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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

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  • The Police Education Qualification Framework: A Professional Agenda or Building Professionals?, Rowe, M., Williams, E., Norman, J. 27 Nov 2018, In: Police Practice and Research
  • Giving Voice to the Victims of Sexual Assault, Rowe, M. 12 Oct 2018, In: Policing
  • Misogyny Online, Rowe, M., Lewis, R., Wiper, C. Oct 2018, In: Journal of Gender-Based Violence
  • The legitimacy of offender management programmes in a post-TR landscape, Rowe, M., Irving, A., Soppitt, S. 1 Jan 2018, In: Safer Communities
  • Police ethics and integrity: can a new code overturn the blue code?, Westmarland, L., Rowe, M. 2018, In: Policing and Society
  • Online abuse of feminists as an emerging form of violence against women and girls, Lewis, R., Rowe, M., Wiper, C. Oct 2017, In: British Journal of Criminology
  • Researching Diversity in Policing: a User's Guide to Philosophy and Practice, Rowe, M. 7 Dec 2015, Introduction to Policing Research: Taking Lessons from Practice, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Scoping the Development of a Critical Employment Pathway for IOM Offenders in County Durham and Darlington, Soppitt, S., Irving, A., Lilley, S., Rowe, M. Nov 2015
  • Evaluation of the Positive Pathways Programme for Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company, Rowe, M., Soppitt, S., Irving, A., Lilley, S. Sep 2015
  • Accountability of Policing, Lister, S., Rowe, M. 6 Aug 2015, Accountability of Policing, London, Taylor & Francis


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