Jamie Buchan

Jamie Buchan

Dr Jamie Buchan MA (Hons) MSc FHEA



I joined the University in September 2016, just after submitting my PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

My research interests include criminal justice in Scotland (particularly justice policy), community penalties (probation/criminal justice social work) and the development of local-oriented 'partnership' approaches in criminal justice, including the role played by local governments. I'm also interested by the turn towards using Bourdieu in criminology, particularly the development of the 'penal field'.

I have also recently embarked on researching the provision and organisation of restorative justice in Scotland, as co-investigator on projects with Dr Giuseppe Maglione.

Research Areas


Conference Activity

  • Theorising Penal Change: How Well do the ‘Penal Field’ and ‘Agonistic Framework’ travel?
  • Restructuring Community Justice in Scotland


Current Post Grad projects