Richard Young

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Richard Young’s main research interest lies in understanding the way the criminal justice system operates. To that end he has conducted empirical studies of:

Mediation and reparation schemes
Restorative Justice
The Police Complaints System
Police Cautioning
Legal aid decision-making in the magistrates’ courts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland

In recent work he has been exploring issues relating to courtroom workgroups, and to police accountability.

Professor Young is particularly interested in supervising doctoral studies of policing, but will gladly consider proposals into any aspect of civil or criminal justice.