Anne-Marie McAlinden

Professor at the School of Law

Queens University, Belfast

Anne-Marie McAlinden is a Lecturer in the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast. She obtained a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice (with distinction) and a PhD from Queen’s on the subject of sex offender management. She previously held posts as Lecturer in Law and Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Ulster, before completing her PhD and joining the academic staff at Queen’s. She currently teaches in the areas of evidence and sentencing. Her research is in the areas of sexual offences, restorative justice and penal policy where she has published widely. Her first book, The Shaming of Sexual Offenders: Risk, Retribution and Reintegration (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007), was awarded the British Society of Criminology Book Prize 2008. She has also acted as a consultant to government on a number of projects related to sex offender reintegration, including public attitudes to sex offenders. Anne-Marie's monograph entitled Grooming: The Familial, Institutional and Internet Abuse of Children, was published as part of the Clarendon Series in Criminology by Oxford University Press in 2013.