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Prof Pam Davies

Professor

Department: Social Sciences

 

I joined Northumbria University in a full-time capacity in 1993 having moved north to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to begin work in a research post with Northumbria Police in 1989. In 1991 I spent a year on secondment on a project entitled 'Police Co-operation in Europe' funded by Commission for the European Communities. My current research interests filter into my teaching in criminology and victimology where I adopt a gendered lens to exlore the crimes, victimisations and harms of the powerful.

 

My research interests coalesce around gender, crime, harm, victimization and justice. I combine my interest in victimology and social harm with a critical/feminist infused approach and in adopting this perspective I have explored a range of contemporary social problems – both visible and hidden. My early research explored female offending and the inter-play between women’s offending patterns and experiences of victimization. More recently I have developed this perspective and used it to examine tensions around social and environmental justice adopting a case study approach. I have lead a number of research projects and evaluations of multi-agency innovations that tackle gendered forms of harm including interpersonal violence, domestic abuse, the policing of serial perpetrators and support for victims. The ways in which gender mediates our life experiences continues to provoke new areas of inquiry and I am currently working with colleagues on ‘gendering green criminology’.

 My publications show I have published widely on the subject of victimization and social harm and on how gender connects to matters of community safety, public protection and well-being. I am the series editor of the Palgrave Macmillan ‘Victims and Victimology’ book series (with Associate Professor Tyrone Kirchengast, University of New South Wales, Sydney).

Pam Davies

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research interests coalesce around gender, crime, harm, victimization and justice. I combine my interest in victimology and social harm with a critical/feminist infused approach and in adopting this perspective I have explored a range of contemporary social problems – both visible and hidden. My early research explored female offending and the inter-play between women’s offending patterns and experiences of victimization. More recently I have developed this perspective and used it to examine tensions around social and environmental justice adopting a case study approach. I have lead a number of research projects and evaluations of multi-agency innovations that tackle gendered forms of harm including interpersonal violence, domestic abuse, the policing of serial perpetrators and support for victims. The ways in which gender mediates our life experiences continues to provoke new areas of inquiry and I am currently working with colleagues on ‘gendering green criminology’.

 

My publications show I have published widely on the subject of victimization and social harm and on how gender connects to matters of community safety and security. I am the series editor of the Palgrave Macmillan ‘Victims and Victimology’ book series (with Associate Professor Tyrone Kirchengast, University of New South Wales, Syndney).

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Crime and Power, Davies, P., Wyatt, T. 31 Jan 2021
  • Practicing co-produced research: tackling domestic abuse through innovative multi-agency partnership working, Davies, P. 1 Sep 2021, In: Crime Prevention and Community Safety
  • Understanding the status of evidence in policing research: reflections from a study of policing domestic abuse, Davies, P., Rowe, M., Brown, D., Biddle, P. 3 Jul 2021, In: Policing and Society
  • Victims, witnesses and the criminal justice system, Davies, P., Cook, I. 1 Nov 2021, An Introduction to Criminology, London, SAGE
  • Partnerships and Activism: Community Safety, Multi-Agency Partnerships and Safeguarding Victims, Davies, P. 2020, Victimology, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Themed Section: Introduction: ‘Home’ Environments: Crime, Victimisation and Safety, Davies, P., Rowe, M. Jun 2020, In: Howard Journal of Crime and Justice
  • Towards a Criminology of the Domestic, Davies, P., Rowe, M. Jun 2020, In: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
  • Victimology: Research, Policy and Activism, Tapley, J., Davies, P. 2020
  • Economy Versus Environment: How Corporate Actors Harm Both, Davies, P., Hernandez, M., Wyatt, T. Mar 2019, In: Critical Criminology
  • Elder homicide in the UK (2010-2015): A gendered examination, Bows, H., Davies, P. 2019, Violence Against Older Women, Volume 1, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan

PGR Supervision

  • 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 Date: 07/10/2014 End Date: 01/06/2018
  • James Pickles Bridging Communities: Exploring experiences of ‘hate’ within community, voluntary, and criminal justice sectors Start Date: 07/10/2014 End Date: 11/06/2018
  • Jacklyn Laws The Reliability of Evidence Given by Victims of Domestic Abuse who are Under the Influence of Alcohol; An Ethnographic Account of Decision Making by Police Officers Start Date: 13/10/2010 End Date: 12/12/2013
  • Joanna Young Start Date: 01/03/2019 End Date: 01/04/2020
  • Joanna Young Start Date: 01/03/2019 End Date: 18/10/2019
  • Sophie Mitchell The intergenerational traumatic impact of maternal imprisonment Start Date: 01/03/2018
  • Lyn Adamson The Road from Crime: A Preliminary Evaluation of Statutory Supervision under the Transforming Rehabilitation Agenda Start Date: 08/10/2013
  • Emma Finnegan ‘Elder abuse’ amongst women: lived experiences; prevalence, nature and adequacy of services to respond to it. Start Date: 25/11/2019

Qualifications

  • 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


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