- Bullock, K. and Bunce, A. (2020). ‘The prison don’t talk to you about getting out of prison’: On why prisons in England and Wales fail to rehabilitate prisoners. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 20(1), pp. 111–127. doi:10.1177/1748895818800743.
- Bullock, K., Bunce, A. and McCarthy, D. (2019). Making Good in Unpromising Places: The Development and Cultivation of Redemption Scripts Among Long-Term Prisoners. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 63(3), pp. 406–423. doi:10.1177/0306624x18800882.
- BULLOCK, K., BUNCE, A. and DODDS, C. (2018). The Mechanics of Reform: Implementing Correctional Programmes in English Prisons. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 57(1), pp. 3–20. doi:10.1111/hojo.12232.
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Dr. Annie Bunce recently joined the Violence and Society Centre, City, University of London as a Research Fellow in Criminology to work on a specialised services dataset as part of the UKRI/MRC/PRP funded Violence, Health and Society Project.
Annie received her PhD in Psychology/Criminology from the University of Surrey, funded by the KeepOut charity as part of an evaluation of their work, in October 2019. Her thesis is titled ‘“What we’re saying makes sense so I’ve subscribed to it and I try to live by it.”¬: A qualitative exploration of prisoners’ motivation to participate in an innovative rehabilitation programme through the lens of Self-Determination Theory (SDT)’, and explored serving prisoners’ motivation to participate in a dual purpose youth crime diversion and offender rehabilitation programme in four UK prisons. The aim of this project was to explore prisoners’ initial motivation for joining the programme; the ways in which motivation to participate changed over time; and the usefulness of SDT’s conceptualisation of motivation - as relatively extrinsic or intrinsic according to fulfilment of basic psychological needs (BPNs) for competence, autonomy and relatedness - for exploring prisoners’ motivation.
Since completing her PhD Annie has worked as a Research Officer at Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of prisons, conducting and analysing surveys on treatment and conditions with detainees in prison, young offender institutions, immigration detention facilities and other places of detention in England and Wales. She has previously worked for third sector organisations including Victim Support and the Samaritans in both management and research roles, and has worked on process and outcome evaluations of interventions in criminal justice and related fields.
Annie has published in the areas of programme implementation, offender rehabilitation and desistance from crime. She is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, and her research interests include human motivation and wellbeing; desistance and resettlement/reintegration; theories/models of offender rehabilitation; implementation, delivery and evaluation of interventions, harassment and stalking and sentencing guidelines and decision-making.
- PhD- Criminology/Psychology, University of Surrey, United Kingdom, Sep 2015 – Oct 2019
- MSc Forensic Psychology, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
- BSc Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
- Chartered Member, British Psychological Society, United Kingdom