Pat Carlen, BA PHD is Visiting Professor at Kent University, Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Criminology, co-founder of the UK campaigning group Women in Prison and has published 19 books and many articles on criminal and social justice. She has conducted research in England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, USA and Peru, and given public or invited lectures in all those countries as well as in The Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Canada, Austria, Hungary, Sweden and South Africa. Her work has been translated into Japanese, Norwegian, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish.
In 1997 she was awarded the American Society of Criminology’s Sellin-Glueck Prize for Outstanding International Contributions to Criminology and in 2010 the British Society of Criminology’s Award for Outstanding Achievement. A collection of her works entitled A Criminological Imagination: Essays on Punishment, Justice, Discourse was published in Ashgate’s Pioneers in ContemporaryCriminology Series in 2010.