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Current PhD Topics

Current PhD Students and Research Topics

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
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, 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
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
Hawker, Thomas Punishment and communication: perceptions of penal messages in sentencing and restorative justice conferences
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.
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
McSharry, Liam Do the behaviour management strategies of UK secondary schools create collectively efficacious environments?
Morey, Martha Men at work:  prison labour as a site for the construction of masculine identity
Munshey, Menaal Terrorism, Justice, and Legitimacy in Northwest Pakistan
Muscat, Matthew An examination of financial regulatory enforcement proceedings in Malta in terms of legitimacy theory
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
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
Reising, Kim Crime and Health: Long-term bidirectional and intergenerational effects between mental and physical health issues and offending behaviour
Schmidt, Bethany Democratic councils in prisons
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
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 
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

A Selection of Completed PhD Theses

Barton-Crosby, Jennifer Situational Action Theory and Intimate Partner Violence: An Exploration of Morality as the Underlying Mechanism in the Explanation of Violent Crime
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
Hendy, Ross To understand how routinely unarmed police resolve person-to-person conflict in their day-to-day work
Horgan, Jane Religion, morality and crime
Ievins, Alice
The social experiences of sex offenders in prison: a comparative analysis
Jerath, Kritika Police use of force in UK: A situational action analysis
Laws, Ben Emotion management and emotional expression in prisons
Leeney, David From public participation in neighbourhood policing to testing the limits of social media as a tool to increase the flow of community intelligence
Maitra, Dev Faith, race, gangs and ‘the street’ in prison: an inductive 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
Neaverson, Aimee Exploring the cycle of violence: resiliency and protective factors in relation to sexual re-victimization
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
Pfeil, Katrin Investigating the effectiveness of the self-administered interview for older witnesses
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
Shenderovich, Yulia Process evaluation of an evidence-informed parenting support programme in Eastern Cape, South Africa
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?
Trajtenberg, Nicolas The idea of causality and explanation in criminological theory
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