My Publications

**NB. Some of my papers are behind a paywall. If you would like me to send you a copy just email me at

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

In Press:

Levell, J., 2022, (Submitted) 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

Levell, J., 2022, (Submitted) 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

Levell, J. (2021). How to tackle the femicide epidemic. International Politics and Society.

Levell, J. (2021). Music Elicitation: Letting research participants call the tune. The Sociological Review.

Levell, J., 2021, On Masculinities: Navigating the tension between individual and structural considerations. Journal of Gender-Based Violence.

The reports completed as part of The Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change are available on the project website: here

Levell, J., Healy, J., Cole, T., Harvey, O. & Pritchard, C., (2021) Time for Change Report: Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change

Levell, J., Harvey, O., Healy, J., Cole, T., Pritchard, C. (2021) Country Report: United Kingdom: Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change.

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

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

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

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

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 Violencexx(xx), 1–15.

Molina, J., and Levell, J., (2020) Children’s experience of domestic abuse and criminality: A literature review. Published review of the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales. URL:

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.

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)

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

Research Impact

Media Reports on my work

Webster, R., Children’s experience of domestic abuse and criminality. Work with Offenders. URL:

Hymas, C., (2020) Children who experience domestic violence are more likely to engage in serious violence, study reveals. The Telegraph. URL:

Guest Lectures

Guest vlog on the My POV website on young men who are on-road and gang-involved as the ‘hidden victims’. Take a look here

Guest speaker about my research into gang-involved young people who experience domestic violence in childhood, as part of the ‘Hidden Victims’ panel for the British Association of Social Work, 2020

Visiting Lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Prishtina, Kosovo, Summer 2019 (Funded by Erasmus+ programme)

Visiting Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at The University of Southampton 2018-2019


  • 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
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