About me

Safak Bozkurt is a Visiting Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Westminster and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She holds a BA (Hons) in Criminal Justice from the University of Westminster and an MA in Criminology from City University London.


She is/has taught on the following modules to date:

4CRIM001W: The Criminological Imagination

4CRIM006W: Researching Crime and Justice

4CRIM003W: Controversies in Criminal Justice

4CRIM004W: Psychology and Crime

4CRIM005W: Crime and the London Underworld

5CRIM006W: Youth, Crime and Justice

6CRIM005W: Psychology, Crime and the Popular Imagination


As a Convict Criminologist and Activist, Safak's main research interests are in the field of women's imprisonment, particularly around ethnic minority mothers. She is currently writing a PhD thesis at the University of Westminster titled:

"Behind Bars: Exploring the psychological and emotional experiences of ethnic minority mothers in prison on their release into the community"

She has also conducted the following study:

Bozkurt, Safak & Aresti, Andreas. (2019). Absent voices: Experiencing prison life from both sides of the fence - A Turkish females perspective.