Kathy Hampson

Dr, PhD (Law - Leeds), M.Ed (Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties - Birmingham), FD (Youth Justice, Open University); SFHEA

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Research interests

Current research projects:

Legal education for children in primary school - (assisted by Aberystwyth University Boost funding). This project is looking at what (if anything) children in primary schools in Wales are taught about the law and their rights in legal spaces before they become criminally responsible (at the age of 10). This project has benefited from the research assistance of Akrivi Roumpou and Ashleigh Edwards. The project is waiting for a cessation of the current teachers' strike in order to progress further!

Child First? Examining children’s perspectives of their ‘effective’ collaboration in youth justice decision-making - funded by Nuffield
This project (PI Professor Stephen Case) looks at of children’s perceptions of their capacity for meaningful collaboration in youth justice decision-making processes and understandings of effectiveness.
Project length - 2 years (October 2022 to September 2024)

Research interests:

Children and young people who offend

Youth justice

Youth resettlement

Child First youth justice, 


Director of Assessments

Chair of Examination Boards

Additional information

Semester 1 office hours (generally):

Thursdays 12-2pm by appointment (please email)


Youth Justice (undergrad and postgrad)

Critical and Radical Criminology

Crime and the Media

Quantitative Research Skills

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Regional tutor, University of Birmingham

01 Oct 2013 → …

Resettlement Broker Coordinator, Llamau

05 Aug 2013 → …


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