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Current PhD Students and Research Topics

Atherley, Loren Testing Evidence-Based Policing as a Strategic Framework:
A Quasi-Experimental Analysis”
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
Carlo, Sarah Situational Action Theory as an Inclusive Theory of Intimate Partner Violence: an exploration of moral filtering and sexuality on violence in intimate relationships
Cole, Sam Translating Collective Efficacy for Effective Policy
Cooper, John Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) of offender desistance policing in Durham Constabulary (Operation Checkpoint)
Costa, Jõao 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
Dewan, Sarika Global trends in direct and indirect conflict-related mortality: towards targeted prevention and intervention
Dixon, Sophie Child sexual exploitation networks in the UK: an analysis of how they operate
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
Harinam, Vincent Organized Crime in the Digital Age: An Examination of Cryptomarkets
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
Kumar, Sumit Implementing, Tracking and Testing the Pathfinder Programme in Devon and Cornwall: An Offender Desistance Policing Randomized Field Trial.
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)
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.
Li, Rosalie Jiahui Chinese young offenders’ experiences, perceptions and attitudes towards educational and correctional programmes: an exploratory study
Lieber, Elinor Friendship, care, and the flow of power: social relationships in a male and female prison
Liu, Lu How Does Ideology Influence Terrorist Groups’ Engagement in Hostage-taking?
Longhorn, Jake No Wrong door: The barriers to and benefits of a new model of social care
Marshall, Hannah “Those people are part of me, they are like my sisters.”: An ethnographic study of relational reflexivity and desistance among Nigerian women who have worked as ‘madams’ in human trafficking networks.
McFadzien, Kent Mapping of financial and economic crime in England and Wales: a power -curve analysis
Mejia-O'Donnell, Tania Prison Pen-Pals: The Value of Correspondence and Support From Individuals Not Known to Inmates Prior to Their Incarceration
Morey, Martha Men at work:  prison labour as a site for the construction of masculine identity
Mullin, Juliette Elizabeth Deaths in the community under supervision post-release from custody
Munshey, Menaal Terrorism, Justice, and Legitimacy in Northwest Pakistan
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
Padmanabhan, Kavya Reconstructing “Broken” Ties: How Formerly Incarcerated Mothers’ Parenting Practices Reveal Agency and Resiliency Post-Release
Pajevic, Marija The mediating factors in the relationship between low heart rate and antisocial behaviour
Rose, Simon An analysis of the solvability factors across all volume crime types to fill the gaps in solvability factor research, resolve the contradictions between previous studies and address the challenges to external validity arising from different datasets
Raffan Gower, Rebecca New estimates for the economic and social costs of crime in England and Wales
Rennie, Ailie A short longitudinal study of lifers’ pre-release expectations and post-release realities during resettlement
Shafi, Faryal Understanding matricide in contemporary Pakistan
Shovel, Miriam Out of court, out of mind? Police use of out of court resolutions and their effects on victims of domestic abuse
Siu, Long (Michael) The Umbrella Movement and police legitimacy: Hong Kong as method
Skinner, Guy Mental Health and Offending: Inter-Generational Relationships and Causality in the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development
Spence, Alison Mary Post New Public Management: Efficiency, Effectiveness and Legitimacy in 21st Century Policing
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 
Tu, Hiu Hei Enhancing the feasibility of Situational Action Theory to explain crimes in Eastern Asian culture
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
Xun, Xiaoya Evaluating Youth Crime Causes and Prevention in China with Situational Action Theory(SAT) Framework