Miss Amy Loughery

Miss Amy Loughery


I am currently working on an N8 PRP funded research project with Dr Laura Bainbridge on ‘cuckooing’ victimisation and county lines in the North of England. I am also currently writing up a PhD thesis at the University of York, exploring the relationship between ‘care’ and ‘control’ in a Scottish Drug Court.

Prior to this, I completed a Masters’ degree in Criminology and Social Research at the University of York and was employed as a Research Assistant at York Law School. 

Research interests

My scholarly interests lie at the nexus of social policy, criminology, and law. I am particularly interested in understanding criminal justice responses to drugs and enforced abstinence. I am also interested in using innovative qualitative research methods, such as narrative and visual methods.

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  • PhD Social Policy and Social Work (York, TBA)
  • MA Criminology and Social Research (York)
  • LLB Law (York)