Dr Jenni Ward


Dr Jenni Ward
NameDr Jenni Ward
Job titleAssociate Professor in Criminology
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
Email addressJ.R.Ward@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3018-2859
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

My research interests are the criminal courts and justice administration with a current focus on the sentencing of 18 to 25 year old 'young adults'. This overlaps with previous research activity on young people growing up in the 'state' childcare system and 'careleavers'.

Teaching

CRM1273 Researching Crime in the City

CRM2274 Prisons and Penology  

CRM3275 Comparative Criminal Justice: Courts, Sentencing and Prisons

CRM4613 Criminal Justice, Courts and Prisons   

Employment

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

The return of drugs courts: some important considerations

Ward, J. and Kawalek, A. 2024. The return of drugs courts: some important considerations . International Journal of Drug Policy. 127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2024.104418

‘Prisoners abroad’ resettlement service: Housing security and lessons for probation

Ward, J. and Cracknell, M. 2023. ‘Prisoners abroad’ resettlement service: Housing security and lessons for probation. Probation Quarterly. 27, pp. 21-25. https://doi.org/10.54006/nkmv7477

Criminal court sentencing: the case for specialist ‘young adult’ courts

Ward, J. and Spence, R. 2022. Criminal court sentencing: the case for specialist ‘young adult’ courts. The British Journal of Criminology. 63 (4), pp. 1041-1057. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azac076

Contemporary issues in criminal court procedure

Ward, J. 2022. Contemporary issues in criminal court procedure. in: Johnston, E. (ed.) Challenges in Criminal Justice UK Routledge. pp. 65-84

The resettlement experiences of people supported by the charity Prisoners Abroad

Cracknell, M. and Ward, J. 2022. The resettlement experiences of people supported by the charity Prisoners Abroad. Prisoners Abroad.

The return of drugs courts: some important considerations

Ward, J. 2021. The return of drugs courts: some important considerations. The Justice Gap.

Transformative learning through university and prison partnerships: reflections from 'Learning Together' pedagogical practice

Gray, N., Ward, J. and Fogarty, J. 2019. Transformative learning through university and prison partnerships: reflections from 'Learning Together' pedagogical practice. Journal of Prison Education and Reentry. 6 (1), pp. 7-24. https://doi.org/10.25771/jbrt-q510

Problem-solving criminal justice: developments in England and Wales

Ward, J. 2019. Problem-solving criminal justice: developments in England and Wales. Utrecht Law Review. 14 (3), pp. 7-18. https://doi.org/10.18352/ulr.472

Transformative learning through university and prison partnership: an evaluation of the Middlesex University and HMP Wandsworth Prison module

Ward, J., Gray, N. and Cracknell, M. 2017. Transformative learning through university and prison partnership: an evaluation of the Middlesex University and HMP Wandsworth Prison module. London Middlesex University.

Transforming summary justice: Modernisation in the lower criminal courts

Ward, J. 2016. Transforming summary justice: Modernisation in the lower criminal courts. London and New York Routledge.

Drugs, care and sex work: sex and survival

Ward, J. and Pearson, G. 2016. Drugs, care and sex work: sex and survival. in: Hobbs, D. (ed.) Mischief, Morality and Mobs: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey Pearson London Routledge. pp. 195-207

Northampton Youth Offending Service review panel evaluation

Ward, J. and Warkel, K. 2015. Northampton Youth Offending Service review panel evaluation. London Middlesex University.

Changing prisons in challenging times- reporting from a roundtable seminar

Ward, J. 2015. Changing prisons in challenging times- reporting from a roundtable seminar. School of Law Roundtable Seminar: Changing Prisons in Challenging Times. Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom 16 Mar 2015

Transforming 'summary justice' through police-led prosecution and 'virtual courts': is 'procedural due process' being undermined?

Ward, J. 2015. Transforming 'summary justice' through police-led prosecution and 'virtual courts': is 'procedural due process' being undermined? The British Journal of Criminology. 55 (2), pp. 341-358. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azu077

Are problem-solving courts the way forward for justice?

Ward, J. 2014. Are problem-solving courts the way forward for justice? Howard League for Penal Reform.

Punishing drug possession in the magistrates’ courts: time for a rethink

Ward, J. 2013. Punishing drug possession in the magistrates’ courts: time for a rethink. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 19 (4), pp. 289-307. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-012-9191-1

Policing public drugs nuisance through the anti-social behaviour legislation: questions and contradictions

Ward, J. 2011. Policing public drugs nuisance through the anti-social behaviour legislation: questions and contradictions. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 17 (4), pp. 323-341. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-011-9155-x

Flashback: drugs and dealing in the golden age of the London rave scene.

Ward, J. 2010. Flashback: drugs and dealing in the golden age of the London rave scene. Cullompton, UK Willan Publishing.

Drug consumption in London: a city of diverse and changing scenes

Ward, J. and Thom, B. 2009. Drug consumption in London: a city of diverse and changing scenes. in: Eisenbach-Stangl, I., Moskalewicz, J. and Thom, B. (ed.) Two worlds of drug consumption in late modern societies England Ashgate Publishing. pp. 39-56

Quantities, quality, costs and sources.

Moskalewicz, J., Ward, J. and Thom, B. 2009. Quantities, quality, costs and sources. in: Eisenbach-Stangl, I., Moskalewicz, J. and Thom, B. (ed.) Two worlds of drug consumption in late modern societies. Ashgate Publishing.

Researching drug sellers: an 'experiential' account from 'the field'

Ward, J. 2008. Researching drug sellers: an 'experiential' account from 'the field'. Sociological research online. 13 (1), pp. 31-42. https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.1673

Drug use and drug dealing in the rave club culture

Ward, J. 2007. Drug use and drug dealing in the rave club culture. PhD thesis Goldsmiths College (University of London) Goldsmiths College

Young people’s perceptions of risk

Ward, J. and Bayley, M. 2007. Young people’s perceptions of risk. in: Thom, B., Sales, R. and Pearce, J. (ed.) Growing up with risk London Policy Press. pp. 37-56

Broadening the discussion on sexual exploitation: ethnicity, sexual exploitation and young people

Ward, J. and Patel, N. 2006. Broadening the discussion on sexual exploitation: ethnicity, sexual exploitation and young people. Child Abuse Review. 15 (5), pp. 341-350.

Some practical and ethical issues encountered while conducting tracking research with young people leaving the 'care' system.

Ward, J. and Henderson, Z. 2003. Some practical and ethical issues encountered while conducting tracking research with young people leaving the 'care' system. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 6 (3), pp. 255-259. https://doi.org/10.1080/1364557032000091851

One problem among many: drug use among care leavers in transition to independent living

Ward, J., Henderson, Z. and Pearson, G. 2003. One problem among many: drug use among care leavers in transition to independent living. London, UK Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate.

Tracking care leavers as they move to independence.

Ward, J. and Pearson, G. 2003. Tracking care leavers as they move to independence. Economic and Social Research Council.

The prevalence and management of co-morbid substance misuse and mental illness: results of a screening survey in substance misuse and mental health treatment populations

Weaver, T., Hickman, M., Rutter, D., Ward, J., Stimson, G. and Renton, A. 2001. The prevalence and management of co-morbid substance misuse and mental illness: results of a screening survey in substance misuse and mental health treatment populations. Drug and Alcohol Review. 20 (4), pp. 407-416. https://doi.org/10.1080/09595230120092724

Review essay

Ward, J. 2001. Review essay. Policy Studies. 22 (2), pp. 135-142. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442870120096376

Results of a screening survey for co-morbid substance misuse amongst patients in treatment for psychotic disorders: prevalence and service needs in an inner London borough

Weaver, T., Rutter, D., Madden, P., Ward, J., Stimson, G. and Renton, A. 2001. Results of a screening survey for co-morbid substance misuse amongst patients in treatment for psychotic disorders: prevalence and service needs in an inner London borough. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 36 (8), pp. 399-406. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001270170030

Opportunities for research: Changing Youth Transitions—new risks and vulnerabilities

Ward, J. 1998. Opportunities for research: Changing Youth Transitions—new risks and vulnerabilities. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 5 (1), pp. 105-107. https://doi.org/10.3109/09687639809035776

Substance use among young people 'looked after' by social services

Ward, J. 1998. Substance use among young people 'looked after' by social services. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 5 (3), pp. 257-267. https://doi.org/10.3109/09687639809034087

Peer education as a means of drug prevention and education among young people: an evaluation

Ward, J., Hunter, G. and Power, R. 1997. Peer education as a means of drug prevention and education among young people: an evaluation. Health Education Journal. 56 (3), pp. 251-263. https://doi.org/10.1177/001789699705600305

Research and development focusing on peer intervention for drug users

Hunter, G., Ward, J. and Power, R. 1997. Research and development focusing on peer intervention for drug users. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy. 4 (3), pp. 259-270. https://doi.org/10.3109/09687639709028548

An ethnography of risk management amongst illicit drug injectors and its implications for the development of community-based interventions

Power, R., Jones, S., Kearns, G. and Ward, J. 1996. An ethnography of risk management amongst illicit drug injectors and its implications for the development of community-based interventions. Sociology of Health & Illness. 18 (1), pp. 86-106. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.ep10934419

Drug user networks, coping strategies and HIV prevention in the community

Power, R., Jones, S., Kearns, G. and Ward, J. 1995. Drug user networks, coping strategies and HIV prevention in the community. Journal of Drug Issues. 25 (3), pp. 565-581. https://doi.org/10.1177/002204269502500304
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