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

Lecturer in Criminology

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Aberystwyth Law School

Phone: 01970 622736

Research interests

Current funded research projects:

Use of custody for Welsh children - funded by the Welsh Government through the Youth Justice Board
          This project is looking at each Welsh child who is in custody to see whether the UNCRC principles of 'last resort' and 'least time' have been applied.
          Project length - 6 months (October 2022 - April 2023)

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

Additional information

Semester 1 office hours:

  • Week 6 - Tuesday 10-12
  • Week 7 - Monday 1-3pm
  • Week 8 - Monday 12-2pm
  • Weeks 9 to 16 -  Thursdays 12-2pm