Centre Members

Below is a list of Centre members. You will be able to view each member's profile by clicking on the member's name.

Directors

Name Role in Cluster Department Research key words
Professor Joanna Shapland Director School of Law Criminal justice, particularly the role of victims, restorative justice, lay people in the criminal justice system and youth justice; desistance from offending; informal economy; business and crime
Dr Christopher Bennett Deputy Director Department of Philosophy Retributive and restorative justice: looking at the theoretical basis of restorative justice and its place within the philosophy of punishment and criminal justice, particularly its relation to retributivism and the associated concern with individual responsibility
Professor Rowland Atkinson Deputy Director Department of Urban Studies and Planning Urban security and social control; urban criminology; gated communities
Dr David Hayes  Assistant Director School of Law Criminal justice, criminal law, punishment and society, philosophies of punishment
Dr Maggie Wykes Assistant Director School of Law Media representations; cultural criminology; identity, criminalisation and power; gender; violence; netcrime

Members

Name Department Research Key Words
Ali, Dr Parveen The School of Nursing and Midwifery Domestic violence; gender based violence; inequalities in health
Allen, Dr Ansgar School of Education History and philosophy of education; schooling, assessment and power; history of meritocracy'
Bacon, Dr Matthew School of Law Policing (in particular the occupational culture of the police, criminal investigation and covert policing); The drug trade and drug control policy; The night-time economy; Organised crime and the informal economy; Qualitative methodologies
Banwell, Dr Julia Hispanic Studies The relationship between trauma (including violent crime and murder) and the visual image, particularly photography and contemporary art, in Mexico.
Behan, Dr Cormac School of Law Punishment and prison; comparative penal politics and policy; the history and philosophy of punishment; invisible punishments; the politics of crime and crime control; the relationship between power and resistance; prison education
Birdi, Dr Kamaljit Management School Policing, Creativity and innovation, Evaluation of training and development activities, Identifying factors influencing the effectiveness of workplace learning, E-learning, Organisational learning, The effects of ageing in the working population, Attitudes and behaviour
Bottoms, Professor Anthony School of Law Environmental criminology; penology; desistance from crime
Britton, Dr Jo Department of Sociological Studies Race and criminal justice, criminalisation of ethnic groups
Brooks, Dr Sarah Management School Policing, Organisational Behaviour with specific focus on Occupational Psychology, Human Resource Management and Leadership.
Brown, Dr Mark School of Law Prisons and penal policy; penal history and theory; colonial and post-colonial law and justice; comparative jurisprudence; global criminology; transnational organised crime; security sector reform; fragile and post-conflict states
Clark, Dr Tom Department of Sociological Studies Evil, extreme deviance, Myra Hindley
Cochrane, Dr Alasdair Department of Politics Punishment; human rights; civil liberties; prison; prisoners' rights; animal rights; crimes against animals.
Crawley Jackson, Dr Amanda Department of French Representation of carceral environments; Formal, ontological and ethical dimensions of texts
Dennis, Dr Alex Department of Sociological Studies The sociology of protest and dissent; security work; non-criminal deviance
Dick, Professor Penny Management School Gender and policing; the social construction of policing; police culture and identity;
Ellis, Dr Heather School of Education The history of education; the history of universities; the history of masculinity and gender
Ellis, Dr Katie School of Nursing and Midwifery Young people's experiences of custody; resilience in childhood; vulnerability and sexual exploitation
Farrall, Professor Stephen School of Law Desistance from crime, resettlement of ex-prisoners; fear of crime; crime history; social policy and crime trends,;crimes of the middle-class/economic morality
Flint, Professor John Department of Urban Studies and Planning Anti-social behaviour, policing, riot and urban disorder, housing and neighbour relations management, citizenship and social control, social cohesion.
Fotios, Professor Steve School of Architecture Effect of light source spectral power distribution on perception and visual performance; Street lighting for pedestrians - perception, performance, conspicuity, energy consumption and crime
Gray, Dr Emily School of Law Youth crime and justice; mixed methodology; longitudinal research; fear of crime; emotional responses to crime; policy evaluation
Hartman, Dr Todd Sheffield Methods Institute Racial and ethnic bias in criminal justice; stereotypes and implicit prejudice; public attitudes toward crime; quantitative methods
Hastings, Dr Thomas The Management School Work; employment; labour market regulation; labour agency; public (Labour) administration
Heap, Dr Michael Chartered Clinical Forensic Psychologist Forensic psychology; psychology for legal assessments on accused and convicted defendants; psychological injury
Hillner, Dr Julia Department of History Crime and punishment in late antiquity in particularly monastic prisons, punishment and childhood and domestic violence.
Holdaway, Emertius Professor Simon School of Law The police and policing, especially police race relations; the occupational cultures of criminal justice agencies and their impact on policy and practice; inter-agency relationships and crime and disorder partnerships; young offenders; sociological understandings of crime and deviance
Hughes, Professor Nathan Sociological Studies Developmental neurosciences for criminology and criminal justice policy and practice. In particular he is concerned with responses to young adults in the criminal justice system and the criminalisation of those with neurodevelopmental impairments.
Kirkham, Dr Richard School of Law Ombudsman: Constitutional theory; Administrative justice; Complaints mechanisms
Lenman, Professor James Department of Philosophy Responsiblity; guilt; punishment; blame
L'Hoiry, Dr Xavier Department of Sociological Studies Organised crime; illicit enterprise; informal economy; surveillance; policing
Marsh, Professor Peter Department of Sociological Studies Inter-agency relations; research dissemination; offending and parenting
May, Professor Tim Sheffield Methods Institute social scientific methodology; research methods; philosophy of science and social science; social theory; universities and socio-economic development and engagement; urban and science policy; innovation; knowledge and sustainability; management and organizational change; politics and regional representation and thinking sociologically.
Meier, Professor Petra School of Health and Related Research Gun and gang involvement; addictions; drug treatment; young people and drugs
Meth, Dr Paula Department of Urban Studies and Planning Informal settlements and crime, gendered fear of crime and violence, masculinity: perpetration/victimisation, governance and crime in South Africa, and vigilantism.
Norris, Professor Clive Department of Sociological Studies Social impacts of CCTV; the effectiveness and evaluation of CCTV
Pattie, Professor Charles Department of Geography Electoral behaviour and public opinion; public attitudes to law and order issues
Priede, Dr Camilla Institute of Lifelong Learning Survey methodology and design; perceptions and values for landscapes; integration of public attitudes in landscape and heritage policy
Pryce, Professor Gwilym Sheffield Methods Institute Quantitative analysis of exposure to crime and neighbourhood crime trajectories; estimating economic cost of crime; links between crime, social deprivation, urban social and economic structures and neighbourhood effects.
Quinlan, Dr Tara Lai School of Law Police and policing; comparative UK/US Criminal Justice; terrorism and counterterrorism; countering violent extremism (CVE); civil liberties; racial disproportionality in the Criminal Justice System; discrimination law
Rice, Dr Lindsey School of Law Police and Policing (in particular police occupational cultures, criminal investigation and vulnerability), Private Security, Police Reform (in particularly, the civilianisation and privatisation of provision and services), Police Custody, Police Legitimacy, Procedural Justice Mixed Methods Research.
Robinson, Dr Gwen School of Law Probation practice; risk assessment and management of offenders; offender rehabilitation; resettlement of ex-offenders; restorative justice
Sharpe, Dr Gilly School of Law Social and penal regulation of ‘troublesome’ children and young people within and beyond the youth justice system; research in the area of community provision for women who offend
Shoemaker, Professor Robert Department of History Social and cultural history; urban history; gender history; the history of crime, justice and punishment; the use of digital technologies in historical research
Sikes, Professor Pat School of Education Perceptions and experiences of school teachers accused of sexual misconduct with pupils which they say they did not commit; research ethics; sensitive research
Skinns, Dr Layla School of Law Police and policing; Multi-agency criminal justice partnerships; Crime prevention and community safety; Restorative justice in schools; The relationship between drugs and crime
Sorsby, Dr Angela School of Law Restorative justice
Stampnitzky, Dr Lisa Department of Politics War on terror; political violence; torture; human rights
Thompson, Dr David School of Law Reintegration/resettlement/rehabilitation of offenders; sexual offending; circles of support and accountability; policing
Tomczak, Dr Philippa School of Law The sociology of punishment; the penal voluntary sector; actor-network theory; deaths in punishment; penal reform and activism; penal monitoring and regulatory bodies
Topakas, Dr Anna Management School Organisational Change and HRM in Policing Organisations, People Management in Healthcare, Leader-Member Exchange, Leadership Categorisation and Implicit Leadership Theories, Followership, Employee Engagement, High Performance Work Systems
Tsuchiya, Professor Aki HEDS, ScHARR and Department of Economics Outcome measures; seriousness of offences; fear of crime; intangible victim costs of crime
Ward, Dr Richard Humanities Research Institute The history of crime, policing and punishment in eighteenth-century Britain; crime reporting in the media; capital punishment.
West, Dr Charles Department of History Religious/legal intersection, exemption and immunity, medieval law
White, Dr Adam School of Law Policing; private security; soldiering;  private military; regulation; legitimacy and the public good.
Whitworth, Dr Adam Department of Geography Small area deprivation; education; crime; spatial microsimulation; gender and families; quantitative methodologies
Williams, Professor Colin Management School The informal economy; evaluating the nature of the informal economy; evaluating the links between the informal economy and crime; assessing participation in the informal economy

Student Members

Name Department Research Key Words
Van Asch, Mr Edward School of Law Criminology; cross border cooperation; transnational organized crime; the illegal wildlife trade
Atkin, Ms Alison Department of Archaeology Archaeology; forensics; demogaphy; mass fatality investigation; characterising victim populations; victim identification.
Barrett, Victoria School of Law 'Thatcherism',  neo-conservative 'law and order', UK society today.
Bekaj, Mr Armend School of Law Politics, international relations, security, criminology, social policy.
Binch, Ms Lucy School of Law Prostitution; the sex industry; gender and identity.
Bradford, Ms Lauren School of Law Victims; homicide; media; gender
Carr, Ms Lucy School of Law Imprisonment, female offenders, short-term sentences, resettlement, recidivism and desistance
Corbally, Alice School of Law Policing, partnership, provision, mental health, autism,
Fernando, Ruwani School of Law Culture, desistance from crime, desistance narratives, France and England
Ferrazzi, Dario Department of Urban Studies and Planning Crime and Criminality and Urban Space
Grace, Mr Jamie School of Law Criminal justice, Human rights, Policing, Criminal records, Domestic violence, Information law
Ikram, Aishath Department of Sociological Studies Poverty and survival of small island states in the global world
Jenkin, Ms Anna Department of History Representations of crime; history of women and crime; history of homicide; history of crime in urban centres; interactions between judicial and popular representations of crime.
Kotrurovic, Mr Darja School of Law Crime and Drug Trafficking in Serbia
McMahon, Ms Louisa School of Law Domestic abuse; same-sex domestic abuse; gender; masculinity; male violence; male victimisation; heteronormativity; critique of feminist theory; grounded theory.
Segev, Ms Dana School of Law Desistance; Culture; Reintegration; Agency; Social-structural mechanisms; Criminal justice system
Smith, Ms Rivka School of Law Policing (in particular police occupational culture; race and diversity; gender; criminal investigation); police custody; law of evidence; criminal procedure; qualitative research methods
Stark, Ms Abigail School of Law Prisons and Imprisonment, Penal Policy, Comparative Penology, Prisoners’ Rights, Prisoner Disenfranchisement, Citizenship and Desistance
Walker, Charlotte School of Law Unrepresented Defendants, Criminal Courts