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Dr Justin Moorhead

School of Justice Studies

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Justin was appointed as a Lecturer in Criminal Justice, joining Liverpool John Moores in 2021. Currently, Justin is the Professional Qualification In Probation (PQIP) Programme Manager.

His research interests include probation practice, rehabilitation, the relationship between alcohol and violence, and offending committed by Ex - Forces personnel and their experiences of the criminal justice system.

He has a broad and extensive experience of working within the criminal justice system, as he is a qualified Probation Officer, working across Merseyside between 2001 and 2015.


2019, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
2014, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA Criminal Justice
2003, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Probation Studies

Academic appointments

PQIP Programme Manager, School of Justice Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2022 - present
Lecturer in Criminal Justice, School of Justice Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - 2022
Research Assistant, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - 2021
Associate Tutor, Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour Programme., Edge Hill University, 2017 - 2020


Murray E, Moorhead J, Ragonese E, Currin H. 2022. Ex- Armed Service Personnel: Journeys to harmful behaviour.

Steele R, Murray E, Ragonese E, Moorhead J. 2018. Evaluation of EFAN Report

Journal article

Moorhead J. 2021. ‘A veteran space’: A Military Integrated Nested Ecological Model to understand offending Probation Journa, 68 :64-84 DOI Publisher Url Public Url


Moorhead J. 2019. Ex-military Personnel in the Criminal Justice System: An exploration of the violence committed across the military life course and the role of alcohol within this violence. Millings M, Murray E, Sumnall H. Public Url


Moorhead J. 2019. Desisting from Crime or Desisting from Military Experience? Taylor P, Murray E, Albertson K. Military Past, Civilian Present International Perspectives on Veterans' Transition from the Armed Forces Springer Nature 9783030308292

Moorhead J. 2017. The Role of Alcohol Misuse in Military Veterans' Violent Offending. Atkinson K, Huber A, Tucker A. Voices of Resistance Subjugated Knowledge and the Challenge to the Criminal Justice System Eg Press Limited 9781911439103

Conference presentation:

Developing Probation Practitionership, European Society of Criminology, Florence, Italy, Round Table. 2023

BACK-SAFE: Narrating Pre Military Adversity and Pathways to Enlistment., American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, USA, Oral presentation. 2022

Military Culture and a Particular trinity: 'Booze, "Birds" and Brawling', British Society of Criminology, Oral presentation. 2017

The Role of Alcohol in Military Veterans' Violent Offending., Liverpool John Moores Research Day., Liverpool John Moores, Oral presentation. 2017

Understanding Veterans in the Criminal Justice system, Bringing Conflict Home, University of York, Oral presentation. 2017

Teaching qualification:

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. 2017