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Prof Pam Davies


Department: Social Sciences

Graduating with a Social Sciences degree from Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1985, two years later Pam was awarded a Masters degree in Criminology from University College Cardiff. She moved north to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to commence a full-time research post with Northumbria Police where she worked for five years. In 1991, Pam spent a year on secondment to Leicester University, Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order as a Research Associate on a project entitled 'Police Co-operation in Europe' funded by Commission for the European Communities.

Pam’s research interests filter into her teaching in criminological theory and its applications and modules that focus on crimes of the powerful and gender, crime and justice.


  • Criminology PhD August 31 2005
  • Teacher Training PGCert August 31 1994
  • Criminology MSc September 01 1993
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2009
  • Full Member British Society of Criminology (BSC) 2004

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Economy Versus Environment, Davies, P., Hernandez, M., Wyatt, T. Mar 2019, In: Critical Criminology
  • Environmental Crime, Victimisation, and The Ideal Victim, Davies, P. 4 Jul 2018, Revisiting the 'Ideal Victim', London, Policy Press
  • Implementing a perpetrator-focused partnership approach to tackling domestic abuse: The opportunities and challenges of criminal justice localism, Davies, P., Biddle, P. 1 Sep 2018, In: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Tackling domestic abuse locally, Davies, P. Oct 2018, In: Journal of Gender-Based Violence
  • An Introduction to Criminal Justice, Harding, J., Davies, P., Mair, G. Jan 2017
  • British Society of Criminology Response to the Consultation: Changes to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, Tseloni, A., Davies, P. 1 Jul 2017, In: British Society of Criminology Newsletter
  • Doing Criminological Research [3rd Ed.], Davies, P., Francis, P. 2017
  • Doing Qualitative Research and Analyses on Child Sex Abuse, Davies, P. 2017, Doing Criminological Research [3rd Ed.], SAGE
  • Feminist Voices, Gender and Victimisation, Davies, P. 27 Jul 2017, Handbook on Victims and Victimology [2nd Ed.], Taylor & Francis
  • Gender, Victims and Crime, Davies, P. Apr 2017, Victims, Crime and Society: An Introduction, London, SAGE

PGR Supervision

  • Emma Finnegan Start: 01/10/2018
  • Joanna Young Start: 01/03/2019
  • Sophie Mitchell Start: 01/03/2018
  • Lyn Adamson The Road from Crime: A Preliminary Evaluation of Statutory Supervision under the Transforming Rehabilitation Agenda Start: 08/10/2013
  • Alexandria Bradley Trauma-Informed Practice: Exploring the role of adverse life experiences on the behaviour of offenders and the effectiveness of associated criminal justice strategies Start: 07/10/2014
  • James Pickles Bridging Communities: Exploring experiences of ‘hate’ within community, voluntary, and criminal justice sectors Start: 07/10/2014


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