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School of Justice Studies

Dr Jude Towers

Dr Jude Towers

Telephone: 0151 904 1486

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Biography

I am interested in aetiologies of violence situated within the emerging field of ‘violence and society’ (understanding violence as central to the analysis of social relations): variations in different forms of violence and to what extent these are shared or differentiated and specific in order to theorise causal pathways is a core question. Integral to this is: the measurement, identification and analysis of data and measurement regimes and development of new mechanisms to capture data on different forms of violence.

Degrees

2013, Lancaster University, UK, PhD Applied Social Statistics
2009, Lancaster University, UK, MRes Applied Social Statistics
2008, Lancaster University, UK, BA (Hons) Global Politics
1997, Myerscough College, UK, HND Ecology and Conservation Management
1994, Charlotte Mason College, UK, DipHE (primary education)

Academic appointments

Lead N8 PRP Training and Learning strand, N8 Policing Research Partnership, 2016 - 2020
Associate Director, Violence and Society UNESCO Centre, 2016 - present

Publications

Journal article

Walby S, Towers JS. 2018. Untangling the concept of coercive control: Theorizing domestic violent crime. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 18 :7-28 >DOI >Public Url

Hand DJ. 2018. Statistical challenges of administrative and transaction data JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY SERIES A-STATISTICS IN SOCIETY, 181 :555-578 >DOI >Link

Walby S, Towers JS. 2017. Measuring violence to end violence Journal of Gender-Based Violence, 1 :11-31 >DOI >Public Url

Walby S, Towers J, Francis B. 2016. Is violence increasing or decreasing? British Journal of Criminology, 56 :1203-1234 >DOI

Towers J. 2015. Making the links between economic inequality and intimate partner violence Safe - The Domestic Abuse Quarterly, 53 :22-25

Walby S, Towers J, Francis B. 2014. Mainstreaming domestic and gender-based violence into sociology and the criminology of violence The Sociological Review, 62 :187-214 >DOI

Walby S, Towers J. 2012. Measuring the impact of cuts in public expenditure on the provision of services to prevent violence against women and girls Safe - The Domestic Abuse Quarterly,

Book

Walby S, Towers J, Balderston S, Corradi C, Francis BJ, Heiskanen M, Helweg-Larsen K, Mergaert L, Olive P, Palmer CE, Stockl H, Strid S. 2017. The concept and measurement of violence against women and men Policy Press 9781447332633

Walby S, Olive P, Towers J, Francis B, Strid S, Krizsan A, Lombardo E, May-Chahal C, Franzway S, Sugarman D, Aganwal B, Armstrong J. 2015. Stopping rape Policy Press 9781447322092

Report

Simmill-Binning CA, Towers JS. 2017. Education, Training and Learning in Policing in England and Wales

Walby S, Towers J, Francis BJ, Shire K, Kelly L, Apitzsch B, Armstrong JE, Balderston S, Fish AR, Hardaker C, Kirby S, May-Chahal CA, Palmer CE. 2016. Study on comprehensive policy review of anti-trafficking projects funded by the European Commission

Walby S, Apitzsch B, Armstrong JE, Balderston S, Szmagalska-Follis K, Francis BJ, Kelly L, May-Chahal CA, Rashid A, Shire K, Towers J, Tunte M. 2016. Study on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings

Walby S, Olive P, Towers J, Francis B, Strid S, Krizsán A, Lombardo E, May-Chahal C, Franzway S, Sugarman D, Agarwal B. 2013. Overview of the worldwide best practices for rape prevention and for assisting women victims of rape

Towers J, Walby S. 2012. Measuring the impact of cuts in public expenditure on the provision of services to prevent violence against women

Other

Walby S, Towers J, Francis B. 2014. The decline in the rate of domestic violence has stopped

Towers J. Discussion on the paper by Hand (Statistical Challenges of Administrative and Transaction Data) Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 181 :578-605 >Link

Thesis/Dissertation

Towers J. Economic Inequality and Intimate Partner Violence against Women