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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.



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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Happy Ever After? Making Sense of Narrative in Creating Police Values, Macauley, M., Rowe, M. 1 Sep 2020, In: Public Management Review
  • How Municipal Police Interact with Street Culture, Rowe, M., Ross, J. 6 Oct 2020, Routledge handbook of street culture, New York, Routledge
  • Policing the Police, Rowe, M. 5 Feb 2020
  • 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
  • Understanding the status of evidence in policing research, Davies, P., Rowe, M., Brown, D., Biddle, P. 7 May 2020, In: Policing and Society
  • Big Data Policing, Rowe, M., Muir, R. 19 Nov 2019, Policing and Artificial Intelligence, Taylor & Francis
  • Democracy, Accountability and Evidence Based Policing: Who Calls the Shots?, Rowe, M., Morrell, K. 1 Apr 2019, Critical Reflections on Evidence Based Policing, Routledge
  • Giving Voice to the Victims of Sexual Assault, Rowe, M., Macauley, M. 10 Jun 2019, In: Policing
  • Online/Offline Continuities: Exploring Misogyny and Hate in Online Abuse of Feminists, Rowe, M., Lewis, R., Wiper, C. 10 May 2019, Online Othering: Exploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web, London, Palgrave

PGR Supervision

  • Lynsey Pinchen Start: 01/10/2015
  • Steven Storey Intelligence Systems: their adoption and use with community based offenders. Start: 23/02/2017
  • Michael Smith Start: 01/10/2019
  • Rebecca Oswald Exploring the Impact of Meaningful Employment upon the Identity and Desistance Process of Young Offenders Start: 14/12/2017
  • 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: 15/12/2017

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