Professor Tom Cockcroft

Professor of Legal and Social JusticeSchool of Law and Policing

Tom, a criminologist by discipline, is a recognised authority on the subject of police occupational culture. He has worked on a range of research and knowledge exchange projects in the sphere of policing and criminal justice. This has been at local, regional, national and international levels. His publishing profile is largely built upon conceptual, theoretical and data-driven explorations of police culture. He also explores, increasingly, its intersection with the police professionalisation agenda. He is the author of the books: Police Culture: Themes and Concepts (2012, Routledge), Police Culture: Research and Practice (2020, Policy Press) and numerous chapters and articles. He sits on the editorial board of Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice (Oxford University Press). In 2019, he became one of two series editors for Routledge Advances in Police Practice and Knowledge.