Dr Sharon Morley

Deputy Head of Department, Snr Lecturer in Criminology

I joined the University of Chester as a Lecturer in Criminology from the University of Liverpool where I completed my PhD on young women's narratives of everyday violence.

Qualifications

BA Combined Honours (University of Liverpool)

MA Criminology (Keele University)

PGCE (University of Central Lancashire)

PhD (University of Liverpool)

Overview

I have also taught at Liverpool John Moores University on a number of criminology modules, and at Hugh Baird College on the Access to Higher Education course. 

My current research interests include: young women and their everyday experiences of violence, dating violence, precautionary strategies, narrative research, and gender, space and self regulation. I am module leader on a number of modules at all levels on the criminology programme, and also the lead for student retention and success

Email: s.morley@chester.ac.uk

Also

  • Member of the British Society of Criminology
  • Member of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control 

Teaching

I am Module Leader for the following:

  • Level 4: Foundations in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Level 4: Contemporary Youth Justice
  • Level 5: Crime, Harm and Victimisation
  • Level 6: Punishments and Penology

I also undertake undergraduate dissertation supervision and PhD supervision

Research

  • Young women and crime and violence
  • Gender, space and self-regulation
  • Dating violence
  • Coronial processes and inquests
  • Mental Health and Criminal Justice

Published work

 

Books and Book Chapters

Turner, J.,  Taylor, P., Morley, S., & Corteen, K. (Eds)(2017). A companion to the history of crime and punishment. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.

Morley, S., Turner, J., Corteen, K., & Taylor, P. (Eds)(2017). A companion to state power, liberties and rights. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.

Corteen, K., Morley, S., Taylor, P., & Turner, J.(Eds)(2016). A companion to crime, harm and victimisation. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.

Taylor, P., Corteen, K., & Morley, S.(Eds.)(2014). A companion to criminal justice, mental health and risk. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.

Corteen, K., Taylor, P. and Morley, S. (2014). The Coroner’s Inquest and visceral reactions: Considering the impact of self-inflicted deaths on the health and social care professional. In P. Taylor and P. Wagg (Eds) Work and society: Places, spaces and identities. Chester, United Kingdom: University of Chester Press.

Journal Articles

Carver, L., Morley, S. & Taylor, P. (2017). Voicies of deficit: Mental health, criminal victimization and epistemic injustice. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 25(1).

Morley, S. & Taylor, P. (2016). Cashing in on curiosity: The forensic patient and news media. Journal of Forensic Psychiarty and Psychology.

Taylor, P., Corteen, K. & Morley, S. (2013) Service user suicides and coroner’s inquests, Criminal Justice Matters, 92(1), 32-33. DOI:10.1080/09627251.2013.805375

Taylor, P., Corteen, K., Ogden, C. & Morley, S. (2012) ‘Standing By’: Disability Hate Crime and the Police in England, Criminal Justice Matters, 87(1), 46-47, doi: 10.1080/09627251.2012.671023

Morley, S. (2007) ‘Lifting the cloud on learning', Through the looking glass, vol. 3.

Presentations

Morley, S. (2014), 'Excising Feminity: FGM, Culture and the Theory and Politics of Criminalisation'. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): when Tradition is Violation. 3 November, Chester.

Morley, S. (2008), ‘Keeping Safe: gender, self-regulation and public spaces.' European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, British/Irish Section. Capital, Culture, Power: Criminalisation and Resistance, 2-4 July, 2008, Liverpool.

Morley, S. (2005), ‘Young Women's narratives of Violence.' Liverpool Centenary Conference. University of Liverpool.

Morley, S. (2006), ‘Young women, violence and precautionary strategies.' British Society of Criminology, Glasgow. July 2006.