Dr. Susie Hulley

Research Associate (Prisons Research Centre)


Dr Susie Hulley joined the Institute of Criminology as a Research Associate in 2007. She has been primarily working on a study of 'Values, Practices and Outcomes in Public and Private Sector Corrections', led by Professor Alison Liebling and Dr Ben Crewe, comparing prisoner and prison staff quality of life in seven private and public prisons. Susie's current role also involves assisting on other projects undertaken at the PRC, including a recent study of staff-prisoner relationships at a high security prison, and providing analytical support to the National Offender Management Service. Susie supervises students on the Diploma and MSt in Applied Criminology and on the MPhil in Criminology and Criminological Research and has taught research methods to PhD Criminology students.

Susie was awarded a PhD from the University of London in 2008 for her thesis on the perceptions and experiences of anti-social behaviour (ASB) amongst adults and young people and police responses to ASB.


  • Hulley, S., Liebling, A. and Crewe, B. (in press). 'Respect in prisons: Prisoners' experiences of respect'.Criminology and Criminal Justice.
  • Liebling, A., Hulley, S. and Crewe, B. (2011). 'Conceptualising and measuring the quality of prison life'. In D. Gadd, S. Karstedt and S. Messner (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Criminological Research Methods. London: Sage Publishing.
  • Crewe, B., Liebling, A. and Hulley. S. (2011) 'Staff culture, the use of authority, and prisoner outcomes in public and private prisons'.Australia and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. Special issue on Contemporary Penal Politics, 44.
  • Liebling, A., Crewe, B. and Hulley, S. (2011) 'Values and Practices in Public and Private Sector Prisons: A Summary of Key Findings from an Evaluation', Prison Service Journal, July, 196.

Conference Papers

  • Liebling, A., Crewe, B. And Hulley, S. (2009). 'A comparison of staff quality of life in public and private sector prisons in England and Wales'. European Society of Criminology, Ljubljana.
  • Hulley, S. (2008). 'Young people and anti-social behaviour: As victims and perpetrators'. European Society of Criminology, Edinburgh.
  • Hulley, S. (2007). 'Disrespecting youth: The meaning of anti-social behaviour'. British Society of Criminology, London.
  • Hulley, S. (2007). 'Community involvement in local policing: Problems and dangers'. European Society of Criminology, Bologna.