Pete Harris

Position: Senior Lecturer in Youth & Community Studies
Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2517)


Pete spent 18 years as a youth worker and then a senior manager for a children’s charity before joining Newman in 2010. In 2012 he co-led a multinational research project examining youth work responses to youth violence, the findings of which became a book entitled "Responding to Youth Violence through Youth Work" in September 2016. He has presented at the British and European Societies for Criminology and Outreach Youth Work conferences in the UK and Scandinavia on the issue of youth violence and has produced several published works in the area of youth work and youth crime.

Research Interests

Pete is currently Presidents Doctoral Scholar at Manchester University where he is near completion of an ESRC funded PhD in Criminology. His current research interests include how psychosocial criminology can inform relationships between youth practitioners and young people involved in violence.

Current Teaching

  • Coordinating the Criminology BA
  • Teaching and Assessment on the Youth and Community Work BA/MA and Criminology BA
  • Leading modules, including: "Young People and Crime"; "The Psychology of Crime"; "Crime, Place and Space"; "Thinking Theoretically in Youth and Community Work"; "Understanding Young People’s Development"
  • Providing tutorial and personal support for students

Current Administrative Duties

  • Curriculum design and development
  • Visiting students fieldwork practice settings
  • Liaising with external bodies and examiners and employers

Membership of Professional Organisations

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Publications, Conferences, and Other Research Activity

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Last updated: 17 November 2016

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