Fergus McNeil portrait

Scotland, UK

Professor of Criminology and Social Work - University of Glasgow

Fergus McNeill is Professor of Criminology and Social Work at the University of Glasgow where he works in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and in Sociology. Prior to becoming an academic in 1998, Fergus worked for a number of years in residential drug rehabilitation and as a criminal justice social worker. His many research projects and publications have examined institutions, cultures and practices of punishment and rehabilitation and questions about their reform. As well as researching, teaching and writing, Fergus has been involved in providing consultancy advice and support to governments and criminal justice organizations in many jurisdictions around the world. Fergus has co-written or co-edited several books; the most recent are ‘Reimagining Rehabilitation: Beyond the Individual’ (2018) and ‘Pervasive Punishment: Making sense of mass supervision’ (2018). Currently Fergus is leading ‘Distant Voices: Coming Home’, a major 3-year ESRC/AHRC (Economic and Social Research Council/ Arts and Humanities Research Council) research project exploring reintegration after punishment.