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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 1991 I spent a year on secondment to Leicester University as a Research Associate on a project entitled 'Police Co-operation in Europe' funded by Commission for the European Communities. My research interests filter into my teaching in criminological theory and its applications and modules that focus on crimes of the powerful, victimization and social.

 

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 Professor Matthew Hall).

Pam Davies

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

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

  • 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
  • Emma Finnegan Start: 25/11/2019
  • 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
  • Emma Finnegan Start: 25/10/2019
  • 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

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 Professor Matthew Hall).


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