Webinar Series – Transitioning Out of Crime: A Desistance Framework for Understanding the Narratives of Incarcerated Veterans.

March 16, 2020

You are invited to join us for the next Webinar in the Series on Military Transition where we will be discussing the topic of:

Transitioning Out of Crime: A Desistance Framework for Understanding the Narratives of Incarcerated Veterans.


In this Webinar Dr Christine Haddow from the Edinburgh Napier University (Edinburgh, Scotland) will share insights from her recent study on veterans incarcerated in Scottish Prisons.

Presenter: Dr Christine Haddow

Lecturer in Criminology

Edinburgh Napier University (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Date:           Thursday 2nd of April 2020

Time:         8.00am – 10.00am (NZST) * (GMT +11 Hours)

There will be a one hour presentation followed by an interactive Q&A session of an hour that will allow participants to ask Dr Haddow questions about points raised in the presentation or on current issues on transition related to their work.



To participate in this Webinar with Dr Christine Haddow Register at:



When you have registered you will receive information on how to access the webinar online

If you have any queries regarding the Webinars or Registration, Email the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at ascn.nz@gmail.com.



Dr Christine Haddow

Dr Haddow is a lecturer in Criminology at Edinburgh Napier University (Edinburgh, Scotland). Her academic interests cover a range of areas but can be broadly related to identity in both criminal justice and educational contexts. She is particularly interested in gender, mental health, violence and institutional experiences.

As a researcher, she has undertaken several qualitative projects focused on biographical interviews with incarcerated individuals. Dr Haddow is passionate about narrative criminology and giving a voice to the lived experiences of those with convictions.

As part of this work, she has led 2 phases of qualitative research with veterans in custody in the Scottish Prison Service which have sought to collect and explore the desistance narratives of this population. This research has involved interview and focus group methodologies with a sample of ex-military personnel in custody in two prison establishments. The study has also piloted a longitudinal asset plotting tool which mapped opportunities to support desistance from crime across the life course of the participants.

Alongside this work she also participates in evening sessions for the veteran population in custody, working closely with Veterans in Custody Support Officers (VICSOs) to facilitate collective activities and discuss opportunities to support successful transitions into the community.



This series of real time education and information sharing webinars has been developed by ASCN (New Zealand) a Not For Profit organisation in collaboration with Veterans Affairs New Zealand, the NZ Defence Force and the University of Otago.

The Webinars in the Transition series are being presented by International Thought Leaders and Researchers from New Zealand allied countries including Canada, United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Robert Lippiatt from ASCN (NZ) will chair the Webinar series. Robert has had significant international experience chairing and facilitating Defence and Veterans Forums

Each Webinar will cover the key issues and insights on Military Veteran Transition and post service life gained through research and other ongoing work with military members, veterans and their families in the relevant country.

Watch out for information and registration instructions for the next set of Webinars in the series.

If you require any additional information on these Webinars or would like to register your interest in participating in the rest of the Webinar series please contact Steve Shamy at the ASCN (New Zealand) Secretariat at email ascn.nz@gmail.com.



ASCN (New Zealand) in conjunction with ASCN (Australia) form the Trans Tasman Australasian Services Care Network (ASCN).

This Not for profit Network acts as a neutral and independent hub for discussion and action by Government, Research, Service Providers and Advocacy on health and wellbeing questions and issues that impact military, veterans, public safety officers and their families in both countries.

It is committed to improving the life-long health and wellbeing of current and former members of the Defence Force (Regular and Reserve), Public Safety Organisations and their Families.