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Current projects

Title Funder Start date End date
ESRC Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 May 2022 30 April 2027
Investigating Unexpected Death: Values and Attitudes in Coronial Autopsies BA / Leverhulme Small Grants 1 April 2019 1 October 2024
IcARUS: Innovative Approaches to Urban Security EU Horizon 2020 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Disproportionality: Exploring the Nature of Ethnic Disparities in Sentencing through Causal Inference Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 August 2022 31 July 2024
A Professional Register for Probation Practitioners: Opportunities and Challenges Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 16 October 2023 30 June 2024
Domestic Abuse Service Providers and their Stories Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 May 2023 30 April 2024

Past projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Understanding and preventing ‘cuckoo’ victimisation N8 Policing Research Partnership 1 April 2022 31 January 2024
International Law as a Profession: (De)Constructing the Identity of International Lawyers 1 May 2021 1 January 2024
Reinforcers or reformers: an exploration of how legal educators perceive their role and its relationship with the legal profession following the introduction of the SQE Socio-Legal Studies Association 1 January 2023 1 January 2024
Lawyering for International Criminal Justice 1 October 2018 31 December 2023
Understanding the geospatial and contextual patterns of rural domestic abuse: an exploratory study 1 September 2021 1 October 2023
Re-counting crime: New methods to improve the accuracy of estimates of crime ESRC (Secondary Data Analysis Initiative) 1 October 2020 4 September 2023
CRITiCaL - Combatting cRiminals In The CLoud Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) / Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 June 2015 28 February 2023
Security for sale in modern Britain: security provision, ensembles and cultures, 1785 - 1995 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1 December 2020 28 February 2023
Investigating Unexpected Death: Values and Attitudes in Coronial Autopsies BA / Leverhulme Small Grants 1 April 2019 28 February 2023
Strengthening in-house lawyer ethics 1 September 2018 1 January 2023
Encounters between welfare professionals and citizens 1 July 2021 1 January 2023
Making, Unmaking, Remaking? Professional Identity and Practice in Probation in the Aftermath of the Transforming Rehabilitation Reforms 22 May 2022 24 April 2022
Convenient constructs: How chief police officers in England and Wales understand the right to exercise power. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 October 2019 31 March 2022
Change, continuity and crisis in the legal profession: the role of gender 1 October 2022 1 March 2022
Reducing the unanticipated crime harms of Covid-19 policies UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) 10 June 2020 9 December 2021
Legal Cultures and New Regional Policies towards Forced Migrants 1 December 2020 30 November 2021
Transitions through university: Exploring expectations and motivations of undergraduate students Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence 1 September 2020 31 August 2021
Understanding the Moderate Drinking Students of Generation Sensible Funded by a small grant from the University of Kent 1 April 2020 31 March 2021
Innovation and the application of knowledge for more effective policing HEFCE 1 January 2015 31 January 2021
Turing Fellow - Professor Wall Alan Turing Institute 1 October 2018 1 October 2020
Turing Fellow - Dr Birks Alan Turing Institute 1 October 2018 1 October 2020
Data Justice in Mexico’s Multiveillant Society: How big data is reshaping the struggle for human rights and political freedoms Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 October 2018 30 September 2020
Policing Children and Families: A Study of the Police Response to Child-to-Parent Violence N8 Policing Research Partnership 1 May 2019 30 April 2020
EMPHASIS - EconoMical, PsycHologicAl and Societal Impact of RanSomware [Ransomware and Cybercrimes of Extortion] Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) / Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 April 2017 31 December 2019
Mobile Solutions to the Mexican Kidnapping Epidemic: Beyond Elite Counter-Measures Towards Citizen-Led Innovation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 12 August 2018 31 October 2019
Understanding Organised Crime and Terrorist Networks TAKEDOWN European Commission 1 September 2016 1 September 2019
TAKEDOWN - Understand the Dimensions of Organised Crime and Terrorist Networks for Developing Effective and Efficient Security Solutions for First-line-practitioners and Professionals European Commission (Brussels) Horizon 2020 1 September 2016 31 August 2019
Exploring Agent Computing for Understanding Police Demand Alan Turing Institute 25 February 2019 24 August 2019
Emerging technology and Big Data analytics: Realising the potential of Automatic Number Plate Recognition N8 Policing Research Partnership 1 May 2018 31 July 2019
The Leeds Parks Fund: Developing a model for charitable giving to parks Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Nesta 1 August 2018 30 June 2019
Tackling Selection Bias in Sentencing Data Analysis National Centre for Research Methods (ESRC) 1 October 2017 31 December 2018
TNOC Transnational Organised Crime in the 21st Century Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 October 2017 1 October 2018
Exploring the impacts of Body Worn Video in Incidents of Domestic Abuse N8 Policing Research Partnership 1 May 2017 1 May 2018
The future prospects of urban parks: The life, times and social order of Victorian public parks as places of social mixing Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1 November 2015 31 October 2017
Markets in Policing - ESRC Seminar Series Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC) 1 March 2015 1 October 2017
Tracking people: controversies and challenges Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1 October 2016 30 September 2017
Policing Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies N8 PRG Catalyst Fund 1 June 2016 1 August 2017
Policing and Crime Control in the Victorian City 1 August 2014 1 June 2017
Long-term developments in jihadi militant ideology and its transnational impact 1 January 2015 31 December 2016
Identifying and Modelling Victim, Business, Regulatory and Malware Behaviours in a Changing Cyberthreat Landscape 1 September 2013 30 September 2016
Creativity and Effectiveness in the Use of Electronic Monitoring as an Alternative to Imprisonment in EU Member States 1 May 2014 30 April 2016
Special Adviser to the Independent Reviewer of the Terrorism Legislation 1 January 2012 1 December 2015
An Exploratory Knowledge Platform for Policing: Exploiting Knowledge Assets, Utilising Data and Piloting Research Co-production 1 November 2014 31 October 2015
Pre-charge Bail 1 February 2011 31 December 2014
Taxation and Moral Regulation 1 September 2013 30 September 2014
Assessing the Impact of Circles of Support and Accountability 1 March 2010 30 June 2014
Special Measures in Rape Trials Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC) 1 November 2010 31 January 2013
Forensic Identification Frontiers 1 September 2009 31 August 2012
The Third Sector in Criminal Justice 1 October 2010 30 June 2012
International and Comparative Criminal Justice 1 June 2008 31 July 2011
Terrorism and the Law Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1 January 2009 31 December 2010
The Impact of Anti-Social Behaviour Interventions on Young People 1 July 2008 30 September 2010
Exploring the Influence of Courtroom Questioning and Pre-Trial Preparation on Eyewitness Accuracy Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1 June 2009 31 May 2010
The Future of Forensic Bioinformation 1 September 2008 31 December 2009
Assessing Deviance, Crime and Prevention (CRIMPREV) 1 July 2006 31 July 2009
Governing Through Anti-Social Behaviour 1 October 2007 31 July 2009
The Orientation and Integration of Local and National Alcohol Policy 1 April 2007 30 April 2009
Police National Legal Database 1 January 1994 31 December 2004
Partnerships for Cultural Change: Reverse Mentoring in higher education and the legal profession Michael Beverley Innovation Fund 1 October 2022
Towards an understanding of the limits of collective violence during the 2011 English riots 1 March 2014 Ongoing
Dirty Assets: Experiences, reflections, and lessons learnt from a decade of legislation on criminal money laundering and terrorism financing Ongoing