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Dr Iolo Madoc-Jones

Principal Lecturer, Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Dr Iolo Madoc-Jones

Room: B31


+44 (0) 1978 293443


Iolo has worked at Wrexham Glyndwr University since 2001.

Prior to this he worked as a probation officer then senior probation officer. He completed his PhD on language in the criminal justice system in 2010 and is still active in the criminal justice arena as an Associate Inspector for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation.   

Since joining Wrexham Glyndwr University he has been involved in a number of research projects and has published extensively. He is the University’s representative on the management board for the Welsh Centre for Criminal and Social Justice and sits on the University’s Research Ethics Committee.


PhD, Language in the criminal justice system

BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

MA Criminology and Criminal Justice


Research Methods
Criminal Justice in Practice
Multi-Agency Working
Forensic Psychology
Research Methodology
Risk and Dangerousness

Iolo is currently supervising PhD projects in the areas of youth justice and  probation practice. He is happy to supervise qualitative research in these areas especially those drawing on discourse analytic approaches.


Dubberley, S and Parry, O (under review) The PhD and I: revisiting issues of methodology.

Madoc-Jones, I; Parry, O and Dubberley, S (under review) Playing the diversity card in the UK criminal justice system: A case study involving language.

Hughes, C; Dubberley, S and Buchanan, J (2012) Girls from Wales in the Secure Estate: Sent to Coventry. Social Policy and Society. Volume 11, Issue 04 / October 2012, pp 519 531.

Dubberley, S., Parry, O and Baker, S (2011): Mending fences: reparation and the reorientation of young people in the secure estate, Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society, 24:4, 337-350

Dubberley, S., & Parry, O. (2010) “Something We Don’t Normally Do”: A Qualitative Study of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the Secure Estate’. Research, Policy and Planning: The Journal of the Social Service Research Group, 27(3), 151-162

Iolo’s current research and teaching interests are language use in the criminal justice system, multi-agency working and exploring the insights  discourse analytic approaches might  offer to criminological enquiry