Staffordshire University Crime and Society Research Group (SUC&SRG)

Themes

Summary

Our aim is to develop the next generation of social researchers from our student population. Our emphasis is upon research that is: “contributing towards making a difference through improving society and reducing crime by conducting research and cultivating a research community”.

Our aim

In 2016, the Staffordshire University Crime and Society Research Group (SUC&SRG) was established to develop the next generation of social researchers. Our emphasis is upon research that is: “contributing towards making a difference through improving society and reducing crime by conducting research and cultivating a research community”.

An innovative ‘collaborative model’ for the delivery of local, regional and national commissioned research projects is used (Page & Temple-Malt, 2018a) that involves undergraduate students and academics working in conjunction with external organisations and partnerships. In addition to academics from Criminology and Sociology those from other disciplines, such as the Institute of Policing, Drama and Creative Communities are also linked to the group. The group title puts into lay terms what Criminology and Sociology is for commissioners, employers and community members.

The aims of the Staffordshire University Crime and Society Research Group are to:

  1. Add-value to external organisations, strategic partnerships and the community through research that focuses on crime reduction and improving society
  2. Equip students with a portfolio of skills through unique opportunities in applied research that will enhance their academic performance and increase their employability
  3. Enhance University research culture by building research capacity and capability with the application of sociological and criminological approaches to ‘real world’ issues

Group leader

Sarah Page

Senior Lecturer

I teach on the Sociology and Transnational Organised Crime Masters degrees.

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Researchers within Staffordshire University Crime and Society Research Group (SUC&SRG)

Dr Jo Turner

Head Of Department - Associate Professor

Dr Jo Turner is Head of Department for Criminology, Policing and Forensic Science and Associate Professor of Criminology. She has worked at Staffordshire University since August 2017.

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Professor James Treadwell

Professor In Criminology

James became a Professor in Criminology at Staffordshire University in 2017. His expertise are in violent, professional and organised crime; prisons, prison violence and victimisation; drugs and crime; Ethnography; Crime and the Military.

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Dr Fahid Qurashi

Lecturer

Fahid joined Staffordshire University in 2018 and is now the Course Leader for UG Criminology. He has a PhD in Sociology (Kent) and specialises in political sociology, Islamophobia, Counter-terrorism, radicalisation and ethnography.

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Victoria Bell

Lecturer

Dr Luke Telford

Lecturer

Luke is a Lecturer in Criminology, having recently finished his ESRC funded PhD on working class nationalism in a deindustrialised and relatively deprived locality.

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Dr Jonathan Davies

Lecturer

Jon is a Lecturer in Criminology with research interests in crimes of the powerful, labour exploitation, organised crime, and intersections of illegal and legal market activities. He has worked in the UK, rest of Europe, and the Middle East.

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Dr Arta Jalili-Idrissi

Lecturer

Arta is a critical criminologist and Lecturer in Criminology at Staffordshire University. Arta's main areas of interest are imprisonment, carceral space and technology, penalty and social control.

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