Professor Adam Crawford
Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Director of the Security and Justice Research Group; Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law
I am a graduate of the Universities of Warwick (Law and Sociology, First Class) and Cambridge (M.Phil Criminology) and hold a PhD from the University of Leeds.
I have held visiting positions at the Free University of Amsterdam, Australian National University, Pennsylvania State University, Griffith University and Sydney University and the Maison des Sciences de l'Hommes in Paris and Lyon.
I am the editor-in-chief of the journal Criminology and Criminal Justice. I am also a member of the REF (2014) sub-panel 20, Law unit of assessment.
I am co-organiser of the Worldwide Universities Network 'International and Comparative Criminal Justice' Network and member of the Scientific Committee of the Groupe Européen de Recherches sur les Normativités (GERN). I am also a member of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Services.
As of January 2012 I will assume the role of Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law.
Scholarly and Research Interests
I have successfully secured £1.5 million in external research funding, mostly as principal investigator.
I have managed research studies in the fields of crime prevention, community safety, victims of crime, policing and youth justice, variously funded by the Home Office, Youth Justice Board, ESRC, JRF, Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, Northern Ireland Office, and the European Commission.
I teach on the following modules.
- 'Crime Prevention and Community Safety' (first year undergraduate BA)
- 'Criminology', (second year undergraduate)
- 'Theories of Crime, Justice and Control' (MA programmes)
I currently supervise research students studying...
- 'knife crime and youth gangs'
- 'emotional intelligence and youth offending'
- 'the implementation of the counter-terrorism PREVENT agenda'
- 'global/local insecurities and the English Defence League'
- 'the implementation of neighbourhood policing in the UEA'
- 'resilience, threat and urban governance'
- 'victim involvement in restorative youth justice'
- 'why burglars, burgle? An exploration of offenders' motives'
I am happy to consider proposals in areas of policing, community safety, crime prevention, youth justice, comparative criminal justice and criminology more generally.
Crawford, A., (ed.) (2011) International and Comparative Criminal Justice and Urban Governance: Convergence and Divergence in Global, National and Local Settings, Cambridge University Press.
Crawford, A., (ed.) (2009) Crime Prevention Policies in Comparative Perspective, Willan Publishing.
Chapters in books
Crawford, A., (2010) 'Regulating civility, governing security and policing (dis)order under conditions of uncertainty', in J. Blad, M. Hildebrandt, K. Rozemond, M. Schuilenburg and P. Van Calster (eds) Governing Security under the Rule of Law, The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, pp. 9-35.
Crawford, A., (2009) 'Restorative Justice and Antisocial Behavior Interventions as Contractual Governance', in P. Knepper, J. Doak and J. Shapland (eds) Urban Crime Prevention, Surveillance, and Restorative Justice: Effects of Social Technologies, Boca Raton, FL: CCRC Press, pp. 167-194.
Crawford, A., (2009) 'Governing through Anit-Social Behaviour: Regulatory Challenges to Criminal Justice', British Journal of Criminology, 49(6), 810-31.
Crawford, A., (2007) 'Networked Governance and the Post-Regulatory State?: Steering, Rowing and Anchoring the Provision of Policing and Security', Theoretical Criminology, 10(4), 449-79.
Full list of my publications (PDF, 194KB)
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