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).
Emma’s teaching centres around her research interests – gender and crime, female offenders, violence, feminist criminology, criminal justice, and social control.
Introduction to Criminal Legal Processes (First year core module on criminal law and legal processes)
Criminology in Late Modernity (Second year core module on criminological theory)
Violent Crime: Violence, Sex & Punishment
Global Criminology and Policing
Interpersonal Violence and Hate Crime
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.
Milne, Emma (2019) Concealment of birth: time to repeal a 200-year-old "convenient stop-gap"? Feminist Legal Studies, 27 (2). pp. 139-162. ISSN 0966-3622
Milne, Emma (2018) Karissa Haugeberg, Women against Abortion: Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century, Urbana, Chicago and Springfield, University of Illinois Press, 2017 [Book review]. Women's History: The Journal of the Women’s History Network (11). p. 48. ISSN 1476-6760
Brennan, Karen and Milne, Emma (2018) Criminalising neonaticide: reflections on law and practice in England and Wales. In: Women and the Criminal Justice System: failing victims and offenders? Milne, Emma and Brennan, Karen and South, Nigel and Turton, Jackie , eds. Palgrave, pp. 95-117. ISBN 9783319767734
Milne, Emma and Turton, Jackie (2018) Understanding violent women. In: Women and the Criminal Justice System: failing victims and offenders? Milne, Emma and Brennan, Karen and South, Nigel and Turton, Jackie , eds. Palgrave, pp. 119-139. ISBN 9783319767734
Brennan, Karen and Milne, Emma and South, Nigel and Turton, Jackie (2018) Women and the criminal justice system - moving beyond the silo. In: Women and the Criminal Justice System: failing victims and offenders? Milne, Emma and Brennan, Karen and South, Nigel and Turton, Jackie , eds. Palgrave, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9783319767734