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Samantha Reveley

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Lecturer in Criminology, FHEA

I am a Lecturer in Criminology and Programme Leader for the FdSc Criminal Justice degree. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My expertise centers around criminological and sociological theory, with my teaching being focused in these areas.

I am currently completing my PhD which is funded by the ESRC and explores how young people reformulate their identity as they transition through the desistance process and cease offending.

I am also the Scheme Coordinator for Northumbria Local Appropriate Adult Scheme which works to support vulnerable offenders in police custody.

Teaching and supervision

I currently teach on the following modules:
  • SSC124: Patterns and Trends in Crime and Victimisation
  • SSC207: Youth Crime and Criminology
  • SSC209: Policing Past, Present and Future
  • SSC320: Justice for Young People

I also supervise undergraduate students on the SSC315 Criminology Dissertation module. I offer supervision in the areas of youth crime, criminal identities and policing.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Desistance from crime
  • Identity reformulation


My research interests centre around the desistance process and how an individual reformulates their identity as a part of this process.

I have previously conducted research exploring the transitions of first time mothers as they enter motherhood which explored their identity reformulation. As part of my PhD, I am currently exploring identity reformulation in relation to how young offenders come to stop offending as part of the desistance process.


Number of items: 3.

Book Section

Reveley, Samantha (2019) Becoming mum: exploring the emergence and Formulation of a mother’s identity during the transition into motherhood. In: Childbearing and the Changing Nature of Parenthood:The Contexts, Actors, and Experiences of Having Children. Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, 14 . Emerald Publishing, Bingley, pp. 23-51. ISBN 9781838670672

Conference or Workshop Item

Reveley, Samantha (2019) Deconstructing Myths of Motherhood: Young Women and the Making of Positive Future Selves. In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Reveley, Samantha (2019) Becoming Mum: Identity and the Transition into Motherhood. In: Nature, Nurture, Future, 23/03/2019, Thought Foundation @ Clarity House. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Thu Jun 4 06:34:22 2020 BST.
  • Desistance from crime
  • Identity formation
  • Identity transitions

Last updated 28 May 2020