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Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly

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

Books

2018

Uses and Consequences of a Criminal Conviction: Going on the Record of an Offender
Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2018) Uses and Consequences of a Criminal Conviction: Going on the Record of an Offender
UK : Palgrave MacMillan UK

2018

Sexual Offending in Ireland: Laws, Procedures and Punishment
Susan Leahy and Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2018) Sexual Offending in Ireland: Laws, Procedures and Punishment
Dublin : Clarus Press

Edited Books

2020

Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
(2020) Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
Leahy, Fitzgerald O'Reilly, O'Sullivan and Weare(Ed.) UK : SAGE pp. 1-NA
DOI: Na

2017

Irish Criminal Law Journal
(2017) Irish Criminal Law Journal
Fitzgerald O'Reilly and Leahy(Ed.) Ireland : RoundHall pp. 1-NA
DOI: Na

2013

Irish Criminal Law Journal
(2013) Irish Criminal Law Journal
Leahy and Fitzgerald O'Reilly(Ed.) Dublin : Roundhall pp. na-na
DOI: na

Peer Reviewed Journals

2018

"Information Pertaining to Released Sex Offenders: To disclose or not to disclose, that is the question"
Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2018) "Information Pertaining to Released Sex Offenders: To disclose or not to disclose, that is the question"
In Howard Journal of Criminal Justice ; UK : pp. 204-230

2017

Book Review "Graeme Brown, Criminal Sentencing as Practical Wisdom. Hart Publishing, Portland, Oregon, 2017."
Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2017) Book Review "Graeme Brown, Criminal Sentencing as Practical Wisdom. Hart Publishing, Portland, Oregon, 2017."
In Irish Jurist ;

2014

Opening Doors or Closing Them?: The Impact of Incarceration on the Education and Employability of Ex-Offenders in Ireland
Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2014) Opening Doors or Closing Them?: The Impact of Incarceration on the Education and Employability of Ex-Offenders in Ireland
In Howard Journal of Criminal Justice ;

2013

'Post-Release Supervision of Sex Offenders'
Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2013) 'Post-Release Supervision of Sex Offenders'
In Irish Criminal Law Journal; Ireland : pp. 108-
DOI: Na

2011

'Towards the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders: Analysing the Spent Convictions Bill 2011'
Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2011) 'Towards the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders: Analysing the Spent Convictions Bill 2011'
In Irish Criminal Law Journal; Ireland : pp. 92-
DOI: Na

2010

'The Control Continuum: Analysing the Scope and Impact of Post-Release Measures for Offenders'
Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2010) 'The Control Continuum: Analysing the Scope and Impact of Post-Release Measures for Offenders'
In Judicial Studies Institute Journal; Ireland : pp. 131-
DOI: Na

2010

'The Role of Criminal Record in Sentencing and the Principle of Proportionality'
Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2010) 'The Role of Criminal Record in Sentencing and the Principle of Proportionality'
In Irish Criminal Law Journal; UK : pp. 79-
DOI: Na

2009

'The Usual Suspects: Analysing the Use of Past Criminal Convictions in the Criminal Justice System'
Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2009) 'The Usual Suspects: Analysing the Use of Past Criminal Convictions in the Criminal Justice System'

Other Journals

2011

"Registration of Convicted Offenders as a Growing Feature in Criminal Law"
Fitzgerald, M
(2011) "Registration of Convicted Offenders as a Growing Feature in Criminal Law"
In Criminal Law Online Service;

Conference Publications

2019

6th Annual ACJRD Conference
Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2019) 6th Annual ACJRD Conference

2018

Socio-Legal Studies Association
Leahy and Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2018) Socio-Legal Studies Association
NA(Ed.) pp. NA-NA Bristol
DOI: Na

2017

The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference
Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2017) The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference

2014

Socio-Legal Studies Association
Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2014) Socio-Legal Studies Association

2013

North/South Criminology Conference
Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2013) North/South Criminology Conference

2013

Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference
Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly and Susan Leahy
(2013) Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference

2012

Interdisciplinary.Net: Experiencing Prison Conference 2012
Fitzgerald, M
(2012) Interdisciplinary.Net: Experiencing Prison Conference 2012

2010

Fourth Annual Postgraduate Conference, Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights UCC
Fitzgerald, M
(2010) Fourth Annual Postgraduate Conference, Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights UCC

2009

Fifth Annual Criminology Conference, hosted by the Institute of Criminology UCD
Fitzgerald, M
(2009) Fifth Annual Criminology Conference, hosted by the Institute of Criminology UCD

2009

The Limits of Law, Westminster Graduate Conference
Fitzgerald, M
(2009) The Limits of Law, Westminster Graduate Conference

2009

Rethinking Law, Law Student Colloquium,Law School Trinity College Dublin
Fitzgerald, M
(2009) Rethinking Law, Law Student Colloquium,Law School Trinity College Dublin

Medias

2017

"Seeking to track sex offenders poses human rights questions"
Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2017) "Seeking to track sex offenders poses human rights questions"

2013

Disclosure of Information about Sex Offenders
Margaret Fitzgerald O'Reilly
(2013) Disclosure of Information about Sex Offenders