Associate Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences
I joined the School of Sociology and Social Policy in 2017, having previously worked at the University of Western Sydney (2013-2017), and Sheffield Hallam University (2009-2012). I received my BA (Criminology/Psychology) and Honours (Criminology) degrees from the University of South Africa, my MA (in International Criminology) from the University of Sheffield, and my PhD from the University of Leeds.
I am committed to reducing the boundaries between academic, policy, and practice. To that end, I have held several roles outside of academia, including: Academic Adviser to the Derbyshire Restorative Justice Steering Group (2021-ongoing), Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Restorative Justice Council (2018-2021), Editor of the Newsletter and Chair of the Editorial Committee for the European Forum for Restorative Justice (2011-2018).
ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8854-3717
My research focuses on the application of restorative justice in transitional settings, policing, and the community.
I have authored several books, including: Restorative Justice in Transition (2014), Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings (2016, edited collection), and Restorative Policing: Concepts, Theory and Practice (2017, with Craig Paterson). My latest monograph Restorative Policing: A Cultural Revolution in Policing Practice is due to be published in 2024 by Routledge and will draw on lessons learned from empirical research, conducted over the last 5 years, on frontline practice.
I sit on the International Advisory Board for The International Journal of Restorative Justice.
I am also the co-founder and co-chair of the European Society of Criminology's Working Group on Restorative Justice (2019-ongoing).
I have been teaching at University since 2007. During that time, I have designed and taught core 1st year modules on criminology and criminal justice, 2nd and 3rd year modules on victimology and on… read more
I am currently writing papers on how PCC areas are implementing the new rights on restorative justice contained within the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime, the privatisation of restorative… read more
I have been teaching at University since 2007. During that time, I have designed and taught core 1st year modules on criminology and criminal justice, 2nd and 3rd year modules on victimology and on restorative justice, and postgraduate modules on theory and comparative criminal justice.
I have a keen interest in restorative pedagogy that rejects a hierarchical, didactic approach to knowledge construction and prioritises participatory, individualised, and collaborative modes of teaching and learning. My teaching has always received positive feedback from students, and I have received the following awards as a result:
- Lord Dearing Award, University of Nottingham, 2020
- PVC ESE recognition for excellence in teaching, 2017
- Dean's Recognition for 'all green' scores, Western Sydney University, 2015
- Dean's Recognition for 'all green' scores, Western Sydney University, 2014
- Deans Green Light Award for Exemplary SFUs in a First Year Unit, Western Sydney University, 2013
My interest in curriculum design, innovative ways of teaching, and a desire to create an engaging environment in which to teach and learn have led me to pursue several teaching & learning leadership roles. Since joining the University of Nottingham, this has included:
- Digital Learning Director, Faculty of Social Sciences (2022-2025)
- Faculty of Social Sciences lead for the Curriculum Transformation Project (2021-2025)
- Head of Undergraduate Programmes (Criminology, Social Policy, Sociology: 2019-2021)
- Co-Chair of the UG Learning Community Forum (2019-2021)
- Programme Convenor of Criminology (2017-2019)
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I am currently writing papers on how PCC areas are implementing the new rights on restorative justice contained within the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime, the privatisation of restorative justice, restorative pedagogy, and the implementation of restorative justice policy in England and Wales.
Clamp, K. (2022) Restorative Justice and the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime: A Scoping Review of Service Provision in England and Wales. Unpublished Report.
Clamp, K., Genova, E., and Paterson, W. (2022) Narrating the Restorative Justice Offer: An Analysis of Informational Materials Used in England and Wales. Unpublished Report.
Clamp, K. (2020) The Policing Conversation that Matters: An Evaluation of the Cotton Lane Input, 2019. Report prepared for Derbyshire Constabulary and the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commission.
Clamp, K., and O'Mahony, D. (2019) Restorative Policing Provision across England and Wales in 2018. Unpublished Report.
Meadows, L., Clamp, K., Cadet, N., and Culshaw, A. (2010) An Evaluation of the Sheffield City Council's Community Justice Panels Project. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.
Clamp, K. (2006) Giving Victims a Voice: Working towards the Victims Code of Practice. A Report for the Sheffield Youth Offending Team.
I welcome enquiries from PhD students or Master by Research (MRes) students interested in the following areas:
- Restorative justice (in any area)
- Restorative pedagogy in criminology and criminal justice
- Transitional justice
- Comparative criminal justice
- Criminal justice reform
CLAMP, KERRY, 2016. Towards a transformative vision of restorative justice as a response to mass victimisation. In: CLAMP, KERRY, ed., Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings Routledge. 226
CLAMP, KERRY, 2015. Restorative Justice in Ireland. In: DÜNKEL, FRIEDER, GRZYWA-HOLTEN, JOANNA and HORSFIELD, PHILIP, eds., Restorative Justice and Mediation in Penal Matters in Europe: A Stock-taking of Legal Issues, Implementation Strategies and Outcomes in 36 European Countries Forum Verlag Godesberg. 1100
CLAMP, KERRY, 2014. A “Local” Response to Community Problems?: A Critique of Community Justice Panels British Journal of Community Justice. 12(2), 21-34
PATERSON, CRAIG and CLAMP, KERRY, 2014. Innovating Responses to Risk: Exploring the potential of a victim-focused policing strategy Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. 8(1), 51-58
O’MAHONY, DAVID, DOAK, JONATHAN and CLAMP, KERRY, 2012. Restorative Justice and Transitional Justice in Post-
Conflict Societies: Youth Justice Reforms in Northern Ireland and South Africa Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly. 63(2), 267-288
CLAMP, KERRY, 2012. The Influence of Legal Culture, Local History and Context on Restorative Justice Adoption and Integration: The Czech Experience Nottingham Law Journal. 21, 107-120
CLAMP, KERRY and DOAK, JONATHAN, 2012. More than Words: Restorative Justice Concepts in Transitional Justice Settings International Criminal Law Review. 12(3), 339-360
PATERSON, CRAIG and CLAMP, KERRY, 2012. Exploring Recent Developments in Restorative Policing in England and Wales Criminology & Criminal Justice. 12(5), 593-611
CLAMP, KERRY and PATERSON, CRAIG, 2011. Rebalancing Criminal Justice: Potentials and Pitfalls for Community Neighbourhood Panels British Journal of Community Justice. 9(2), 21-35
CLAMP, KERRY, 2008. Assessing Alternative Forms of Localised Justice in Post-Conflict Societies – Youth Justice in Northern Ireland and South Africa’. In: D. FRENKEL and C. GERNER-BEUERLE,, eds., Selected Essays on Current Legal Issues ATINER. 231-246