Jacqueline Hodgson holds an LLB and PhD and has researched and written in the area of UK, French, comparative and European criminal justice. Much of her work draws upon her own empirical projects funded by the ESRC, Nuffield Foundation, British Academy, Leverhume Trust, AHRC, the European Commission and the Home Office.
She has contributed to policy reform through her research for the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice and her evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Europe. She has written widely in this area and her expertise has been sought in the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, as well as in a number of European Arrest Warrant cases and other extradition cases. She held a British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship for 2009-2010. She was awarded the Social Science Faculty Impact prize in 2013. In 2013 she was elected to the Council of JUSTICE and in 2014 she was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.