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Stephanie Brown

Teaching Fellow in Criminology

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Stephanie is a Teaching Fellow in Criminology and co-lead of the Violence and Social Justice Research ClusterLink opens in a new window. Before joining Warwick, she won an ESRC-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, which she held at the University of Cambridge (2022-23). Prior to this, she was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship at the University of London (2021-22).


Stephanie is a criminologist whose research lies at the intersection of the histories of violence, gender, and community in England and Wales. Her forthcoming monograph Murder and Mercy: Homicide and capital punishment in nineteenth-century Wales argues that not everyone had an equal chance at mercy. It examines the attitudes towards murder, murderers, and victims and assess how these views were modified by concepts of gender, race and nationality, and the growing concerns surrounding a criminal class.


Gender, Race and Sexualities in the Criminal Justice System: Policy and PracticeLink opens in a new window – Second Year Module.

Policing and SocietyLink opens in a new window – Second Year Module.

Punishment, Justice and ControlLink opens in a new window - Final Year (Year 3/4) Module.

Gender and ViolenceLink opens in a new window - Second Year Module.

Areas of expertise

  • Historical Criminology
  • Gender and Criminal Justice; Feminist Critiques of Criminal Justice
  • Media, Crime and Justice; Media Representations
  • Comparative Violence Research
  • Intersectional Approaches to Understanding Crime and the Experiences with the Criminal Justice
  • Sociology of Race and Racism; Race Relations in Britain

Research Projects

Media comment

Stephanie is available for media comment on her areas of expertise. She has experience with local, national, and international media including print and radio.