Dr Eleanor Peters


Dr Eleanor Peters is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. She graduated from the City of Birmingham University with BA (Hons) Sociology and has a PhD from the University of Bristol. She has worked for many years as a researcher in the voluntary sector and in local government. She is the author or co-author of a number of publications on youth justice, parenting, social care issues and drug use. Eleanor is currently researching the connection between music and crime. Eleanor is the Director of the Philosophy, Culture, Law & Criminology (PCLC) Research Unit. Eleanor welcomes applications from prospective MRes/PhD students in areas related to cultural criminology, especially music related; youth justice, feminism and rights.


  • PhD University of Bristol, 1997
  • PG Cert. Teaching and Learning, Edge Hill University, 2010


Module Leader:

  • CRI 2028 Youth Justice
  • CRI 2222 Doing Criminological Research
  • CRI 3112 Justice Rights and the State

Contributes to:

  • CRI 3020 Dissertation
  • CRI 1016 Power Knowledge and Crime
  • CRI 2225 Critical Criminological Theory

Research Interests

Music, Youth Justice, Feminism and Human Rights


Peters, E (2019) The Use and Abuse of Music: Criminal Records
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (Emerald Studies in Alternativity and Marginalization)

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