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Dr Carly Lightowlers PhD, PGCertTLHE, MSc, BAHons, FHEA

Senior Lecturer - Criminology Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

Research

Current research interests

My expertise is in the analysis of secondary and administrative data with which to study contentious issues of alcohol, crime and justice. To date my work has mainly focused on alcohol-related violence; the relationship between the two and the processing of such cases through the criminal justice system. Although I have also examined other forms of violence, including Modern Slavery and online hate, and the sentencing of those involved in the 2011 English 'riots'.

Research Grants

Deprivation, alcohol availability, and violence: examining trends in alcohol-related violence during the pandemic

BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

April 2022 - March 2023

Evaluation of the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership work programme (2021/22)

JMU SERVICES LIMITED (UK)

July 2021 - June 2022

The impact of Covid-19 and associated lockdowns on trends in NTE and alcohol-related violence in Merseyside

OFFICE OF THE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR MERSEYSIDE (UK)

August 2021 - March 2022

The Perpetrators of Modern Slavery Offences: Motivations, Networks and Backgrounds

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

April 2018 - May 2022