Daniel McCarthy

Dr Daniel McCarthy


Reader
BSc, MSc, PhD
+44 (0)1483 686972
37 AD 03

Biography

Biography

McCarthy is currently Reader in Criminology in the Department of Sociology. He specialises in research in areas of policing, inter-agency working, and more latterly in the area of prison/family effects and incarceration. He also has interests in research methodology, especially mixed method designs.

McCarthy's wider interests concern the effects of family contact on prisoner re-entry, the impact of prison conditions on prisoner behaviour during and beyond their sentence, as well as more generally in the application of criminological theory. He is author of 'Soft Policing: The Collaborative Control of Anti-Social Behaviour' (Palgrave, 2014), as well as numerous articles in the fields of criminology and sociology. He has received several grants and awards including the 2014 British Society of Criminology (Policing Network) award, the 2014 Economic and Social Research Council, Future Leaders Award, as well as the 2015 Vice Chancellor's 'Researcher of the Year' Award.

Research interests

McCarthy is currently principal investigator for an ESRC-funded project investigating the relationship dynamics between juvenile male offenders and their primary caregivers during incarceration. His research assesses the ways through which caregivers (especially mothers) seek to support young men during incarceration, including the multitude of adversities which are created through this deployment of support. His core areas of investigation currently concern:

1. The ways through which juvenile incarceration compounds pre-existing forms of social disadvantage experienced by caregivers, focusing on aspects of mental health, social networks, poverty, family conflict and social stigma.

2. Why some relationships get better or worse during incarceration, including the social mechanisms underpinning these changes.

3. How caregiver stigma affects decisions to confide and seek support from persons within and beyond their social networks

4. What role caregivers can play in desistance and resettlement through their deployment of support.

 

 

 

 

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Teaching

Applied Criminological Theories (Level 2)Youth, Crime, Control (Level 3)Law, Society, Social Control (Masters)

Departmental duties

Past and present PhD students

 

Serena Wright (graduated 2014) 'Persistent' and 'prolific' offending across the lifecourse as experienced by women

Melissa Pepper (3rd year PhD) Doing more with less: The use of volunteers in policing

Annie Bunce (2nd year PhD) Offender motivation in the context of prison programmes

Nic Pole (2nd year PhD) Police Professionalism

Charlotte Dodds (2nd year PhD) The Partners of Prisoners

 

I am keen to supervise new PhD students and would welcome applications across most criminological areas, but especially in the following topics:

  • Imprisonment, especially its social effects
  • Prisoner-family ties, visitation and resettlement
  • Family adversity and conflict, with reference to gender and race
  • Inter-agency working in criminal justice and social welfare
  • Policing, especially in areas of gender and police culture
  • Theoretical and methodological studies, with reference to criminology and social problems

 

Current and previous management roles

Director of BSc Sociology (2011/2-2013/14)

Director of Postgraduate studies (2014/15)

Director of BSc Criminology (2015/6 to date)

Conference/Seminar Papers - post 2014

McCarthy, D, J (2017) The Impact of Youth Delinquency on Parenting: Towards a bi-directional framework of 'child' and 'parent' effects, European Sociological Association, Athens, Greece, August 2017

McCarthy, D, J (2016) Parental Experiences of Juvenile Incarceration and Re-Entry, American Society of Criminology Conference, New Orleans, November 2016

Adams, M, McCarthy, D, J (2016) 'Parenting from a distance: How do the parents of incarcerated children maintain parenting roles through the prison? European Society of Criminology, September 2016

McCarthy, D, J (2015) Police legitimacy in Hong Kong, Invited speaker for Symposium organised by Hong Kong Institute for Education, Hong Kong, July 2015

McCarthy, D, J, Brunton-Smith, I (2014) 'Young People and Online Offending', American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 2014

McCarthy, D, J (2014) Policing the 'Chaotic': Existential Predicaments and Dilemmas of Control, British Society of Criminology Conference, Liverpool, July 2014

McCarthy, D, J (2014) When Young Men Return Home from Prison: Assessing Parental Experiences and Family Dynamics, Family Rights Group Youth Justice Conference, London, July 2014

McCarthy, D, J (2014) Parents of Young Offenders as Blameworthy Victims? Methodological Challenges and Solutions, ESRC Research Methods Festival, Oxford, UK, July 2014

Publication highlights

Books

McCarthy, D, J (2014) 'Soft' Policing: The Collaborative Control of Anti-Social Behaviour, Basingstoke, Palgrave/Macmillan http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/socialsciences2014/browse/inside/inline/chapter/9781137299390/9781137299390.0001.pdf?chapterDoi=9781137299390.0001

 

Peer-Reviewed Articles

 

McCarthy, D, J, Adams, M (2017) "Yes I can still parent. Until I die he will always be my son": Parental responsibility in the wake of child incarceration, Punishment and Society, forthcoming

 

McCarthy, D, J, Brunton-Smith, I (2017) Prisoner-Family Ties during Imprisonment: Reassessing Resettlement Outcomes and the Role of Visitation, Prison Service Journal, forthcoming September 2017

 

McCarthy, D, J, Adams, M (2017) Visitation as a Human Right or Earned Privilege for Prisoners? The Differing Tales of England/Wales, and Scotland, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, online first

 

McCarthy, D, J, Brunton-Smith, I (2017) The Effect of Legitimacy on Prisoners' Post-Release Desistance, Crime and Delinquency, online first http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0011128716687291

 

Sindall, K, McCarthy, D, J, Brunton-Smith, I (2017) Young People and the Formation of Attitudes Towards the Police, European Journal of Criminology, 14 (3) 344-364 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1477370816661739

 

Brunton-Smith, I, McCarthy, D (2017) The Effects of Prisoner Contact with Family on Re-Entry Outcomes: A Longitudinal Assessment, British Journal of Criminology, 57 (2): 463-482 http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/01/13/bjc.azv129.abstract

 

Brunton-Smith, I, McCarthy, D (2016) Explaining Young People's Involvement in Online Piracy: An Empirical Assessment using the Offending Crime and Justice Survey for England and Wales, Victims and Offenders, 11 (4): 509-533 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15564886.2015.1121943

 

Brunton-Smith IR, McCarthy D (2015)Prison legitimacy and procedural fairness: A multilevel examination of prisoners in England and Wales, Justice Quarterly, 33 (6), 1029-1054 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07418825.2015.1023215

 

McCarthy, D (2015) Dangerous Dogs, Dangerous Owners and the Waste Management of an 'Irredeemable' Species, Sociology, 50 (3), 560-575 http://soc.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/02/23/0038038514568232.abstract

 

Bullock, K, McCarthy, D (2015) Conducting Systematic Reviews of Social Science Literature, in Gilbert, N, Stoneman, P (eds) Researching Social Life (Third Edition), London, Sage

 

O'Neill, M, McCarthy, D, J (2014) (Re) Negotiating Police Culture through Partnership Working: Trust, Compromise and the New Pragmatism, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 14(2), 143-159 http://crj.sagepub.com/content/14/2/143

 

McCarthy, D, O'Neill, M (2014) The Police and Partnership Working: Reflection on Recent Research, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, http://policing.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/08/12/police.pau022.abstract?keytype=ref&ijkey=0TalzUh3jmlNaZx

 

McCarthy, D (2014) Revisiting Revolutions in Youth Justice, Criminal Justice Matters, 97 (1), 16-17 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09627251.2014.950517#.U-tAk_ldWb8

 

McCarthy, D, J (2013) Gendering Soft Policing: Female Cops, Multi-Agency Working, and the Fragilities of Police Culture/s Policing and Society, 23 (2), 262-278 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10439463.2012.703199#.U9kTibHb7s0

 

McCarthy, D, J (2013) Review of Gay and Lesbian Cops, by Colvin, R, British Journal of Criminology, 53 (3): 525-558

 

McCarthy, D, J (2011) Classing Early Intervention: Social Class, Ocupational Moralities and Criminalization, Critical Social Policy, 31 (4), 495-516 http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/13490/20/classing_version2_CSPJnl.pdf

 

McCarthy, D, J (2010) Self-Governance or Professionalized Paternalism? The Police, Contractual Injunctions, and the Management of Deviant Populations, The British Journal of Criminology, Vol 50, 896-913 http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/293566/1/McCarthy%20Self-governance.pdf

 

McCarthy, D, J (2009) Policing and the Poetics of Everyday Life (Review), Policing and Society, 19 (4), 493-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My publications

Publications

Bullock, K, Bunce, A, McCarthy, D (2018). Making Good in Unpromising Places: The Development and Cultivation of Redemption Scripts Among Long-Term Prisoners, Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
McCarthy, D & Adams, M (2018). Can Family–Prisoner Relationships Ever Improve During Incarceration? Examining the Primary Caregivers of Incarcerated Young Men, British Journal of Criminology
McCarthy, D, J, Adams, M (2017). Yes, I can still parent. Until I die, he will always be my son”: Parental responsibility in the wake of child incarceration, Punishment and Society
McCarthy, D & Brunton-Smith, I (2018). The Effect of Legitimacy on Prisoners’ Post-Release Desistance, Crime and Delinquency, 64 (7): 917-938
McCarthy, D & Brunton-Smith, I (2017). Prisoner-family ties during imprisonment: Reassessing resettlement outcomes and the role of visitation, Prison Service Journal
McCarthy, D & Adams, M (2017). Visitation as Human ‘Right’ or Earned ‘Privilege’ for Prisoners? The Differing Tales of England/Wales, and Scotland, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 39 (4): 403-416
Sindall, K, McCarthy, D, J, Brunton-Smith, I (2017). Young People and the Formation of Attitudes towards the Police’, European Journal of Criminology, 14 (3), 344-364
Brunton-Smith & McCarthy, D (2017). The effects of prisoner attachment to family on re-entry outcomes: A longitudinal assessment, British Journal of Criminology, 57 (2): 463-482
Brunton-Smith, I & McCarthy, D, J (2017). Explaining Young People’s Involvement in Online Piracy: An Empirical Assessment Using the Offending Crime and Justice Survey in England and Wales, Victims and Offenders, 11 (4), 509-533
McCarthy, D (2016). Dangerous Dogs, Dangerous Owners and the Waste Management of an ‘Irredeemable’ Species, Sociology, 50 (3), 560-575
Brunton-Smith, I & McCarthy, D, J (2016). Prisoner Perceptions of Legitimacy: Exploring the role of prison context and prisoner experience, Justice Quarterly, 33 (6), 1029-1054
Bullock, K & McCarthy, D (2015). Conducting Systematic Reviews of Social Science Literature, in Gilbert, N, Stoneman, P (eds) Researching Social Life (Third Edition), London, Sage
McCarthy, D & O'Neill, M (2014). The Police and Partnership Working: A Review of Recent Research, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 8 (3): 243-253.
McCarthy, D (2014). Revolutions in Youth Justice Revisited, Criminal Justice Matters, 96 (1), September
O'Neill, M & McCarthy, D (2010). ‘(Re) Negotiating Police Culture through Partnership Working: Trust, Compromise and the ‘New’ Pragmatism’, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 14(2), 143-159
McCarthy, D (2013). Gendering ‘Soft’ Policing: Multi-Agency Working, Female Cops, and the Fragilities of Police Culture/s, Policing and Society, 23 (2), 262-278
McCarthy, D, J (2011). Classing Early Intervention: Social Class, Occupational Moralities and Criminalization, Critical Social Policy, 31 (4), 495-516
McCarthy, D, J (2010). Self-Governance or Professionalized Paternalism? The Police, Contractual Injunctions, and the Differential Management of Deviant Populations, British Journal of Criminology, Vol 50, 896-913