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

Dr Kathy Hampson

Lecturer in Criminology

Department of Law & Criminology

Contact Details



Interested in research around:

Children and young people who offend

Youth justice

Youth resettlement

Child First youth justice, 


Director of Assessments

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Monday 11am-12
  • Monday 2pm-3pm


Case, S, Drew, J, Hampson, K, Jones, G & Kennedy, D 2020, 'Professional Perspectives of Youth Justice Policy Implementation: Contextual and Coalface Challenges', Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 214-232. https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12366
Case, S & Hampson, K 2019, 'Youth Justice Pathways to Change: Drivers, Challenges and Opportunities', Youth Justice, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 25-41. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225418822166
Hampson, K 2018, 'Desistance Approaches in Youth Justice: The Next Passing Fad or a Sea-Change for the Positive?', Youth Justice, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 18-33. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225417741224
Hampson, K 2016, 'A desistance-led approach to youth justice', Paper presented at South Wales Resettlement Conference, Cardiff, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 17 Mar 2016 - 17 Mar 2016.
Hampson, K, AssetPlus – a vehicle for desistance thinking?, 2016, Web publication/site, Research in Practice. <https://www.rip.org.uk/news-and-views/blog/assetplus-a-vehicle-for-desistance-thinking/>
More publications on the Research Portal