Our research listings
Our research listings
Research Papers and Briefings
At the end of their year on the Griffins Society Fellowship Programme, Fellows produce a 10,000 word Research Paper on their findings. Research Papers are available here to view or download as a PDF (the size of each file is given).
For all papers you will find the REPORT IN FULL, and also a single-page ABSTRACT. For more recent papers, an EXECUTIVE SUMMARY is also available.
Fellows' research can be freely copied and distributed as long as the author and the Griffins Society are credited.
Losing my voice: A study of the barriers and facilitators to disclosure for sex-working women in residential drug treatment
The focus of this research is on sex workers and the residential drug rehabilitation – a setting wherein they are attempting to produce momentous change in their lives. I interviewed street sex workers, escorts and parlour workers. The aim was to contextualise the meanings sex workers placed on sharing their internal world with others and the powerful impact of disclosure of sex work in relation to their treatment.
'Score, smoke, back on the beat': an exploration of the impact of homelessness on exiting street sex working in Manchester
What Judges think about prostitution - assessing the considerations & measures employed by members of the judiciary for sentencing women who sell sex
range of factors that judges take into account when sentencing women who sell sex; to consider the nature and depth of judicial awareness regarding the backgrounds and
circumstances of women who commit offences in relation to selling sex; to gather evidence about sentences, legislation and sentencing; and to gather evidence from researchers or practitioners who work with women who sell sex. To obtain detailed attitudinal data a qualitative approach was adopted — and the field research consisted of twelve semi-structured interviews with fourteen respondents – seven judicial respondents and seven other stakeholders.
• How do voluntary sector agencies working with women offenders currently perceive partnership work?
• What is the current and emerging National and Statutory policy with regards to working with women offenders, and how does that impact on the partnerships in Bradford District?
• What barriers are there to successful partnership work?
• What impact does the contracting of services have on partnership activity for women offenders?
• How can partnerships sustain and develop in future to improve outcomes for women offenders?
The approach to this research combined both qualitative and quantitative data.