Dr Arta Jalili-Idrissi


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I’m a Lecturer with an active research profile. I deliver research-led and theoretically informed teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate students. I believe that through my research and teaching I reflect core values of humanity, ambition to make difference, and critical thinking.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Member of the British Society of Criminology (BSC Prison Research Network and the Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Network)
  • Member of the European Society of Criminology
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, ‘Prison Space, Social Control and Relationships in a Post-Soviet Women’s Prison’, University of Plymouth, UK.
  • MA in European and International Studies, University of Trento, Italy.
  • BA (Hons) in Social Pedagogy, University of Latvia, Latvia.

Research interests

  • Prison research
  • Carceral space
  • Punishment
  • Penality


Vaiciuniene, R., Jalili Idrissi, A. and Tereskinas, A. (2022) 'Carceral Collectivism and Incarcerated Women’s Experiences in Lithuania and Latvia', in: I. Masson and N. Booth  (eds) Handbook of Women’s Experiences in Criminal Justice. London: Routledge, pp. 352-363.

Jalili Idrissi, A. (2021) 'The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Abrupt End of ‘Liquid Modernity’', Howard League for Penal Reform ECAN Bulletin, 47, pp. 25-30.

Kronberga, I. & Jalili Idrissi, A. (2021) 'Child Protection in Latvia', in Earner, I. & Telitsyna, A. (eds.) The Development of Child Protection Systems in the Post-Soviet States: a Twenty Five Years perspective. Amsterdam: Springer. pp. 99-111.

Gray, P. with Hanley Santos, G., Jalili Idrissi, A. & Kennedy, C. (2020) Dartmoor Dialogues: An exploration of HMP Dartmoor’s Journey Towards Becoming an Integrated Prison Underpinned by Restorative Practices. Plymouth: University of Plymouth. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/16626

Jalili Idrissi, A. (2020) Prison Space, Social Control and Relationships in a Post-Soviet Women’s Prison. PhD Thesis. University of Plymouth. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/15834.

Jalili Idrissi, A. (2019) The Comparison of Rehabilitation Systems: An Expert’s Report. Riga: The State Audit Office, Available at: https://lrvk.gov.lv/lv/revizijas/revizijas/noslegtas-revizijas/valsti-istenoto-notiesato-personu-resocializacijas-pasakumu-efektivitate.


UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021