School of Sociology and Social Policy

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Amy Gibbons

PGR Student and Part-Time Teacher,



Amy Gibbons (she/they) obtained a first class honors in BA Criminology at the University of Lincoln in 2019, followed by a distinction in MA Criminology and Criminal justice also at the University of Lincoln in 2020. Her research at the University of Nottingham explores the environmental injustices as a result of localized agriculture pollution in rural Lincolnshire and the regulatory challenges surrounding this.

Within the school, Amy is a member of the ENQUIRE editorial blog team, as well as a member of the Crime and Justice Research Centre the Institute of Science and Society and the Wellbeing, Health and Social Care Research Centre. Outside of this, Amy is a member of the British Society of Criminology, European Society of Criminology, the British Sociological Association, and the International Society for the Study of Rural Crime and regularly attends both Oxford and Cambridge's decolonising criminology seminar series.

Teaching Summary

First year core criminology module: Understanding Crime and Victimisation 21-22 & 22-23

Associate lecturer at the University of Lincoln - first year core criminology module: Images of Crime and Criminal Justice 22 & 23

Recent Publications

Past Research

Amy's masters dissertation explored the ecological disorganization and human rights abuses caused by The Coca-Cola Company in Latin America, using Mexico and Colombia as case studies. Her undergraduate dissertation, which is published in the University of Lincoln's library, focused on recognizing non-human animals as victims through a non-speciest lens, using the example of the industrialized meat industry.

Amy has also conducted funded research into young women's attitudes towards terrorism and extremism which allowed her to publish her first article, as well as travel across Europe after a successful joint Santander grant application whilst completing her undergraduate degree. She has also worked in collaboration with Crimestoppers conducting research on students attitudes and experiences of victimisation, creating the #staysafe project which intended to help create a program to be rolled across universities within the East Midlands with aim to reduce student victimisation.

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