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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.
October 2019 - December 2019
- Associate Tutor
- 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
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...
"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,...
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...
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.
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.