Publications

Dr Levell has published widely on topics of gender-based violence, including on issues for child survivors, and DVA perpetrators. Her monograph, ‘Boys, Childhood Domestic Abuse and Gang Involvement: Violence at Home, Violence On-Road‘ was released in June 2022 with Policy Press. She is currently working on an edited collection with esteemed colleagues due for release in 2023. She is keen on creating front-line and policy changes with research and has worked with the UK’s Department of Health (2013), The Office of the Victims Commissioner for England and Wales (2020), and her new book has been recommended by the Office of the Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales (2022).

Authored Books

Levell, J. (2022), Boys, Childhood Domestic Abuse and Gang Involvement: Violence at Home, Violence On-Road. Policy Press: Bristol (200 pages)

Publicity documents related to book promotion

  • Levell, J. (2022) Child victims of Domestic Abuse: Invisible as DVA victims, Hyper-visible in Gangs. Transforming Society Blog. Policy Press: Bristol [Online]
  • Levell, J. (2022) Policy Briefing: Boys, Childhood Domestic Abuse and Gang Involvement: Violence at Home, Violence On-Road. Policy Press: Bristol

Edited Collection (Forthcoming 2023)

  • Levell, J. (2023) The Sexual Politics of Masculinity and Vulnerability On-road: Gender, Race, and Male Victimisation. In Levell, J., Young, T., Earle, R. (2023) Critical Questions of Youth, Gender and Race: Exploring Urban Youth Culture outside of the Gang Paradigm. Policy Press: Bristol
  • Levell, J. (2023) On-road in Albania: ‘Jeta e Rruges’. In Levell, J., Young, T., Earle, R. (2023) Critical Questions of Youth, Gender and Race: Exploring Urban Youth Culture outside of the Gang Paradigm. Policy Press: Bristol

Chapters in Edited Books

  • Levell, J., (2022), ‘Domestic Violence and Abuse’ in Shades of Deviance. Atkinson, R. & Ayres, T. (eds.). Second ed. Routledge
  • Levell, J., (2022), ‘Internal homelessness and hiraeth: Boys’ spatial journeys between childhood domestic abuse and on-road’ in Geographies of Gender-based Violence: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective. Bows, H. & Fileborn, B. (eds.). Policy Press: Bristol
  • Levell, J., (2022), ‘Navigating constructions of the ‘ideal victim’ among men who experience childhood DVA and gang involvement’ in Contemporary Intersectional Criminology: Examining the Boundaries of Intersectionality and Crime.. Healy, J. & Colliver, B. (eds.). Policy Press: Bristol
  • Levell, J., (2022), ‘Three Adjunct Jobs and a Triple Buggy’ in (Grand)Motherhood and the doctoral journey: Recipes for survival and success. Hoven, D. & Farrell, O. (eds.). Athabasca University Press

Academic Journal Papers (refereed)

  • Healy, J., Levell, J. & Cole, T., (2022) An Intersectional Analysis of Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Service Adaptation during COVID-19: Findings from the UK, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Romania. In: Journal of Gender-Based Violence. (40%)
  • Levell, J., (2021), On Masculinities: Navigating the tension between individual and structural considerations. Journal of Gender-Based Violence. pp. 227-234(8)
  • Levell, J. (2020). Using Connell’s masculinity theory to understand the way in which ex-gang-involved men coped with childhood domestic violence. Journal of Gender Based Violence, pp. 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1332/239868020X15857301876812
  • Levell, J., (2019) “Those songs were the ones that made me, nobody ever asked me this question before”: Music Elicitation with ex-gang involved men about their experiences of childhood domestic violence and abuse. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Volume 18: 1–10

Official Reports

  • Levell, J., (2022) MUSIC ELICITATION PILOT: Report on findings from RAYS Music Elicitation Training and Pilot with criminalised young men in Albania. RAYS: Reconnecting Albanian Youth and Society. Palladium. UK Home Office funded. (80 pages)

The below reports were completed as part of The Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change, funded by the European Commission.

  • Levell, J., Healy, J., Cole, T., Harvey, O. & Pritchard, C., (2021) Time for Change Report: Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change (100 pages)
  • Levell, J., Harvey, O., Healy, J., Cole, T., Pritchard, C. (2021) Country Report: United Kingdom: Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change. (100 pages)
  • Levell, J., Petridou, I., Michael, I., Erotokritou, V., Economides, A., Iosif, M., Kallonas, N., Harvey, O., Healy, J., Cole, T. & Pritchard, C., (2021) Country Report: Cyprus: Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change. (100 pages)
  • Levell, J., Amazzoni, S., Baroncelli, L., Bisciglia, R., Cutini, S., De Maglie, M., Pauncz, A., Harvey, O., Healy, J., Cole, T. & Pritchard, C., (2021) Country Report: Italy: Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change. (100 pages)
  • Levell, J., Farcaș, R., Moldovan, B., Moisă, C., Oltean, I., Harvey, O., Healy, J., Cole, T. & Pritchard, C., (2021) Country Report: Romania: Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change. (100 pages)
  • Levell, J., Kostami, K. A., Kalodiki, R., Thanasoula, S., Spetsidis, N., Harvey, O., Healy, J., Cole, T. & Pritchard, C., (2021) Country Report: Greece: Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change. (100 pages)

Other Publications

  • Levell, J. (2021). How to tackle the femicide epidemic. International Politics and Society. [Online Publication]
  • Levell, J., (2021) Call for Evidence submission: Commission on Young Lives 2021
  • Levell, J., (2021) Using Music to Make Connections and Create Impact in Hard-to-Reach Communities. Palladium. [Online Publication]
  • Browne, K. Bourne, J. Levell, J. Desouza, E. Sohal, A. Ball, G. Willie, I. Shoyinka, B. Dennis, T. Bewley, S. Burkminsher, A. Nwosu, V. Nightengale, M. Oxley, A. Hopkins, D. Lowther, S. Smedley, L. Hayward, M. Murphy, W. Akonsa, Stevens, D. Oldman, C. Jennings, A. Watts, P. Hewitt, C. (2016) Department of Health. Health Visiting and School Nursing Programmes: supporting implementation of the new service model No.5: Domestic Violence and Abuse – Professional Guidance. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12255.66720

Reviews of Academic Books

  • Levell, J., (2017) [Book review] Young Men and Domestic Abuse by David Gadd, Claire L. Fox, Mary-Louise Corr, Steph Alger and Ian Butler. Children & Society, 31(6) (pp. 523-524)

Impact of research

Webster, R., (2020) Children’s experience of domestic abuse and criminality. Work with Offenders. URL: https://www.workwithoffenders.co.uk/news/news_article/104333

Hymas, C., (2020) Children who experience domestic violence are more likely to engage in serious violence, study reveals. The Telegraph. URL: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/03/17/children-experience-domestic-violence-likely-engage-serious/

Guest Lectures

  • (2022) Invited speaker by the UK Home Office at the Western Balkans SOC Community Coordinator Workshop.
  • (2021) Nominated Board member for international network: Working with Perpetrators Europe (WWPEN)
  • (2021) Co-Editor of the Journal of Gender-Based-Violence.
  • (2021) Keynote on music elicitation at the launch event of RAYS: Reconnecting Albanian Youth and Society
  • (2021) Invited speaker Pan Dorset and Wiltshire Social Work Training Partnership Masterclass: The Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change (OSSPC)
  • (2020) Invited speaker Pan Dorset and Wiltshire Social Work Training Partnership Masterclass: Hidden victims of domestic abuse and gang involvement.
  • (2019) Invited lecturer on Gender Studies Summer School at Prishtina University, Kosovo funded by Erasmus+.
  • Invited lecture delivered for the British Association of Social Work.
  • (2019- current) Member of the British Society of Criminology
  • (2019- current) Member of the European Society of Criminology

Conferences

  • European Conference on Domestic Violence, Slovenia [Online] 2021
  • European Society of Criminology Conference 2020
  • Howard League for Penal Reform Conference, Oxford, 2020 *Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Eurogangs Conference, Germany 2020 *Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • European Society of Criminology Conference, Ghent, Belgium, 2019
  • Gender in Conflict conference: Wednesday 9 October 2019- Bournemouth University
  • British Society of Criminology Conference 2019
  • UEL Narrative Research Conference (‘To think is to experiment’) 2019
  • SINS Narrative Research Summer School, Aarhus University Denmark (2018)
  • The Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies Conference (2018) presented on a case study showing use of music elicitation in narrative interviews.
  • Open University Graduate School Student Conference (2017) presented on The Road Home study
  • Psycho-politics of self-exposure in research, Aarhus University Denmark (2017)
  • WAVE (Women Against Violence Europe) Conference in Bulgaria (2013) on Domestic Violence and Health Interventions
  • RESPECT Conference (2014) workshop on identifying male victims in health settings
  • Domestic Violence Coordinators Network (DVCN) Conference (2013) on using the Coordinated Community Response approach to DV and Health at the National Conference
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