Stephen J. Riley

Senior Lecturer

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB222

+44 (0) 1772 89 3571

Subject Areas: Policing and Criminal Investigation

Steve spent thirty years with Merseyside Police in a variety of roles. As a Detective Inspector specialising in investigative training and development, Steve managed the Professionalisation of Investigation Programme (PIP) assessing the competence of investigators at PIP Level 2.

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Steve's investigative and training experience saw him being deployed as an advisor to the Hungarian National Police. Steve has provided consultancy to the United Nations and Eastern European police services and law enforcement agencies in the context of covert policing strategies.


Certificate of Education Post 16, Liverpool John Moores University 1996
MA (Ed. Man.) Liverpool John Moores University 1998

Membership of professional and learned bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


PhD Research into Professionalisation of Investigation


Currently developing a short course programme in the context of border security in an international context.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • FZ 2048 A Further Investigation into Policing in England and Wales
  • FZ 2045 Investigative Skills (Investigative Interviewing)
  • Dissertation Supervision


Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Foundation Degree in Criminal Investigation.