Background and Introduction

Emma D. Watkins is a Lecturer in Criminology at Middlesex University. She has passed her PhD with minor corrections at the University of Liverpool, as part of the Digital Panopticon. Emma was examined by Prof Shore of Leeds Beckett University and Prof Goldson of the University of Liverpool. Thesis title: Life-Courses of Juvenile Convicts.

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Emma giving a paper at the Crime Historians Conference at The University of Edinburgh 2016

Publications

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).

 

Email: E.Watkins@mdx.ac.uk

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2 thoughts on “Background and Introduction

  1. Hello Emma,
    I am pleased to have found your blog and will follow you on your journey.

    I am proud to be a descendant of John Press and although he was a recidivist offender, is it any wonder his life took that path. No friends, no family and the only role models the transportees he spent the first 14 years in Tasmania with.

    Kind regards…………..Noelene

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  2. Great to hear from you Noelene!

    Indeed John Press was just 10 years old when he was convicted at the Old Bailey and sentenced to transportation. And while he did carry on committing crimes, what this research also aims to it explore is his economic, social and domestic life. During a time of economic depression in the colonies John Press built a new life – married and had children. My aim is look at the whole picture, to get a rounded understanding of the lives of those in my sample.

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