Dr Sarah Dubberley

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Criminal & Youth Justice


Sarah began her career within the Youth Justice arena. She was Mentor Co-ordinator for Cheshire Youth Offending Team and the Youth Federation, recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to work with young offenders across the county.

Her MA in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice examined the historical development of Youth Justice.

Her continued academic interest is within the field of Youth Justice, Mentoring, Imprisonment and Women in the Criminal Justice System.

In April 2010, Sarah was awarded a PhD for a thesis that examined the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Young Offenders in the Secure Estate.


MA Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice


Hughes, C., Madoc-Jones, I., Washington-Dyer, K and Dubberley, S (2015) Encouraging Signs: A Qualitative Evaluation of Review and Congratulate Panels in the Wrexham Youth Justice Team.

Madoc-Jones, I., Dubberley, S., Gorden, C., Hughes, C and Parry, O (2014) Report into the Incidence of Fire-Setting in the Wrexham area. £17,360.

Parry O., Kennedy L., Dubberley S and Gorden C (2012 – 2014) Evaluation of the Safeguarding Older People in North Wales Project. Age Concern. £15,000.

Dubberley, S., Madoc-Jones, I., Parry, O and Graham, K (2012) Voices of Young People: Young people’s experience of, and compliance with, Referral Orders and Youth Rehabilitation Orders. £10,000.

Hughes, C., Dubberley, S and Parry, O (2012) Homelessness in Wrexham: Contemporary patterns and profiles of homeless people with complex needs. £10,800.

Parry, O., Pithouse, A., Dubberley, S., Baker, S. Warren, E and Carnwell, R., (2008-2009) Evaluation of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the Secure Estate and Beyond. DofE. £57,000.



Criminal Justice and Law
Study Skills
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Process (Year 2)
Crime in Contemporary Society
Youth Justice

Children and Young People as Victims and Perpetrators
Contemporary Crime and Justice

Sarah is currently supervising PhD projects in the area of homelessness in North Wales. She is happy to supervise in the areas relating to youth justice, imprisonment and female offenders.


Dubberley, S., Madoc- Jones, I., Parry., Graham, K and Roscoe, K (2015) Waking up call: Achieving compliance with Youth Justice Orders. Probation Journal, vol. 62 (1) 7 – 19.

Madoc – Jones, I., Jones, D., Parry, O and Dubberley, S (2015) Dangerous Conversations: a case study involving language. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. Vol 34, No. 5, 439 – 451.

Dubberley, S (2014) The Reframing of Methodology: Revisiting a PhD Study. Sociological Research Online, 19 (4), 5.

Madoc-Jones, I., Gorden, C., Dubberley, S and Hughes, C (2014) From Celebrity Criminal to Criminal Celebrity: Concerning the ‘Celebrification’ of Sex Crime in the UK. British Journal of Community Justice, Vol 12 (3): 35 – 48.

Hughes, C; Dubberley, S and Buchanan, J (2012) Girls from Wales in the Secure Estate: Sent to Coventry. Social Policy and Society. Volume 11, Issue 04 / October 2012, pp 519 531.

Dubberley, S., Parry, O and Baker, S (2011): Mending fences: reparation and the reorientation of young people in the secure estate, Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society, 24:4, 337-350.

Dubberley, S., & Parry, O. (2010) “Something We Don’t Normally Do”: A Qualitative Study of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the Secure Estate’. Research, Policy and Planning: The Journal of the Social Service Research Group, 27(3), 151-162.