Sacha Darke

Sacha Darke lectures in Criminology at University of Westminster, UK, and is a visiting lecturer at the Law School, University of São Paulo. He leads courses on prisons, state crime, comparative and transnational criminal justice. He researches on Brazilian prisons, higher education in/after prison, and the internationalisation of Convict Criminology. Besides teaching and research, he delivers an academic mentoring scheme for prisoners, and criminology programmes at two English prisons. He is currently working towards three major publications: a monograph on prison self-governance in Brazil, a co-edited book on Latin American prison ethnographies, and a special journal edition on Convict Criminology.


Twitter: @sachadarke


Darke, S., & Karam, M. L. (2016). Latin American prisons. In Handbook on Prisons (pp. 460-474). Routledge.

Dias, C. N., & Darke, S. (2016). From dispersed to monopolized violence: expansion and consolidation of the Primeiro Comando da Capital’s Hegemony in São Paulo’s prisons. Crime, Law and Social Change65(3), 213-225.

Ross, J. I., Darke, S., Aresti, A., Newbold, G., & Earle, R. (2014). Developing convict criminology beyond North America. International Criminal Justice Review24(2), 121-133.

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