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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
  • Giving Voice to the Victims of Sexual Assault, Rowe, M. 10 Jun 2019, In: Policing
  • Happy Ever After? Making Sense of Narrative in Creating Police Values, Macauley, M., Rowe, M. 15 Jul 2019, In: Public Management Review
  • The Police Education Qualification Framework, Williams, E., Norman, J., Rowe, M. 4 Apr 2019, In: Police Practice and Research
  • CEPOL Stakeholder Engagement Survey 2018, Rowe, M., Soppitt, S., Francis, P. 16 Jul 2018
  • Europol User Survey 2018, Rowe, M., Beke, M., Debornes, L. 19 Dec 2018
  • Misogyny Online, Rowe, M., Lewis, R., Wiper, C. Oct 2018, In: Journal of Gender-Based Violence
  • Police ethics and integrity: can a new code overturn the blue code?, Westmarland, L., Rowe, M. 2018, In: Policing and Society
  • The legitimacy of offender management programmes in a post-TR landscape, Rowe, M., Irving, A., Soppitt, S. 1 Jan 2018, In: Safer Communities

PGR Supervision

  • Michael Smith Start: 01/10/2019
  • 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
  • Steven Storey Intelligence Systems: their adoption and use with community based offenders. Start: 23/02/2017
  • Rebecca Oswald Start: 14/12/2017
  • Lynsey Pinchen Start: 01/10/2015


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