Dr Claire Fitzpatrick


Research Interests

Dr Fitzpatrick's research focuses on: young offenders, looked after children, children in the care and criminal justice systems, care leavers, criminal careers and the links between child welfare and youth justice policy and practice. She is also interested in the relationship between desistance and resilience, as well as gender and offending pathways, young people in prison and the treatment of women in conflict with the law

What do we know about girls in the care and criminal justice systems?
Fitzpatrick, C.J.J. 07/2017 In: Safer Communities. 16, 3, p. 134-143. 10 p.
Journal article

The neglected needs of care leavers in the criminal justice system: practitioners’ perspectives and the persistence of problem (corporate) parenting
Fitzpatrick, C., Williams, P. 1/04/2017 In: Criminology and Criminal Justice. 17, 2, p. 175-191. 17 p.
Journal article

Why have so many people in prison spent time in care as children?
Fitzpatrick, C.J.J. 26/10/2016
Other contribution

Supporting looked after children and care leavers in the criminal justice system: emergent themes and strategies for change
Fitzpatrick, C., Williams, P., Coyne, D. 5/07/2016 In: Prison Service Journal. 226, p. 8-13. 6 p.
Journal article

Achieving justice for looked after children and care leavers
Fitzpatrick, C. 2014 Howard League for Penal Reform
Working paper

Examining clear approach: an intervention for care leavers on an intensive alternative to custody order
Fitzpatrick, C., Williams, P. 2014 Care Leavers Association.
Other report

What is the difference between 'Desistance' and 'Resilience': Exploring the relationship between two key concepts
Fitzpatrick, C. 12/2011 In: Youth Justice. 11, 3, p. 221-234. 14 p.
Journal article

Emerging Drug Trends in Lancashire: Focusing on young adults’ alcohol and drug use. Phase Two Report
Moore, K., Measham, F., Ostergaard, J., Fitzpatrick, C., Bhardwa, B. 09/2011 Lancaster University.
Commissioned report

Looked after children and the criminal justice system
Fitzpatrick, C. 2009 In: Critical Perspectives on Safeguarding Children. Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell p. 211-228. ISBN: 9780470682326.

Understanding criminal careers
Soothill, K., Fitzpatrick, C., Francis, B. 2009 Cullompton : Willan. 204 p. ISBN: 9781843925033.

Young People in Care and Criminal Behaviour
Taylor, C.J.J. 2006 London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 207 p. ISBN: 1-84310-169-6.

Fostering success: An exploration of the research literature in foster care
Wilson, K., Sinclair, I., Taylor, C., Pithouse, A., Sellick, C. 2004 Social Care Institute for Excellence. 105 p. ISBN: 978-1904812043.

Social work and looked after children
Taylor, C. 2004 In: Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice. London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers p. 127-142. ISBN: 1843101564.

Justice for looked after children?
Taylor, C. 2003 In: Probation Journal. 50, 3, p. 239-251.
Journal article

People like us?: Responding to allegations of past abuse in care
Birch, M., Taylor, C.J.J. 2003 In: Criminal Law Review. Issue, 12, p. 823-849. 27 p.
Journal article

Making Sense of Criminology
Soothill, K., Peelo, M., Taylor, C.J.J. 2002 Polity Press. 188 p. ISBN: 0-7456-2874-5.

The relationship between social and self-control: Tracing Hirschi's criminological career
Taylor, C.J.J. 2001 In: Theoretical Criminology. 5, 3, p. 369-388. 20 p.
Journal article