School of Law and Social Science
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Subject Areas: Criminology, Law
Abigail is a Lecturer in Criminology and specialises in the study of imprisonment. Abigail teaches on modules across the undergraduate Law and Criminology courses at UCLan, and is also part of the School of Law and Social Science employability team. Abigail is currently completing a PhD at the University of Sheffield, which explores ‘lived citizenship’ for men imprisoned in England and the Republic of Ireland.
Abigail is a Lecturer in Criminology and teaches on a range of modules across the Law and Criminology undergraduate programmes. Before joining UCLan, in August 2018, Abigail taught on the LLB programmes at the University of Sheffield and the University of Portsmouth.
Abigail’s research interests centre on the lived experience of imprisonment, and the consequences of incarceration for individuals’ relationships with their communities and the state. Abigail is also interested in the comparative study of prison experiences and her PhD research, supervised by Dr Cormac Behan and Professor Stephen Farrall at the University of Sheffield, explores ‘lived citizenship’ for men imprisoned in England and the Republic of Ireland.
Stark, A. (2016) ‘Book Review - Criminal Justice in Transition: The Northern Ireland Context’, International Review of Victimology, 22(2):198-200.
Tapley, J., Stark, A., Watkins, M. and Peneva, B. (2014) A Strategic Assessment of Support Services for Victims of Crime in the South East, Portsmouth: University of Portsmouth.
Hervey, T., Stark, A., Dawson, A., Fernández, J., Matosevic, T. and McDaid, D. (2012) ‘Long-term care for older people and EU Law: the position in England and Scotland’, Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law, 34(1): 105-124.
PhD Candidate at University of Sheffield (2014 - Present)
“Meaningful citizenship? Prisoner participation in education and civic engagement activities”, Irish Prison Education Association Conference, 13th-14th April 2018, Portlaoise: Irish Prison Service College.
‘‘Banter on the Landing’: The role of humour in prison’, British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, 4th-7th July 2017, Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.
‘Citizens in a ‘gated community’? Prisoners’ perceptions of, and engagement with, their communities during incarceration’, 10th North South Irish Criminology Conference, 23rd-24th June 2016, Maynooth: Maynooth University.
‘Lived citizenship during incarceration: a typology for exploring prisoners’ experiences’, 4th GERN Doctoral Summer School, 7th-9th September 2015, Paris: CESDIP.