Jamie Buchan

Jamie Buchan

Dr Jamie Buchan MA (Hons) MSc FHEA

Lecturer

Biography

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.

I would be keen to supervise PhDs on these or related topics - please feel free to contact me to discuss.

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Community Justice Scotland Academic Advisory Group

 

Conference Activity

  • The local provision of restorative justice: An exploratory empirical study
  • Caledonia Dreaming: Testing the 'Penal Field' and 'Agonistic Framework' in Scotland
  • Theorising Penal Change: How Well do the ‘Penal Field’ and ‘Agonistic Framework’ travel?
  • Restructuring Community Justice in Scotland

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner, Criminology and Criminology with Psychology

 

Date


6 results

Book Review: Philippa Tomczak - The Penal Voluntary Sector

Journal Article
Buchan, J. (2020)
Book Review: Philippa Tomczak - The Penal Voluntary Sector. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 20(3), 376-378. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895819878281
Abstract not available.

The Struggle is Real: Theorising Community Justice Restructuring Agonistically

Journal Article
Buchan, J. (in press)
The Struggle is Real: Theorising Community Justice Restructuring Agonistically. European Journal of Probation, https://doi.org/10.1177/2066220320927353
This article is a novel use of the ‘agonistic framework’ – a theory of penal change developed in the US, which emphasises the role of hidden conflict – to analyse recent organ...

The special constable in Scotland: understanding the motivations, expectations and the role of the special constabulary within Police Scotland

Report
Wooff, A., Dickson, G., & Buchan, J. (2020)
The special constable in Scotland: understanding the motivations, expectations and the role of the special constabulary within Police Scotland. Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR
This project sought to examine the nature of the Special Constabulary as a volunteering resource in Scotland, considering the way(s) that the motivations, expectations and man...

Compromise, Partnership, Control: Community Justice Authorities In Scotland

Journal Article
Buchan, J., & Morrison, K. (2020)
Compromise, Partnership, Control: Community Justice Authorities In Scotland. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 20(2), 131–149. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895818814903
Community Justice Authorities (CJAs) were heralded on their inception as modernising Scotland’s community justice system and resolving longstanding tensions between central an...

Book review: Philip Goodman, Joshua Page and Michelle Phelps, Breaking the Pendulum: The Long Struggle over Criminal Justice

Journal Article
Buchan, J. (2018)
Book review: Philip Goodman, Joshua Page and Michelle Phelps, Breaking the Pendulum: The Long Struggle over Criminal Justice. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 18(5), 647-648. doi:10.1177/1748895817719785
No abstract available.

Justice, Empowerment and Community in Scotland

Journal Article
Buchan, J. (2016)
Justice, Empowerment and Community in Scotland. Scottish Justice Matters, 4(2), 20-21
No abstract available.

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