Dr Louise Kennefick

  • Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law (Law)

telephone: Ext 7462
email: Louise.Kennefick@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 427, Sir Alexander Stone Building, 16 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QL

Biography

Louise Kennefick joined the University of Glasgow in 2022 as Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law, having previously worked as lecturer and associate professor at Maynooth University, Ireland. She qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales before completing her doctoral thesis in the area of criminal responsibility at University College Cork in 2011.

Louise researches across the fields of criminal law theory, criminal justice and criminology. She is particularly curious about how and why we blame each other, and the impact of condemnation on the person and the community. Her work in the area of offender supervision and desistance involves constructing grounded theoretical frameworks by mining the lived experiences of core stakeholders within the probation field through the application of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She is the recipient of a Glasgow Law Fellowship (2020), SLS Research Activities Award (2018), and an IRC ‘New Ideas’ Award (2012) for her work on criminal responsibility and excuse, in addition to funding from the European COST Network and the Department of Justice and Equality (Ireland) for her research in the area of offender supervision.

Research interests

Louise's research concerns criminal law, criminal law theory, and criminal justice. She is particularly interested in themes relating to responsibility attribution, agency, excuse, and the interaction between social justice and criminal law and justice.  Her work in the field of criminology focuses on the history of probation, community supervision, and desistance from crime.

Louise welcome's proposals for doctoral supervision that fall within her areas of interest.

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2015
Number of items: 11.

2022

Kennefick, L. and Guilfoyle, E. (2022) An Evidence Review of Community Service Policy, Practice and Structure. Documentation. Irish Probation Service.

Kennefick, L. (2022) Beyond homicide? The feasibility of extending the doctrine of partial excuse across all offence categories. Criminal Law Forum, 33(4), pp. 323-357. (doi: 10.1007/s10609-022-09446-4)

Kennefick, L. and Healy, D. (2022) ‘Advise, assist and befriend’: client perspectives on probation from the 1980s to present-day. Working Notes, (Accepted for Publication)

Kennefick, L. and Healey, D. (2022) The past in the present: A historical perspective on probation work at the intersection between the penal voluntary and criminal justice sectors. In: Black, L., Brangan, L. and Healy, D. (eds.) Histories of Punishment and Social Control in Ireland: Perspectives from the Periphery. Emerald Publishing. ISBN 9781800436077

Kennefick, L., Healy, D. and Wade, N. (2022) ‘Helping, hurting, holding and hands off’: preliminary findings from an oral history of probation client experiences of supervision in Ireland. Irish Probation Journal, (Accepted for Publication)

2021

Kennefick, L., Healy, D. and Wade, N. (2021) Understanding probation supervision in Ireland: what can we learn from an historical approach? Probation Quarterly(22), pp. 8-12. (doi: 10.54006/FEYT1610)

2020

Kennefick, L. (2020) Verdict as a site of social (in)justice: more groundwork for a multivalent approach. Howard League for Penal Reform ECAN Bulletin(44), pp. 10-17.

2019

Healy, D. and Kennefick, L. (2019) Hidden voices: practitioner perspectives on the early histories of probation in Ireland. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 19(3), pp. 346-363. (doi: 10.1177/1748895817746713)

2018

Durnescu, I., Kennefick, L., Sucic, I. and Glavak Tkalic, R. (2018) Experiencing offender supervision in Europe: the Eurobarometer – lessons from the pilot study. Probation Journal, 65(1), pp. 7-26. (doi: 10.1177/0264550517748360)

2015

Kennefick, L. (2015) Case notes and comments: DPP v Hustveit: suspended sentence for rape in Ireland – an appropriate response? Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 66(3), pp. 289-295. (doi: 10.53386/nilq.v66i3.154)

Kennefick, L. (2015) Can therapeutic jurisprudence provide a normative link between recent trends in criminal law theory and criminal justice practices? Arizona Summit Law Review, 8(3), pp. 223-236.

This list was generated on Sat Dec 3 02:32:12 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Kennefick, L. (2022) Beyond homicide? The feasibility of extending the doctrine of partial excuse across all offence categories. Criminal Law Forum, 33(4), pp. 323-357. (doi: 10.1007/s10609-022-09446-4)

Kennefick, L. and Healy, D. (2022) ‘Advise, assist and befriend’: client perspectives on probation from the 1980s to present-day. Working Notes, (Accepted for Publication)

Kennefick, L., Healy, D. and Wade, N. (2022) ‘Helping, hurting, holding and hands off’: preliminary findings from an oral history of probation client experiences of supervision in Ireland. Irish Probation Journal, (Accepted for Publication)

Kennefick, L., Healy, D. and Wade, N. (2021) Understanding probation supervision in Ireland: what can we learn from an historical approach? Probation Quarterly(22), pp. 8-12. (doi: 10.54006/FEYT1610)

Kennefick, L. (2020) Verdict as a site of social (in)justice: more groundwork for a multivalent approach. Howard League for Penal Reform ECAN Bulletin(44), pp. 10-17.

Healy, D. and Kennefick, L. (2019) Hidden voices: practitioner perspectives on the early histories of probation in Ireland. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 19(3), pp. 346-363. (doi: 10.1177/1748895817746713)

Durnescu, I., Kennefick, L., Sucic, I. and Glavak Tkalic, R. (2018) Experiencing offender supervision in Europe: the Eurobarometer – lessons from the pilot study. Probation Journal, 65(1), pp. 7-26. (doi: 10.1177/0264550517748360)

Kennefick, L. (2015) Case notes and comments: DPP v Hustveit: suspended sentence for rape in Ireland – an appropriate response? Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 66(3), pp. 289-295. (doi: 10.53386/nilq.v66i3.154)

Kennefick, L. (2015) Can therapeutic jurisprudence provide a normative link between recent trends in criminal law theory and criminal justice practices? Arizona Summit Law Review, 8(3), pp. 223-236.

Book Sections

Kennefick, L. and Healey, D. (2022) The past in the present: A historical perspective on probation work at the intersection between the penal voluntary and criminal justice sectors. In: Black, L., Brangan, L. and Healy, D. (eds.) Histories of Punishment and Social Control in Ireland: Perspectives from the Periphery. Emerald Publishing. ISBN 9781800436077

Research Reports or Papers

Kennefick, L. and Guilfoyle, E. (2022) An Evidence Review of Community Service Policy, Practice and Structure. Documentation. Irish Probation Service.

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Grants

2021 Evidence Review of Community Service, Irish Probation Service

2020 Glasgow Law Fellow, University of Glasgow, Scotland

2018 Research Activities Fund Award, Society of Legal Scholars

2017 Research Funding for Histories of Probation project (with D. Healy,  UCD), Department of Justice and Equality (Ireland)                                              

2015 Research Enhancement Award, Maynooth University

2013 Short-term Scientific Mission Award, Oral Histories Project, European Co-operation in Science and Technology (COST) Action Network                    

2011 New Ideas Award, Irish Research Council

 

 

Teaching

- Criminal Law

- Criminal Justice

- Criminal Law Doctrine and Theory 

- Foundations of Evidence Law

 

Additional information

RTE Brainstorm article on state responsibility for domestic crime: https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2018/0711/977907-should-a-state-ever-be-held-responsible-for-domestic-crime/?app=true