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Previously a probation officer in youth justice, Ann Robinson is principal lecturer for the BA in community justice, which is a qualifying programme for probation officers. She previously worked as manager of a multi-disciplinary youth offending team and has expertise in crime, prison reform and offender rehabilitation. In February, she will be publishing a book on youth justice practice, Foundations for Youth Justice: Positive Approaches to Practice.


  • Interventions with offenders, particularly young offenders
  • Law and policy in relation to probation practice and youth justice
  • Management of sentences and resettlement after prison
  • Sentencing policy
  • Anti-social behaviour (ASB) and ASB interventions targeted at young people
  • Attitudes and approaches to prostitution / sex work
 Notable media coverage:

Anne has done many radio interviews on prison sentences, the proposed 50 per cent sentencing discount for early guilty pleas and anti-social behaviour by children under the age of criminal responsibility.

  • BBC Radio Sheffield [5 May 2011]
    Toby Foster at Breakfast