Dr Gina Fox


Lecturer in Criminology

Contact Details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5737
  • Email: gef7@le.ac.uk
  • Twitter: @GinaFox7
  • Office: Room 2.04, 2nd floor, 154 Upper New Walk
  • Office Hours: By appointment


Gina is a Lecturer in Criminology and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She was awarded a BA Honours degree in Law and MSc in Criminology. Gina teaches on a range of subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She also supervises dissertation students on a variety of topics.

Gina has completed her doctoral research which took a closer look at ‘non-accredited’ rehabilitative prison interventions. Here she applied a qualitative approach in exploring the views and opinions of those directly involved in the selection, facilitating and participation of these programmes. The research outlines some of the key findings which relate to the design and delivery of prison interventions. It highlights the need for range, innovation in the approaches to rehabilitation and flexibility in the delivery of programmes, from one prison to the next. It also discusses the areas that programme participants feel are hugely important in obtaining positive outcomes and argues that where a prisoner is sent and what programmes are on offer in a prison, along with the motivations of the facilitators and the atmosphere created, can impact greatly on their journey towards rehabilitation and desistance. This research demonstrates how prison programme provision is a ‘Rehabilitation Lottery’.

Research Interests

  • Effectiveness of prison and rehabilitation programmes
  • Nature of re-offending
  • Resistance and desistance from crime

PhD Supervision

  • Penology
  • Desistance
  • Rehabilitation
  • Offender Management


  • Criminal Justice in Action
  • Punishment and Rehabilitation
  • Terrorism
  • Responding to Terrorism

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Admissions Tutor
  • Member of the BA/BSc programme team


Hopkins, M. and Fox, G. (2013) ‘The choice-structuring properties of security consumption: An exploratory study of security consumption culture within small shops’, Security Journal advance online publication 22 July 2013; doi: 10.1057/sj.2013.28


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E: criminology@le.ac.uk


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