Jennifer Fleetwood

Lecturer in Criminology, University of Leicester

Jennifer joined the University of Leicester in July 2013. Before that she worked at the University of Kent. Her PhD (University of Edinburgh) was on women in the international cocaine trade which will be published by Palgrave in 2014 ( Her background is in sociology and her interests in gender led to researching women’s offending, as drug mules and also as drug dealers. She is a member of the Nordic Narrative Network (, and her chapter on women’s narratives will feature in the forthcoming collection Narrative Criminology, edited by Lois Presser and Sveinung Sandberg (NYU Press) Jennifer's other main research interests are feminist criminology, narrative criminology and qualitative research methods, especially ethnography.

Along with colleagues in the department ( Dr Clare Gunby and Dr Rebecca Barnes) Jennifer has also been awarded central College funding (£2,000) to help set up, and develop, a gender and justice research group.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Criminology, University of Leicester


    University of Edinburgh, PhD


  • 2011
    Five Kilos: Penalties and Practice in the international cocaine trade, British Journal of Criminology