Staff profile

Dr Thomas Dodsley



Criminology and Policing


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Criminology and Social Sciences, Derby Law School


One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



I joined the University of Derby in July 2017, having previously held teaching positions at Nottingham Trent University and Loughborough University. In April 2017, I was awarded my doctorate, undertaken at Durham University, which explored youth crime and cultural representations of crime through visual and arts based methods. My teaching and research expertise lie in the fields of youth justice, cultural criminology and qualitative research methods. I will be delivering my newly designed module ‘Crime, Media and Culture’, alongside youth justice modules, to 3rd year students on the BSc Criminology programme.

Teaching responsibilities

Youth Justice
Working with Young Offenders
Crime, Media and Culture

Research interests

Youth justice
Media and crime
Qualitative research methods in criminology

Membership of professional bodies

Member of the British Society of Criminology


PhD Criminology (Durham University)
PGCert in Research Methods (Durham University)
MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice (Loughborough University)
BA Youth Studies (Nottingham Trent University)