Dr Margarita Zernova

Lecturer in Criminology and Programme Director for MA in Criminal Justice and Crime Control

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


+44 (0) 1482 465773

Dr Margarita Zernova is a criminology lecturer who teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Hull.

Her doctoral research involved examining aspirations of restorative justice proponents and practical realities of restorative justice.

Dr Zernova subsequently explored issues related to policing in post-Soviet Russia. Her current research revolves around applications of restorative justice in transitional contexts.



Research Interests

  • Restorative justice
  • Transitional justice


(forthcoming) ‘Restorative Justice in the Basque Peace Process: Some Experiments and Their Lessons’. Contemporary Justice Review.

(2013) ‘Russian Police and Transition to Democracy: Lessons from One Empirical Study’. The Internet Journal of Criminology.

(2012) ‘Coping with the Failure of the Police in Post-Soviet Russia: Findings from One Empirical Study’. Police Practice and Research, Vol 13, Issue 6, pp 474-486.

(2012) ‘The Public Image of Contemporary Russian Police: Impact of Personal Experiences of Policing, Wider Social Implications and the Potential for Change’. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp 216-230.

(2009) 'Integrating the Restorative and Rehabilitative Models: Lessons from One Family Group Conferencing Project'. Contemporary Justice Review, Vol. 12(1), pp. 59-75.



Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Competing and Comparative Justice: Values and Ethics in the Criminal Justice Process
  • Criminology Dissertation (module co-ordinator)
  • Punishment and Society

Research PhDs

  • Restorative justice
  • Transitional justice

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • LLB, University of Hull
  • PhD, University of Hull