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Dr Stephanie Kewley

Dr Stephanie Kewley

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Biography

Dr Stephanie Kewley is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. Prior to this role, Dr Kewley was the Programme Director for the Masters in Criminology at Birmingham City University, teaching on both undergraduate and masters programmes. Dr Kewley’s particular expertise and research interests are in the exploration and application of strengths based approaches for those working with clients with a sexual offending history. Dr Kewley is due to publish a book with Prof Tony Ward in 2018 called: Preventing Sexual Harm: Positive Criminology and Sexual Abuse and has published several peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters in relation to strengths based approaches, desistance theories, risk assessment and risk management planning processes. Dr Kewley has worked with a wide range of criminal justice agencies and is currently engaged in a number of research projects with Police, Probation, Prison and community agencies.

Degrees

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, PhD

Publications

Highlighted publications

Kewley S, Larkin M, Harkins L, Beech AR. 2017. Restoring identity: The use of religion as a mechanism to transition between an identity of sexual offending to a non-offending identity Criminology & Criminal Justice, 17 :79-96 >DOI

Kewley S. 2017. Strength based approaches and protective factors from a criminological perspective Aggression and Violent Behavior, 32 :11-18 >DOI

Journal Articles

Kewley S, Larkin M, Harkins L, Beech AR. 2017. Restoring identity: The use of religion as a mechanism to transition between an identity of sexual offending to a non-offending identity Criminology & Criminal Justice, 17 :79-96 >DOI

Kewley S. 2017. Policing people with sexual convictions using strengths-based approaches Journal of Criminal Psychology, 7 :168-182 >DOI

Kewley S, Blandford M. 2017. The development of the active risk management system Journal of Criminal Psychology, 7 :155-167 >DOI

Kewley S. 2017. Strength based approaches and protective factors from a criminological perspective Aggression and Violent Behavior, 32 :11-18 >DOI

Kewley S, Beech AR, Harkins L. 2015. Examining the role of faith community groups with sexual offenders: A systematic review Aggression and Violent Behavior, 25 :142-149 >DOI

Kewley S, Beech A, Harkins L, Bonsall H. 2015. Effective risk management planning for those convicted of sexual offending Louise Dixon, Professor (hon) Leam D. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 7 :237-257 >DOI

Kewley S. Policing Registered Sex Offenders Journal of Forensic Practice,

Kewley S. Review of the book A Community Based Approach to the Reduction of Sexual Reoffending, by S Hanvey, T Philpot and C Wilson Journal of Sexual Aggression, >Link

Chapters

Kewley S. 2011. Working with Sexual Violence: A Practitioner’s Perspective. Brown J, Walklate S. Handbook of Sexual Violence

Kewley S. The Meaning Made of Religious and Spiritual Affiliation for Those Incarcerated for Sexual Offending kerley K. Religion in Prison Praeger

Books

Kewley S, Ward T. Preventing Sexual Harm: Positive Criminology and Sexual Abuse Routledge

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Active Risk Management System. Developments in the Female and Juvenile version, Conference title: The Management of Sexual & Violent Offenders: Effective Risk Managment for the Digital Age, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: How Far Do Risk Management Plans Correspond With Sexual Risk Factors and To What Extent Are Support Networks Used To Combat Risk?, Conference title: National Association of the Treatment of Abusers Annual Conference, Place/location of conference: Cardiff, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Desistance in Sexual Offending, Conference title: Desistance Conference, Place/location of conference: Belfast, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Exploring Religious and Spiritual Experiences of those Convicted of Sexual Offending, Conference title: 4th Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology, Place/location of conference: Derby UK, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Religiosity in sex offenders, Conference title: New directions in Sexual Offender Practice Conference, Place/location of conference: Birmingham, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Strengths based approach to risk assessment: Policing people with sexual convictions., Conference title: International Crime & Policing Conference, Place/location of conference: London UK, Presentation type: Poster presentation

Title of presentation: Assessing the strengths of sexual offenders: How do police officers experience this new approach?, Conference title: 35th Annual 2016 Research and Treatment ATSA Conference Committee, Place/location of conference: Florida US, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: ). Innovative approaches to risk assessment and risk management: Policing sexual offenders, Conference title: 16th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Place/location of conference: Munster Germany, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Rehabilitation: Managing Offenders in the Community, Conference title: CrimiKnowledge Conference, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Research Grants Awarded:

Leicester Police, Development of an assessment tool used to help prevent future sexual harm, Mark Blandford, Grant value (£): 20,000, Duration of research project: 1 year

Geese Theatre Company, Evaluation of Community Justice Theatre Interventions, Grant value (£): 10,000, Duration of research project: 3 years

National Police Chiefs Council and Birmingham City University, The exploration of how a strengths based approach might assist criminal justice practitioners risk assess and manage those convicted of sexual offending, Grant value (£): 2500, Duration of research project: 1 year