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I am Course Director and Lecturer in Criminology, within the Division of Social Sciences.
I joined LSBU in 2018 having previously been a probation officer for many years, which included specialising in youth justice and working with women.
My main research interests are trauma-informed probation practice, women in the justice system, youth justice and decolonising the curriculum within criminology.
My current research projects focus on women and trauma in the justice system, and decolonising the criminology curriculum at LSBU.
I am a trustee for the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and a professional associate member of Napo, the probation and family court union and professional association.
Criminology - BSc (Hons)
Criminology with Psychology - BSc (Hons)
Criminology (Black Studies) - BSc (Hons)
Criminology (Social Policy) - BSc (Hons)
Criminology (Sustainability) - BSc (Hons)
University of Hertfordshire
University of Leeds
National Probation Service
Supervising young people in the youth justice system on court orders and engaged in prevention work.
Providing pre-sentence reports to the youth court and Crown court.
Supervising clients on community sentences and released from prison on licence.
Writing pre-sentence reports and parole reports for Magistrates and Crown Courts.
Risk management and multi-agency public protection arrangements.
Evaluation of the Lewisham Trauma Informed Group Work Programme
Whittaker, A., Harvey, D. and Shepherd, B. (2021). Evaluation of the Lewisham Trauma Informed Group Work Programme. London London South Bank University. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.31817.67689
Back to the future? The long view of probation and sentencing: A practitioner response
Shepherd, R. (2019). Back to the future? The long view of probation and sentencing: A practitioner response. Probation Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550519870239
Women working with women – vicarious trauma in the probation service
Shepherd, B. (2022). Women working with women – vicarious trauma in the probation service. Probation Quarterly. (24). https://doi.org/10.54006/ZCZG1364
Covid-19, domestic abuse and what universities can do for students
Magill, Christine, Gajparia, J., Havard, T., Shepherd, R. and Kibirige, N. (2020). Covid-19, domestic abuse and what universities can do for students. Wonkhe.
Youth justice practice with girls
Shepherd, B. (2015). Youth justice practice with girls. in: Annison, J. and Deering, J. (ed.) Women and Criminal Justice: from Corston to Transforming Rehabilitation Policy Press.