Professor Graham Farrell
- Position: Professor of Crime Science
- Areas of expertise: situational crime prevention; crime science; crime trends; the crime drop; the security hypothesis; designing-out crime; problem-oriented policing
- Email: G.Farrell@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 5950
- Location: 2.18 Liberty Building
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PhD University of Manchester (1994). Joined University of Leeds in September 2015. Previously professor at universities in Canada (Simon Fraser) and the United States (Rutgers, Cincinnati) and at Loughborough University, and deputy research director at the Police Foundation, Washington DC. Earlier career work including as international civil servant at the United Nations in Vienna, Research Associate at the Centre for Criminological Research at Oxford University, and research assistant at the Home Office Crime Prevention Unit.
Crime Science, particularly situational crime prevention: designing-out and nudging people away from crime. In recent years, a particular focus on the international crime drop - developing the security hypothesis and examining the role of security improvements in declining crime as well as scrutinising rival explanations. Previous work in a range of areas including phone theft and robbery and student academic misconduct. Primary theoretical areas: rational choice and routine activities.
Over three decades of published work. Researched many areas relating to crime, policing and criminal justice including international drug policy, and the repeated victimization of the same people and places a particular focus. In 2007, fieldwork in Afghanistan (mainly Kabul) to evaluate criminal justice system projects undertaken by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Awarded research funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (x4), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the European Union, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada).
PhD thesis ‘Repeated Criminal Victimisation’ (1993).<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 (Manchester, 1994)
Teaching on undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Criminal Justice Studies