Dr Kelly Johnson

  • Senior Lecturer in Criminology (Sociology)

Biography

My areas of research include domestic and sexual violence, policing, and feminist sociolegal studies. I have particular research expertise in the policing of domestic and sexual violence, victims, criminal and procedural justice, emerging forms of abuse such as cyberflashing and image-based sexual abuse, and feminist theory. My work to date has involved a range of qualitative and mixed-method studies, including police ethnography, data and case file analysis, and working closely with victims of abuse, for example via interviews or expert by experience panel consultations.

 

As a researcher, I am passionate about academic research being used to generate impact, collaboration, and positive social change. To this effect, my research has achieved significant policy, practice and engagement impact to date. I have collaborated and consulted extensively with statutory organisations such as the Home Office, the College of Policing, the National Police Chiefs Council, the Law Commission (E&W), and several police forces, as well as with technology companies including Facebook and IBM, to advance research and innovation in responses to violence and abuse. Outside of the academy, I have worked with several third-sector domestic and sexual violence organisations, including Rape Crisis and Scottish Women’s Aid centres as a volunteer.

 

I joined SCCJR (Sociology) at the University of Glasgow in October 2022, having previously worked as an Assistant Professor at Durham University. Enquiries about PhD supervision in my areas of research expertise and interest are welcome.

 

For any research, training, media or consultancy enquiries please contact me directly by email.

 

Research interests

Domestic Abuse
Sexual Violence
Policing and the Police
Violence Against Women
Criminal Justice
Feminist Theory
Sociolegal Studies

Publications

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Jump to: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2018 | 2016
Number of items: 15.

2022

Johnson, K. and Hohl, K. (2022) Police responses to domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic: positive action and police legitimacy. Policing, (Accepted for Publication)

Myhill, A., Johnson, K., McNeill, A., Critchfield, E. and Westmarland, N. (2022) `A genuine one usually sticks out a mile': policing coercive control in England and Wales. Policing and Society, (doi: 10.1080/10439463.2022.2134370) (Early Online Publication)

Henry, N., Gavey, N. and Johnson, K. (2022) Image-based sexual abuse as a means of coercive control: victim-survivor experiences. Violence Against Women, (doi: 10.1177/10778012221114918) (PMID:35989679) (Early Online Publication)

Hohl, K., Johnson, K. and Molisso, S. (2022) A procedural justice theory approach to police engagement with victim-survivors of rape and sexual assault: initial findings of the ‘project bluestone’ pilot study. International Criminology, 2, pp. 253-261. (doi: 10.1007/s43576-022-00056-z) (PMCID:PMC9066388)

Smith, O., Johnson, K. and Brooks-Hay, O. (2022) Detailed Learning from Pillar 3 of Soteria: Embedding procedural justice and engaging victims. Other. Operation Soteria Bluestone.

2021

Rackley, E., McGlynn, C., Johnson, K., Henry, N., Gavey, N., Flynn, A. and Powell, A. (2021) Seeking justice and redress for victim-survivors of image-based sexual abuse. Feminist Legal Studies, 29, pp. 293-322. (doi: 10.1007/s10691-021-09460-8)

Barlow, C., Walklate, S. and Johnson, K. (2021) Risk refraction: Thoughts on the victim-survivor's risk journey through the criminal justice process. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 10(3), pp. 177-190. (doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.1805)

McGlynn, C., Johnson, K., Rackley, E., Henry, N., Gavey, N., Flynn, A. and Powell, A. (2021) `It's torture for the soul': The harms of image-based sexual abuse. Social and Legal Studies, 30(4), pp. 541-562. (doi: 10.1177/0964663920947791)

McGlynn, C. and Johnson, K. (2021) Criminalising cyberflashing: Options for law reform. Journal of Criminal Law, 85(3), pp. 171-188. (doi: 10.1177/0022018320972306)

McGlynn, C. and Johnson, K. (2021) Cyberflashing: Recognising Harms, Reforming Laws. Bristol University Press: Bristol. ISBN 9781529217629

Hohl, K. and Johnson, K. (2021) Responding to the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis: developing a rapid police evidence base. Project Report. UKRI-ESRC.

2020

Barlow, C., Johnson, K., Walklate, S. and Humphreys, L. (2020) Putting coercive control into practice: problems and possibilities. British Journal of Criminology, 60(1), pp. 160-179. (doi: 10.1093/bjc/azz041)

Henry, N., McGlynn, C., Flynn, A., Johnson, K., Powell, A. and Scott, A. J. (2020) Image-based Sexual Abuse: A Study on the Causes and Consequences of Non-consensual Nude or Sexual Imagery. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781351135153 (doi: 10.4324/9781351135153)

2018

Westmarland, N., Johnson, K. and McGlynn, C. (2018) Under the radar: The widespread use of `out of court resolutions' in policing domestic violence and abuse in the United Kingdom. British Journal of Criminology, 58(1), pp. 1-16. (doi: 10.1093/bjc/azx004)

2016

Myhill, A. and Johnson, K. (2016) Police use of discretion in response to domestic violence. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 16(1), pp. 3-20. (doi: 10.1177/1748895815590202)

This list was generated on Sun Jan 29 14:13:57 2023 GMT.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Johnson, K. and Hohl, K. (2022) Police responses to domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic: positive action and police legitimacy. Policing, (Accepted for Publication)

Myhill, A., Johnson, K., McNeill, A., Critchfield, E. and Westmarland, N. (2022) `A genuine one usually sticks out a mile': policing coercive control in England and Wales. Policing and Society, (doi: 10.1080/10439463.2022.2134370) (Early Online Publication)

Henry, N., Gavey, N. and Johnson, K. (2022) Image-based sexual abuse as a means of coercive control: victim-survivor experiences. Violence Against Women, (doi: 10.1177/10778012221114918) (PMID:35989679) (Early Online Publication)

Hohl, K., Johnson, K. and Molisso, S. (2022) A procedural justice theory approach to police engagement with victim-survivors of rape and sexual assault: initial findings of the ‘project bluestone’ pilot study. International Criminology, 2, pp. 253-261. (doi: 10.1007/s43576-022-00056-z) (PMCID:PMC9066388)

Rackley, E., McGlynn, C., Johnson, K., Henry, N., Gavey, N., Flynn, A. and Powell, A. (2021) Seeking justice and redress for victim-survivors of image-based sexual abuse. Feminist Legal Studies, 29, pp. 293-322. (doi: 10.1007/s10691-021-09460-8)

Barlow, C., Walklate, S. and Johnson, K. (2021) Risk refraction: Thoughts on the victim-survivor's risk journey through the criminal justice process. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 10(3), pp. 177-190. (doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.1805)

McGlynn, C., Johnson, K., Rackley, E., Henry, N., Gavey, N., Flynn, A. and Powell, A. (2021) `It's torture for the soul': The harms of image-based sexual abuse. Social and Legal Studies, 30(4), pp. 541-562. (doi: 10.1177/0964663920947791)

McGlynn, C. and Johnson, K. (2021) Criminalising cyberflashing: Options for law reform. Journal of Criminal Law, 85(3), pp. 171-188. (doi: 10.1177/0022018320972306)

Barlow, C., Johnson, K., Walklate, S. and Humphreys, L. (2020) Putting coercive control into practice: problems and possibilities. British Journal of Criminology, 60(1), pp. 160-179. (doi: 10.1093/bjc/azz041)

Westmarland, N., Johnson, K. and McGlynn, C. (2018) Under the radar: The widespread use of `out of court resolutions' in policing domestic violence and abuse in the United Kingdom. British Journal of Criminology, 58(1), pp. 1-16. (doi: 10.1093/bjc/azx004)

Myhill, A. and Johnson, K. (2016) Police use of discretion in response to domestic violence. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 16(1), pp. 3-20. (doi: 10.1177/1748895815590202)

Books

McGlynn, C. and Johnson, K. (2021) Cyberflashing: Recognising Harms, Reforming Laws. Bristol University Press: Bristol. ISBN 9781529217629

Henry, N., McGlynn, C., Flynn, A., Johnson, K., Powell, A. and Scott, A. J. (2020) Image-based Sexual Abuse: A Study on the Causes and Consequences of Non-consensual Nude or Sexual Imagery. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781351135153 (doi: 10.4324/9781351135153)

Research Reports or Papers

Smith, O., Johnson, K. and Brooks-Hay, O. (2022) Detailed Learning from Pillar 3 of Soteria: Embedding procedural justice and engaging victims. Other. Operation Soteria Bluestone.

Hohl, K. and Johnson, K. (2021) Responding to the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis: developing a rapid police evidence base. Project Report. UKRI-ESRC.

This list was generated on Sun Jan 29 14:13:57 2023 GMT.

Grants

 

'Operation Bluestone Soteria: Transforming police responses to reports of rape and sexual assault in England and Wales.' Home Office, 2021-2022, £6.65 million [Co-I];

 

'Operation Bluestone Soteria (as above): Pillar 3; Embedding a procedural justice approach to police engaging victims of sexual violence'. Home Office, 2021-2022, £1.35 million [PI].  

 

'Responding to the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis: Developing a rapid response police evidence base.' ESRC, 2020-2021. £177,173 [Co-I].

 

ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, 2020-2021, £1800 (PI).

 

Teaching

This year I look forward to contributing to the Masters Taught Criminology programme, including the supervision of dissertation students.