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Dr Oluwagbenga Akinlabi

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Sciences

Oluwagbenga Michael Akinlabi is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northumbria University in Newcastle, United Kingdom. He has PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University in Australia. Prior to this, he had completed a Master of Philosophy degree in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling (options in Geography) also from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.

Within the past few years, Michael has worked as a university lecturer, an associate lecturer, and a university research assistant. During this period, he has provided lectures, coordinated and convened large undergraduate and postgraduate programs in intelligence and security studies, criminology, and psychology. He has successfully attracted more than 15 scholarships, grants, recognition and awards in Nigeria, United Kingdom and Australia; including the prestigious British Commonwealth Scholarships and Australian Postgraduate Awards.

Michael’s research interests include procedural justice and police legitimacy, policing the global south, police use of force, corruption and accountability, policing youths and BAME, crime and psychopathology, and stress in police. Specifically, his current research has been exploring how perceptions of justice and fairness, corruption, and feelings of trust, can go a long way to influence compliance and/or cynicism towards the law.

 

Oluwagbenga Akinlabi

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An Integrative Assessment of Normative Expectations, Treatment Outcome, Procedural Justice, and Public Satisfaction with the Police, Akinlabi, O. 11 Nov 2022, Policing the Global South, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Can We Truly Find a Solution to Ghana’s Corruption Problem? Assessing the Fight Against Corruption and the Effectiveness of the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Amagnya, M., Akinlabi, O. 18 Oct 2022, Policing and the Rule of Law in Sub-Saharan Africa, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Continuity and change in policing the Global South, Watson, D., Amin, S., Wallace, W., Akinlabi, O., Ruiz-Vásquez, J. 11 Nov 2022, Policing the Global South , London, Taylor & Francis
  • Introduction to Policing and the Rule of Law in Sub-Saharan Africa, Akinlabi, O. 18 Oct 2022, Policing and the Rule of Law in Sub-Saharan Africa, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Police-Citizen Relations in Nigeria: Procedural Justice, Legitimacy, and Law-Abiding Behaviour, Akinlabi, O. 2022
  • Police– Citizen Relations in Nigeria: Obstacles to Trust and Cooperation with the Police, Akinlabi, O. 18 Oct 2022, Policing and the Rule of Law in Sub-Saharan Africa, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Policing and the Rule of Law in Sub-Saharan Africa, Akinlabi, O. 18 Oct 2022
  • Policing Rural Kenya: Practices and Challenges, Bunei, E., Akinlabi, O. 18 Oct 2022, Policing and the Rule of Law in Sub-Saharan Africa, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Policing the Global South: Colonial Legacies, Pluralities, Partnerships and Reform, Watson, D., Amin, S., Wallace, W., Akinlabi, O., Ruiz-Vásquez, J. 11 Nov 2022
  • Policing the Global South: Colonial Legacies, Pluralities, Partnerships and Reform, Watson, D., Amin, S., Wallace, W., Akinlabi, O., Ruiz-Vásquez, J. 11 Nov 2022, Policing the Global South , London, Taylor & Francis

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Invited talk: Inspire the Future 2018
  • Invited talk: Police Use of Force and the Problem of Accountability in Nigeria 2018
  • Oral presentation: The Police are Not Your Friends: Corrupt Policing and Implication for Trust and Cooperation with the Police 2017
  • Oral presentation: Police Deviance, Procedural (In)justice and Cynicism towards the Law in Nigeria 2016
  • Oral presentation: Dull Compulsion or Police Legitimacy? Assessing Why People Comply with the Law in Nigeria 2016
  • Oral presentation: Trans-cultural Relevance in Nigeria: Procedural Justice, Police Legitimacy, and Implications for Cooperation with the Police 2015
  • Oral presentation: Predatory Policing in Nigeria: Public Experiences of Police Corruption, Brutality and its Implication on Police Legitimacy 2013

  • Criminology PhD October 11 2016
  • Criminology MPhil November 26 2011
  • Clinical Psychology MSc February 26 2010
  • Counselling and Guidance BEd (Hons) February 10 2006


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