvor G (2018) Review of the Aberdeen Problem Solving Approach. Scottish Government. Social Research series. Edinburgh. https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00540003.pdf

Research Report

Graham H & McIvor G (2017) Electronic Monitoring in the Criminal Justice System. Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services. Insights, 40. IRISS. https://www.iriss.org.uk/resources/insights/electronic-monitoring-criminal-justice-system

Article

Leonardi R, Buchanan-Smith HM, McIvor G & Vick S (2017) “You Think You’re Helping Them, But They’re Helping You Too”: Experiences of Scottish Male Young Offenders Participating in a Dog Training Program. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14 (8), Art. No.: 945. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14080945

Book Chapter

McIvor G & Graham H (2017) Schottland. In: Dünkel F, Thiele C & Treig J (eds.) Elektronische Überwachung von Straffälligen im europäischen Vergleich – Bestandsaufnahme und Perspektiven. Schriften zum Strafvollzug, Jugendstrafrecht und zur Kriminologie, 63. Mönchengladbach, Germany: Forum Verlag Godesberg GmbH, pp. 223-246. https://www.amazon.de/Elektronische-Überwachung-Straffälligen-europäischen-Vergleich/dp/3942865785/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502373312&sr=8-1&keywords=9783942865784

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2017) Female sex offenders. In: Sanders T (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Sex Offences and Sex Offenders. Oxford Handbooks. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 199-219. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-sex-offences-and-sex-offenders-9780190213633?q=handbook%20of%20sex%20offenses〈=en&cc=gb

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2016) Offending and desistance among young women. In: Kruttschnitt C & Bijleveld C (eds.) Lives of Incarcerated Women: An International Perspective. Rutledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice, 28. New York: Routledge, pp. 159-175. https://www.routledge.com/Lives-of-Incarcerated-Women-An-international-perspective/Kruttschnitt-Bijleveld/p/book/9781138803718

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2016) What is the impact of community service?. In: McNeill F, Durnescu I I & Butter R (eds.) Probation: 12 Essential Questions. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 107-128. http://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9781137519801

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2016) Justice, risk and diversity. In: Trotter C, McIvor G & McNeill F (eds.) Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Criminal Justice. Beyond the Risk Paradigm. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 76-91. https://he.palgrave.com/page/detail/beyond-the-risk-paradigm-in-criminal-justice-chris-trotter/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781137441324

Book Chapter

Trotter C, McIvor G & McNeill F (2016) Changing risks, risking change. In: Trotter C, McIvor G & McNeill F (eds.) Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Criminal Justice. Beyond the Risk Paradigm. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 239-245. https://he.palgrave.com/page/detail/beyond-the-risk-paradigm-in-criminal-justice-chris-trotter/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781137441324

Edited Book

Trotter C, McIvor G & McNeill F (eds.) (2016) Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Criminal Justice. Beyond the Risk Paradigm. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://he.palgrave.com/page/detail/beyond-the-risk-paradigm-in-criminal-justice-chris-trotter/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781137441324

Research Report

McIvor G & Graham H (2016) Electronic Monitoring in Scotland. European Commission. http://28uzqb445tcn4c24864ahmel.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/2016/06/Scotland-report.pdf

Research Report

Hucklesby A, Beyens K, Boone M, Dunkel F, McIvor G & Graham H (2016) Créativité et efficacité dans l'utilisation de la surveillance électronique: une étude de cas portant sur cinq juridictions européennes. European Commission. University of Leeds. http://28uzqb445tcn4c24864ahmel.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/files/2016/06/EMEU-Creativity-effectiveness-EM-Brief_French.pdf

Research Report

McIvor G & Graham H (2016) Electronic Monitoring in Scotland. European Commission. University of Stirling and the European Commission. http://emeu.leeds.ac.uk/

Research Report

Mulholland C, Eunson J, Murray L, Bowen L, McIvor G, Malloch M, Whyte B, Kirkwood S & McNeill F (2016) Evaluation of the Reducing Reoffending Change Fund: Research Findings. Scottish Government - Community Justice Services. Research Findings, 61/2016. Scottish Government. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/02/6786

Research Report

Mulholland C, Eunson J, Murray L, Bowen L, McIvor G, Malloch M, Whyte B, Kirkwood S & McNeill F (2016) Evaluation of the Reducing Reoffending Change Fund. Scottish Government - Community Justice Services. Scottish Government Social Research. Scottish Government. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00493932.pdf

Book Chapter

Burman M, Malloch M & McIvor G (2015) A comparison: criminalised women in Scotland. In: Annison J, Brayford J & Deering J J (eds.) Women and the Criminal Justice System: From the Corston Report to Transforming Rehabilitation. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 59-80. https://policypress.co.uk/women-and-criminal-justice

Research Report

Graham H & McIvor G (2015) Scottish and International Review of the Uses of Electronic Monitoring. The Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research; Scottish Government - Community Justice Services. SCCJR Report, 8/2015. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. http://www.sccjr.ac.uk/publications/scottish-and-international-review-of-the-uses-of-electronic-monitoring/

Research Report

Malloch M, McIvor G, Schinkel M & Armstrong S (2013) The Elements of Effective Through-care - Part 1: International Review. Scottish Government - Community Justice Services. SCCJR Research Reports, 3/2013. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. http://www.sccjr.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/International_Through-care_Review.pdf

Book Chapter

Malloch M & McIvor G (2013) Gender and criminal justice. In: Hucklesby A & Wahidin A (eds.) Criminal Justice. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199694969.do

Book Review

McIvor G (2013) Restorative Justice in Practice: Evaluating What Works for Victims and Offenders. Review of: Restorative Justice in Practice: Evaluating What Works for Victims and Offenders by J. Shapland, G. Robinson and A. Sorsby, Abingdon: Routledge, 2011, 240pp., ISBN 978-1843928454. Restorative Justice, 1 (1), pp. 154-157. https://doi.org/10.5235/20504721.1.1.154

Research Report

Armstrong S, McIvor G, McNeill F & McGuinness P (2013) International Evidence Review of Conditional (Suspended) Sentences. Scottish Government - Learning & Justice - Justice. SCCJR Research Reports, 01/2013. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. http://www.sccjr.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Conditional-Sentences-FINAL-january-2013.pdf

Research Report

Barry MA & McIvor G (2012) The difference with women …. Cooper C (Editor) & Grice P (Editor) Making the Case for the Social Sciences, No. 7 Scotland. London: Academy of Social Sciences. http://www.acss.org.uk/docs/Making%20the%20Case/ACSS_Scotland_Making_The_Case%20final.pdf

Book Chapter

Malloch M & McIvor G (2012) Women, punishment and social justice. In: Malloch M & McIvor G (eds.) Women, Punishment and Social Justice: Human Rights and Penal Practices. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice. London: Routledge, pp. 3-12. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415529839/

Book Chapter

Malloch M & McIvor G (2012) Concluding reflections. In: Malloch M & McIvor G (eds.) Women, Punishment and Social Justice: Human Rights and Penal Practices. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice. London: Routledge, pp. 206-211. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415529839/

Book Chapter

Sheehan R, McIvor G & Trotter C (2011) Working with women offenders in the community: What works?. In: Sheehan R, McIvor G & Trotter C (eds.) Working with Women Offenders in the Community. Cullompton: Willan, pp. 342-363. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781843928874/

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2011) What works with women who offend?. In: Taylor R, Hill M & McNeill F (eds.) Early Professional Development for Social Workers. Birmingham: Venture Press, pp. 318-336. http://shop.basw.co.uk/products/early-professional-development-for-social-workers

Book Chapter

Malloch M & McIvor G (2011) Women, drugs and community interventions. In: Sheehan R, McIvor G & Trotter C (eds.) Working with Women Offenders in the Community. Cullompton: Willan, pp. 190-215. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781843928874/

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2011) La participacion de los jueces en la ejecucion de las penas y medidas comunitarias en Escocia: Novedades y retos [Judicial involvement in community sanctions and measures in Scotland: Recent developments and challenges]. In: Larrauri E & Blay E (eds.) Penas Comunitarias en Europa (Community Penalties in Europe). Madrid: Trotta, pp. 45-59. http://www.trotta.es/pagina.php?cs_id_pagina=13&cs_id_contenido=31943

Edited Book

Sheehan R, McIvor G & Trotter C (eds.) (2011) Working with Women Offenders in the Community. Cullompton: Willan. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781843928874/

Research Report

Burgess C, Malloch M & McIvor G (2011) Women in Focus: An evaluation. South West Scotland Community Justice Authority. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. http://www.sccjr.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Women_in_Focus_FINAL_REPORT.pdf

Research Report

McIvor G & Burman M (2011) Understanding the Drivers of Female Imprisonment in Scotland. The Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research. SCCJR Briefings, 01/2011. SCCJR. http://www.sccjr.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Report_2011_02_-_Female_imprisonment.pdf

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2010) Women's offending and the criminal justice system. In: Faraldo CP & Iglesias SA (eds.) Género y sistema penal. Una perspectiva internacional: Gender and Criminal Justice: An International Perspective. Derecho Penal. Granada, Spain: Editorial Comares, pp. 31-42. http://www.editorialcomares.com/TV/articulo/2432-Genero_y_sistema_penal._Una_perspectiva_internacional.html

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2010) Beyond supervision: judicial involvement in offender management. In: McNeill F, Raynor P & Trotter C (eds.) Offender Supervision: New Directions in Theory, Research and Practice. Cullompton: Willan, pp. 215-238. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781843929352/

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2010) Drug courts: lessons from the UK and beyond. In: Hucklesby A & Wincup E (eds.) Drug Interventions in Criminal Justice. http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335235808.html. Maidenhead: Open University Press, pp. 135-160. http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335235808.html

Book Review

McIvor G (2010) A History of Drugs. Review of: A History of Drugs by Toby Seddon, Abingdon: Routledge, 2010, 184 pages, ISBN 978-0415480277. British Journal of Criminology, 50 (5), pp. 994-997. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azq043

Research Report

McIvor G (2009) Review of the Glasgow and Fife Drug Courts. Scottish Government - Community Justice Services. Scottish Government. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/299438/0093354.pdf

Research Report

Barry MA & McIvor G (2008) Chaotic Lives: A Profile of Women in the Criminal Justice System in Lothian and Borders. Lothian and Borders Community Justice Authority. Edinburgh: Lothian and Borders Community Justice Authority. http://www.sccjr.ac.uk/publications/chaotic-lives-a-profile-of-women-in-the-criminal-justice-system-in-lothian-and-borders/

Book Review

McIvor G (2008) Reducing Reoffending: Social Work and Community Justice in Scotland. Review of: Reducing Reoffending: Social Work and Community Justice offenders in Scotland by F. McNeill and B. Whyte, Cullompton, Willan Publishing, 2007, 272 pp., ISBN 978-1843922186. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 50 (2), pp. 239-240. http://www.ccja-acjp.ca/en/cjcr200/cjcr297.html

Article

Kendrick A, Walker M, Barclay A, Hunter L, Malloch M, Hill M & McIvor G (2008) The outcomes of secure care in Scotland. Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 7 (1), pp. 1-13. http://www.cyc-net.org/Journals/sjrcc/sjrcc-7-1.html

Book Review

McIvor G (2007) Handbook of Restorative Justice. Review of: Gerry Johnstone and Daniel W. Van Ness (editors),
Cullompton: Willan, 2006, 672pp, ISBN 978-1843921509. Youth Justice, 7 (3), pp. 251-253. https://doi.org/10.1177/14732254070070030602

Authored Book

Sheehan R, McIvor G & Trotter C (2007) What Works with Women Offenders. Cullompton: Willan Publishing. https://www.routledge.com/What-Works-With-Women-Offenders/Sheehan-McIvor-Trotter/p/book/9781843922391

Book Chapter

McNeill F & McIvor G (2007) Scotland: Criminal justice social work. In: Canton R & Hancock D (eds.) Dictionary of Probation and Offender Management. Cullompton, UK: Willan Publishing, pp. 280-282. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781843922896/

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2007) Restorative Justice. In: Canton R & Hancock D (eds.) Dictionary of Probation and Offender Management. Cullompton: Willan Publishing, pp. 271-274. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781843922896/; https://doi.org/10.1177/14732254070070030602

Book Chapter

McIvor G & Raynor P (2007) Introduction and overview. In: McIvor G & Raynor P (eds.) Developments in Social Work with Offenders. Research Highlights in Social Work, 48. London: Jessica Kingsley, pp. 9-20. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005768-200505001-01801

Book Chapter

McIvor G & McNeill F (2007) Developments in probation in Scotland. In: McIvor G & Raynor P (eds.) Developments in Social Work with Offenders. Research Highlights in Social Work, 48. London: Jessica Kingsley, pp. 82-98.

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2007) Paying back: Unpaid work by offenders. In: McIvor G & Raynor P (eds.) Developments in Social Work with Offenders. Research Highlights in Social Work, 48. London: Jessica Kingsley, pp. 257-268. http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843105381/contents/

Book Chapter

Sheehan R, McIvor G & Trotter C (2007) What does work for women offenders?. In: Sheehan R, McIvor G & Trotter C (eds.) What Works With Women Offenders. Cullompton, UK: Willan Publishing, pp. 300-310. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781843922391/

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2007) The nature of female offending. In: Sheehan R, McIvor G & Trotter C (eds.) What Works With Women Offenders. Cullompton, UK: Willan Publishing, pp. 1-22. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781843922391/

Book Chapter

McIvor G (2007) Assessment in criminal justice. In: Lishman J (ed.) Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care: Knowledge and Theory. London: Jessica Kingsley, pp. 138-152.

Edited Book

McIvor G & Raynor P (eds.) (2007) Developments in Social Work with Offenders. Research Highlights in Social work, 48. London: Jessica Kingsley. http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781843105381/contents/

Book Chapter

Gelsthorpe L & McIvor G (2007) Difference and diversity in probation. In: Gelsthorpe L & Morgan R (eds.) Handbook of Probation. Cullompton UK and Portland OR: Willan Publishing, pp. 322-351. http://www.willanpublishing.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=1843921898

Book Chapter

McIvor G & McNeill F (2007) Probation in Scotland: past, present and future. In: Gelsthorpe L & Morgan R (eds.) Handbook of Probation. Portland, Oregon: Willan Publishing, pp. 131-154. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Handbook-Probation-Loraine-Gelsthorpe/dp/1843921898/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335518489&sr=1-1

Research Report

Trotter C, Sheehan R & McIvor G (2006) Women After Prison. Monash University School of Social Work. http://www.justice.vic.gov.au/resources/722b1f76-4fb1-41b3-bc4d-3e23f6e36b81/sheehan_1445_wed.pdf

Book Chapter

Goodwin K & McIvor G (2006) Women and Community Service Orders: The Experience in Scotland. In: Immarigeon R (ed.) Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System: Policy Issues and Practice Strategies, Volume 1. Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute. pp. 46:1-10. http://www.civicresearchinstitute.com/wgc_book.html

Research Report

McIvor G, Barnsdale L, MacRae R, Brown A, Eley Morris S, Malloch M, Murray C, Piacentini L, Walters R & Stewart D (2006) Evaluation of the Airdrie and Hamilton Youth Court Pilots. Scottish Executive. Crime and Criminal Justice, Social Research. Scottish Executive. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/06/13155406/0

Research Report

Barnsdale L, MacRae R, McIvor G, Brown A, Eley S, Malloch M, Murray C, Piacentini L, Popham F & Walters R (2006) Evaluation of the Airdrie Sheriff Youth Court Pilot. Scottish Executive. Crime and Criminal Justice, Social Research. Scottish Executive, Social Research. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/06/09142825/0

Research Report

Birch A, Dobbie F, Chalmers T, Barnsdale L, McIvor G & Yates R (2006) Evaluation of the Arrest Referral Pilot Schemes. Scottish Executive. Crime and Criminal Justice, Social Research. Scottish Executive, Social Research. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/07/14102215/0

Research Report

McIvor G, Barnsdale L, MacRae R, Dunlop S, Brown A, Eley S, Malloch M, Murray C, Murray L, Piacentini L, Popham F & Walters R (2006) Evaluation of the Airdrie and Hamilton Youth Court Pilots - Research findings. Scottish Executive. Crime and Criminal Justice Research Findings, 85. Scottish Executive Social Research. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/06/13155439/1

Research Report

Barnsdale L, MacRae R, McIvor G, Brown A, Eley S, Malloch M, Murray C, Piacentini L, Popham F & Walters R (2006) Evaluation of the Airdrie Sheriff Youth Court Pilot - Research Findings. Scottish Executive. Crime and Criminal Justice Research Findings, 84. Scottish Executive Social Research. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/129257/0030788.pdf

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