Amy Goulding

PhD Student
I have a First Class Honours in Criminology and Criminal Justice and an MA (by Research) in Education and Social Science from the University of Central Lancashire. I began my PhD in 2009 and am currently completing it part-time whilst also working as a Researcher for No Knives, Better Lives at YouthLink Scotland. I have recently completed an 11 month fixed-term appointment as a Research Analyst in Justice Analytical Services at the Scottish Government. As part of my role at the Government I worked on social research and statistical projects on sectarianism, fear or crime and police reform.

Research Project Title: 

Community Police Officer Attitudes towards the Policing of Young People and Youth Based Initiatives: A Case Study of the Inverclyde Initiative.

Supervisors:

Dr Liz Frondigoun, Dr Annette Robertson, Prof Lesley McMillan

Department & Subject Group:

Social Sciences, Media and Journalism

GSBS Specialisms & Interests

  • Community Policing
  • Policing Young People
  • ASB and Youth Violence
  • Professional Memberships & Activities
  • Scottish Institute for Policing Research
  • Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

Current Research

My Scottish Institute of Policing Research funded PhD uses the Inverclyde Initiative as a case study to examine community police officer attitudes towards their role in the policing of this youth based initiative.

Selected Publications

Goulding, A and Cavanagh, B. (2013). Charges reported under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act (2012) in 2012-13. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0042/00425855.pdf

Goulding, A and Cavanagh, B. (2013). Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland 2012-13. The Scottish Government. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0042/00424865.pdf

Goulding, A and Cavanagh, B. (2012). Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland 2011-12. The Scottish Government. Available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0040/00408745.pdf

Scott-Brien, G and Goulding, A. (2010). ACPOS Public Protection Portfolio Sexual Crime Working Group Workshop Summary Report. Glasgow Caledonian University. (A report prepared for the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland).

Goulding, A. (2009). What are the differences between how the social classes are portrayed in the News Media in regards to the drinking culture in Britain today?. Internet Journal of Criminology. (Published MA Thesis). Available at: http://www.internetjournalofcriminology.com/Goulding_Drinking_Culture.pdf

Goulding, A and O’Brien, M. (2009). Alley Gates in Fleetwood: Report of a Research Project for Wyre District Community Safety Partnership. Uclan. (A report prepared for Wyre Borough Council).

Conference Presentations

Goulding, A. (2012). Community Police Attitudes Towards Police Led Youth Based Initiatives: A Case Study of the Inverclyde Initiative. Paper presented at ‘Youth in Crisis and Community Interventions: Past, Present and Future Priorities’ Conference, University of the West of Scotland.

Goulding, A. (2012). Community Police Attitudes Towards the Policing of Young People: A Case Study of the Inverclyde Initiative. Paper presented at The British Society of Criminology Conference 2012, University of Portsmouth.

Goulding, A. (2012). Community Policing and Youth Based Initiatives: A Case Study of the Inverclyde Initiative. Paper presented to The Scottish Government as part of their seminar series to both research and policy teams.