Children Looked After 2024
- 08:30 - 16:30
- Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
Dr Katie Hunter is a Lecturer in Criminology at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). Katie’s research focuses on the relationship between care experience and justice systems involvement, and in particular the processes of criminalisation and racialisation that underpin this relationship. Katie has published several journal articles, reports and policy briefings on the topic. In particular, her Administrative Data Research (ADR) UK Fellowship project used newly linked Ministry of Justice and Department for Education data to explore the intersections between ethnicity, care experience and youth justice involvement. In September 2023, Katie published a policy briefing based on her Fellowship research which was featured in the Guardian newspaper and other news outlets. The briefing was launched alongside her project partner, Barnardo’s, who published a complementary qualitative piece of work with Black care-experienced young people in prison. In October 2023, Katie also published an animation with Barnardo’s about the challenges that Black care-experienced young people face across systems of care and justice.