Dr Christine A. Weirich


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).

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  • PhD in Criminology
  • MS in Criminal Justice
  • BA in Philosophy
  • BFA in History of Art

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Criminal Justice Studies