April Georgina Smith Portrait

Miss April Smith


I joined the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice as a Lecturer in 2014. I teach across all levels of Full Time Undergraduate (FTUG), Distance Learning (DL) and Post Graduate (PG) study. My research interests surround prisons, rehabilitation and desistance, and working with female offenders. My PhD examined the construction and conceptualisation of peer mentoring at an operational female prison in England and Wales, considering its implications for desistance and impact on the broader prison regime. I am currently the student lead for employability within the School. I am the Module Coordinator for the core campus based undergraduate psychology and criminal justice module and the distance learning undergraduate psychology: investigation and law optional module. 

Research interests

  • Penology and prisons
  • Rehabilitation and desistance
  • Female offenders
  • Peer mentoring