Anthony Bottoms

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Sir Anthony Edward Bottoms FBA (born 29 August 1939) is a life fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, having previously been a Wolfson Professor of Criminology at Cambridge University from 1984 to 2006[1] and until December 2007 a Professor of Criminology jointly at the universities of Cambridge and Sheffield.[2]

Bottoms was born 29 August 1939 and educated at Eltham College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford,[3] followed by a PhD at Sheffield.[4] He worked as a probation officer before entering academic life as a researcher at Cambridge, then a lecturer in Sheffield (1968), becoming a professor there in 1976.[5] He was made Knight Bachelor in 2001 for services to the criminal justice system,[6] and is a Fellow of the British Academy.[2] He is life fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.[7]

Some Publications

  • R. Sparks, A.E. Bottoms and W. Hay (1996) Prisons and the Problem of Order, Clarendon Press
  • A. von Hirsch, A.E. Bottoms, E. Burney and P-O. Wikström (1999) Criminal Deterrence and Sentence Severity, Hart Publishing
  • A.E. Bottoms (2001) ‘Compliance and Community Penalties’ in A.E. Bottoms, L. Gelsthorpe and S. Rex (Eds) Community Penalties: Change and Challenges, Willan Publishing
  • A.E. Bottoms (2002) ‘Morality, Crime, Compliance and Public Policy’ in A.E. Bottoms and M. Tonry (Eds) Ideology, Crime and Criminal Justice, Willan Publishing
  • A.E. Bottoms (2003) ‘Theoretical Reflections on the Evaluation of a Penal Policy Initiative’ in L. Zedner and A. Ashworth (Eds) The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy, Oxford University Press
  • A.E.Bottoms (2006) ‘Incivilities, Offence and Social Order in Residential Communities’, in A. von Hirsch and A. Simester (Eds) Incivilities: Regulating Offensive Behaviour, Hart Publishing
  • C. Walston & A. Bottoms(Eds) Challenging Crime: A Portrait of the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, Third Millennium Publishing


  1. University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology Professor Anthony Bottoms - Biography
  2. 2.0 2.1 University of Sheffield School of Law Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms
  3. Burke's Peerage, accessed 3 Feb 2009
  4. Reporter Notices 10/05/06
  5. Debretts Prof Sir Anthony Bottoms
  6. BBC News 15 June 2001
  7. "Fitzwilliam College Law Course Homepage". Fitzwilliam College. 2010. Archived from the original on 29 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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