Dr Arta Jalili-Idrissi


Health, Education, Policing and Sciences

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.


in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

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

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021