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Franki Grant – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Franki is a Teaching Fellow in Criminology at Bath Spa University.

Franki's PhD research explores the way in which restorative justice is used an an out-of-court disposal by police. The qualitative-dominant study, uses a multi-method approach to a process and outcome evaluation. Which includes interviews with police team leads and/or another senior member of the team with management and oversight; as well as analysis of secondary statistical data from a South-West police force and restorative service.

Before working in academia full-time, Franki worked in prisons, youth diversion, mental health support and restorative justice. She is a trained restorative justice and mediation practitioner, with training to work on complex and sensitive cases (including domestic abuse and harmful sexual behaviour). As a pracademic, Franki hopes to bridge the gap between academia and practice in the restorative field.

Franki has previously worked at the University of Gloucestershire and the University of South Wales.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Criminology (First Class Honours), University of Gloucestershire, 2017

Areas of expertise

  • Restorative Justice
  • Restorative Practice
  • Policing
  • Hate experienced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

 Research supervision

  • Restorative Justice
  • Restorative Practice
  • Diversions from court / Policing
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller experiences of the Criminal Justice System and hate

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