Dr Emma D. Watkins is a Lecturer in Criminology at Roehampton University. She completed her PhD at the University of Liverpool, as part of the Digital Panopticon. Research interests include: life-course analysis and data-linkage, and historical criminology.
While much of Emma’s research to date has focused on juvenile convicts and their lives, Emma has now moved on to focus on former convicts who died in pauper establishments in the colonies.
Emma giving a paper at the Crime Historians Conference at The University of Edinburgh 2016
Watkins, E D (2020) Life Courses of Young Convicts Transported to Van Diemen’s Land, (London: Bloomsbury).
Watkins, E D. & Godfrey, B. (2018) Criminal Children: Researching Juvenile Offenders 1820-1920, (Pen & Sword).
Watkins, E D. (2018) ‘Transported Beyond the Seas: Criminal Juveniles’, In Nineteenth Century Childhoods in Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives, Series: Childhood in the Past Vol 6 (eds.) Baxter J E. & Ellis, M. (Oxford: Oxbow).
Alker, Z. & Watkins, E D. (2018) ‘History, life course criminology and digital methods: new directions for conceptualizing juvenile justice in Europe’ In Juvenile Justice in Europe: Past, Present and Future (ed.) Goldson, B. (Oxon: Routledge).
Watkins, E D. (2018) ‘Juvenile convicts and their colonial familial lives’, The History of the Family.
Watkins, E D. (2017) “The Criminal Class” and “Life Course Analysis”, In Companion to Crime and Criminal Justice History (eds.) Turner, J., Taylor, T., Morley, S. & Corteen, K A. (Bristol: Policy Press).