Julie T Davies


Julie graduated from Lancaster University with a BA (Hons) degree in Critical Criminology and Women’s Studies and an MA in Criminology, Rights and Justice. During her time at Edge Hill she has worked as a researcher on the Preventing Crime and Poor Health by Early Intervention/Positive Action project with Howard Davis. Her research and teaching interests include: the criminalisation and victimisation of children and young people, specifically in relation to youth justice; prison policy and practice. Julie has undertaken research for Barnardo’s evaluating a prisoner parenting scheme and with military veterans and PTSD in order to evaluate the efficacy of a new treatment programme to help in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


  • BA Critical Criminology & Women’s Studies, Lancaster University, 2001
  • MA Criminology, Rights & Justice, Lancaster University, 2004


  • Programme Leader BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology
  • Liaison Tutor BSc Psychology & Criminology
  • CRI2223 Generating Reputation
  • CRI2226 Challenging Childhoods
  • CRI2024 Crime, Media & Criminology
  • CRI3113 Expanding the Criminological Imagination

Research Interests

  • The criminalisation and victimisation of children & young people
  • Vulnerable and Marginalised groups
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


  • Davies J T [2016] ‘A new paradigm: therapeutic coaching for PTSD’ Coaching Today 17: 11-14
  • Davies J T [2017] ‘Yesterday’s Heroes, Today’s Villains? Former military personnel in prison’ Prison Service Journal No: 232 ISSN: 0300-3558
  • Davies, J.T. & Peters, E. (2014), Relationships between Gatekeepers and Researchers: The Experience of Conducting Evaluations into Parenting Programmes in Community and Penal Settings, in Lumsden, K. & Winter, A. (eds.), Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerful and the Powerless, Palgrave Macmilllan.
  • Davies, J.T. (2014) ‘Silencing the Whistleblowers’ Criminal Justice Matters, 95 pp 24-25.
  • Davies, J.T. (2012), ‘Community Justice and the Big Society’, The Justice Gap, at http://thejusticegap.com/News/community-justice-and-the-big-society.
  • Davies, J.T. (2011), ‘Gossip: Harmless Fun or Malevolent Presence?’, Criminal Justice Matters, 85 pp 6-7.
  • Barton, A., Davies, J.T. & Hobson, A. (2010), ‘Reading The Word and Reading The World: The Impact of a Critical Pedagogical Approach to the Teaching of Criminology in Higher Education’, Journal of Criminal Justice Education 21 (1) pp 24 – 41.
  • Davis, H., Haydon, D., Read, J. [now Davies, J.T.], Scraton, P. & Wright., P. (2005), ‘Preventing Crime and Poor Health by Early Intervention/Positive Action’, An Independent Research and Evaluation Report, Wigan Invest to Save Project 2002-2004.

Conference Papers

  • The ‘Monstrous’ Prisoner: Treatment, ‘Rights’ and Timely Reminders on Social Control?  Paper given at Frankenstein – A Multi-disciplinary conference at Northumbria University, 13-15 June 2018
  • Davies, J.T. (2008), ‘We Can Work it Out: Ethics and Duty of Care in the Research Process’, the American Society of Criminology Conference: Reinvigorating Theory Through Diversity and Inclusiveness, St Louis, USA, November 2008.

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