School of Social Sciences fully funded PhD Scholarship

Medico-legal responses to mentally disordered offenders in Ireland 1850-1921

Director of Studies: Professor Azrini Wahidin
Co-supervisor: Professor Di Bailey
Co-supervisor: Dr Samantha Pegg (Law)

The proposal is an exploration of documentary sources on the care / control and treatment of offenders with mental disorders in nineteenth-century Ireland. It is informed by the history of forensic psychiatry in Britain and elsewhere; on the political and social situation of Ireland in the nineteenth century; on the interaction between crime and mental disorder; on the interaction between gender and crime; and on the role of medicine and law in public policy. This project will add to the body of knowledge on the practice of law by presenting new historical information on the treatment of offenders with a mental disorder.

For more information about the project and the School, please download the following documents:

For informal enquiries about the scholarship, please contact Professor Azrini Wahidin

To request an application pack and guidance notes, please contact the Graduate School

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday 29 August 2014 at 09.00 GMT.
Please note that shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Friday 19 September 2014.

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