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George Fawcett

Senior Lecturer in Policing and Criminal Investigation
School of Justice

George has extensive operational policing experience, having been the lead on investigations into serious and organised crime, in addition to being an experienced major incident and public disorder commander. Combining his operational experience with academic studies into broad subject areas such as business principles and marketing, George is now studying for a Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice.

As the course leader for the MSc Criminal Investigation George has been instrumental in the course review and the integration and application of current major investigative techniques within the course material and assessments. George has also designed and developed a module for the Policing and Criminal Investigation degree focusing on Investigating Exploitation, with a strong emphasis on the identification and protection of victims, while giving students the knowledge and abilities to lead successful investigations and deal appropriately with offenders.

A former senior police officer having served for 20 years with the Lancashire Constabulary and 10 years with Greater Manchester Police. His experience includes Superintendent, GMP Diversity Unit, dealing with equality issues and the force hate crime policy and initiatives. Home Office Review Panel member, reviewing stop/search powers & other related legislation. As a Detective Chief Inspector responsible for serious and volume crime prevention and detection and the lead for a number of forcewide operations involving drug cultivation and human trafficking. George also has extensive experience as a commander for serious public disorder, football matches and major incidents. With an interest in improving how law enforcement agencies engage with communities, George studied business principles and marketing management and is keen to explore how public bodies can communicate more effectively with individual victims and communities. George has a strong interest in those investigative strategies used to protect victims of exploitation, including modern slavery and human trafficking.

  • Qualifications
  • PG Cert (Learning and Teaching) in Higher Education, UCLan, 2016
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2016
  • MSc Marketing Management, UCLan, 2013
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies, UCLan, 1995
  • Currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice specialising in modern slavery and human trafficking, researching the investigative dilemma of the victim/overlap and how to deal appropriately with individuals coerced into committing acts of criminality.