Dr Katie Hunter

Research Associate - Disrupting the Routes between Care and Custody

Research Overview

Katie is a Research Associate at Lancaster University Law School. Katie completed her ESRC-funded PhD research at the University of Liverpool and was awarded her doctorate in June 2019. Her PhD research focused on the disproportionate involvement of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) children and looked after children in the youth justice system in England and Wales. Principally, her research was concerned with the structural factors which lead to these two groups of children being overrepresented in the juvenile secure estate.