Dr Christine A. Weirich
- Position: Research Fellow at the ESRC Centre for Vulnerability and Policing
- Areas of expertise: Crime prevention; illicit markets; crime script analysis; cultural heritage and property protection; antiquities trafficking; crime science
- Email: C.A.Weirich@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 2.47 Liberty Building
- Website: LinkedIn | ORCID
I am currently a Research Fellow at the ESRC Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre led by the University of Leeds and the University of York. Within the centre, I am supporting projects relating to Online Child Sexual Victimisation led by Professor Corinne May-Chahal (Lancaster), and Deliberative Forums on minimum policing standards of policing and policing vulnerabilities led by Professor Ben Bradford (UCL).
I previously joined the University of Leeds in 2020 as a researcher on project IcARUS: Innovative AppRoach to Urban Security, led by the European Forum for Urban Security. This position included work on a State of the Art Review on crime prevention and security in Europe over the last 30 years.
Prior to this, I completed my PhD at the University of Glasgow in 2019, where my thesis focused on the issue of antiquities trafficking and situational crime prevention. While at the University of Glasgow, I was a part of the Trafficking Culture research group and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR).
I have previous research experience at the University of Cincinnati’s Centre for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR) and Corrections Institute (UCCI), working on projects such as the Ohio Prison Study (PI: Latessa) and the Ohio Disproportionate Minority Contact Study (PI: Sullivan).<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- PhD in Criminology
- MS in Criminal Justice
- BA in Philosophy
- BFA in History of Art
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Criminal Justice Studies