Crime prevention and community safety have never before been so high on the public and political agendas, and preventing crime has become a central concern of government – both national and local.
Adam Crawford is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Law at the University of Leeds and Director of the Leeds Social Sciences Institute. He is Director of the N8 Policing Research Partnership, a collaboration between universities and policing partners in the north of England engaged in research, co-production and knowledge mobilisation. He is co-investigator on AHRC project “The future prospects of urban parks” and the principal investigator on the ESRC research seminar series “Markets in Policing” (2015-17).
His research has focused on policing, urban security, community safety partnerships, the regulation of public space, restorative justice and victims of crime. Recent books include Legitimacy and Compliance in Criminal Justice (2013) and International and Comparative Criminal Justice and Urban Governance (2011).