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I am currently a senior lecturer in Criminology at the University of the West of Scotland.

Prior to working in academia, I was a youth worker for ten years within Glasgow working with children and young people involved in the justice system in Scotland. I have a vast interest in the lived experiences of those with justice experience.

My research interests are youth justice, youth studies, cultural criminology, and creative research methods. I am currently exploring the link between boredom and excitement seeking. I am also part of a co-production project which works alongside young people to design contextual safeguarding policies in South Lanarkshire.

Recent Publications

Miller, J (in press) Killing Time: The role of boredom in Glasgow gangs. British Journal of Criminology.

Miller, J. and Gillon, F., 2023. Understanding the Implications of Children’s Rights for Scottish Youth Justice. IRISS.

Miller, J & Melvin, B 2022, UWS Evaluation of Scottish Sports Futures Cashback for Communities Programmes. University of the West of Scotland.

Conor Wilson, Johanne Miller & Carlton Brick (2022) Running an ostler? Exploring the use of stop and search tactics at Scottish football matches, Soccer & Society, 23:1, 8-20, DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2021.1918117

Miller J and Anderson S (2021) A qualitative exploration of the attitudes of young people to the sentencing of young people in Scotland. Report submitted to the Scottish Sentencing Council. Scottish Sentencing Council

Miller, J. (2020). Passing on gang culture in the theatre of the streets: ‘They’ll grow out of it, then our age will grow into it and then we’ll grow out of it.’ Journal of Youth Studies23(8), 1086–1101. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2019.1655534

Miller J, Abercrombie B and Lavercombe G (2019) Evaluation of South Lanarkshire structured deferred sentencing for young people. Report for South Lanarkshire Council



University of the West of Scotland

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Young People and Youth Justice

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