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Darrick Jolliffe

Professor Darrick Jolliffe BSc, MPhil, PhD

Professor Darrick Jolliffe
BSc, MPhil, PhD

Professor of Criminology

Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities

Darrick was Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology (London Met) and Senior Lecturer in Criminology (Leicester), before joining Greenwich in January 2013.

  • Research Lead for Centre for Criminology
  • Module Leader Psychology, Development and Crime
  • Associate Editor for the Journal of Development and Life Course Criminology
  • Editorial Board for Victims and Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-Based Research, Policy, and Practice
  • Outreach Committee Lead - Developmental Life-Course Criminology Section of American Society of Criminology
  • Social Secretary - Developmental Life-Course Criminology Section of American Society of Criminology
  • MOPAC Academic Advisory Lead

Darrick is interested in the broad areas of developmental life-course criminology, programme evaluation, prison research and psychology, individual differences and offending. He has active streams of research in all of these areas, but the intersection between these areas will prove fruitful in future. For example, by combining life-course criminology and prison research he believes that a much more complete understanding of self-harm and self-inflicted deaths could be developed, essentially developing a picture of an individual's custodial career.

Funded research projects

Professor Jolliffe has been Principal Investigator for these grants:

  • Research and Analytic Support for the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody: This grant (with The Runnymede Trust) involved a number of discreet research projects (see reports) to provide support to the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody (IAP). Our research for the IAP resulted in us being mentioned in the House of Commons, high profile official reports and our work being included in the Harris Review of Self-Inflicted Deaths in Custody for 18-25 year olds.
  • Evaluation of the London Pathway Partnership Service: This grant (with the University of Nottingham and Get the Data) involved an evaluation of the London Pathway Partnership, an innovative approach to addressing the risks and needs of offenders with severe personality disorders. Various aspects of this evaluation have been submitted to a special issue of Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health.
  • Improving Outcomes for BAME Prisoners to Improve Equality, Safety and Decency within Prisons: This grant involved developing, implementing and evaluating an initiative to reduce negative outcomes in prison (segregation, no employment/education, use of force, loss of privileges) amongst Black Asian and Minority ethnic men. Our implementation partners for this work were Ipswich and Suffolk Council on Racial Equality and our research partners were the Runnymede Trust. This research has been presented in Canada and will be presented at the 2017 American Society of Criminology Meeting.
  • Improve Disproportionality in Use of Force Incidents for Black and Muslim Prisoners in Custody Through Self-Development: This grant involves developing, implementing and evaluating an intervention for Black and Muslim men in prison. Our implementation partners for this work are Ipswich and Suffolk Council on Racial Equality. This work is predominantly based at HMP Wandsworth and HMP ISIS.
  • Jolliffe, D., Cattell, J., Raza, A. & Minoudis, P. (2017). Factors associated with progression on the London Pathway project. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 27, 222-237.
  • Jolliffe, D., Cattell, J., Raza, A. & Minoudis, P. (2017). Evaluating the impact of the London Pathway Project. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 27, 238-253.
  • Jolliffe, D. & Farrington, D. P. (2017). Special issue on systematic reviews in criminology, Aggression and Violent Behavior, 33, 1-3.
  • Jolliffe, D., Farrington, D. P., Piquero, A. R., MacLeod, J. F., & Van de Weijer, S. (2017).  Prevalence of life-course-persistent, adolescence-limited, and late-onset offenders: A systematic review of prospective longitudinal studies. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 33, 4-14,
  • Jolliffe, D., Farrington, D. P., Piquero, A. R., Loeber, R. & Hill K. G. (2017).  Systematic review of early risk factors for life-course-persistent, adolescence-limited, and late-onset offenders in prospective longitudinal studies. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 33, 15 – 23.
  • Herrera-López, M., Gómez-Ortiz, O., Ortega-Ruiz, R., Jolliffe, D., Romera, E M., (2017). A Cross-Sectional Study into the relationship between the factors of empathy and social and normative adjustment in Spanish Adolescents. BMJ Open (in press).
  • Beckley, A.L., Wientraub, J. & Jolliffe, D. (2017). Science communication for criminologists. The Criminologist, 42, 5 – 7.
  • Jolliffe, D., Farrington, D. P., Piquero, A. R., Macleod, J. F. & van de Weijer, S. (2017). Prevalence of Life-Course-Persistent, Adolescence-limited, and Late-Onset Offenders: A Systematic Review of Prospective Longitudinal Studies. Aggression and Violent Behavior. (In press).
  • Jolliffe, D., Farrington, D.P., Piquero, A.R. Loeber, R. & Hill, K G. (2017). Systematic Review of Early Risk Factors for Life-Course-Persistent, Adolescence-limited, and Late-Onset Offenders in Prospective Longitudinal Studies. Aggression and Violent Behavior (in press).
  • Jolliffe, D., Farrington, D. P., Piquero, A. R. (2016). More research is needed on life-course-persistent offenders! The DLC Criminologist, 4(2), 15-19.
  • Villadangos, M. Errasti, J., Amigo, I., Jolliffe, D., Garcia-Cueto, E. (2016). Characteristics of Empathy in young people measured by the Spanish validation of the Basic Empathy Scale. Psicothema. 28, 323-329.
  • Jolliffe, D & Hedderman, C. (2015). Investigating the impact of custody on reoffending using propensity score matching. Crime and Delinquency, 61, 1051 – 1077.
  • Sanchez-Perez, N., Fuentes, L. J., Jolliffe, D. & Gonzales-Salinas, C. (2015). Assessing children's empathy through a Spanish adaptation of the basic empathy scale: parent's and child's report forms.  Frontiers in Psychology, Vol 5, 1438 – 1453.
  • Anastácio, S., Vagos, P., Nobre-Lima, L., Rijo, D. & Jolliffe, D. (2016) The Portuguese version of the Basic Empathy Scale: dimensionality and invariance in a community adolescent sample. European Journal of Developmental Psychology. 13, 614 – 623.
  • Jolliffe, D., Farrington, D. P., Loeber, R & Pardini, D. (2016). Protective Factors for violence using the Pittsburgh Youth Study. Journal of Criminal Justice, 45, 32 – 40.
  • Davis, J.P., Maigut, A.C., Jolliffe, D., Gibson, S.J., Solomon, C.J. Holistic Facial Composite Creation and Subsequent Video Line-up Eyewitness Identification Paradigm. J. Vis. Exp. (106), e53298, doi:10.3791/53298 (2015).
  • Hedderman, C. & Jolliffe, D. (2015). The impact of prison on women: paying the price for wrong decisions. Victims and Offenders, 10, 152-178.

Reports:

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Darrick has recently delivered a number of Plenary Talks:

  • 'Factors Associated with Death in Custody in England and Wales' & 'Improving Outcomes for BAME Prisoners to Improve Equality, Safety and Decency in Prison'  Western University, London, Canada (5/10/2016).
  • 'What Works to Reduce the Violence of Domestic Violence Perpetrators?'  Lessons Learned: Effective Commissioning for Domestic Abuse Services (Cordis Bright/Hestia/Standing Together (12/05/2016).
  • 'The Undesirable Effects of Juvenile Court Processing: Early Prevention is Better'  Danish National Council for Crime Prevention at the Danish National Parliament (29/04/2016).
  • 'Paying the Price for Wrong Decisions'  Women and the Criminal Justice System - Past, Present and Future (ESRC/Palgrave Macmillan 15/04/2016).
  • 'Investigating Empathy and Its Proposed Relation to Offending'  Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University (21/01/2016).
  • 'Violence Across the Life-Course: Implications for Preventing and Reducing Violence Against Women'.  Ministry of Justice Estonia (13/10/2015).
  • 'What Prevents Gang Involvement: What the Academic Evidence Tells us'  Early Intervention Foundation/Cordis Bright (29/04/15).
  • 'Criminal Careers of Life-Course Persistent, Adolescence-Limited and Late-Onset Offenders: A Rapid Evidence Assessment'  Ministry of Justice, UK (04/06/2014).
  • 'Social Impact Bonds for Social Improvement: The Challenge of Measuring Success'  United Way Canada/Mowat NFP/University of Toronto (28/08/2013).

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