Hood, Roger (Grahame) 1936-

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HOOD, Roger (Grahame) 1936-

PERSONAL: Born June 12, 1936, in Bristol, England; son of Ronald Hugo Frederick (a stockbroker's dealer) and Phyllis Eileen (a homemaker; maiden name, Murphy) Hood; married Barbara Blaine (a housing adviser), July, 1963 (divorced, July, 1985); married Nancy Colquitt Lynah Stebbing (a director of leisure and arts), October 5, 1985; children: Catharine Rachael. Ethnicity: "White European." Education: London School of Economics and Political Science, London, B.Sc., 1957; Cambridge University, Ph.D., 1963.

ADDRESSES: Home—63 Iffley Rd., Oxford OX4 1EF, England. Office—c/o All Souls College, Oxford University, Oxford OX1 4AL, England; fax: 44-1-86-527-4445. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England, research officer, 1957-58 and 1961-63; University of Durham, Durham, England, lecturer in social administration, 1963-67; Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, fellow of Clare Hall and assistant director of research, director of postgraduate studies, and secretary to Institute of Criminology, 1967-73; Oxford University, Oxford, England, reader, 1973-95, professor of criminology, 1995-2003, fellow of All Souls College, 1973-2003, emeritus fellow, 2003—, sub-warden of the college, 1994-96, director of Centre for Criminological Research, beginning 1973. Columbia University, visiting professor, 1971; University of Virginia, visiting distinguished professor of law, 1980-82 and 1984-90; Florida State University, Ball Lecturer, 1996; University of Hong Kong, visiting distinguished professor, 2003-04; speaker at other institutions, including University of the Saarland, University of Frankfurt, and University of Hull. Parole Board for England and Wales, member, 1972-73; Social Science Research Council, member of Committee for Social Sciences and the Law, 1975-79; Judicial Studies Board, member, 1979-85; British Home Office, member of Departmental Committee to Review the Parole System, 1987-88. Amnesty International, member of international panel of jurists, Commission of Inquiry into the Death Penalty in America, 1993, foreign secretary of Death Penalty Panel, 1998—; also served as expert consultant on the death penalty to United Nations.

MEMBER: British Academy (fellow), British Society of Criminology (president, 1987-89), Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences (academician).

AWARDS, HONORS: Joseph L. Andrews Award, American Association of Law Librarians, 1976, for Criminology and the Administration of Criminal Justice: A Bibliography; Sellin-Glück Award, American Society of Criminology, 1986; commander, Order of the British Empire, 1995; honorary D.C.L., Oxford University, 1999; decorated honorary Queen's Counsel, 2000.


Sentencing in Magistrates' Courts, Stevens (London, England), 1962.

Borstal Re-Assessed, Heinemann Educational (London, England), 1965.

(With Richard Sparks) Key Issues in Criminology, Weidenfeld & Nicolson (London, England), 1970.

Sentencing the Motoring Offender, Heinemann Educational (London, England), 1972.

(Editor and contributor) Crime, Criminology, and Public Policy: Essays in Honour of Sir Leon Radzinowicz, Heinemann Educational (London, England), 1974.

Tolerance and the Tariff: Some Reflections on Fixing the Time Prisoners Serve in Custody, National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (London, England), 1974.

(Editor, with Leon Radzinowicz) Criminology and the Administration of Criminal Justice: A Bibliography, Mansell (London, England), 1976.

(With Leon Radzinowicz) A History of English Criminal Law and Its Administration, Volume V: The Emergence of Penal Policy, Stevens (London, England), 1986, published as The Emergence of Penal Policy in Victorian and Edwardian England, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1990.

(Editor) Crime and Criminal Policy in Europe: Proceedings of a European Colloquium, Centre for Criminological Research, Oxford University (Oxford, England), 1989.

The Death Penalty: A World Survey, United Nations (New York, NY), 1989, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 2002.

(With Graca Cordovil) Race and Sentencing: A Study in the Crown Court, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1992.

(With Stephen Shute) The Parole System at Work: A Study of Rick-Based Decision-Making, Research, Development, and Statistics Directorate, Home Office (London, England), 2000.

(With Stephen Shute) Ethnic Minorities in the Criminal Courts: Perceptions of Fairness and Equal Treatment, Lord Chancellor's Department (London, England), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Collected Studies in Criminological Research, Volume I, Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France), 1966; Parole: Its Implications for the Criminal Justice and Penal Systems, edited by D. A. Thomas, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University (Cambridge, England), 1974; Crime, Proof, and Punishment: Essays in Memory of Sir Rupert Cross, edited by C. Tapper, Butterworth (London, England), 1981; The Crime and Justice Handbook, edited by Michael Tonry, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1998; and The Death Penalty: Abolition in Europe, Council of Europe Publishing (Strasbourg, France), 1999, 2nd edition, 2003. General editor, "Clarendon Studies in Criminology," Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1994-97. Contributor of articles and reviews to law journals and newspapers. British Journal of Criminology, member of editorial board, 1973-88, and past coeditor; member of editorial board of Crime and Justice: Annual Review of Research, 1988-99, and European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law, and Criminal Justice, 1993—.

SIDELIGHTS: Roger Hood once told CA: "My prime motivation to work in the field of criminology has been to attempt to bring a greater understanding, rationality, justice, and humanity to the discussion of the problem of crime and the punishment of offenders."