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Prof Michael Rowe


Department: Social Sciences

He has an international reputation for his research and publications in the field of policing, paying particular attention to policing,culture and reforms, race and racism, police culture, and the policing of domestic violence. Other interests include on-line victimisation and offender desistance. He has published seven books on policing, crime, race and related issues and is the (co)author of 30 articles in scholarly journals. In recent years he has been a member of the Executive of the British Society of Criminology and Vice-President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. From 2010-2012 he was an academic member of the Independent Police Commission chaired by Lord Stevens. Previously he was director of the Institute of Criminology at Victoria University Wellington and senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Leicester.


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  • Streamlining out-of-court disposals:: Assessing the impact on reoffending and police practice, Rowe, M., Amankwaa, A., Biddle, P., Bengtsson, L. 1 Feb 2024, In: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • A criminology of the domestic, Davies, P., Rowe, M. 29 Jun 2023, Criminology of the Domestic, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Introduction to Policing, Rowe, M., Ralph, L., Malik, A. 14 Nov 2023
  • Police station meaning, closure and (in)visibility, Millie, A., Ralph, L., Rowe, M., Jones, M. 13 Dec 2023, In: Policing and Society
  • Researching Challenging Issues: the case of policing diversity, Bullock, K., Garland, J., Rowe, M. 5 Dec 2023, Introduction to Policing Research, London, Routledge
  • Researching Visible Policing, Ralph, L., Rowe, M., Millie, A., Jones, M. 5 Dec 2023, Introduction to Policing Research, London, Routledge
  • Technology, crime and policing: The remaking of domestic life?, Rowe, M. 29 Jun 2023, Criminology of the Domestic, London, Taylor & Francis
  • The Rebus guided tour: Edinburgh, UK, Cook, I., Rowe, M. 14 Mar 2023, 50 Dark Destinations, Bristol, Policy Press
  • Visible Policing: Uniforms and the (Re)Construction of Police Occupational Identity, Rowe, M., Jones, M., Millie, A., Ralph, L. 7 Feb 2023, In: Policing and Society
  • Maintaining police-citizen relations on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ralph, L., Jones, M., Rowe, M., Milllie, A. 3 Jul 2022

  • Aaron Dippie An Investigation into the Public’s Influence over the Stop and Search Statistics in the United Kingdom Start Date: 15/05/2024
  • Lynsey Pinchen Getting the Grease to the Squeak: Understanding the operational and cultural context in which science and evidence can enhance police practice Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 11/05/2023
  • Alice Weedy The Policing of Wildlife Crime - What Can We Learn? Start Date: 01/12/2022
  • Steven Kirby Racist Violence in a Northern English City: Experiences of Victimisation and the Police Response Start Date: 01/07/2021 End Date: 25/11/2022
  • Marina Hasan Bullying and Harassment of Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Women Within The Police Service in England: Race, Gender and Police Culture Start Date: 15/12/2017 End Date: 11/06/2019
  • Rebecca Oswald Exploring the Impact of Meaningful Employment upon the Identity and Desistance Process of Young Offenders Start Date: 14/12/2017 End Date: 18/11/2020
  • Donna Peacock From Underground Hacking to Ethical Hacking Start Date: 23/02/2011 End Date: 13/11/2014
  • Steven Storey Intelligence Systems: Their tacit adoption and use with community-based offenders Start Date: 23/02/2017 End Date: 14/06/2023
  • Michael Smith Will increasing police diversity raise public confidence? A critical analysis Start Date: 01/10/2019

  • Philosophy PhD June 30 1998
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017

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