About

This aim of this blog is to share research and activities with practitioners and students in criminal justice. It contains information relating both to the UK and USA.

The author of Juvenile Justice Psych is Dr Sally-Ann Ashton. Sally-Ann has an MPhil in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge (2008) and an MSc in Investigative Psychology from the University of Huddersfield (2015). For her MPhil she wrote a long dissertation on the “Impact of cultural heritage programmes on the self concept of Black male prisoners in English prisons”; this was a qualitative study with a sample of 20 men who were serving sentences in category A and B prisons. For her MSc her dissertation explored “The offending patterns of gang members and leavers” using data from the Pathways to Desistance Study. She expanded this research for her PhD on: “The relationship of psychological and social risk factors to offending and desistance in a sample male gang and group offenders”, which she completed in 2018 at the University of Huddersfield.

Research and the work of others is referenced. All comments and opinions are my own.