Job: Senior Lecturer in Law
Faculty: Business and Law
School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School
Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 2078171
Jonathan Merritt has a first degree in law from Nottingham Trent University (NTU), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from NTU, a Masters Degree in Criminology and Social Policy from the Open University and nearly 20 years experience teaching law and criminology. He joined Leicester De Montfort School of Law in 2006 although he has taught on DMU programmes since 2004. Having taught and published initially in the business law field, Jonathan specialised for a number of years in policing, being the lead on a number of projects to bring police training into the UK university sector and has written on police powers in the era of increased civilianisation. Jonathan is now weaving all that experience into his teaching and writing on sports law, commencing a PhD in 2011 on regulating equestrianism and horse racing.
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Criminology, Police powers, Sports Law.
MA Criminology and Social Policy
Commercial Aspects of Sport (Masters Programme)
Issues in Criminal Justice
Socio Legal Studies Association
Society of Legal Scholars
External Income Generation:
Lead on consultative group (police/DMU/associate college/Skills for Justice). Tasked with designing Foundation Degree in Criminal Justice (Police Studies) from inception in 2003 to validation in 2004.
Lead on consultative group (police/DMU/associate college/Skills for Justice). Tasked with designing Foundation Degree in Policing from inception in 2005 to validation in 2006.
External Academic Consultant for Foundation Degree Police and Community Studies, Hull University/Bishop Burton College 2005 – 2010
Collaborative Provision Liaison with Castle College for Foundation Degree Criminal Justice (Police Studies) 2006 - 2011
External Academic Consultant for Foundation Degree in Policing (Nottinghamshire Police) 2006 - 2011
Academic Consultant for Foundation Degree in Policing (Leicestershire Police) 2006 – 2011
Principal Investigator, ‘Wider police family’ research project (SLSA - £1k + Internal £1.5k), 2008- 2010
Visiting Scholar, Osgoode Hall Law School,Toronto (£5k) 2008. In collaboration with Toronto Police Service.
Principle Investigator, Life Long Learning Research Project (£2k), 2002.
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