Helen R Hodges

Helen R Hodges
Cardiff University | CU · School of Social Sciences

PhD In Criminology

About

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Introduction
My thesis explored the utility of applying Bayesian approaches in criminology using a case study based upon the risk assessment processes in youth justice. Now working at the Wales Centre for Public Policy.
Additional affiliations
October 2020 - present
Cardiff University
Position
  • Research Associate
September 2020 - present
University of Bristol
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Working on a Nuffield Family Justice Observatory Project around Discharge of Care (PI = Dr Jo Staines)
October 2019 - December 2019
Swansea University
Position
  • Associate Tutor
Description
  • Delivering the following module to students following a BA in Humanities though the Department of Adult Continuting Education: Substance Use and Crime Critical Thinking and Writing Self-Directed Learning
Education
October 2014 - July 2018
Swansea University
Field of study
  • Criminology
September 2011 - December 2013
University of Birmingham
Field of study
  • MSc Social Research Methods (Social Policy)
February 2001 - December 2011
The Open University (UK)
Field of study
  • Predominately maths and statistics

Publications

Publications (3)
Thesis
This research makes a significant and original contribution to emerging debates within criminology and the social sciences more broadly, concerning the academic merit of using Bayesian statistics to analyse complex social problems, such as crime, with a view to promoting progressive and evidence-based policy reform agendas. It uses the risk assessm...
Conference Paper
"You're just saying we should let them off!": this view, offered by a member of the public when plans for rights-based, early intervention and prevention approaches to youth crime were mooted in Swansea in 2008/2009 is still arguably current. In fact, and exacerbated by the resource strains that are placed on public services by austerity measures,...
Article
Case study aimed at advanced criminology and geography undergraduates which considers which test of association is more appropriate to use. This was an issue encountered when considering the relationship between small area prevalence rates and the respective level of deprivation in that area. The administrative data used has been drawn from a local...

Projects

Projects (2)
Project
This project focuses on how Children First is being developed and applied in Wales and other devolved UK nations. Also, and critically, the project seeks to understand how children's rights, notably as per the UNCRC, are influencing and creating change in 'justice' related practice that is directed towards children.
Project
This project seeks to challenge orthodox understandings of youth justice, including: concepts relating to childhood and what it is to be a young person; the ways that criminal justice agencies (and systems) treat children who come into contact with them; the manner in which Government articulates and promulgates youth justice policy, both nationally and locally; and the zemiological implications of seeing youth justice through a social harm lens.