Mary Bosworth

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Professor of Criminology

Mary Bosworth is Professor of Criminology and Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford and, concurrently, Professor of Criminology at Monash University, Australia. She is Assistant Director of the Centre for Criminology and Director of Border Criminologies, an interdisciplinary research group focusing on the intersections between criminal justice and border control. Prof. Bosworth conducts research into the ways in which prisons and immigration detention centres uphold notions of race, gender and citizenship and how those who are confined negotiate their daily lives. Her research is international and comparative and has included work conducted in Paris, Britain, the USA and Australia.  Prof. Bosworth is currently heading a five-year project on “Subjectivity, Identity and Penal Power: Incarceration in a Global Age” funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council as well as a Leverhulme International Network on External Border Control. Details of both of these projects can be found at the website http://bordercriminologies.law.ox.ac.uk. Mary is the UK Editor-in-Chief of Theoretical Criminology, a co-editor of Routledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship, and a member of the editorial boards of the British Journal of Criminology, Race & Justice, the International Journal of Border Security and Immigration Policy and Clarendon Studies in Criminology at Oxford University Press.



Publications

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Journal Articles

2014

M Bosworth and G Slade, 'In Search of Recognition: Gender and Staff-Detainee Relations in a British Immigration Removal Centre' (2014) 16 Punishment & Society (forthcoming)

2012

M Dempsey, C Hoyle and M Bosworth, 'Defining Sex Trafficking in International and Domestic Law: Mind the Gaps' (2012) Emory International Law Review (forthcoming)

M Bosworth, 'Deportation and Immigration Detention: Globalising the Sociology of Punishment' (2012) 16 Theoretical Criminology (forthcoming)

2011

M Bosworth, 'Deporting Foreign National Prisoners in England and Wales ' (2011) 15 Citizenship Studies 583

M Bosworth and E Kaufman, 'Foreigners in a Carceral Age: Immigration and Imprisonment in the U.S.' (2011) 22 Stanford Law & Policy Review 101

C Hoyle, M Bosworth and M Dempsey, 'Labelling the Victims of Sex Trafficking: Exploring the borderland between rhetoric and reality' (2011) 20 Social & Legal Studies 313

M Bosworth, 'Penal Moderation in the US: Yes We Can?' (2011) 10 Criminology & Public Policy 335

M Bosworth, C Hoyle and M Dempsey, 'Researching Trafficked Women: Some Thoughts on Methodology' (2011) 17 Qualitative Inquiry 769

2010

M Bosworth and I Loader, 'Reinventing Penal Parsimony' (2010) 14 Special Issue, Theoretical Criminology

M Bosworth, 'Reinventing Penal Parsimony: An Introduction' (2010) 14 Theoretical Criminology

2008

M Bosworth, 'Border Control and the Limits of the Sovereign State' (2008) 17 Social and Legal Studies 199

M Bosworth, B Bowling and M Lee, 'Ethnicity, Globalization and Criminal Justice' (2008) 12 Special Issue, Theoretical Criminology

M Bosworth, B Bowling and M Lee, 'Globalisation, ethnicity and racism: An introduction' (2008) 12 Theoretical Criminology 263

M Bosworth and M Guild, 'Governing through migration control: Security and Citizenship in Britain' (2008) 48 The British Journal of Criminology 703

2007

M Bosworth, 'Creating the Responsible Prisoner: Federal Admission and Orientation Packs' (2007) 9 Punishment and Society 67

2006

M Bosworth, 'Self-harm in women's prisons' (2006) 5 Criminology and Public Policy 157 [...]

Abstract: This is a brief overview of the literature and issues associated with self-harm in women's prisons. It served as an introduction to a longer paper by someone else and a response both of which I commissioned and edited for the journal. The journal is one of the official publications of the American Society of Criminology.

2005

M Bosworth and others, 'Doing Prison Research: Views from Inside' (2005) 11 Qualitative Inquiry 1

M Bosworth, 'Gender, Risk and Recidivism' (2005) 3 Criminology and Public Policy 181

2004

M Bosworth, 'Theorizing Race and Imprisonment: Towards a New Penality' (2004) 12 Critical Criminology 221 [...]

Abstract: This is a comparison of historical and contemporary issues to do with race and prisons in the UK, France and the USA.

2001

M Bosworth, 'Anatomy of a Massacre: Gender, Power and Punishment in Revolutionary Paris' (2001) 7(10) Violence Against Women 1101

M Bosworth and E Carrabine, 'Reassessing Resistance: Gender, Race and Sexuality in Prison' (2001) 3(4) Punishment and Society 501

M Bosworth, 'The Past as a Foreign Country? Some Methodological Implications of Doing Historical Criminology' (2001) 41(3) British Journal of Criminology 431

Books

2014

M Bosworth, Inside Immigration Detention: Foreigners in a Carceral Age (Oxford University Press 2014) (forthcoming)

2010

M Bosworth, Explaining U.S. Imprisonment (Sage Publications 2010)

2002

M Bosworth, The US Federal Prison System (Sage Publications 2002) [...]

Abstract: This book pulls together scholarly research, government publications and first hand accounts to provide the first overview of policy and practice in the US Federal Prison system. It also contains an appendix listing and describing all federal prisons. It is a cross-over book, designed for prison researchers, prisoners and those who work with them. It was positively reviewed in academic journals.

ISBN: 0-7619-2304-7

Chapters

2015

M Bosworth and Turnbull, Sarah, 'Immigration Detention and the Expansion of Penal Power in the UK' in K. Reiter and A. Koenig. (eds), Extreme Punishment (Palgrave 2015)

M Bosworth, 'Immigration Detention, Ambivalence and the Colonial Other ' in Eriksson, Anna (eds), Punishing the Other (Routledge 2015)

M Bosworth, I Hasselberg and S Turnbull, 'Imprisonment in a Global Age: Rethinking Penal Power' in Y Jewkes, B Crewe and J Bennett (eds), Handbook of Prisons (Sage Publications 2015)

2014

M Bosworth, 'Citizenship and Belonging in a Women\'s Immigration Detention Centre' in C Phillips and C Webster (eds), New Directions in Race, Ethnicity and Crime (Routledge 2014) (forthcoming)

M Bosworth, 'Immigration Detention' in S Pickering (ed), Routledge Handbook on Crime and Migration ( 2014) (forthcoming)

S Pickering, M Bosworth and KF Aas, 'The Criminology of Mobility' in S Pickering (ed), Routledge Handbook on Crime and Migration (Routledge 2014) (forthcoming)

2013

M Bosworth, 'Can Immigration Detention be Legitimate' in KF Aas and M Bosworth (eds), The Borders of Punishment: Citizenship, Crime Control and Social Exclusion (Oxford University Press 2013) (forthcoming)

KF Aas and M Bosworth, 'Preface' in KF Aas and M Bosworth (eds), The Borders of Punishment: Citizenship, Crime Control and Social Exclusion (Oxford University Press 2013) (forthcoming)

M Bosworth and E Kaufman, 'Prison and National Identity: Citizenship, Punishment and the Sovereign State.' in D Scott (ed), Why Prison? (Cambridge University Press 2013) (forthcoming)

2012

M Bosworth and A Fili, 'Gender and Corrections' in C. Renzetti, S. Miller and S. Gover (eds), Handbook of Gender and Crime Studies (Routledge 2012)

M Bosworth and E Kaufman, 'Gender and Punishment ' in J Simon and R Sparks (eds), Handbook of Punishment and Society (Sage 2012) (forthcoming)

M Bosworth and S Palmer, 'Prisons' in W. DeKeseredy and M. Dragiewicz (eds), Handbook of Critical Criminology (Routledge 2012)

2011

M Bosworth, 'Human Rights and Immigration Detention (Forthcoming)' in M-B Dembour and T Kelly (eds), Are Human Rights for Migrants? Critical Reflections on the Status of Irregular Migrants in Europe and the United States (Routledge 2011)

M Bosworth and C Hoyle, 'Mapping the Borders of Criminology: Some Concluding Thoughts ' in M Bosworth and C Hoyle (eds), What is Criminology? (Oxford University Press 2011)

M Bosworth and C Hoyle, 'What is Criminology: An Introduction' in M Bosworth and C Hoyle (eds), What is Criminology? (Oxford University Press 2011)

2010

M Bosworth and M Guild, 'Gran Bretaña: el gobierno a través del control de las migraciones' in S. Palidda (ed), Criminalización étnica de los migrantes en Europa (Comares 2010)

2009

M Bosworth, 'Governing the Responsible Prisoner: A Comparative Analysis' in P Triantafillou and E Sørensen (eds), The Politics of Self-Governance (Ashgate 2009)

M Bosworth and M Guild, 'Gran Bretagna: governare attraverso il controllo delle migrazioni' in S. Palidda (ed), Razzismo Democratico: La Persecuzione degli Stranieri in Europa (AgenziaX 2009)

2007

M Bosworth, 'Border Crossings: Immigration Detention and the Exclusive Society' in M Lee (ed), Human Trafficking. Collumpton (Willan Publishing 2007)

M Bosworth, 'Epilogue' in M Bosworth and J Flavin (eds), Race, gender and punishment: From colonialism to the war on terror (Rutgers University Press 2007)

M Bosworth, 'Identity, Citizenship and Punishment' in Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin (eds), Race, gender and punishment: From colonialism to the war on terror (Rutgers University Press 2007) [...]

Abstract: Chapter in book I coedited on race, gender and punishment. Analysis of recent legislation in the USA.

ISBN: 0-8135-3904-8

M Bosworth, 'Introduction' in M Bosworth and J Flavin (eds), Race, gender and punishment: From colonialism to the war on terror (Rutgers University Press 2007)

2003

M Bosworth, 'Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Prison: The Politics of Identity' in B H Zaitzow and J Thomas (eds), The Technology of Gender Domination in Confined Places (Lynne Reinner Publishers 2003)

Edited books

2013

K Aas and M Bosworth (eds), The Borders of Punishment: Citizenship, Crime Control, and Social Exclusion (Oxford University Press 2013) (forthcoming)

2011

M Bosworth and C Hoyle (eds), What is Criminology? (Oxford University Press 2011)

2007

M Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin (eds), Race, gender and punishment: From colonialism to the war on terror (Rutgers University Press 2007) [...]

Abstract: I contribute a chapter, plus a co-written introduction and conclusion. This is a collection of original essays on the history, theory and contemporary format of race, gender and punishment in the US.

ISBN: 0-8135-3904-8

2005

M Bosworth (ed), Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilties, Volume One and Two. (Sage Reference 2005) [...]

Abstract: This two volume work was awarded Best Reference 2005 by the Library Journal. I contribute some entries, as well as an introduction.

Others

2008

M Bosworth, 'Immigration Detention' (2008) 71 Criminal Justice Matters 24

M Bosworth, 'Immigration Detention and Foreign Nationals in Prison' (2008) 180 Prison Service Journal 18

M Bosworth, 'Prisons' (2008) Oxford University Press

Reports

2012

M Bosworth and B Kellezi, 'Quality of Life in Detention: Results from the MQLD Questionnaire Data Collected in IRC Yarl’s Wood, IRC Tinsley House and IRC Brook House, August 2010 – June 2011.' (Centre for Criminology 2012)


News

Inside Immigration Detention

In September 2014 Mary Bosworth published the first national study of life in Britain’s immigration removal centres (IRCs) […]

Leverhulme International Network on External Border Control

The Centre for Criminology is pleased to announce the Leverhulme International Network on External Border Control lead by Mary Bosworth […]

Interests

Teaching: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminology

Research: Gender, punishment, citizenship, race, prisons, immigration detention

Other details

Centre for Criminology

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other affiliation(s):

St Cross College
St. Giles Oxford OX1 3LZ U.K.

Link to personal web site






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