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Personal profile

Biography

Dr. Faith Gordon (FRSA, FHEA, PhD, MSSc, PGCert, LL.B., LNEA), is a Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.  Faith established and is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Youth Justice Network; a Research Associate at the Information Law & Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London and a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster.  Faith previously worked as a Lecturer in Criminology (2016-2018) in the Department of History, Sociology and Criminology at the University of Westminster, London. 

Faith has expertise and research experience in youth justice; media representations; post-conflict and transitioning societies; children’s rights; older victims; aging prisoners; inquests; media regulation and privacy law.  

Faith was lead researcher on the ESRC Knowledge Exchange Project: Identifying and Challenging the Negative Media Representation of Children and Young People in Northern Ireland and Co-I on a research project on Older Victims of Crime and Crime Clearance Rates, funded by the Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland.  Faith has also been a researcher for The Hillsborough Independent Panel; the Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative; Save the Children and the Children’s Law Centre in Northern Ireland.  

Faith’s first sole-authored monograph: Children, Young People and the Press in a Transitioning Society: Representations, Reactions and Criminalisation, was published as part of the Socio-Legal Series, Palgrave Macmillan (2018).  She holds a contract with Routledge for her second monograph on children’s rights in the digital age.  Faith has published peer-reviewed articles and book reviews in International Review of Victiminology; Punishment and Society; the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly; Journalism; Media, Culture and Society; as well as book chapters in edited collections published by Routledge and Abramis.

Faith regularly submits research and policy responses to organisations such as the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child; Department of Justice; IMPRESS; UK Government; N. Ireland Office; Scottish Government. Her research has fed into key discussions on the development of journalism education; the drafting of new UK regulatory guidelines for the media (IMPRESS) and called for revisions to existing guidelines (IPSO), which have been revised in light of her research on UK journalists’ use of children’s social media content without consent. She also regularly works with legal practitioners to integrate the evidence-base of a decade’s worth of her research into their legal submissions for Judicial Review cases on police release of images of children (pre-charge and post-charge), with specific emphasis on the digital age.

Faith’s research was referenced by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, at the examination of the UK Government’s child rights record (2015); in Judicial Review hearings at the Northern Ireland High Court (2016; 2017) and most recently, in the UK Court of Appeal (2019).

 

 

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Research Output 2010 2019

Open Access
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Older victims of crime: Vulnerability, resilience and access to procedural justice

Brown, K. J. & Gordon, F., 2019, In : International Review of Victimology. 25, 2, p. 201-221 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Children, Young People and the Press in a Transitioning Society: Representaions, Reactions and Criminalisation

Gordon, E. F., 2018, London UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 293 p. (Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Prizes

European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, Stan Cohen Prize

Faith Gordon (Recipient), 1 Jul 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Faith Gordon (Recipient), 1 Jul 2017

Prize: Election to learned society

Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts

Faith Gordon (Recipient), 1 Jun 2016

Prize: Election to learned society

Hart Publishers Prize for Best Conference Paper, Queen’s University Belfast

Faith Gordon (Recipient), 20 Aug 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Northern Ireland Law Society Prize for the Best Undergraduate Research Project

Faith Gordon (Recipient), 1 Dec 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2015 2019

  • 3 Visiting an external academic institution

University College London

Faith Gordon (Visiting researcher)
3 Jun 201926 Jun 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

University of Oxford

Faith Gordon (Visiting researcher)
Apr 2018Jul 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Queen's University Belfast

Faith Gordon (Visiting researcher)
Sep 2015Aug 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Press / Media

Lifelong anonymity orders: do they still work in the social media age?

Faith Gordon & Julie Doughty

2/08/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

Legal aid at 70: how decades of cuts have diminished the right to legal equality

Faith Gordon & Daniel Newman

29/07/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

Social media plays key role in campaign against paramilitary-style assaults in Northern Ireland

Faith Gordon & Paul Reilly

9/01/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

One Year on from the Royal Commission

Faith Gordon

22/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

One Year on from the Royal Commission

Faith Gordon

22/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview