Jayne Price is an ESRC funded PhD student undertaking a CASE studentship in collaboration with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons [HMIP].

Jayne studied her undergraduate BA in Psychology and Criminology and MA in Criminal Justice at Liverpool’s John Moores University.

Her research interests are: criminal justice policy, prisons, transitions, youth imprisonment and youth justice.


Jayne’s PhD research explores the pathways and experiences of young people held within young offender institutions [YOIs] in the juvenile secure estate as they transition to the adult penal system. The research took a mixed methods approach using tracked interviews held with young people before and after they transitioned, this data was supplemented by interviews with key stakeholders, including those working in institutions, academia, inspectorates and charities and HMIP survey data.

For her MA dissertation at Liverpool John Moores University, Jayne studied providers and service users’ experiences of early intervention youth offending service programmes within Liverpool.

Thesis title

'Exploring the pathways and transitions between the juvenile secure estate and adult penal institutions'.