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Susan Easton has taught and published in both sociology and law and has previously lectured at Sussex and Sheffield University and taught in UK prisons. She is the author of several books including Silence and Confessions (2014), Prisoners’ Rights: Principles and Practice (2011), The Politics of the Prison and the Prisoner (2018) as well as numerous articles in journals and edited collections and is co-author with Christine Piper of Sentencing and Punishment: the quest for justice (2016, fourth edition). Susan Easton is also the founding editor of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law and a barrister. She is currently researching in the areas of prisoners’ rights and citizenship and the experience of imprisonment.


B.Sc. (Econ) University of Wales,LL.M. University of London (Merit),  Bar Examination, Inns of Court School of Law PG Dip. Law, City University,  Ph.D. University of Southampton

Newest selected publications

Easton, S. and Piper, C. (2019) 'Outsourcing punishment: A poisoned chalice?'. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 58. pp. 69 - 79. ISSN: 1756-0616 Open Access Link

Journal article

Easton, SM. (2018) 'The Politics of the Prison and the Prisoner: Zoon Politikon'. London: Routledge. ISSN 13: 9781138946033


Easton, SM. (2018) 'Older prisoners, gender and family life', in Herring, J. and Clough, B. (eds.) Aging, Gender and Family Law. London : Routledge/Taylor and Francis. ISBN 13: 9781138744943. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Easton, SM. and Piper, C. (2016) 'Sentencing and Punishment 4th edition'. oxford: Oxford University Press.


Easton, S. (2014) 'Silence and Confessions The Suspect as the Source of Evidence'. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 10: 1137333812 ISSN 13: 9781137333810

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