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Dr Caro Gorden

Senior lecturer, Criminology and Criminal Justice Programme Leader for MA Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Dr Caro Gorden

Room: B27


+44 (0) 1978 293110


Caro completed her PhD Making Sense of Sex Offenders and the Internet in 2006. Following this, worked for Thames Valley Probation delivering the sex offender treatment programme.

Caro has also worked in the area of addictions and homelessness in Vancouver Island, Canada.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology and PhD

BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

MA Criminology and Criminal Justice

Caroline currently teaches Working with Offenders (Year 1); Criminology (Year 2); Research Methods (Year2); (Year3); Constructing Guilt and Innocence (Year 3); and Theorising Crime (MA)

Gossman, P., Gorden, C., Williams, E., Evans, S. (2015) Student Understanding, Participation and Engagement: A Small Scale Quantitative Study. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. Vol. 3. No. 2.
Madoc-Jones, I., Gorden, C., Dubberley, S and Hughes, C (2014) From Celebrity Criminal to Criminal Celebrity: Concerning the ‘Celebrification’ of Sex Crime in the UK. British Journal of Community Justice, Vol. 12 (3): 35 – 48.
Holloway, K., Bennett, T., Parry, O., and Gorden, C. (2014). Characteristics and consequences of prescription drug misuse among university students in the UK. Journal of Substance Use.
Holloway, K., Bennett, T.H., Parry. O., and Gorden, C. (2013). Misuse of prescription drugs on university campuses: Options for prevention. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology
Gorden, C. and Buchanan, J. (2013) A Systematic Literature Review of Doorstep Crime:  Are the crime prevention strategies more harmful than the crime? The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice (In Press).
Metcalf, C. M. and Kennison, P. (2008) ‘Constructing Childhood and Child Sexual Abuse’ in Kennison, P. ed. Children as Victims. London: Sage Publications.
Metcalf, C. M. (2008) ‘Making Sense of Sex Offenders and the Internet’ in Kennison, P. ed. Children as Victims. London: Sage Publications
Bates, A. (2007) ‘A Psychometric Comparison of Internet and non-Internet Sex Offenders: A Metcalf, C. M. Community Sample’, in Journal of Sexual Aggression. 13 (Spring) 11-20
Metcalf, C. M. (2007) ‘Policing Operation Ore’, in Criminal Justice Matters. 68 (Summer).
Metcalf, C. M., Stenson, K. (2004) ‘Managing Risk and the Causes of Crime’, in Criminal Justice Matters. 55 (Spring):8-9.


Transgender people in the Criminal Justice System, Imprisonment, Sexual Offending, Constructing Guilt and Innocence