Sarah joined LJMU as a lecturer in Criminology in October 2014.
Sarah completed her PhD at the University of Liverpool with funding from the ESRC.
Her thesis explored the ways in which young people, aged between 10 and 17 years old, conceptualised and experienced policing, safety, security and harm.
The ethnographic study used multiple methods to elicit the experiences and perceptions of young through centre-based youth organisations and outreach work in two coastal resorts, one in England and one in Wales.
Sarah’s research interests include youth crime, youth justice, and the policing, social control and social exclusion of young people in public spaces.
Sarah is currently publishing outputs from her PhD research and has forthcoming publications in 2016 and 2017.
2014, University of Liverpool, England, PhD
2009, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MA in Research Methodology: Sociology and Social Policy
2008, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, First Class BA (Hons) in Criminology and Sociology
Conference Publication (journal proceedings)
Tickle SJ. 2017. The impact of austerity on 'policing' and 'providing' for young people: a dichotomy of control in the UK. 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Challenging Crime and Crime Control in Contemporary Europe, EuroCrim 2017
Tickle SJ, Metcalf L. 2016. Young people at risk of social harm: Government policies, the 'crisis' and withdrawal of youth welfare in the UK. 44rd Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control
Tickle SJ. 2016. The youth centre as a ‘sanctuary’ in aiding safer communities for young people Justice and Penal Reform: Re-shaping the penal landscape, the Howard League for Penal Reform
Tickle SJ. 2015. “Young people in coastal resorts: The regulation and criminalisation of ‘youthful’ behaviour in public space” ‘Whose right to the city?’ The fifth EUGEO Congress
Tickle SJ. 2013. Anxieties about youth: place, regulation and social control What is justice? Re-imagining penal policy, the Howard League for Penal Reform
Tickle S. 2017. Ethnographic research with young people: methods and rapport Qualitative Research Journal, 17 :66-76 >DOI
Tickle SJ. 2016. The youth centre as a ‘sanctuary’ in aiding safer communities for young people Early Career Academics Network Bulletin, 1
Tickle SJ. 2015. The policing and regulation of young people in two coastal resorts European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control,
Tickle SJ, Williams B, Kappel C, Gitau E, Farrington G, Ithell J. 2011. Tackling Social Inequality in Merseyside Tackling Social Inequality in Merseyside
Theses / Dissertations
Tickle SJ. Young people in coastal resorts: a critical exploration of class, place, governance and safety. Goldson B, Hancock L.
Engagement & Impact
Award title: Duncan Norman Research Scholarship, Awarding body: University of Liverpool
Award title: Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) +3 PhD Research Studentship.
Membership of professional bodies:
Member, The National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ)
Member, European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control.
Member, British Society of Criminology