Investigating Adolescent Violence towards Parents

Rachel Condry (University Lecturer at the Centre for Criminology and a Fellow of St Hilda's College) has recently conducted a three-year research project on adolescent-to-parent violence funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Some of the findings were published in an article in the journal Criminology and Criminal Justice and have been the topic of wide-ranging media coverage:

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During the course of the research project, Rachel has been working with Dr Caroline Miles conducting fieldwork with police and youth justice services, interviewing parents and young people, and producing the first analysis of police recorded cases of adolescent to parent violence in the UK. The findings of the study are being published in several journal articles and will be developed into a monograph. Dr Condry and Dr Miles have given 18 invited seminars and conference papers on the topic of adolescent violence towards parents and held a one-day conference on 23 September 2013 to mark the end of the project and to discuss how the findings might be taken forward with policy-makers and practitioners. You can find out more about the study at

Rachel Condry joined the Law Faculty in 2010. She is a University Lecturer at the Centre for Criminology and a Fellow of St Hilda's College. She has previously been a lecturer in criminology at the University of Surrey, and a lecturer and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics. Rachel is also working on a British Academy-funded project on parenting expertise in youth justice.

Caroline Miles has been a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Manchester since September 2013. She was previously a Research Officer in the Centre for Criminology. She has also been a lecturer in Criminology and Programme leader for the MA Crime and Justice at the University of Chester, having completed her ESRC-funded PhD at the University of Manchester in 2008.