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Lorraine Barron, IRCHSS Scholarship award

01.09.2013

Lorraine Barron, a PhD candidate in the School of Law and a member of the Centre for Criminal Justice, was recently awarded a scholarship to continue her doctoral research by the Irish Research Council. Competition for this Lorraine Barron, IRCHSS Scholarship Awardprestigious scholarship was intense, with only 254 awards made out of a total of 1115 applications throughout Ireland, and only 4 awards out of a total of 16 applications in the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick.

Lorraine’s thesis is entitled ‘‘The Management and Treatment of Sex Offenders in Ireland – Punishment and Control vs. Rehabilitation and Reintegration: A Comparative Study with a View to Formulating a Model for Ireland’ and she is currently in her second year of doctoral research, under the supervision of Dr. Ger Coffey. Her thesis critically assesses the current legislative framework in Ireland concerning the management and treatment of sex offenders from a comparative perspective within a human rights and due process framework.

Lorraine Barron, a PhD candidate in the School of Law and a member of the Centre for Criminal Justice, was recently awarded a scholarship to continue her doctoral research by the Irish Research Council. Competition for this prestigious scholarship was intense, with only 254 awards made out of a total of 1115 applications throughout Ireland, and only 4 awards out of a total of 16 applications in the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick.

Lorraine’s thesis is entitled ‘‘The Management and Treatment of Sex Offenders in Ireland – Punishment and Control vs. Rehabilitation and Reintegration: A Comparative Study with a View to Formulating a Model for Ireland’ and she is currently in her second year of doctoral research, under the supervision of Dr. Ger Coffey. Her thesis critically assesses the current legislative framework in Ireland concerning the management and treatment of sex offenders from a comparative perspective within a human rights and due process framework.

Lorraine has lectured in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, has tutored in Company Law and EU Law and is also a lecturer in law for the University of Limerick Summer School. She has also delivered conference papers both nationally and internationally, including at the 2nd ECLAN (European Criminal Law Network) PhD Seminar on the EU Area of Criminal Justice at the University of Luxembourg (2011), the 6th UCC Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Postgraduate Conference at University College Cork (2012) and the Society of Legal Scholars PhD Conference at the University of Edinburgh (2013). She has also published an article pertaining to her research, entitled 'Irish Sex Offender Laws and the Right to Privacy’, in the New Journal of European Criminal Law.

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