Dr Adam Calverley

Dr Adam Calverley

Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of Criminology and Sociology

Qualifications

  • BSc (Cardiff University)
  • MSc (Cardiff University)
  • PhD (Keele University)

Summary

Adam Calverley joined the University of Hull in 2009 as a lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice having previously worked for the for the University of Glamorgan and the University of Keele, where he was awarded his PhD. Adam is a co-author of the Home Office Research Study, 'Black and Asian Offenders on Probation'. He worked on both the 4th and 5th sweep of interviews for the Leverhulme Trust funded research project, ‘Tracking Progress after Probation’, co-authoring subsequent books 'Understanding Desistance from Crime' and 'Criminal Careers in Transition'.

His research has centred on ethnic and cultural variance in the desistance process, with a focus on issues of social context, emotions and identity transition. Current research interest include how victim identity management, education and desistance. Adam set up the prison based ‘learning together’ module at HMP Hull on desistance from crime for which he was awarded the University of Hull’s 2018 Teaching Excellence Award.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate:

Criminal Justice Institutions (level 4)

Exploring Murder (level 4)

Policing and Criminal Investigations (level 5)

Learning Together: Desistance from Crime (level 6)

Postgraduate:

Crime Control and Community Safety Hub 1 & 2

Recent outputs

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Book

Criminal careers in transition: The social context of desistance from crime

Farrall, S., Hunter, B., Sharpe, G., & Calverley, A. (2014). Criminal careers in transition: The social context of desistance from crime. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof%3Aoso/9780199682157.001.0001

Book Chapter

All in the family: the importance of support, tolerance and forgiveness in the desistance of male Bangladeshi offenders

Calverley, A. (2010). All in the family: the importance of support, tolerance and forgiveness in the desistance of male Bangladeshi offenders. Escape routes: contemporary perspectives on life after punishment (182 - 201). Routledge-Cavendish

Journal Article

A New Approach for Researching Victims: the 'Strength-Growth-Resilience' Framework

Green, S., Calverley, A., & O’Leary, N. (in press). A New Approach for Researching Victims: the ‘Strength-Growth-Resilience’ Framework. The British journal of criminology, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azaa093

What 'works' when retracing sample members in a qualitative longitudinal study?

Farrall, S., Hunter, B., Sharpe, G., & Calverley, A. (2016). What ‘works’ when retracing sample members in a qualitative longitudinal study?. International journal of social research methodology : theory & practice, 19(3), 287-300. https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2014.993839

Theorizing structural and individual-level processes in desistance and persistence: outlining an integrated perspective

Farrall, S., Sharpe, G., Hunter, B., & Calverley, A. (2011). Theorizing structural and individual-level processes in desistance and persistence: outlining an integrated perspective. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 44(2), (218-234). doi:10.1177/0004865811405136. ISSN 0004-8658

Research interests

Desistance from Crime, specifically the role and impact of cultural and structural variance upon associated processes; Life after punishment for offenders, families and victims; Identity management and reconstruction; prison education and desistance; penal and criminal justice reform.

Postgraduate supervision

Desistance from Crime

Race, ethnicity and Crime

Resettlement and rehabilitaion

Life after Punishment

Probation and Penal reform