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Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly

BCL LLM PhD

Biography

Dr Margaret Fitzgerald-O'Reilly, BCL, LLM, PhD (UCC), is a lecturer at the School of Law atUL. Prior to her appointment in 2012, she lectured inthe School of Law and Government at DCU. Margarethas an LLM in Criminal Justice and in 2012 was awarded her PhD entitled The Usual Suspects: The LegalMarginalisation of Ex-Prisoners in Irish Society; she was awarded aUniversity President's Scholarship to undertake this research. Her researchinterests are primarily in the field of criminology, penology and criminal justice, inparticular, issues pertaining to criminal records, criminal information sharing and disclosure issues, post-release management of offenders, sentencing and management of sex offenders, social and legal exclusion, techniques of punishment, sentencing, and crimecontrol policies. She has published books and papers, nationally and internationally and is amember of the Centre for Crime Justice and Victim Studies.

Research Interests

Dr Margaret Fitzgerald-O'Reilly's research research interests are primarily in the field of criminology, penology and criminal justice, in particular, issues pertaining to criminal records, criminal information sharing and disclosure issues, post-release management of offenders, sentencing and management of sex offenders, social and legal exclusion, techniques of punishment, sentencing, and crime control policies. She has published books and papers, nationally and internationally and is a member of the Centre for Crime Justice and Victim Studies.

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests and experience in a number of areas, particularly in the field of criminal law and criminal justice.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2019 Quality Assurance Board, Accreditation of Garda Training programmes (Templemore)
  • 2012 Ethics Commitee,

Award

  • 2017 - Teaching Funding
  • 2017 - Faculty Research Board Funding
  • 2007 - Presidents Scholarship Award, UCC

Association

  • Member, Irish Association of Law Teachers
  • Member, Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member, Irish Penal Reform Trust
  • Member, European Society of Criminology
  • Member of Working Group, Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal

2013

'Post-Release Supervision of Sex Offenders'
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Irish Criminal Law Journal DOI: Na