Policing, criminal justice and inclusion

Our research is dedicated to improving experiences of policing and criminal justice, challenging injustices and promoting equality, inclusion, and diversity.

Our academics have published widely and are leading experts in the field, regularly consulted by practitioners, policy-makers and journalists. The research within this theme is divided into five strands:

  • Prisons
  • Desistance from crime
  • Policing and criminal justice
  • Educational research and pedagogy
  • Diversity and inclusion

Various members of this strand are also associated with the Gender, Bodies and Sexualities Research Unit.

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Dr Abigail Stark
Lecturer in Criminology
School of Law and Policing

Abigail is a Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Law & Social Science, where she specialises in the study of imprisonment and comparative penology. Abigail is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches across a range of subjects on our foundation, undergraduate and…

Ian Palmer
Principal Lecturer
School of Law and Policing

Ian is the Academic Lead for Policing. Ian has previously completed 30 years of service in Policing and brings that experience to his leadership of the academic team who deliver a wide range of policing-related undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. He teaches on counter-te…