IIS Research Associates: Dr. Dacia Latoya Leslie

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Dr. Dacia Latoya Leslie

Research Fellow
Chair of the Crime Prevention and Offender Management Research Cluster
Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES)
The University of the West Indies – Mona Campus
Kingston, Jamaica

SALISES Profile

Dr. Dacia Latoya Leslie is Research Fellow and Chair of the Crime Prevention and Offender Management (CPOM) Research Cluster at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES), The University of the West Indies (Mona Campus), Jamaica. She holds a PhD in Criminology from Cardiff University. Her research concentrates on the lived experiences of inmates, ex-prisoners, involuntary removed migrants and their child dependents to the intersection of her teaching focus which is on Development Studies, with specialisation in Monitoring & Evaluation. One of her most recent scholarly articles, ‘Reassessing Conditions of “Prison” in Jamaica,’ appears in Georgia State University’s International Criminal Justice Review and was written during her five-month research fellowship hosted by the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI and supported by the Government of Canada.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Leslie, D. L. (2020). Reassessing Conditions of “Prison” in Jamaica. International Criminal Justice Review, Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1057567720922283

Recidivism in the Caribbean – Improving the Reintegration of Jamaican Ex-prisoners
Dr Dacia L. Leslie

Palgrave Macmillan | 2019
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Awarded the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) Principal’s Award for Best Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Publication (2019/2020).

PRESENTATIONS

VIDEO: Successfully Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Prison: The Experiences of Caribbean SIDS
March 31, 2021 | Watch video

Dr. Dacia Leslie was a panelist at this event, which was hosted by the Crime Prevention and Offender Management (CPOM) SALISES Research Cluster in collaboration with the Institute of Island Studies at UPEI.

Dr. Leslie’s presentation, Towards Sustainable Correctional Reform: The Role of M&E, begins at 2:20:10.

IIS Island Lecture Series (December 2019)
“Don’t Discard the Utilitarian Aims”: Revisiting the UK Prison Offer
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