Miss Emily Setty

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Surrey (2010); MA Criminology and Criminal Justice, King’s College London (2013)

Phone: Work: 01483 68 3763
Room no: 01 AD 03

Further information

Research Interests

My PhD is exploring ‘sexting’ among young people, defined as the creation and sharing of personal sexual images or text messages via mobile phones and other Internet technologies. It is illegal for young people under the age of 18 to engage in sexting (of images) under current child pornography laws. Youth sexting has been conceptualised in public discourse as a risky act of deviance and an educative approach, promoting abstinence, has been taken in attempt to control youth sexting in the UK. This conceptualisation and response to youth sexting has been criticised for relying upon and reinforcing harmful gendered assumptions about sex and sexuality. Using qualitative research methods with young people, as well as relevant adult actors, this research seeks to explore notions of privacy and consent as they apply to youth sexting, with the view to explore a more youth-centred, progressive approach to sexting grounded in principles of sexual ethics, justice and equality.

Prior to commencing the PhD I have conducted research in the area of gang crime and youth violence, criminal justice sentencing, public attitudes to sentencing, and the interaction between substance misuse, impulsivity and personal disorders.

  • Youth crime and youth justice;
  • Processes and mechanisms of formal and informal regulation and governance, in particular of young people;
  • Risk and risk management;
  • Gender, sexuality and sexual ethics;
  • New online/digital media;
  • Deviance, moral panics and public perceptions.

Supervisors: Jon Garland and Laura Harvey


  • Quantitative methods (Level 1/2014)
  • Introduction to Criminological Theories (Level 1/2015)
  • Crime and Media (Level 2/2015)

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