Rosie Meek, Chartered Psychologist and Fulbright Scholar will outline her research in Criminal Justice which explores effective ways of reducing reoffending among those released from prison. She discusses the role of psychology in prison, and evaluates the effectiveness of interventions that seek to promote desistance from crime, with a particular focus on similarities and differences between the UK and US Criminal Justice Systems. Dr. Meek joined the University of Southampton in 2007. She completed her doctorate in Social Psychology at the University of Sussex. She was previously a research consultant for the Howard League for Penal Reform, Parenting UK, and the Trust for the Study of Adolescence. She was also an associate lecturer at the Open University, British Psychological Society fellow at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and visiting lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. Dr. Meek is a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at the University of California, San Diego.