Biography

Dr Anne-Marie Day was appointed as Criminology Lecturer in December 2019. 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 considers 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. Prior to this, Anne-Marie spent many years working as a youth justice professional, and gained significant front-line practice and operational management experience. She also worked for the Youth Justice Board developing national youth justice policy in the areas of Prevent, Looked After Children, Domestic Abuse and Anti-Social Behaviour.

Research and scholarship

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. 
 
Title: The Pathways into Offending of Children in Care (2014 – 2018)
Project Overview - PhD research study considering the perspectives of children in care about their pathways into offending. Findings are based on 19 face to face interviews with children in care who were also subject to youth justice supervision. 

Teaching

Anne-Marie is a Criminology Lecturer and teaches on the Criminal Justice: Process, Policy, Practice; Policing and the Police; and Research Methods modules.  She is also developing a Level 6 Youth Justice and Crime module. 
Bateman T, Day A-M and Pitts, J (2018) “Looked after children and custody: a brief review of the relationship between care status and child incarceration and the implications for service provision”, University of Bedfordshire.

Day A-M (2018) “Why are we still failing children in care?”, in Criminal Care, Howard League for Penal Reform Online Blog

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.
 
Academic Conference Papers:
 
• Child friendly youth justice for children in care? Why the voice of the child suggests that this is not the case, Child Friendly Youth Justice? conference, University of Cambridge, 25th September 2017
 
• Children in care and youth justice: why hearing the voice of the child suggests that we need to think differently, Thinking Differently About Youth Justice, University of Leicester, 25th April 2017
 
• Hearing the voices of children in care: some early findings and analysis of their perceptions of why they get into trouble with the law, British Society of Criminology Conference, University of Nottingham, 7th July 2016.
 
• Looked after children and the youth justice system. Looked after children and research conference, University of Bristol, 28th June 2016.
 
• What are the perceptions of children in care about their pathways into offending? Celebrating Research Day, University of Salford, 14th May 2016.
 
• Pathways into offending for children in care: early findings. North East Crime Research Network Conference, Northumbria University, 7th April 2016
 
• Ensuring a research informed approach to working with looked after children in the youth justice system. Costs of Youth Justice Convention, University of Liverpool,  14th October 2015
 
Selected presentations to Policy and Practice Audiences:

• Pathways of Incarcerated Children in Care: Findings and Recommendations Presentation to the Youth Justice Convention, 4th December 2019
• The findings emerging from the children’s interviews Presentation to the Nuffield Foundation and Project Steering Group, London, 28th June 2019.
• All Party Parliamentary Group Runaway and Missing Children, roundtable discussion, Westminster, 24th June 2019.   
• Quantitative analysis: what the data tells us about the pathways of incarcerated children in care Presentation to the Nuffield Foundation and Project Steering Group, London, 1st February 2019.
• Practice Guidance for Front Line Staff on Responses to Child to Parent Violence, presentation to front line practitioners at the launch of the Home Office Guidance, Leeds, 7th March 2016. 
• Looked After Children and the Youth Justice System, presentation on behalf of the Youth Justice Board to Youth Offending Team Managers, London, 15th July 2014.
• The Prevent Strategy, presentation on behalf of the Youth Justice Board to Youth Offending Team Managers, Manchester, 16th September 2014.
• Practice Guidance for Youth Offending Teams on the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014: An Overview, Presentation to Youth Offending Team Managers on the legislative changes, Leeds, 4th June 2014.
• Domestic Abuse and Young People: Equipping the Youth Justice Sector, presentation on behalf of the Youth Justice Board at the Respect National Practitioners Network, Nottingham, 3rd March 2014.

Selected Publications

  • Day A-M. 2017. Hearing the voice of looked after children: challenging current assumptions and knowledge about pathways into offending. Safer Communities, vol. 16(3), 122-133. doi> link>

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Journal Articles

  • Day A-M. 2017. Hearing the voice of looked after children: challenging current assumptions and knowledge about pathways into offending. Safer Communities, vol. 16(3), 122-133. doi> link>
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