Senior Lecturer in Community and Criminal Justice, De Montfort University

Lucy Baldwin is a Senior lecturer in Criminology based in the Community & Criminal Justice Division, located within the Health and Life Sciences faculty of De Montfort University. Prior to entering the world of Academia full time in 2004 Lucy had worked as both a Social Worker and a Probation Officer across a broad range of social and criminal justice settings. (In both custodial and community based environments).

Lucy has been at DMU since the inception of the criminology programme and was part of the team developing the programme from scratch and taking it right through to validation. Lucy has taught on many of the modules throughout the various manifestations of the programme; including Introduction to Criminology, Multi Agency Working and Risk, Working with Offenders and Preparation for Professional Practice. Lucy currently leads Modules on the UG Criminology programme, namely a 1st year module ‘Research, Equality & Diversity’ and a 2 nd year elective module on Mental Health.

Lucy has experience teaching Undergraduate, post graduate and vocational students - having taught on the Policing, Probation and Social Work courses based at DMU. In addition Lucy has been asked to contribute to the development of training and training materials in relation to working emotionally and positively with women and mothers in the criminal justice system. Lucy‘s areas of expertise in relation to teaching are, mothers & criminal Justice, Mothers &Sentencing , mental health & criminal Justice, Equality & Diversity ( specifically women & mothers) ,sex offending behaviour and working with Domestic Abuse.

Lucy is currently involved in Joint Research with Rona Epstein; Honory Research Fellow at Coventry University related the sentencing of women – more specifically the use of short sentences and their impact – particularly in relation to mothers and grandmothers. Lucy’s PhD ‘Mothers Confined’ explores emotional impact and emotional management in relation to the incarceration of mothers and grandmothers.

Lucy has published a number of journal articles and her book 'Mothering Justice'

Baldwin. L (auth /ed)(2015) ‘Mothering Justice :Working with Motheris in Criminal and Social Justice Settings. Sherfield-on-Loddon. Waterside Press.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Community and Criminal Justice, De Montfort University