Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world



I am a Senior Lecturer in Social History at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research’s Medway campus. I am also Director of Studies for Criminal Justice and Criminology BA.

I am a historian specialising in nineteenth and 20th century British social history and women’s history. I completed my PhD thesis entitled ‘Making Women Magistrates: Feminism, Citizenship & Justice in England & Wales 1920-1950’ in 2002. 

My first book, Feminism and Criminal Justice: A Historical Perspective, is an examination of the involvement of women in penal reform pressure groups and the relationships between these and the feminist movement in the 1920-1970 period and was published by Palgrave in 2008.

I am a member of the British Society of Criminology, Women’s History Network, and the Social History Society. I am the book reviews editor of Women’s History Magazine.

I’m strongly in favour of academic historians communicating with a wider public, for example local and family historians, and I’ve given talks to local societies about my research interests which include the women’s suffrage movement and women’s work in First World War Kent.

In 2012 I led an AHRC funded collaborative (knowledge transfer) project with Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery entitled Women in Tunbridge Wells: a Hidden History. I am a member of the Gateways to the First World War Research Network.


I’ve been a lecturer at SSPSSR since 2001 teaching history, social policy and criminology modules on the BSc Social Sciences, BA Criminal Justice and Criminology and on masters programmes. 


Contact Information


Gillingham Building
University of Kent
Chatham Maritime
Kent ME4 4AG

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Lee, C. and Logan, A. (2017). Women's Agency, Activism and Organization. Women's History Review [Online]. Available at:
Logan, A. (2016). The International Work of Margery Fry in the 1930s and '40s. Women's History: The Journal of the Women's History Network [Online] 2:23-30. Available at:
Logan, A. (2016). The Penal Reform League and its Feminist Roots. Howard League for Penal Reform Early Career Academics Network Bulletin:6-11.
Logan, A. (2015). Home and Away: Suffrage and politics in the First World War. Women's History.
Logan, A. (2014). Political Life in the Shadows: the post suffrage political career of S. Margery Fry (1874–1958). Women's History Review [Online] 23:365-380. Available at:
Logan, A. (2013). Building a New and Better Order'? Women and jury service in England and Wales, c. 1920-70. Women's History Review [Online]. Available at:
Logan, A. (2010). Women and the Provision of Criminal Justice Policy Advice: Lessons from England and Wales 1944-64'. British Journal of Criminology [Online] 50:1077-1093. Available at:
Logan, A. (2010). Lady Bountiful or Community Activist? Amelia Scott (1860-1952). Women's History Magazine:11-18.
Logan, A. (2010). 'Lady Bountiful' or Community activist? Amelia Scott (1860-1952). Women's History Magazine.
Logan, A. (2009). Policy Networks and the Juvenile Court: The Reform of Youth Justice, c.1905-1950. Crimes and Misdemeanours [Online] 3. Available at:
Logan, A. (2007). In Search of Equal Citizenship: the campaign for women magistrates in England and Wales, 1910-1939. Women's History Review [Online] 16:501-518. Available at:
Logan, A. (2006). Professionalism and the impact of England's first women justices, 1920-1950. Historical Journal [Online] 49:833-850. Available at:
Logan, A. (2005). 'A suitable person for suitable cases': the gendering of juvenile courts in England, c.1910-1939. Twentieth Century British History [Online] 16:129-145. Available at:
Book section
Logan, A. (2017). A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice including 3 chapters: Juries; Magistrates; Penal Reform Pressure Groups. in: A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice. P:olicy Press.
Logan, A. (2016). Feminist Criminology in Britain, 1910-1950. in: Kimble, S. and Rowekamp, M. eds. New Perspectives on European Women's Legal History. New York: Routledge. Available at:
Logan, A. and Lee, C. (2014). Tunbridge Wells Women in the First World War. in: Cunningham, J. ed. The Shock of War Tunbridge Wells: life on the home front 1914-19. Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society, pp. 132-164.
Logan, A. (2013). History of Crime. in: Hale, C. et al. eds. Criminology. Oxford University Press.
Logan, A. (2011). Gender and voluntarism in the criminal justice system: the campaigning activities of women magistrates in England and Wales, 1920-1960. in: Rochester, C. et al. eds. Understanding the Roots of Voluntary Action: Historical Perspectives on Current Social Policy. Sussex Academic Press.
Logan, A. (2010). Feminist Criminology in Britain c. 1920-1960: Education, Agency, and Activism Outside the Academy. in: Spence, J., Aiston, S. and Meikle, M. M. eds. Women, Education, and Agency, 1600-2000. Taylor & Francis Ltd, pp. 204-222. Available at:
Logan, A. (2009). The Gluecks. in: Hayward, K. J., Maruna, S. and Mooney, J. eds. Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology. Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Logan, A. (2017). The Politics of Penal Reform: Margery Fry and the Howard League. [Online]. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. Available at:
Logan, A. (2008). Feminism and Criminal Justice: A Historical Perspective. [Online]. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Available at:
Edited book
Bradley, K. and Logan, A. (2018). Rochester and Borstal in the First World War: Selected Biographies of the Fallen. [Web page]. Bradley, K. and Logan, A. F. eds. Kent, UK: University of Kent. Available at:
Edited journal
Bradley, K., Logan, A. and Shaw, S. (2009). Editorial: Youth and Crime: Centennial Reflections on the Children Act 1908. Crimes and Misdemeanours 3:1-17.
Internet publication
Logan, A. and Lee, C. (2013). Inspiring Women:Hidden Histories from West Kent [Website]. Available at:
Total publications in KAR: 25 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

Research interests

My main research interests are in gender, criminal justice policy-making and social work in the period 1900 to 1960, including the work of magistrates and other voluntary workers as well as professionals. I am also interested in feminist historiography and research methods, especially biographical research and in the history and role of voluntary organisations in the criminal justice field both within Britain and internationally.


My current research projects include examinations of voluntarism and professionalism in the criminal justice system and related social work during the early and mid-twentieth century; the transfer of penal policies in the British colonial empire (1930-50), and the life and work of penal reformer S. Margery Fry (1874-1958). I am also developing an interest in international feminist networks and human rights campaigns.


I am interested in supervising research projects in the following areas:

  • Criminal justice policy in late nineteenth and twentieth century Britain and the colonial empire
  • Social policy and social work in late nineteenth and early twentieth century
  • Twentieth century feminism and international human rights campaigns
  • Women in British politics and public life.

If you have a proposal in the above areas and want to study at the University of Kent, please contact me to discuss further.

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I teach the following modules for the Social Sciences and Criminal Justice and Criminology programmes (Medway campus):

  • SO686: Social Justice Practice
  • SA552: Crime, Punishment and Penal Policy
  • SO618: Women, Crime and Justice


I have also taught History of Crime and Punishment (MA Criminology, Canterbury campus).

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  • Member of the Women’s History Network
  • Member of the Social History Society
  • Member of the British Society of Criminology


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Telephone: +44(0)1227 823072 Fax: +44(0)1227 827005 or email us

SSPSSR, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cornwallis North East, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

Last Updated: 04/05/2016