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Dr Chijioke Nwalozie

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 2078587




Personal profile

Dr Chijioke Joel Nwalozie is a Lecturer in Criminology at the Community and Criminal Justice Division, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester.  Previously, he was Head of Criminology and Lecturer in Criminal Law at New College Stamford, Lincolnshire.

In addition, Chijioke had been a visiting Lecturer in Comparative Criminology at the University of Chester. Dr Nwalozie is an international criminal justice practitioner with expertise in global criminal justice systems. Prior to coming to the UK, Chijioke was the founding Director of Prisons Support Services, (formerly Prisons Charity Centre) Nigeria - a charity that provides free medical, legal and other welfare services to prison inmates.

His work in Nigeria attracted funding opportunities from one of the largest humanitarian charities in the world – Catholic Relief Services of America (CRS).

Dr Nwalozie believes strongly in the unbreakable link between theory and practice, hence he always brings his industry experience to bear on his lectures so as to enhance student experience.

His research interests include: global criminology (people trafficking, kidnapping, piracy, genocide, and terrorism), comparative criminology/criminal justice, corruption, youth crime and subcultures. In his PhD, he focussed on youth involvement in armed robbery.

Here at DMU, Chijioke has developed a new module Crime, Deviance and Subcultures, based on his paper Rethinking Subculture and Subcultural Theory in the Study of Youth Crime – A Theoretical Discourse, published in January 2015. His forthcoming co-authored book, currently under review, is titled “Contemporary Piracy”. 

Areas of teaching

  • Year 1 & year 3 undergraduates


B.Phil, B.Th, MSc, LLM, PhD, AFHEA.

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Young People & the Criminal Justice System
  • Criminal Justice System & its Legislative Context
  • Research Equality & Diversity; Crime & Punishment 

Conference attendance

  • Nwalozie, C. J. (2016) “People Trafficking: The Nigerian Experience”, A Paper Presented to the North East Crime Research Network Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle, on Thursday 7th April 2016.
  • Currant, N., Lovegrove, E., Taylor, C. & Nwalozie C. (2014) “Extending Educational Development Through Accredited Open Online Courses – ‘Non-traditional Participants’ Perspectives on a UK PSF Descriptor.” A Paper to the 19th Annual Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Conference held at the Learning and Conference Centre, Nottingham, on the 13th and 14th November 2014.
  • Nwalozie, C. J. (2014) The Conundrum Surrounding the Different Constructs of Boko Haram Organization – A Major Inhibition Towards Understanding and Overcoming the Group. A Paper Accepted at the 14th European Society of Criminology Conference Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Nwalozie, C. J (2013) Terrorism In Nigeria: Exploring the Motivations and Strategies of Boko Haram’s Insurgency - A Theoretical Discourse. A Paper Presented at the 13th European Society of Criminology Conference Budapest, Hungary.
  • Kania R.E. and Nwalozie, C.J (2010) Social Correlates of Modern Piracy: A Paper Presented at the 10th European Society of Criminology Conference, Liege, Belgium, 8-11 September 2010.
  • Nwalozie, C. J. (2009) Doing a Criminological Fieldwork in a Developing Country - A Personal Experience: A Paper Presented at the 5th Irish Criminology Conference, University College Dublin, 15-16 June 2009.
  • Nwalozie, C. J. (2009) Determining the Crime of Genocide Under International Law - The Problem of Definition: A Paper Presented at the 1st Global Conference of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS), held at the Centre for the Study of Genocide and Mass Murder, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • Nwalozie, C. J. (2008) Armed Robbery in the Political Economy of Nigeria: A Paper Presented at the Law School Postgraduate Conference, The University of Manchester, 18 September 2008. 

Recent research outputs

  • Nwalozie, C. J. (2015) Rethinking Subculture and Subcultural Theory in the Study of Youth Crime – A Theoretical Discourse, Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology, January, 2015, Vol. 7(1): 1-16.
  • Nwalozie, C. J. (forthcoming) ‘Piracy in Nigeria, Niger Delta and the Gulf of Guinea’ in R. E. Kania & C. J. Nwalozie (Eds.) Contemporary Piracy, Abingdon, Routledge.
  • Nwalozie, C. J. (forthcoming) ‘International Law on Piracy: The Role of International Maritime Bureau and Other International Entities’ in R. E. Kania & C.J. Nwalozie (Eds.) Contemporary Piracy, Abingdon, Routledge.
  • “Crime and Criminal Justice in a Comparative Perspective” submitted for publication.
  • Background and Historical Debates Surrounding Comparative Criminology” submitted for publication.
  • “The Problems of Applying Western Theoretical Perspectives in the Study of Armed Robbery in Nigeria”, Status:  “work in progress”.

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