skip to primary navigationskip to content

Dr Caroline Lanskey

Dr Caroline Lanskey

Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Steering Group Member - Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement


Dr Lanskey's research interests stem from her cross-disciplinary experience of education and criminology and include youth justice, education and the arts in criminal justice, citizenship and migration, youth voice and participation, the experiences of prisoners' families and research methodologies. Since joining the Institute she has worked on an evaluation of a training intervention for staff in secure settings for young people; an ESRC postdoctoral research fellowship on the education of young people in custody; a study of risk and protective factors associated with the resettlement of imprisoned fathers with their families ; and an analysis of criminal justice processes through the eyes of families bereaved through homicide. She has set up the Education and Youth Justice website: as a hub for information on education of young people in the youth justice system. Recent research includes a study on the education pathways of young people in the youth justice system funded by the Society for Educational Studies; a European evaluation of restorative prison and probation programmes in Hungary, Germany, Latvia and Bulgaria and an evaluation of the Ormiston Families 'Breaking Barriers' programme. She is currently undertaking research on youth justice and rurality with Dr. Joel Harvey of Kings College London. Dr Lanskey teaches and supervises students at undergraduate, masters and PhD level.