Current Ph.D Students

Ph.D.s at work

Below are listed the names and research topics of current and some recent Ph.D. students. If you wish to contact a student this can be done via the Graduate Administrator.

Please click on a name to see a brief summary of the students biography, C.V. and/or research.

Current Ph.D. Students & Research Topics

Student Topic
Barton-Crosby, Jenni Situational action theory and the violent offender: an exploration of morality as the underlying mechanism in the explanation of violent crime
Bland, Matthew Targeting domestic abuse with statistics - better than people?
Bryden, Michael An exploration of power-holder legitimacy: Victoria Police
Dahal, Astha Effectiveness of the practice of the Nepal Police to mediate reported cases of domestic violence
Daniele, Teodosio The role of the environment in the process of crime causation
Denley, John Targeting, testing and tracking police-led and third sector-leg desistance interventions for organised crime group members
Donnangelo, Javier Diagnosing the increase in homicides in Montevideo, 2007-2014
Droppelmann, Catalina Desistance from crime among Chilean juvenile offenders
Eshel, Abigail The return of societies to 'normal crime' following periods of war or conflict
Gardom, Judith 'Redeeming the time': desistance and the construction of life-narratives by ex-offenders in a group educational setting
Gutierrez Gomez, Laura Police legitimacy: an exploratory study in Bogotá, Colombia
Hanstock, Richard Hackers, punishment and rehabilitation: a critical evaluation of sentencing practice in computer misuse cases
Hardie, Beth Why don't all young people commit crime? A study of parental monitoring, activity fields and crime
Hawker, Thomas Punishment and communication: perceptions of penal messages in sentencing and restorative justice conferences
Hendy, Ross To understand how routinely unarmed police resolve person-to-person conflict in their day-to-day work
Ievins, Alice The experience of imprisoned sex offenders: a three-site comparative analysis
Jerath, Kritika Police Use of Force in England and Wales: A Situational-Action Analysis
Jethwa, Yeshwant Strategies to strengthen investigation and prosecution of violent property crimes (Dacoity)
Kant, Deborah Under threat? A social and occupational history of prison officers
Langley, Brandon Applying a procedural justice checklist in border examinations: a countrywide multi-site randomized controlled trial on legitimacy
Larmour, Simon Evaluating moralities for variant types of psychopathy conceptualised by the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personalities (CAPP)
Laws, Ben Emotion management and emotional expression in prisons
Leeney, David Breach of the PEACE: a development of the police PEACE interview model to facilitate recall in context for front-line investigations of crime
Maitra, Dev An inductive analysis of the effects English Prison gangs have on prisoner rehabilitation
McFadzien, Kent Mapping of financial and economic crime in England and Wales: a power -curve analysis
McSharry, Liam Do the behaviour management strategies of UK secondary schools create collectively efficacious environments?
Mitchell, Renee The deterrent effects of police patrol in high-crime hot spots: a randomized controlled trial or Dosage: the missing denominator
Morey, Martha Jo Men at work: prison labour as a site for the construction of masculine identity
Mullett, Margaret Conducting a randomised experiment in eight English prisons: a participant observation study of testing the Sycamore Tree Programme
Muscat, Matthew An examination of financial regulatory enforcement proceedings in Malta in terms of legitimacy theory
Neaverson, Aimee Exploring the cycle of violence: resiliency and protective factors in relation to sexual re-victimization
Neyroud, Eleanor How individual factors relating to perceptions of legitimacy and experiences of offenders on the Turning Point Project mediate successful desistance
Neyroud, Peter Putting the police on trial: the management of police field experiments as a process of organizational change: a case study of a randomized controlled trial in pre-prosecution offender management"
Olphin, Thomas Solving crime: targeting factors that predict clearance of offences
Packham, Daniel Military veterans' experience of imprisonment
Pfeil, Katrin Effectiveness of an interviewing technique called the Self-Administered Interview for Older Witnesses
Sanchez, Olga Prevalence of neuropsychological dysfunction among different typologies of sex offenders
Schmidt, Bethany Democratic councils in prisons
Shafi, Faryal Understanding matricide in contemporary Pakistan
Shenderovich, Yulia Process evaluation of a parenting support programme in Eastern Cape, South Africa
Siu, Long (Michael) The Umbrella Movement and police legitimacy: Hong Kong as method
Szifris, Kirstine Exploring and Evaluating the provision of a forum for philosophical discussion in prisons
Tartarini, Fabio : The role of self-empowerment in the process of human flourishing in prison.
Theodorakis, Nikolaos Efficiency of crime prevention policies for incidents of corporate crime throughout Europe and the US: is contemporary law and policy the sword needed to solve the Gordion knot?
Trajtenberg, Nicolas The idea of causality and explanation in criminological theory
Triana Enemocon, Sergio Understanding the effect of reintegration and crime prevention programs on crime rates, evidence from Colombia
Valdebenito, Sara School punishment and antisocial behaviour: explanations, effects and prevention
Wain, Neil Use of GPS devices in tracking police patrol locations for high-crime areas
Weinborn, Cristobal Analysis of crime patterns in time and space
Widdicombe, Benjamin The ‘public interest’ in criminal prosecutions
Wigzell, Alexandra An ethnography of the young person: worker–supervisor relationship and the role of such relationships in desistance

Recently Completed Ph.D. Theses

Student Topic
Cooke, Barbara Bad to the bone?: The effects of dog training programs on factors related to desistance
Dominey, Jane Relational dimensions of supervision in a changing context of probation providers for offenders
Horgan, Jane Religion, morality and crime
Parsons, Angelina Managerial influences on police decision-making
Schmidt, William Wrongful Convictions
Trivedi-Bateman, Neema The role of moral emotions in decision-making in crime causation
Vibla, Natalia Sentencing for multiple offences: towards a conceptual model within a retributive framework