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Dr Amy Duvenage


Department of Social Sciences and Nursing

Amy Duvenage


Amy is a lecturer in criminology in the Department of Social Sciences and Nursing. Amy holds a PhD from Kingston University which examined challenges to ubuntu and social cohesion in South Africa. Before joining Solent, she taught across further and higher education in the disciplines of criminology, sociology and English literature.

Research interests

Amy’s research and teaching intersects across criminology, gender studies, literature and sociology. Her key research interests are in decolonial and postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality, narrative and southern African literature, and ubuntu as a uniquely southern African worldview and model of justice. 



Further information

Amy teaches across Level 4, 5 and 6. Her teaching includes gender, sexuality and crime, introduction to criminological theory, research methods, study skills and victimology.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Criminology

If you are curious about crime and justice with ambitions to shape society, this degree opens career opportunities in a range of roles across prisons and court services, policing, or investigation.

BSc (Hons) Criminal Investigation with Psychology

Understanding the motives behind criminal behaviour is key in investigating crime to explain criminality and to deliver justice.

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology

Explore the world of crime and get behind the psychology of criminology and social justice, on this BPS-accredited degree.

BA (Hons) Sociology

An exciting subject, sociology challenges the world in which we live, including politics, media and social inequality. Get practical experience to work in public and private sectors.

BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

This degree helps you develop critical perspectives on social behaviours, exploring justice, crime and inequality, to prepare you for a successful career and make a meaningful contribution to society.