Dr Suzella Palmer
Lecturer in Applied Social Studies
I have been teaching at the University of Bedfordshire Since 2003 and have taught on a wide range of topics including social research methods, criminological/social theory, youth justice, serious youth violence and ‘race’, crime and justice at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Outside of my academic role, I work closely with, support and advise a number of community groups and organisations that provide interventions and support for young people and families whose lives are impacted by structural disadvantage and serious youth violence.
- Serious youth violence interventions
- ‘Race’ ethnicity and the criminal justice system
- Black communities and policing
- ‘Race’, class and issues of social justice
- Palmer, S. (2020) “Changing Perceptions of the Mental Health and Vulnerability of Young Gang Members”, Compass, the Annual Guide to Social work and Social Care, 20th edition.
- Osidipe, T. and Palmer, S. (2019) “Serious Youth Violence in Britain: Is the Public Health Approach the Solution?” British Society of Criminology Newsletter, Number 84, Winter 2019.
- Palmer, S (2017) ‘Yet Another Report on Black People in The Criminal (In)Justice System)’ The Huffington Post, 11/09/2017.
- Palmer, S. (2013) ‘Black perspectives on Race, Crime and Justice' in Webster, C. and Phillips. C. New Directions in Race, Ethnicity and Crime, London: Routledge.
- Palmer, S. (2012) 'Dutty Babylon': policing Black communities and the politics of resistance.’ Criminal Justice Matters - The August Riots, Volume 87, Issue 1, p. 26-27.
- Palmer, S. (2009) ‘The origins and emergence of youth 'gangs' in a British inner-city neighbourhood,’ Safer Communities, vol.8, p. 17-26.
- Palmer, S. and Pitts, J., (2006) ‘'Othering' the Brothers: Black Youth, Racial Solidarity and Gun Crime,’ Youth and Policy, no. 91, p. 5-22.
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