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?
Brown, Eleanor Prisoner segregation: how can the use of segregation in prisons be effectively reduced?
Bryden, Michael Policing and Legitimacy in Australia: An Empirical Study of Victoria Police and Power-Holder Legitimacy
Chan, Lucas Risk-Taking Behaviour as an Evolved Function: Evidence form Cooperative Games
Cole, Sam Translating Collective Efficacy for Effective Policy
Cooper, John Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) of offender desistance policing in Durham Constabulary (Operation Checkpoint)
Cope, Aiden Opening new prisons: a comparative study of the translation of political vision into operational reality
Costa, João Justice in Prisons
Dahal, Aastha 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
Delimata, Alexandra Mapping the dynamics of recall: Transitions, interactions and decision making in the cycle between custody and community
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
Ferreira, Joana Behind bars: Domestic Violence Victims’ Experiences of the Imprisonment of their Partners
Gaffney, Hannah What works in Cyber Bullying Intervention and Prevention? Exploring effective intervention/ prevention strategies and ngelected risk factors
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
Hawker-Dawson, 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
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
Kennedy, Laura A situational action theory analysis of the roles of morality and moral contexts in school-based bullying perpetration
Langley, Brandon Applying a procedural justice checklist in border examinations: a countrywide multi-site randomized controlled trial on legitimacy
Larmour, Simon Affective and cognitive personality factors contributing to delinquent behaviour
Laws, Ben Emotion management and emotional expression in prisons
Lee, Bomin Childhood conduct disorder and later offending: Identifying protective factors that prevent children with conduct disorders from developing into criminal offenders and investigating the replicability of protective factors over generations.
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
Liu, Lu How Does Ideology Influence Terrorist Groups’ Engagement in Hostage-taking?
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?
Morey, Martha Jo Men at work: prison labour as a site for the construction of masculine identity
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
Olphin, Thomas Solving crime: targeting factors that predict clearance of offences
Packham, Daniel Military veterans' experience of imprisonment
Pajevic, Marija The mediating factors in the relationship between low heart rate and antisocial behaviour
Pfeil, Katrin Effectiveness of an interviewing technique called the Self-Administered Interview for Older Witnesses
Raffan Gowar, Rebecca New estimates for the economic and social costs of crime in England and Wales
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
Svingen, Evelyn Retaliation, reciprocity and crime
Tartarini, Fabio : The role of self-empowerment in the process of human flourishing in prison.
Trainor, Sara What is the role of private prosecution in the English criminal justice system?
Triana Enemocon, Sergio Understanding the effect of reintegration and crime prevention programs on crime rates, evidence from Colombia
Wigzell, Alexandra An ethnography of the young person: worker–supervisor relationship and the role of such relationships in desistance
Xun, Xiaoya Evaluating Youth Crime Causes and Prevention in China with Situational Action Theory(SAT) Framework

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
Hardie, Beth Why don’t all adolescents commit crime all the time? When monitoring matters for situational explanations of crime
Horgan, Jane Religion, morality and crime
Jerath, Kritika Police use of force in UK: A situational action analysis
Mitchell, Renee The deterrent effects of police patrol in high-crime hot spots: a randomized controlled trial or Dosage: the missing denominator
Mullett, Margaret Conducting a randomised experiment in eight English prisons: a participant observation study of testing the Sycamore Tree Programme
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
Parsons, Angelina Managerial influences on police decision-making
Reinke-Schreiber, Pascale Police investigative interviews with victims of human trafficking in England and Wales: theory and practice
Sanchez de Ribera, Olga Prevalence of neuropsychological dysfunction among different typologies of sex offenders
Schmidt, William Wrongful Convictions
Szifris, Kirstine Exploring the impact of engaging prisoners in philosophical education
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?
Trivedi-Bateman, Neema The role of moral emotions in decision-making in crime causation
Valdebenito, Sara School punishment and antisocial behaviour: explanations, effects and prevention
Vibla, Natalia Sentencing for multiple offences: towards a conceptual model within a retributive framework
Weinborn, Cristobal Analysis of crime patterns in time and space