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About Jodie Hodgson

Jodie is a lecturer in Criminology at the Leeds School of Social Sciences. She joined Leeds Beckett University in September 2019 having previously worked as a lecturer at The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. Jodie completed her doctoral research as Liverpool John Moores University and undertook her BSc Criminology and MA Crime and Justice at The University of Chester. In addition to her academic scholarship, Jodie has also undertaken practitioner roles at Catch 22 Pan-Merseyside child exploitation service, Cheshire West, Halton and Warrington Youth Offending Service and Circles of Support and Accountability.

Jodie's research interests and specialisms are situated within the areas of youth justice, restorative justice, critical criminology and the intersection of crime, offending and gender. Her doctoral research provided a critical evaluation of young female offenders’ experiences of, victim-offender, restorative justice conferencing, through a gendered lens. The empirical study, underpinning this research, was concerned with challenging the marginalisation of girls’ experiences from restorative justice discourse and its failure to take cognisance of the context in which structural inequalities, in relation to gender, can impact on restorative justice interventions.

Current Teaching

  • Introduction to Crime
  • Being a Criminologist
  • Doing Criminological Research
  • Youth Crime
  • New Directions in Criminology

Research Interests

Jodie's current research continues to be focused on the experiences and needs of vulnerable young people who are structurally and socially marginalised. Her ongoing research is focused on the role and impact child exploitation has as a contributing factor to crime in Liverpool communities; the simultaneous victimisation of young people affected; and local authority and third sector responses to the problem.

At a local level and national level this project is intended to create social and cultural impact through the development of recommendations for policy and practice aimed at informing strategies and intervention for addressing child exploitation and responding to those affected.

Selected Publications

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