Katrina Morrison

Katrina Morrison

Dr Katrina Morrison

Lecturer

Biography

I am a part-time lecturer in criminology at Edinburgh Napier University.

I received a BA (hons) in sociology and social policy from the University of Edinburgh in 2006, where I received the James Carruthers Memorial prize for best social policy dissertation. I continued onto the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Edinburgh, where her dissertation examined the history of rehabilitation in Scottish prisons. I was awarded a PhD in 2012 from the Law School at the University of Edinburgh; my thesis examined the effects of devolution on Scottish criminal justice, drawing on theoretical frameworks from social and political sciences and interviews from criminal justice policymakers and practitioners.

Following her PhD, I worked as a research assistant at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (University of Glasgow) until I began my lectureship at Edinburgh Napier University in December 2012. In 2014 I completed the PgCert in Teaching and Learning at Edinburgh Napier University.

I was on secondment to the Scottish Prison Service for two years from 2016 – 2018 where I worked on prison officer learning and development and curriculum design. I continue to work on prison officer training in various capacities in academia and practice.
I am a passionate advocate for penal reform and in that capacity also sit as a Board member and Secretary for Howard League Scotland.

Research Areas

Date


22 results

Scotland

Book Chapter
Graham, H., & Morrison, K. (2022)
Scotland. In F. Dünkel, S. Harrendorf, & D. van Zyl Smit (Eds.), The Impact of COVID-19 on Prison Conditions and Penal Policy. London: Routledge
The COVID-19 pandemic has been disruptive and halting in its impact on Scottish justice. This chapter offers an overview of how the pandemic has affected Scottish prisons and ...

The Criminal Justice System in Scotland

Book Chapter
Morrison, K., Buchan, J., & Wooff, A. (2021)
The Criminal Justice System in Scotland. In The Oxford Textbook on Criminology. (2nd). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Morrison, K., Buchan, J., & Wooff, A. (2021). The Criminal Justice System in Scotland. In The Oxford Textbook on Criminology. (2nd). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available...

Locked Down, Locked Out?: Local Partnership Resilience in the Covid-19 Pandemic - A Report on Interim Findings

Report
Buchan, J., Nogales, C., Wooff, A., & Morrison, K. (2021)
Locked Down, Locked Out?: Local Partnership Resilience in the Covid-19 Pandemic - A Report on Interim Findings. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University
This report presents interim findings from a research project on local partnership working and resilience in the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures. This grant...

Becoming a Prison Officer: An Analysis of the Early Development of Prison Officer Cultures

Journal Article
Morrison, K., & Maycock, M. (2021)
Becoming a Prison Officer: An Analysis of the Early Development of Prison Officer Cultures. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 60(1), 3-24. https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12394
Despite the fact that over recent years, imprisonment in Scotland has adopted a bold and aspirational policy direction including proposed reforms to the role of the prison off...

What are the Implications of Changing Place for the Professional Performativity of Prison Officers?

Journal Article
Maycock, M., McGuckin, K., & Morrison, K. (in press)
What are the Implications of Changing Place for the Professional Performativity of Prison Officers?. Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research, https://doi.org/10.1080/23774657.2020.1821407
Throughcare Support Officers (TSOs) were a unique role in the Scottish criminal justice system when they operated between 2015 and 2019. This research challenges and extends e...

"We are 'free range' prison officers", the experiences of Scottish Prison Service (SPS) Throughcare Support Officers (TSOs) working in custody and the community

Journal Article
Maycock, M., McGuckin, K., & Morrison, K. (2020)
"We are 'free range' prison officers", the experiences of Scottish Prison Service (SPS) Throughcare Support Officers (TSOs) working in custody and the community. Probation Journal, 67(4), 358-374. https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550520954898
Between 2015 and 2019, forty-one Throughcare Support Officers (TSOs) supported people serving short sentences leaving custody across eleven Scottish Prison Service (SPS) estab...

The Paradox Of Scottish Life Imprisonment

Journal Article
Van Zyl Smit, D., & Morrison, K. (2020)
The Paradox Of Scottish Life Imprisonment. European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, 28(1), 76-102. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718174-02801004
More people are serving life sentences in Scotland as a proportion of the national population than in any other country in Europe. Yet Scotland claims to adopt a welfarist rat...

Scottish Penal Reform since Devolution: Reflections and Prospects for Change

Digital Artefact
Morrison, K. (2019)
Scottish Penal Reform since Devolution: Reflections and Prospects for Change. [Blog]
The 20th anniversary of the opening of the Scottish Parliament allows us to pause and reflect on the progress of penal reform in this time. While criminal justice was under th...

Identity, Transitions and Support: Processes of Desistance Among Ex-Military Personnel in Custody

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C., Winterton, M., & Morrison, K. (2019, June)
Identity, Transitions and Support: Processes of Desistance Among Ex-Military Personnel in Custody. Paper presented at ERGOMAS Biennial Conference, ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal
No abstract available.

Reflective Practice at the Scottish Prison Service

Journal Article
Morrison, K. (2019)
Reflective Practice at the Scottish Prison Service. Work Based Learning e-journal, 8(1), 122-128
This paper discusses the role of reflective practice within the training for Scottish Prison Service (SPS) officers and managers, delivered by the Scottish Prison Service Coll...

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