Mike Nellis


  • Visiting Professor, Law
  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

Mike Nellis is Emeritus Professor of Criminal and Community Justice in the Law School, University of Strathclyde. Formerly a social worker with young offenders in London, he has a PhD from the Institute of Criminology in Cambridge, and was long involved in the training of probation officers at the University of Birmingham. He has written widely on the fortunes of the probation service, alternatives to imprisonment and particularly the electronic monitoring (EM) of offenders. He was actively involved between 2005-14 in the organisation of the CEP EM conferences, and between 2011 and 2013 acted as an expert adviser to a Council of Europe committee which drew up an ethical recommendation on EM. He co-edited ‘Electronically Monitored Punishment: International and Critical Perspectives’, with Belgian colleagues Kristel Beyens and Dan Kaminski in 2103, and served on the Scottish Government's EM Working Party 2014-16 . He is the international editor of the Journal of Offender Monitoring. He teaches a Master’s degree course on "surveillance, technology and crime control" at Strathclyde.

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Projects 2010 2010

Research Output 2001 2012

Electronically Monitored Punishment: International and Critical Perspectives

Nellis, M. (ed.), Beyens, K. (ed.) & Kaminski, D. (ed.), 16 Oct 2012, 292 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Electronic monitoring in the USA

Nellis, M. & Lilly, B., 1 Sep 2012, (Accepted/In press) Electronically monitored punishment: international and critical perspectives. Nellis, M., Bas, R., Beyens, K. & Kaminski, D. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter



The assessment of juvenile offenders : learning lessons for Saudi Arabia from a contextual comparison with Scotland

Author: Alateeq, S. M. S., 1 Oct 2012

Supervisor: McDiarmid, C. (Supervisor) & Nellis, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis