Howell, Matthew

Matthew Howell
Start date:
October 2016
Research Topic:
Exploring the Impact of Crime on Young Homeless People
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Dr Robin Smith
Supervising school:
School of Social Sciences,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

When young people become homeless, they are often placed in temporary accommodation where they reside until they can live independently. During this time, they can sometimes become a victim of crime or become involved in negative behaviours such as criminality and drug use.

This research will explore how crime impacts the lives of young people when they become homeless and are placed in temporary accommodation in Wales. The research shall be done through examining the development of sub-cultures within temporary accommodation in south Wales.

Through gaining a better understanding about how crime impacts the lives of young people living in temporary accommodation, we can provide safer and more nurturing environments that increases young people’s life chances, enabling them to pursue positive pathways into independent living.