Dr Elizabeth Peatfield

School of Justice Studies

Dr Elizabeth-Jane Peatfield is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University.
Her research looks at the phenomenon of identity and the effect of policy in the presentation of risk within the criminal justice system.
Her current research explores the experiences of Black and Asian police officers focusing on Master status shifts.
Her research interests include criminal justice, race, radicalisation, identity, victimology, and harm.

Her new book explores the criminal justice system in England and Wales [Deconstrcucting Justice]

Dr Peatfield was also instrumental in the creation of the LJMU Foundation in Justice Studies and Social Sciences which she lead as well as leading on many other modules throughout the school.

Latest Publication
2021 Peatfield, E.J (2022) Policing and Non-Verbal Communication, In Corteen, K., Steele, R., Cross, N. and McManus, M. (eds.) Forensic Psychology, Crime and Policing: Key Concepts and Practical Debates. Bristol: Policy Press


2017, The University of Liverpool, England, PhD
University of Liverpool, England, Masters of Arts with merit
University of Liverpool, England, Bachelor of Arts with honors Psychology and Criminology


2021, Bristol University, England, Decolonising the Curriculum
2020, LJMU, United Kingdom, Governance and Ethics Training
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PG Cert in Higher Education

Academic appointments

Program Leader Forensic Psychology and Policing, LJMU, LJMU, 2017 - 2018
Program Leader Law and Social Sciences Foundation Program, LJMU, L, 2016 - present

Postgraduate training

Pg Cert, United Kingdom, LJMU, 2018 - 2019

Journal article

Mythen G, Walklate S, Peatfield E-J. 2017. Assembling and deconstructing radicalisation in PREVENT: A case of policy-based evidence making? CRITICAL SOCIAL POLICY, 37 :180-201 DOI Author Url Publisher Url


Peatfield EJ. Race and Radicalisation: Examining the perceptions of counter-radicalisation policy amongst minority groups in Liverpool 8 and 24 Mythen G, Walklate S.

Teaching qualification:

Governance and Ethics Training. 2020

PG Cert. 2019

Editorial boards:

Onati Socio-Legal Series 9 ISSN: 2079-5971), Reviewer, http://opo.iisj.net/. 2020