Anne-Marie McAlinden is a Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at Queen's University Belfast. She is an internationally recognised
expert on sexual offending against children and the author/editor of over fifty publications, including two previous sole-authored
monographs, the first of which, The Shaming of Sexual Offenders (2007), was awarded the British Journal of Criminology Book
Prize 2008. She has been Principal Investigator on a number of ESRC funded projects including a recently completed three-year
study on 'Sex Offender Desistance'; and currently 'Apologies, Abuses and Dealing with the Past', where one of the case studies
is institutional child abuse.