I joined Sheffield Hallam in January 2022 where I am involved in the Community Justice Learning programme, the delivery of the Probation Qualification degree route for individuals training to be a probation officer and undergraduate criminology degrees.
I also act as academic advisor for level 5 and 6 students.
Specialist areas of interest include youth justice, care leaver's experiences within the Criminal Justice System and youth offending to probation transitions.
As an undergraduate I read criminal justice and policing at Birmingham City University. Prior to joining Sheffield Hallam I spent the past 16 years within the National Probation Service in a variety of roles including as a qualified probation officer, Birmingham Youth Offending Service as a probation officer and deputy manager, and the Ministry of Justice as a national trainer. I have experience supervising individuals in the community, young offenders institution and adult prison, specialising in child criminal exploitation, youth to adult transitions, and the design and delivery of probation training.
▪ introduction to criminology and practice
▪ controversies of punishment
▪ criminal justice system
▪ rehabilitation of offenders
▪ victims, offenders and vulnerabilities
▪ assessment: purpose, principles and practice
▪ critical review of practice and professional role
• Disproportionate representation of care leavers in the criminal justice system
• Youth Offending to the Probation Service transition with focus on maturity, trauma and its impact upon engagement and rehabilitation
Riley, L. (n.d.). Youth Offending to the Probation Service - Why meaningful transition matters. Probation Quarterly, 24, 18-21. http://doi.org/10.54006/omfj7562
Member of Care Leaver's Association
Member of Howard League for Penal Reform
Member of Youth Justice Institute
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