Dr Sam Lewis
- Position: Associate Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Areas of expertise: Violence against women and girls; domestic abuse in rural areas; the regulation of children and families; child-to-parent violence; race, crime and criminal justice.
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 2529
- Location: 2.08 Liberty Building
- Website: Twitter
I am a graduate of the Universities of Aberystwyth (BSc (Econ) (Hons) Law and Politics) and Bristol (LLM, PhD), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I held research associate posts at the Universities of Bristol and Swansea before joining Leeds as a lecturer in 2004. I was an RCUK Research Fellow at Leeds between 2006 and 2012.
I have led or been co-investigator on projects funded by the Home Office, the N8 Policing Research Partnership (PRP), the Nuffield Foundation, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and local criminal justice organisations.
From 2013 - 2018 I managed Masters programmes in criminal justice, criminology and criminal law at Leeds. I am now the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor and sit on the School’s Senior Management Team. I am also the Grade 9 representative on the Faculty Research and Innovation Committee (FRIC).
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor (Masters Programmes)
- Member of the School's Senior Management Team
I have been engaged in collaborative research with practitioners, policy makers and service users for almost 25 years. In the last decade, my work has focused on violence against women and girls (VAWG), including a Home Office-funded study of the geospatial and contextual patterns of rural domestic abuse, in collaboration with Cumbria Constabulary, and research on child-to-parent violence (CPV) funded by the N8 Policing Research Partnership. I was also the University of Leeds academic lead for a White Rose Consortium project concerned with domestic abuse and marginalised communities.
My interests in minority ethnic experiences of criminal justice stem from work on a Home Office-funded study of Black and Asian Men on Probation, which led to an edited collection. My latest work on race, crime and criminal justice concerned Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) charging decisions, with Dr Jose Pina-Sanchez.
- BSc. Econ (Hons)(Law and Politics) - Aberystwyth University, 1993
- LLM - University of Bristol, 1994
- PhD - University of Bristol, 1999
- PGCLTHE - University of Leeds, 2010
- Member of the British Society of Criminology
I have taught on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Leeds, including: Criminology - Theories and Concepts; Youth Crime and Justice; Research Methods; Technology, Crime and Justice.
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
- Centre for Law and Social Justice