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Ms Rebecca Shepherd

Ms Rebecca Shepherd

shepher7@lsbu.ac.uk

Social Sciences

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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.

Courses taught

Criminology - BSc (Hons)

Criminology with Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Criminology (Black Studies) - BSc (Hons)

Criminology (Social Policy) - BSc (Hons)

Criminology (Sustainability) - BSc (Hons)

Professional Doctorate in Education

LSBU

2020
MSc Criminology and Social Research Methods

LSBU

2014
2016
BA Hons Community Justice

University of Hertfordshire

2001
2002
BA Hons Women's Studies

University of Leeds

1995
1998
Diploma in Probation Studies

National Probation Service

2001
2002
Youth Offending Service Officer
Southwark Youth Offending 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.

2016
2018
Other public sector
Probation Officer
National Probation Service

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.

2001
2016
Other public sector
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
PSL2021-0289 LSS_Womens HSC in Prisons_NHSE&ILSS_Womens HSC in Prisons_NHSE&ICo-InvestigatorNHS EnglandOPEN Approved for submissionMay 2021
Napo
2016
Quaker Criminal Justice Network
2018
Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
2021

Filter publications

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