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Andrew Jefferson

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Andrew is a psychologist and a Senior Researcher in the Rehabilitation & Research Centre for Torture Victims. His research interests include the development of critical psychologies of prison practice; perpetrative institutions and networks (PINs); prevention of torture and organised violence; transitional justice; justice sector reform; and comparative penology. He followed up his PhD research on prison practices and human rights training in Nigeria with a post-doctoral research project on detention and violence in Sierra Leone. Andrew established the research network Scandinavian Prison Studies with Peter Scharff Smith of Danish Centre for Human Rights.