Dr Natalie Mann

Senior Lecturer, Criminology;

Principal Investigator, National ARMS (Active Risk Management Service) Evaluation

Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER)

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Criminology , Policing

Courses taught: Criminology, Criminology and Sociology

Natalie is an expert in the field of ageing and imprisonment, an area she has been researching since she was an undergraduate.



Natalie joined Anglia Ruskin University in January 2011, having worked as a Teaching Fellow in the Sociology Department at the University of Essex. She completed her PhD in Criminology at the University of Essex in 2008. It was entitled Doing Harder Time? The Experiences of an Ageing Male Prison Population in England and Wales and was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Since gaining her PhD, Natalie has continued to research ageing prisoners and has made a significant contribution to the knowledge of this forgotten section of the prison population.

Natalie has also conducted research and published work on child sexual offenders and in November 2017, joined PIER (Policing Institute for the Eastern Region) as Principal Investigator on the National ARMS Evaluation. This two year research project evaluates the Active Risk Management System (ARMS), a risk management tool used with registered sexual offenders in England and Wales, by Police and the National Probation Service.

Research interests

  • Sexual offending
  • Risk assessment and the management of high risk offenders
  • Policing and Public Protection
  • Ageing prisoners/offenders
  • Penology


  • PhD Sociology, University of Essex
  • MA Sociological Research, University of Essex

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Selected recent publications

Mann, N., Devendran, P. & Lundrigan, S. (2018). Policing in a time of austerity: Understanding the public protection paradox through qualitative interviews with police monitoring officers. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.

Danely, J., Mann, N., and Reeves, C. (forthcoming) 'Trends in the Aging Prison Population of England and Wales: A Useful Cross-National Comparison with Japan?' In Hosoi Y. and Tatsuno B. (eds). General research on crimes committed by elders: Cultural comparisons on social security, family ageing society, and other issues, Tokyo: Tuttle, pp. TBD.

Mann, N. (2016) ‘Older age, harder time: Ageing and imprisonment’ in B. Crewe, J. Bennett & Y. Jewkes (eds) The Handbook on Prisons, Willan Publishing, Devon, UK.

Lee, C., Haggith, A., Mann, N., Kuhn, I., Carter, F., Eden, B., & Van Bortel, T. (2016) ‘Older prisoners and the Care Act 2014: An examination of policy, practice and models of social care delivery’, The Prison Service Journal, 224: 35-41

Mann, N. (2015) ‘Ageing Prisoners’ in C. Reeves (eds) Experiencing Imprisonment: Research on the experience of living and working in carceral institutions, Routledge, London, UK.

Mann, N. (2012) ‘Ageing Child Sex Offenders in Prison: Denial, Manipulation and Community’, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 51, Issue 4, pp. 345-358

Mann, N. (2012) Doing Harder Time? The Experiences of an Ageing Male Prison Population in England and Wales, Ashgate, Surrey, UK