Barry Goldson

Barry Goldson

Professor Dr Barry Goldson currently holds the Charles Booth Chair of Social Science at the University of Liverpool where he was previously Professor of Criminology and Social Policy. He is also Visiting Professorial Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (since 2010), Professorial Fellow in Social Justice at Liverpool Hope University, UK (since 2012) and Adjunct Professor at the School of Justice, QUT, Brisbane, Australia (since 2014). He is the Chairperson of the British Society of Criminology Youth Criminology/Youth Justice Network (YC/YJN), the Co-Chairperson of the European Society of Criminology Thematic Working Group on Juvenile Justice (TWGJJ) and an appointed member of the Pool of European Youth Researchers (PEYR), an expert group established by the Council of Europe and the European Commission to advise on pan-European youth policy and research. Professor Goldson has researched and published extensively – particularly in the juvenile/youth justice fields. His most recent authored and/or edited books include: Youth Crime and Justice (Sage, 2006, with Muncie); Comparative Youth Justice (Sage, 2006, with Muncie); Dictionary of Youth Justice (Willan, 2008); Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice (an edited three-volume set of international ‘major works’, Sage 2009, with Muncie); Youth in Crisis? ‘Gangs’, Territoriality and Violence (Routledge, 2011); Youth Crime and Justice, 2nd edition (Sage, 2015, with Muncie); Justice and Penal Reform: Re-shaping the penal landscape (Routledge, 2016, with Farrall, Loader and Dockley); Juvenile Justice in Europe: Past, Present and Future (forthcoming, Routledge) and Re-imagining Juvenile Justice (forthcoming, Routledge).


GB United Kingdom


  • Academic


Professor of the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool