Doctor Maggie Hall

Doctor Maggie Hall

Lecturer in Social Work,
Social Work & Community Welfare


Dr Maggie Hall is a criminologist, criminal lawyer and social worker with a national and developing international reputation for her  research into criminal justice and  prisons . Public engagement and education about criminal justice is  a priority in her work and she regularly responds to media, official and academic requests for expert advice and commentary on key  issues in criminal justice and penality.  Her monograph , " The Lived Sentence" is part of the highly regarded Prisons series published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2017.

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  • PhD University of New South Wales
  • LLM University of Sydney
  • GradDipLeg University of Technology, Sydney
  • LLB University of Technology, Sydney
  • BSS University of Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Social Work & Community Welfare


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  • Hall, M. (2016), 'The Lived Sentence: Rethinking Sentencing, Risk and Rehabilitation', : Palgrave 9783319450377.

Chapters in Books

  • Hall , M. and Rossmanith, K. (2022), 'Long haul remorse : the continuous performance of repentance throughout prison sentences', Remorse and Criminal Justice: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives, Routledge 9780367028763.

Journal Articles

  • Hall, M. (2021), 'Changes in New South Wales criminal justice since 2010', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol 33, no 2 , pp 264 - 276.
  • Hall, M. (2020), 'Book Review : Sentencing', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol 9, no 3 , pp 174 - 176.
  • Hall, M. and Rossmanith, K. (2016), 'Imposed stories : prisoner self-narratives in the criminal justice system in New South Wales, Australia', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol 5, no 1 , pp 38 - 51.
  • Hall, M. (2010), 'Key themes in New South Wales criminal justice', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol 22, no 1 , pp 19 - 43.

2008-14 "The Lived Sentence" Ethnographic research in NSW prisons , Australian Prisons Project, ARC funded, Phd

2014-present "Fusion and Reform"- CI on project interviewing post release prisoners.Funded through Professor Harvey Whitehouse, Oxford University -ESRC grant

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