Dr Anthony Charles

Dr Anthony Charles is Co-ordinator of the Innovative Youth Justice Team at Swansea University and Criminology Lead for the Observatory on the Human Rights of Children. His main research interests are youth justice and the promotion of children’s rights within the criminal justice system.

Currently, Anthony is engaged in work to better understand prevention and diversion in youth justice, the impact of Welsh devolution on approaches to support children who come into conflict with the law and the ways that implementation of the UNCRC (especially in education) can create positive outcomes for children.

At Swansea University, Anthony is Programme Director for Criminology Postgraduate Taught provision and teaches on youth justice courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He also teaches criminological theory at postgraduate level and zemiology at undergraduate level as well as supervising Ph.D’s in youth justice-related areas of enquiry.


Dr Charles delivered a webinar for CYCJ on ‘Learning from Wales: The implications of COVID on young people in conflict with the law‘. Find out more. 

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University of Strathclyde
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