Dr Stuart Kirby
Lecturer in Criminology
Degree: B.Sc.Psychology (Lancaster); Ph.D. Investigative Psychology (Surrey); C.Psychol.
Associated research centres and groups: Child Welfare Research Unit CWRU, Criminology
ASSC102 Crime and Social Life
ASSC 235 Criminal Investigation
ASSC 205 Criminological Thought
ASSC 380 Research based dissertation
ASSC 339 The police and policing
I joined the University after completing 30 years service with the Lancashire Constabulary. During that time I worked in a number of general and specialist posts, latterly as a Divisional Commander at Lancaster as well as Detective Chief Superintendent, based at Police HQ. This final post gave me responsibility for resources that dealt with specialist crime(homicide, counter-terrorism, forensic, intelligence, serious & organised crime). During my Police career I have had experience of commanding and being a part of many critical incidents and major investigations, and was also trained as a 'Hostage Negotiator'
Following my Ph.D. on the subject of child-molesters I became a Chartered Psychologist, and nationally accredited 'offender profiler'(now known as 'Behavioural Investigative Advisor'). I have assisted Police Forces in this capacity since 1994. Since joining the University I have kept contact with the Police and have engaged in projects with the Lancashire, Merseyside, Norfolk, Durham, and Metropolitan Police Forces. I am also engaged with national projects with policing agencies in the USA,Netherlands, and Abu Dhabi.
As such my research interests are in the area of Policing; Organised crime; Crime reduction and investigation; Community Safety; and Offender behaviour especially in relation to violent and sexual crime.
Eprints Publications Repository and Bibliographic Database
Stuart Kirby has 10 selected publication records listed on this webpage. Use links to access abstracts and full text where available. View all records to sort by date, type and title. For all ePrints records go to http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk
Kirby, Stuart and Quinn, Amanda and Keay, Scott (2010) Intelligence-led and traditional policing approaches to drug markets - a comparison of offenders. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 10 (4). pp. 13-19. ISSN 1745-9265
Kirby, Stuart and Penna, Sue (2010) Policing mobile criminality : towards a situational crime prevention approach to organised crime. In: Situational prevention of organised crimes. Willan, Cullompton, pp. 193-212. ISBN 9781843927723
Penna, Sue and Kirby, Stuart (2009) Children and the ‘new biopolitics of control’:identification, identity and social order. Youth Justice, 9 (2). pp. 143-156.
Kirby, Stuart and Billsborough, Ian and Steele, Lisa (2009) From Helmand to the high street : a 4 year study to systematically prioritise and map illicit drug markets in Lancashire. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 9 (4). pp. 22-28. ISSN 1745-9265
Kirby, Stuart and McPherson, Ian (2009) From reducing fear to improving community confidence - a change of emphasis for practitioners. Safer Communities, 8 (3). pp. 21-27. ISSN 1757-8043
Soothill, Keith and Harman, Juliet and Francis, Brian and Kirby, Stuart (2005) Identifying future repeat danger from sexual offenders against children:a focus on those convicted and those strongly suspected of such crime. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 16 (2). pp. 225-247. ISSN 1478-9957
Kirby, Stuart and Middleham, Neil (2005) Reducing misery and saving money : how partners can make a difference in reducing the incidence of young runaways. Community Safety Journal, 4 (4). pp. 10-13. ISSN 1477-5883
Soothill, Keith J. and Harman, J. and Francis, B. J. and Kirby, Stuart (2005) What is the future repeat danger from sexual offenders against children?:implications for policing. Police Journal, 78 (1). pp. 37-45.
Kirby, Stuart and McPherson, Ian (2004) Integrating the National Intelligence Model with a 'problem solving' approach. Community Safety Journal, 3 (2). pp. 36-46. ISSN 1477-5883
Kirby, Stuart (2003) Improving the effectiveness of partnerships in community safety. Community Safety Journal, 2 (2). ISSN 1477-5883
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