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Dr Jane Donoghue

Formerly at Lancaster University

Research overview

Dr Donoghue's research interests are multi-disciplinary and span criminology, criminal law and criminal justice. In particular her research focuses on anti-social behaviour and disorder; criminal courts and sentencing; problem-solving justice and court specialisation; lay magistracy.

PhD supervision

Dr Donogue is happy to consider supervising PhD students in the areas of criminology, criminal justice and policy.


Dr Jane Donoghue's research is multi-disciplinary and spans criminology, criminal law and criminal justice. In particular, she has specialised in the empirical study of anti-social behaviour; problem-solving courts; and the lay magistracy. She has published her work in a range of top international peer-reviewed journals including the Modern Law Review, British Journal of Criminology, and Sociology as well as in a book entiteld Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs): A Culture of Control? which was published by Palgrave in 2010.

The findings of her most recent empirical research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), are published in a number of articles as well as in her recent book, Transforming Criminal Justice: Problem-Solving and Court Specialization, which was published by Routledge in 2014.

She is currently researching and writing about the reform of the anti-social behaviour toolkit; out of court disposals; lay justice; and problem-solving courts.

Career Details

Dr Donoghue joined Lancaster University Law School in August 2013. She has previously worked at the University of Sussex Law School; the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford's Law Faculty; and the University of Reading Law School.


LLB (Hons)


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