Mr Dave Tapp

Job: Partnerships and Innovation Lead

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School

Address: De Montfort University Law School, Hugh Aston Building, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0) 116 207 8753

E: d.tapp@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk

Social Media: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-tapp-b344084b/

 

Personal profile

Dave joined the Law School in 2018. He is the Partnerships and Innovation Lead for De Montfort Law School and focusses on the criminal justice system, criminal law, policing, prisons and civil distraint.

He was formerly a Principal Lecturer and Academic Group Leader for Crime, Justice and public Law at Staffordshire University for almost 10 years.

As a former Police Officer, Dave carried out the roles of Patrol Officer, local Intelligence Officer, Crime Action Group Sergeant, CID, Patrol Sergeant, Neighbourhood Sergeant and Reactive/PACE Inspector.

In relation to education, Dave is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, A Teaching Excellence Fellow and holds a Master of Arts in Professional and Higher Education (MAPHE) and a Master of Laws (Legal Practice). He has an Institute for Learning (ILM) Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring in Management and Certificate in Coaching & Conflict Management. Dave is also qualified solicitor (SRA) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives FCILEx.

As a believer of Edutainment, Dave uses an interactive method of teaching and learning by combining education and life skills in conjunction with entertainment. He finds this approach extremely effective in promoting higher engagement levels. This style of delivery hones in on hands-on learning and stimulates individual and collective curiosity. Evidence shows that by adopting this approach and by presenting in a more interesting manner, students are more inclined to indulge in natural curiosity to further their knowledge. An example of Dave’s success in this field is demonstrated through his 'flipped classroom' approach.

Dave is very passionate about widening access, social mobility and equality for all and concentrates on providing quality Pastoral care and Supporting and enhancing the 'student experience'. He does this by creating an inclusive learning environment and has won numerous Awards year on year, having been nominated by both his peers and the Students.

You can follow Dave on Twitter @TheTapp

Publications and outputs 

Tapp, D. (2016) Running County Lines - Dave Tapp on inner city gangs usage of telephone hotlines. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly Vol. 180 No.14

Martin, L and Tapp, D. (2016) Dipping One's Toes; The Innovative Use of Voice Thread in Higher Education. Innovative Practice in Higher Education. Vol 2 No.3

Tapp, D. and Martin, L.  (2015) Poster Presentations, Academic-lite! The LLB Experience. Innovative Practice in Higher Education. Vol 2 No. 2

Jenkinson, S. and Tapp, D.  (2015) Culture or Crime - Female Genital Mutilation. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly Vol. 179 No 15.

Tapp, D. and Martin, L.  (2014) We do not like old fashioned exams: the innovative use of alternative assessments on a Law Degree with a Foundation Year. Innovative Practice in Higher Education. Vol 2 No. 1

Jenkinson, S. and Tapp, D.  (2014) Culture or Crime - Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly Vol. 178 No 48.

Tapp, D. and Jenkinson, S. (2013) Forced Marriage-Culture or Crime? Part I. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly Vol. 177 No.1

Tapp, D. and Jenkinson, S. (2013) Forced Marriage-Culture or Crime? Part II. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly Vol. 177 No.2

Tapp, D. and Jenkinson, S. (2013)-Trafficking of Children. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly Vol. 177 No.9

Tapp, D. (2013) The Innovative Use of Podcasting to Support Under-Represented Groups. Innovative Practice in Higher Education. Vol 1 No.3

Research interests/expertise

Criminal Justice

Criminal Law

Penology and Offender Management

Police Law, Policing issues and Misconduct

Civil Distraint (Bailiff’s)

Forced Marriage and Honor based violence

Widening Access, Student Experience and Retention

Innovative Teaching and Learning

Flipped Learning

Areas of teaching

Criminal Justice

Criminal Law

Penology and Offender Management

Civil Distraint

Qualifications

Master of Arts in Professional and Higher Education (MAPHE)

Master of Laws (Legal Practice)

Institute for Learning (ILM) Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring in Management, 2015

Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice (LPC)

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

Certificate in Coaching & Conflict Management

Certificate in delivering lifelong Learning (City & Guilds)

Membership of professional associations and societies

Solicitor (SRA)

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (Fellow)

Higher Education Academy (Senior Fellow)

Society of Legal Scholars (Member)

British Society of Criminology (Member)

Association of Law Teachers (Member)
Institute for Learning (Member)

Howard League for Penal Reform (Member)

Conference attendance

TAPP, David and JENKINSON, Susan (2016) Women Empowerment - 'People from all backgrounds can make a difference’. 20th May 2016, Staffordshire University. (Unpublished)

TAPP, Dave and MARTIN, Louis (2016). The Innovative Use of Podcasting to Support Under-Represented Groups. Digital Capability: Transforming Our Learning and Teaching. Staffordshire University Learning and Teaching Conference presentation 2016, 7th July 2016, Staffordshire University Science and Technology Centre.

TAPP, David and JENKINSON, Susan (2016) Forced Marriage and Honour Based violence/Female Genital mutilation – Abuse, the victim’s journey, first contact. Staffordshire University Inter-Professional Education Conference presentation 2016, 1st August 2016, Dinwoodie Lecture Theatre, Shropshire Conference Centre (SECC) Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. (Unpublished)

MARTIN, Louis and TAPP, Dave (2015) Poster Presentations, Academic lite???, The LLB Experience in: Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, York University, 3rd September 2015.

TAPP, David and JENKINSON, Susan (2013) Forced Marriage and Students: a Staffordshire University and Karma Nirvana Collaboration In: Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Edinburgh University, 5th September 2013. (Unpublished)

TAPP, David and JENKINSON, Susan (2013) Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence. In: Faculty Research Seminar Series, 8th May 2013, Staffordshire University. (Unpublished)

TAPP, David and JENKINSON, Susan (2013) Forced Marriage and Honour Based violence. In: Faculty of Business, Education and Law TESS presentation 2013, 18th December 2013, Brindley Building, Staffordshire University. (Unpublished)

Consultancy work

Having taken the lead on the delivery of the Foundation Degree in Offender Management with a Partner SERCO (Justice) Dave has worked alongside an innovative team of professionals to deliver teaching and learning in a number of subject areas targeting strategies for reducing re-offending, contemporary issues in Criminal Justice & Health & Safety in the Prison environment. This programme has been specifically designed to enhance the continuing professional development of staff working in the Prison service, leading to an award in skills for Justice Foundation Degree in Offender Management. I am now in the process of working in other prisons to enhance their own teaching and learning packages.

Dave has devised a bespoke training package to provide teaching and learning in areas of Distress and Distraint for Enforcement Agents (Bailiff’s). It is the first course of its kind in England and Wales and is a tailored specifically for our partners. This programme has been delivered at various locations in the Country. The purpose of the course is to provide teaching and learning in areas of the Law, Conflict Management, Human Rights and Court Procedures. This will enhance the practical and theoretical knowledge base, leading to a Certificate of Credit in Civil Enforcement.

He has also worked very closely with International Governing bodies, Institutions, Education Providers and Students in and around the Caribbean.

Dave has designed a number of short courses focused on themes such as Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence and Child and Human Trafficking. These courses are intended for Educators, Social Services, Local Authorities, probation service and the Voluntary Sector.

ORCID number

0000-0002-0346-7795

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