Dr Marguerite Schinkel

  • Senior Lecturer (Sociology)

telephone: 0141 3308257
email: Marguerite.Schinkel@glasgow.ac.uk

Ivy Lodge, 63 Gibson Street

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5804-5701

Biography

I am a senior lecturer in Criminology and a member of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. I joined the University in October 2013 as an ESRC Future Leader Research Fellow. In the past, my research has focused on the meaning of long-term (PhD) and repeated short-term prison sentences (post-doc) for those who undergo them. I found that long sentences have to be accepted in order to cope with them, and are sometimes given transformative meanings in order to explain a positive future. Persistent short sentences, on the other hand, are not individually meaningful, but people serving them come to feel they belong in prison and that they have wasted their lives. I have also studied the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on punishment in Scotland, as co-stream lead on criminal justice, part of a wider research project at the University of Glasgow. My monograph Being Imprisoned, based on my PhD, was published in 2014. More recently, I have worked with an artist and Modern Studies teachers to develop a graphic novel and learning resource based on my postdoc: A Life In Pieces - SCCJR

Before starting my PhD I worked as a support assistant in L'Arche Vancouver, as a mental health support worker in Edinburgh and as a researcher, including for the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland. 

 

Research interests

I am interested in alternative ways of achieving justice, penal abolition, and public communication that might change the debate around crime and punishment. 

Publications

Selected publications

Schinkel, M. (2014) Being Imprisoned: Punishment, Adaptation and Desistance. Series: Palgrave studies in prisons and penology. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137440822 (doi: 10.1057/9781137440839)

Schinkel, M. (2014) Punishment as moral communication: the experiences of long-term prisoners. Punishment and Society, 16(5), pp. 578-597. (doi: 10.1177/1462474514548789)

Schinkel, M. (2015) Hook for change or shaky peg? Imprisonment, narratives and desistance. European Journal of Probation, 7(1), pp. 5-20. (doi: 10.1177/2066220315575204)

Schinkel, M. (2015) Adaptation, the meaning of imprisonment and outcomes after release: the impact of the prison regime. Prison Service Journal, 219, pp. 24-29.

All publications

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Number of items: 26.

2024

McNeill, F. and Schinkel, M. (2024) Tertiary or relational desistance: contested belonging. International Journal of Criminal Justice, 6(1), pp. 47-74.

Koffeld-Hamidane, S., Schinkel, M. , Andvig, E. and Karlsson, B. (2024) Nuances of fragmentation, (mis)recognition and closeness: Narratives of challenges and support during resettlement. Punishment and Society, 26(1), pp. 187-207. (doi: 10.1177/14624745231203961)

2022

Armstrong, S. , Barkas, B., Casey, R. , Cornish, N., Gormley, C. , McNeill, F. and Schinkel, M. (2022) Prisoner experiences of Covid-19 Restrictions in Scotland during 2020. Working Paper. University of Glasgow.

2021

Casey, R., McNeill, F. , Barkas, B., Cornish, N., Gormley, C. and Schinkel, M. (2021) Pervasive punishment in a pandemic. Probation Journal, 68(4), pp. 476-492. (doi: 10.1177/02645505211050871)

Schinkel, M. and Lives Sentenced Participants, . (2021) Persistent short-term imprisonment: belonging as a lens to understand its shifting meanings over the life course. Incarceration, 2(1), pp. 1-20. (doi: 10.1177/2632666321989018)

2020

Armstrong, S. et al. (2020) Left out and locked down: impacts of COVID-19 for marginalised groups in Scotland. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

2019

Schinkel, M. (2019) Rethinking turning points: trajectories of parenthood and desistance. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, 5, pp. 366-386. (doi: 10.1007/s40865-019-00121-8)

Schinkel, M. , Atkinson, C. and Anderson, S. (2019) 'Well-kent faces': policing persistent offenders and the possibilities for desistance. British Journal of Criminology, 59(3), pp. 634-652. (doi: 10.1093/bjc/azy050)

2018

Schinkel, M. L. (2018) Book review: Young Offenders: Crime, Prison and Struggles for Desistance. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 18(1), pp. 134-135. (doi: 10.1177/1748895817729965)[Book Review]

2017

Schinkel, M. (2017) Experiences of parole in Scotland: stalled lives. In: Armstrong, R. and Durnescu, I. (eds.) Parole and Beyond: International Experiences of Life After Prison. Series: Palgrave studies in prisons and penology. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 219-242. ISBN 9781349951178 (doi: 10.1057/978-1-349-95118-5_9)

2016

Nugent, B. and Schinkel, M. (2016) The pains of desistance. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 16(5), pp. 568-584. (doi: 10.1177/1748895816634812)

McNeill, F. and Schinkel, M. (2016) Prisons and desistance. In: Jewkes, Y., Crewe, B. and Bennett, J. (eds.) Handbook on Prisons. 2nd edition. Routledge: London, pp. 607-621. ISBN 9780415745659

2015

Schinkel, M. (2015) Adaptation, the meaning of imprisonment and outcomes after release: the impact of the prison regime. Prison Service Journal, 219, pp. 24-29.

Schinkel, M. (2015) Hook for change or shaky peg? Imprisonment, narratives and desistance. European Journal of Probation, 7(1), pp. 5-20. (doi: 10.1177/2066220315575204)

Schinkel, M. L. (2015) Fair enough: long-term prisoners talk about their sentence. Scottish Justice Matters, 3(1), pp. 23-24.

2014

Schinkel, M. (2014) Punishment as moral communication: the experiences of long-term prisoners. Punishment and Society, 16(5), pp. 578-597. (doi: 10.1177/1462474514548789)

Schinkel, M. (2014) Being Imprisoned: Punishment, Adaptation and Desistance. Series: Palgrave studies in prisons and penology. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137440822 (doi: 10.1057/9781137440839)

2013

Malloch, M.S., McIvor, G., Schinkel, M. and Armstrong, S. (2013) The Elements of Effective Through-care - Part 1: International Review. Scottish Government - Community Justice Services. Technical Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Glasgow.

2012

Jamieson, F., Morrison, K., Schinkel, M. and Sparks, R. (2012) United Kingdom / Scotland. In: Newman, G.R. (ed.) Crime and Punishment Around the World. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA, USA, pp. 380-389. ISBN 9780313351334

Schinkel, M. and Whyte, B. (2012) Routes out of prison using life coaches to assist resettlement. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 51(4), pp. 359-371. (doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2311.2012.00724.x)

2011

Smith, M., Clapton, G. and Schinkel, M. (2011) Skilling Up: Educating and Training for Residential Child Care. Project Report. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

2010

Schinkel, M. (2010) Review of 'The Prisoner Society: Power, Adaptation, and Social Life in an English Prison' by Ben Crewe. Probation Journal, 57(3), pp. 343-345. (doi: 10.1177/02645505100570030903)[Book Review]

2008

Duckett, P. and Schinkel, M. (2008) Community psychology and injustice in the criminal justice system. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 18(5), pp. 518-526. (doi: 10.1002/casp.947)

Dorrer, N. and Schinkel, M. (2008) Towards recovery competencies. Mental Health Today, Feb, pp. 30-33.

Schinkel, M. and Whyte, B. (2008) Final Report: Formative Evaluation Constructs. Project Report. Effective Practice Unit, Scottish Government.

2007

Schinkel, M. and Dorrer, N. (2007) Towards Recovery Competencies: The Views of Key Stakeholder groups. Project Report. Scottish Executive, Edinburgh, UK.

This list was generated on Wed Jul 17 20:25:48 2024 BST.
Number of items: 26.

Articles

McNeill, F. and Schinkel, M. (2024) Tertiary or relational desistance: contested belonging. International Journal of Criminal Justice, 6(1), pp. 47-74.

Koffeld-Hamidane, S., Schinkel, M. , Andvig, E. and Karlsson, B. (2024) Nuances of fragmentation, (mis)recognition and closeness: Narratives of challenges and support during resettlement. Punishment and Society, 26(1), pp. 187-207. (doi: 10.1177/14624745231203961)

Casey, R., McNeill, F. , Barkas, B., Cornish, N., Gormley, C. and Schinkel, M. (2021) Pervasive punishment in a pandemic. Probation Journal, 68(4), pp. 476-492. (doi: 10.1177/02645505211050871)

Schinkel, M. and Lives Sentenced Participants, . (2021) Persistent short-term imprisonment: belonging as a lens to understand its shifting meanings over the life course. Incarceration, 2(1), pp. 1-20. (doi: 10.1177/2632666321989018)

Schinkel, M. (2019) Rethinking turning points: trajectories of parenthood and desistance. Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, 5, pp. 366-386. (doi: 10.1007/s40865-019-00121-8)

Schinkel, M. , Atkinson, C. and Anderson, S. (2019) 'Well-kent faces': policing persistent offenders and the possibilities for desistance. British Journal of Criminology, 59(3), pp. 634-652. (doi: 10.1093/bjc/azy050)

Nugent, B. and Schinkel, M. (2016) The pains of desistance. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 16(5), pp. 568-584. (doi: 10.1177/1748895816634812)

Schinkel, M. (2015) Adaptation, the meaning of imprisonment and outcomes after release: the impact of the prison regime. Prison Service Journal, 219, pp. 24-29.

Schinkel, M. (2015) Hook for change or shaky peg? Imprisonment, narratives and desistance. European Journal of Probation, 7(1), pp. 5-20. (doi: 10.1177/2066220315575204)

Schinkel, M. L. (2015) Fair enough: long-term prisoners talk about their sentence. Scottish Justice Matters, 3(1), pp. 23-24.

Schinkel, M. (2014) Punishment as moral communication: the experiences of long-term prisoners. Punishment and Society, 16(5), pp. 578-597. (doi: 10.1177/1462474514548789)

Schinkel, M. and Whyte, B. (2012) Routes out of prison using life coaches to assist resettlement. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 51(4), pp. 359-371. (doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2311.2012.00724.x)

Duckett, P. and Schinkel, M. (2008) Community psychology and injustice in the criminal justice system. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 18(5), pp. 518-526. (doi: 10.1002/casp.947)

Dorrer, N. and Schinkel, M. (2008) Towards recovery competencies. Mental Health Today, Feb, pp. 30-33.

Books

Schinkel, M. (2014) Being Imprisoned: Punishment, Adaptation and Desistance. Series: Palgrave studies in prisons and penology. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137440822 (doi: 10.1057/9781137440839)

Book Sections

Schinkel, M. (2017) Experiences of parole in Scotland: stalled lives. In: Armstrong, R. and Durnescu, I. (eds.) Parole and Beyond: International Experiences of Life After Prison. Series: Palgrave studies in prisons and penology. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 219-242. ISBN 9781349951178 (doi: 10.1057/978-1-349-95118-5_9)

McNeill, F. and Schinkel, M. (2016) Prisons and desistance. In: Jewkes, Y., Crewe, B. and Bennett, J. (eds.) Handbook on Prisons. 2nd edition. Routledge: London, pp. 607-621. ISBN 9780415745659

Jamieson, F., Morrison, K., Schinkel, M. and Sparks, R. (2012) United Kingdom / Scotland. In: Newman, G.R. (ed.) Crime and Punishment Around the World. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA, USA, pp. 380-389. ISBN 9780313351334

Book Reviews

Schinkel, M. L. (2018) Book review: Young Offenders: Crime, Prison and Struggles for Desistance. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 18(1), pp. 134-135. (doi: 10.1177/1748895817729965)[Book Review]

Schinkel, M. (2010) Review of 'The Prisoner Society: Power, Adaptation, and Social Life in an English Prison' by Ben Crewe. Probation Journal, 57(3), pp. 343-345. (doi: 10.1177/02645505100570030903)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Armstrong, S. , Barkas, B., Casey, R. , Cornish, N., Gormley, C. , McNeill, F. and Schinkel, M. (2022) Prisoner experiences of Covid-19 Restrictions in Scotland during 2020. Working Paper. University of Glasgow.

Armstrong, S. et al. (2020) Left out and locked down: impacts of COVID-19 for marginalised groups in Scotland. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

Malloch, M.S., McIvor, G., Schinkel, M. and Armstrong, S. (2013) The Elements of Effective Through-care - Part 1: International Review. Scottish Government - Community Justice Services. Technical Report. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Glasgow.

Smith, M., Clapton, G. and Schinkel, M. (2011) Skilling Up: Educating and Training for Residential Child Care. Project Report. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Schinkel, M. and Whyte, B. (2008) Final Report: Formative Evaluation Constructs. Project Report. Effective Practice Unit, Scottish Government.

Schinkel, M. and Dorrer, N. (2007) Towards Recovery Competencies: The Views of Key Stakeholder groups. Project Report. Scottish Executive, Edinburgh, UK.

This list was generated on Wed Jul 17 20:25:48 2024 BST.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising research projects in the broad areas of penology and penal change, with a particular interest in projects which focus on any of the following themes:

  • The experience and impact of imprisonment
  • Justice alternatives
  • Punishment practices
  • Community based solutions to harm
  • Belonging after criminal punishment
  • Multiple disadvantage

 

Current students:

Lisa Armstrong (College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship): The Impact of Remand Decision-making on the Rights of Women in Scotland

Teresa Brasio-McLaughlin (CoSS PhD Scholarship): Men’s Mental Health After Prison: Everyday Experiences Of Mental Health In The Community Post-Imprisonment

Scott McMillan (ESRC Scholarship): Experiences of the Process of Progression through the Scottish Criminal Justice System for those Sentenced to Life Imprisonment.

Bethan Morgan (Edinburgh/Glasgow Joint Scholarship): Examining the Use and Impact of Progress Reviews

Alice Myers (Carnegie PhD Scholarship): Imagining a Polyvocal Prison Image Archive

Past students

Neil Cornish (2022) - Vulnerability of Prisoners in England and Scotland as Experienced by Prisoners and Defined by Prison Authorities.

Javier Velasquez Valenzuela (2019) - Doing Justice: Sentencing Practices in Scottish Sheriff Courts.

 

Teaching