I enjoy research-informed teaching of both undergraduates and postgraduates. As well as dissertation supervision, pastoral care, and group taught modules, at present I am the course convenor of three modules at Loughborough University:
- Crime Prevention
I love teaching this module – we take crime prevention tours to look out for good and bad practice, students design a report on burglary prevention, we have debates and practical examples to work through, and there’s even a Christmas crime prevention quiz at the end of the module! It is so much fun to be part of.
- Green Criminology
This is a module I’ve recently introduced to our programme that really reflects my passion for environmental protection. Using a wide range of international case studies and interactive methods, we examine environmental harms from a criminological perspective. We think about what constitutes environmental ‘harm’ and when does it become criminal; who commits crime against the environment; and who suffers as a consequence. We also explore possible responses to ‘green’ crimes.
- Crime and Social Welfare
In this module we explore several policy areas through the experience and knowledge of practitioners to get a ‘real world’ understanding of social issues. We’re lucky enough to attract some wonderful guest speakers to this module, which makes for a great experience.
In previous years I have run a Victimology module. The resources for this are freely available under a Creative Commons license on a standalone website.
I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students, particularly on topics related to heritage crime and green criminology.