Dr Anne-Marie Day was appointed as Criminology Lecturer in December 2019. Immediately prior to this Anne-Marie completed a research study funded by the Nuffield Foundation on the pathways into and out of custody for children in care. Anne-Marie completed her PhD at the end of 2018 which considered the pathways into offending for children in care. In addition to this Anne-Marie gained several years’ experience teaching a range of criminology and criminal justice modules in a number of different higher education institutions. Anne-Marie also has many years’ experience as a practitioner and policy maker in a range of criminal justice roles. She is a qualified Probation Officer, and has worked in the community, courts and prison. Anne-Marie has also worked as a youth justice manager and for the Youth Justice Board as a Senior Policy Adviser in the areas of Prevent, Looked After Children, Domestic Abuse and Anti-Social Behaviour. Currently, Anne-Marie is a board member on the Alliance for Youth Justice and is an expert adviser to the Howard League for Penal Reform, the Youth Justice Board, Cheshire Youth Justice Service, and the Home Office on various youth justice issues.
Research and scholarship
Keele University has been funded by the South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortium to conduct an evaluation into the Youth Justice Board’s Constructive Resettlement Pathfinder. The project aims to explore, from the perspectives of practitioners, policy makers, and children, whether the Constructive Resettlement pathfinder has improved resettlement outcomes for children on release from custody.
Title: The Pathways of Incarcerated Children in Care (2018 – 2020):
Project Overview – Nuffield Funded Project with research team comprising Dr Anne-Marie Day, Dr Tim Bateman and Prof John Pitts examining the pathways of children in care into and out of custody. Methods included face to face interviews with children; face to face interviews with professionals; case file analysis, and quantitative analysis of South and West Yorkshire Resettlement Consortia Tracker Data.
Anne-Marie is the module leader for Working for Justice (L5), Youth Justice and Crime (L6) Advanced Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice (L7), and is currently developing a new L5 Probation, Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Desistance module. Anne-Marie is also part of the teaching team for Policing and the Police, and Prisons and Imprisonment
Day, A (2019) ‘Placing Children in Care at Centre Stage: Exploring the Experiences and Perceptions of Children in Care about their Pathways into Offending Behaviour’, University of Salford: Anne-Marie Day Amended Thesis Final (PDF 1380kb)(salford.ac.uk).
Day A-M(2017) "Hearing the voice of looked after children: challenging current assumptions and knowledge about pathways into offending", Safer Communities, Vol. 16 Issue: 3, 122-133.
Day A-M (2017) "Guest editorial", Safer Communities, Vol. 16 Issue: 3, 89-91.
Harris A-M (2015) Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse, Home Office: London.
Harris A-M (2014) YOT Practitioner’s Guide: Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, Youth Justice Board: London.