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About Dr Sharon Morley

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.

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


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.


  • 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). Voices 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.


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.


  • BA Combined Honours (University of Liverpool)
  • MA Criminology (Keele University)
  • PGCE (University of Central Lancashire)
  • PhD (University of Liverpool)