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Dr Rebecca Oswald

Lecturer

Department: Social Sciences

Rebecca is a Criminology Lecturer in the department of Social Sciences. She currently teaches on undergraduate Criminology BSc modules and on the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). She recently was awarded her PhD at Northumbria University, entitled 'Exploring the Impact of Meaningful Employment upon the Identity and Desistance Process of Young Offenders'. 

 

Rebecca Oswald

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Rebecca's research interests lie in the areas of youth crime, youth justice, desistance from offending and the changing labour market and how this affects vulnerable groups in society.

She currently works together with collegues at Northumbria University on the Newcastle Youth Offending Team Pathfinder Research Project on serious youth violence (awarded £50,000 by Youth Justice Board)

Qualifications

  • PhD November 28 2020
  • Criminology MA June 30 2016
  • Law LLB (Hons) June 19 2012

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Exploring how employment schemes for young offenders aid desistance from crime, Oswald, R. 22 Jan 2020, In: Probation Journal
  • Do Flood Mitigation and Natural Habitat Protection Employment Reduce Youth Offending?, Long, M., Oswald, R., Stretesky, P., Soppitt, S. 1 Jun 2019, In: European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research


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