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 also work in researching restorative justice in Scotland, as co-investigator on projects with Dr Giuseppe Maglione. Most recently, I have embarked on researching local partnership working in Scotland, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

  • Invited contributor, SPERU project
  • APPG Restorative Justice
  • Community Justice Scotland Academic Advisory Group

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Institutionalising restorative justice for adults in Scotland: An empirical study of criminal justice practitioners’ perspectives
  • Scotland and the European Probation Rules: An Opportunity to 'Reintegrate'?
  • Institutionalizing Restorative Justice for Adults in Scotland: an Empirical Study of Practitioners' Perspectives
  • Compromise, Partnership, Control: Community Justice Authorities in Scotland
  • The Local Provision of Restorative Justice in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Caledonia Dreaming: Testing the 'Penal Field' and 'Agonistic Framework' in Scotland
  • The local provision of restorative justice: An exploratory empirical study
  • 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

 

Grant Reviewer

  • ESRC Impact Acceleration Account grant reviewer, 2022
  • Leverhulme Research Project Grant - peer reviewer

 

Invited Speaker

  • Progressive Penality as Performance
  • Invited chair, SCCJR Comparative Penology symposium
  • Community Justice and the National Care Service – Reflections

 

Reviewing

  • Peer reviewer, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Peer reviewer, European Journal of Probation

 

Date


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BOOK REVIEW: Theo Gavrielides (ed.), The Routledge international handbook of restorative justice

Journal Article
Buchan, J. (2022)
BOOK REVIEW: Theo Gavrielides (ed.), The Routledge international handbook of restorative justice. The International Journal of Restorative Justice, 2022(2),

Locked Down, Locked Out? Local Partnership Resilience in the Covid-19 Pandemic: Final Report

Report
Buchan, J., Nogales, C., Morrison, K., & Wooff, A. (2022)
Locked Down, Locked Out? Local Partnership Resilience in the Covid-19 Pandemic: Final Report. Economic and Social Research Council

Risk and mitigation in restorative justice

Report
Shapland, J., Buchan, J., Kirkwood, S., & Zinsstag, E. (2022)
Risk and mitigation in restorative justice. Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Progressive Penality as Performance

Journal Article
Buchan, J., & McNeill, F. (in press)
Progressive Penality as Performance. Howard Journal of Crime and Justice,
Scotland’s prison population remains stubbornly high despite reforms to sentencing and community penalties (most recently in 2016). Seeking to advance the debate on punishment...

Mitigation and risk in restorative justice

Report
Shapland, J., Buchan, J., Kirkwood, S., & Zinsstag, E. (in press)
Mitigation and risk in restorative justice. Scottish Government

Community Justice in a European 'Penal Field'?

Presentation / Conference
Buchan, J. (2022, August)
Community Justice in a European 'Penal Field'?. Paper presented at SCCJR ECR Symposium: Punishment and Society, Glasgow

Institutionalising restorative justice for adults in Scotland: an empirical study of criminal justice practitioners’ perspectives

Journal Article
Butler, S., Maglione, G., & Buchan, J. (in press)
Institutionalising restorative justice for adults in Scotland: an empirical study of criminal justice practitioners’ perspectives. Criminology and Criminal Justice, https://doi.org/10.1177/17488958221104229
While in some European and extra-European countries the incorporation of restorative justice into policy frameworks is a dated and widely studied phenomenon, in others it is a...

Restorative Justice: Another Way of Doing Justice in Scotland?

Presentation / Conference
Buchan, J. (2022, March)
Restorative Justice: Another Way of Doing Justice in Scotland?. Presented at Morningside Justice and Peace, Edinburgh [Online]
In this invited talk for Morningside Justice and Peace, I introduce the concept of restorative justice, discuss its history and some critical issues in the field and then repo...

Book Review: Professionalism in Probation: Making Sense of Marketisation by Matt Tidmarsh

Journal Article
Buchan, J. (2023)
Book Review: Professionalism in Probation: Making Sense of Marketisation by Matt Tidmarsh. Punishment and Society, 25(4), 1144-1147. https://doi.org/10.1177/14624745221079000

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...

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