Assistant Professor Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences
Qi obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2015. Between 2015 and 2021 she was a lecturer (later senior lecturer and deputy programme leader) at the University of Hertfordshire.
Qi's research expertise lies in criminal sentencing, community sanctions and measures, criminal justice and penology, feminism and penal policy, and Southern criminology.
Quantitative research methods
Introduction to the criminal justice 'system' in England and Wales
Qi used to teach:
Criminal Justice Process
English Criminal Law
Imprisonment and Justice
Punishment and Penal Policy
Understanding Crime and Deviance
Currently Qi is conducting a study on equality and diversity in the work of the Sentencing Council of England and Wales. Drawing on text analysis, regression analysis and co-production with… read more
Currently Qi is conducting a study on equality and diversity in the work of the Sentencing Council of England and Wales. Drawing on text analysis, regression analysis and co-production with sentencers, lawyers and civil society organisations, this study explores how sentencing guidelines in England and Wales can be improved to better ensure equity, inclusiveness and justice for minority groups. This work is funded by the Ministry of Justice.
In the past, Qi has done research on the evolvement of criminal sentencing in China, how Chinese judges make the decision to suspend a prison sentence, and how suspended sentences are enforced by social workers and government officers in two major cities of mainland China. She has also done research about carceral feminism and the introduction of sex offender registration to China.
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