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Samantha Reveley

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Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader for BSc Criminology, SFHEA

I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Criminology. I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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

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

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

Teaching and supervision

I currently module lead and teach on the following modules:
  • CRM101 Criminology: Theories, Trends and Myths
  • CRM104 Victims/Survivors: Rights and Redress
  • CRM204 Policing in Context: Past, Present and Future
  • CRM302 Doing Desistance: Becoming an Ex-offender

I also supervise undergraduate students on the SOC332 Social Science Dissertation module. I offer supervision in the areas of youth crime, criminal identities, desistance and policing.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Desistance from crime
  • Life course transitions
  • 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: 7.

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

Reports, briefing/ working papers

Reveley, Samantha, Connelly, Sarah and Peacock, Donna (2021) Northumbria Local Appropriate Adult Scheme Annual Evaluation 2021. Other. Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, Newcastle. (Submitted)

Conference or Workshop Item

Reveley, Samantha (2023) (Re)thinking ‘Desistance’: Putting to work a Posthuman Materialist Framework to Reframe Desistance. In: 23rd Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, 06-09 September 2023, Florence, Italy.

Reveley, Samantha, Connelly, Sarah and Peacock, Donna (2022) COVID-19 AND POLICE CUSTODY: �COMPOUNDING VULNERABILITY AMONG APPROPRIATE ADULT SERVICE USERS. In: EUROCRIM Conference Malaga 2022, 21-24 September 2022, Malaga.

Reveley, Samantha, Connelly, Sarah and Peacock, Donna (2022) COVID-19 and Police Custody: Compounding Vulnerability Among Appropriate Adult Service Users. In: British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Reimagining Criminological Futures: New Criminologies in a Changing World, 29th June-1st July, 2022, University of Surrey. (Unpublished)

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 Fri Apr 19 13:18:44 2024 BST.
  • Desistance from crime
  • Identity formation
  • Identity transitions

Last updated 28 February 2024