Institute of Criminal Justice Studies


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Dr Jane Winstone

  • Qualifications: BA (Hons) Sociology (Open University, 1991), BA (Hons) Psychology (BPS) (Open University, 1992), Certificate in Counselling Skills (Westminster Pastoral Foundation, 1993), Diploma in Social Work (Brunel University, 1995), MA Applied Social Science (Brunel University, 1996), PhD in Criminology (University of Portsmouth, 2010) Title: ‘Reducing Youth Reoffending: Can A Multiple Service Model Work in a Young Offenders Institution?’
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3930
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Until 1998 Jane Winstone worked as a qualified probation officer in youth and adult secure and community settings, when she joined the University of Portsmouth, ICJS, to lead the delivery of the Home Office contract for the qualification for probation officers. Jane has contributed to two further successful tenders to deliver the probation officer qualification and ICJS which trained over half the probation officers in England and Wales.   Jane currently works with the Professional Doctorate Programme undertaking wider departmental responsibilities for Research Ethics and academic professional excellence.

University, Faculty and Departmental Responsibilities:

  • Member of ICJS Faculty Ethics Committee
  • Member of University Ethics Committee
  • ICJS research ethics advisor
  • ICJS APEX representative
  • External Faculty Member Course Approval Committee(s)
  • ICJS Representative on Faculty Board (former)
  • Member of the Youth and Social Justice Research Group (University of Portsmouth)


  • Qualified Probation Practitioner specialising in sex offending, mental health and youth offending
  • Ethical practice (in research, implementation, operational and strategic settings)
  • Working in multi-agency and partnership settings, specialising in offenders with mental health needs
  • Understanding and working with multiple and complex needs in the criminal justice environment for youth and adult offenders
  • Offending hehaviours: theory, policy and intervention
  • Operational and strategic planning  and delivery of services for young offenders and offenders with mental health needs
  • Service user involvement in the planning and delivery of services to promote social inclusion and accessibility

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Deputy Course Leader for Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice – current
  • Key departmental responsibilities  for :
  • Unit Co-Ordinator for Msc and Undergraduate campus based and distance learning course units - current
  • Supervisor of Doctoral Studies and Postgraduate and Undergraduate students - current
  • Course Leader, Probation Qualifying Framework programmes – December 2012
  • Co-Ordinator for Programme Curriculum and Practice Development (Probation Qualifying Framework) - 2010-2011
  • Co-Ordinator for Programme Curriculum and Practice Development (BA Hons Community Justice Studies) - 2003-2010
  • Course Leader BA (Hons) Community Justice Studies - 1998-2003
  • Accreditation of PSO in-service training - 2007
  • Professional Development for Practice Assessors -1998-current
  • Delivery of Progression Award in Community Justice - 2006
  • Delivery of Certificate in Effective Practice (YJB) - 2005
    • ethical research (staff and students)
    • Academic Professional Excellence Programme (APEX)


  • Evidence based practice
  • Solution-focused justice for youth and adults
  • Mental disorder, crime and justice
  • Ethical research and professional practice

Research profile

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