Dr Emma Milne is a lecturer in criminology, focusing on law enforcement, in the Department of Criminology and Sociology. She joined Middlesex University in September 2017. Emma was previously at the University of Essex completing her doctoral studies in sociology. Her PhD was funded by the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), who are funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
PhD Sociology (2017)
MA History (2011)
BA (Hons) History and Sociology (2010)
Learning & Teaching Interests
Emma’s teaching centres around her research interests – gender and crime, female offenders, violence, feminist criminology, criminal justice, and social control.
Explaining Crime (First year core module on criminological theory)
Criminology in Late Modernity (Second year core module on criminological theory)
Violent Crime: Violence, Sex & Punishment
Interpersonal Violence and Hate Crime
Research Outputs & Interests
Emma’s research interests are in feminist criminology and women offenders, particularly violent women. Her PhD considered criminal justice responses to women suspected of causing the death of their newborn children. She analysed contemporary examples of criminal court hearings relating to infanticide, child cruelty, abortion and concealment of birth. The wider context of Emma’s work is a consideration of social controls (including criminal justice regulations) on all women, notably in relation to pregnancy and reproductive function.