Staff Seminars

Short Courses
  • The aim of the seminars is to give staff and students more insight into the diverse research being conducted in teh department, and to provide a forum in which to share ideas, discuss research problems and learn new skills.
  • It is import that presenters keep their seminars as informal as possible to ensure they are interactive and will instigate discussion.  Suggestions for seminars include:

An update on the latest developments in a current research project.

A tutorial sharing some expertise or skill which can be used in other projects. e.g. a tutorial on data mining or using a new software package.

Explanation of a specific problem(s) encountered in a project to get ideas on how it/they can be tackled.

Journal paper assessment. e.g. Summarise a seminal or recent high impact publication from your field before opening up the forum for discussion.

  • Presentations should last no longer than 30 - 40 minutes (uniterrupted).  This will allow much of the seminar to focus on questions and discussion.
  • Seminars may be followed by a short (5 minute) tips and tricks session given by a member of the department.
  • Seminars will be given by: Crime Science PhD students, RA's, Lecturers and SECReT PhD students remaining in the department.
  • The seminars will be held at lunchtime on Tuesdays (unless re-scheduling is necessary) in the teaching room.
  • As it is an informal lunchtime seminar; sandwiches, drinks and crisps may be brought along (but please try and keep rustling noises to a minimum!).
  • Presenters should send an email reminder to the department a few days in advance of the seminar detailing its title, start time and location.
  • Presenters are responsible for emailing a copy of their presentation to Catherine Wheatcroft (
  • Please inform Kevin Chetty is you are unavailable on your seminar date, or have swapped with someone else.
Presenter Seminar Title
Date and Time
Shane Johnson
Beyond the journey to crime: connectivity, place and space
Tuesday 18 January 2011, 1pm
Ruth Morgan
Problems in Forensic Science
Tuesday 1 February 2011, 12.30pm
Paula Kautt
Multilevel modelling
Tuesday 8 February 2011, 12.30pm
Lisa Wainer
Predicting and identifying hot products stolen in property crime
Tuesday 22 February 2011, 12.30pm
Lucia Summers
The street network and serious violence
Tuesday 1 March 2011, 12.30pm
 Kacper Gradon
 Teaching Crime Science in Policant. CSI: Warsaw
 Tuesday 22 March 2001, 12.30pm
Herve Borrion
Resilience of infrastructure and building security
Tuesday 19 April 2011, 12.30pm
Rachel Briggs
 The geography of radicalisation (Outside speaker from the Institute of Strategic Dialogue)
Tuesday 26 April 2011, 12.30pm
Spencer Chainey
How long should police retain data
to be confirmed
Nick Tilley
Understanding the global crime drop
to be confirmed
Kevin Chetty
Crime, Science and Crime Science
to be confirmed
Noemie Bouhana
Radicalisation, de-radicalisation, counter-radicalisation: Evidence-base Vs Knowledge base
to be confirmed
Presenter Seminar Title
Date and Time
Justin Kurland
Football Disorder: What do we really know?
Friday 9 April 2010, 12.30pm
Sunniva Meyer
Secrecy versus openness: Protecting public sites against terrorism
Friday 7 May 2010, 12.30pm
Aiden Sidebottom
Malawi Debrief
Friday 21 May 2010, 12.30pm
Chen Peng
Modelling crime patterns in complex transportation networks
Friday 23 July 2010, 12.30pm
Lisa Tompson
Applying script analysis to illegal waste activity
Friday 13 August 2010, 12.30pm
Richard Wortley
Situational factors and the onset of child sex offending
Friday 3 September 2010, 12.30pm
Kate Bowers
A systematic review of the displacement literature
Friday 10 September 2010, 12.30pm
Jyoti Belur
Countering Naxal terrorism
Tuesday 7 December 2010, 12.30pm

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