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Ms Susie Atherton

Job: Senior Lecturer in Community and Criminal Justice

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

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

T: +44 (0)116 207 8863

E: satherton@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls

 

Research group affiliations

Criminal Justice, Policy and Practice 

Publications and outputs 

Click here for a full listing of Susie Atherton's publications and outputs|.

Research interests/expertise

  • Policing
  • Community courts
  • Social capital and social cohesion
  • Drug and alcohol related offending
  • Policy response to drug use in EU

Areas of teaching

  • Criminological theories
  • Community justice
  • Multi-agency working and risk
  • Media and crime
  • Policing.

Qualifications

  • BSc Psychology and Sociology (University of Plymouth)
  • MSc Criminal Justice Policy (London School of Economics)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Research (Birmingham City University)

Courses taught

Foundation Degree in Policing (Leicester)  

  • Module Leader - Legislation for Policing
  • Module Leader and Teaching - Criminal Justice and Policing

 

UCPD in Community Policing (Leicester)  

  • Module Leader - Understanding Legislation
  • Teaching - Understanding the Criminal Justice System

BA Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Module Leader - Crime, Risk and Community Safety (undergraduate year 2)
  • Teaching - Introduction to Criminology, Introduction to the Criminal Justice System (undergraduate year 1)

Membership of external committees

Chair, Post Graduate Committee and Executive Committee member, BSC

Membership of professional associations and societies

British Society of Criminology
Centre for Crime and Justice Studies

Professional licences and certificates

License obtained, certifying institute, not commercially sensitive information

Forthcoming events

BSC Post-Graduate Annual Conference, University of Portsmouth

Conference attendance

ATHERTON S. Cops and Bloggers: Exploring the presence of police culture on the web, Paper presented at the British Society of Criminology annual conference, Leicester, 2010.

ATHERTON S. Top Cats: Who are the leaders in community justice? Paper presented at the British Society of Criminology annual conference, Cardiff, 2009.

ATHERTON S. Managing part-time study with full-time work, Paper presented at the British Society of Criminology postgraduate conference, Cardiff, 2009

ATHERTON S. When two worlds collide: Policing problematic drug and alcohol use in Lithuania, British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Huddersfield, July 2008.

ATHERTON S. Juveniles in Secure Settings with Problematic Drug Use: Interim findings, Paper presented at the International Prisoner Health Conference, Tallinn, Estonia, 19 - 21 June 2006

ATHERTON S and WILLIAMS K. Everyone’s Business: Investigating the resettlement needs of black and minority ethnic ex-offenders in the West Midlands, Paper presented at the British Society of Criminology Conference, Leicester, December 2005.

ATHERTON S and WILLIAMS K. Cruisin’ For A Boozin’: A study of two arrest referral schemes, Paper presented at the British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Leeds, July 2005

ATHERTON S. Problematic Drug Users in Police Detention in the European Union: A review of current research, Paper presented at the European Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Amsterdam, August 2004.

Key research outputs

MacDonald M, Atherton S, Berto D, Bukauskas A, Graebsch C, Parasanau E, Popov I, Qaramah A, Stöver H, Sarosi P and Valdaru K (2008) Service Provision for Detainees with Problematic Drug and Alcohol Use in Police Detention: A Comparative Study of Selected Countries in the European Union, The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) Paper no. 27 (available from http://www.heuni.fi/12542.htm|).

Externally funded research grants information

  • Service Provision for Detainees with Problematic Drug and Alcohol Use in Police Detention: A Comparative Study of Selected Countries in the European Union, funding from EC AGIS programme, July 2005 - July 2007, co-project manager and researcher, collaboration with Morag MacDonald (Birmingham City University) plus EU partners in Lithuania, Italy, Germany, Romania, Estonia, Bulgaria and Hungary.
  • Why are certain crimes so high in Nottinghamshire? Nottinghamshire Police and Safer Nottinghamshire Board, June - September 2009, researcher (literature review), with Professor Rob Canton and Professor Jean Hine.
  • Hearing the offender learner voice in community based skills policy and practice, City and Guilds, Centre for skills development, Researcher (literature review and fieldwork), June - October 2010, with Professor Rob Canton and Professor Jean Hine.

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