Dr Chijioke Nwalozie

Job: Senior 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

E: chijioke.nwalozie@dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr Chijioke J. Nwalozie is a Senior 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 2 undergraduates

Qualifications

B.Phil, B.Th, MSc, LLM, PhD, PG Cert (HE), FHEA.

Courses taught


  • Criminal Justice System & its Legislative Context
  • Crime Deviance and Subcultures 

Honours and awards

[Distinguished Faculty Award in Social Science (Criminology) by the Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India, on 8 Jul, 2017 for Exceptional Academic Records and Research Excellence in the area of Criminology.

Conference attendance

Nwalozie, C. J. (2018) Using Relevant Case Law to Determine the Crime of Genocide Under International Law, by Interpreting Some of the “Key Words” in the Legal Definition. A Paper Presented at the 18th European Society of Criminology Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hezegovina, 29 August - 01 September 2018.

Nwalozie, C. J.  (2017) Collective Patriotism: A Panacea to Corruption in Nigeria.  A Paper Presented at the 17th European Society of Criminology Conference Cardiff, United Kingdom 13-16 September 2017.

Nwalozie, C. J.  (2017) Collective Patriotism: A Panacea to Corruption in Nigeria. A Keynote Presented to the Contemporary Academics Meet, Organised by the Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India, 8 July, 2017.

Nwalozie, C. J.  (2016) A Tripartite Comparison of Three Countries and Three Criminal Justice Systems. A Paper Presented at the 16th European Society of Criminology Conference Munster, Germany, 21-24 September 2016.

Nwalozie, C. J. (2016) “People Trafficking: The Nigerian Experience”, A Paper Presented at the North East Crime Research Network Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle, on Thursday 7th April 2016.

Nwalozie, C. J. (2014) The Conundrum Surrounding the Different Constructs of Boko Haram Organization – A Major Inhibition Towards Understanding and Overcoming the Group. An Abstract Presented 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.

Nwalozie, C. J. (2006) Armed robbery culture and the youth sub-culture: A Paper Presented at the North-West Postgraduate Conference held at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 18 January 2006.

Nwalozie, C. J. (2006) Doing Comparative Criminology: Problems and Prospects: A Poster Presented at the North-West Postgraduate Conference held at the University of Liverpool, 02 April 2007. 

Recent research outputs

Nwalozie, C.J. and McKie, R.E. (2019) An Examination of the Experiences of BAME Students in the Community and Criminal Justice Division. De Montfort University https://dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/18563

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’, Journal of Maritime Studies.

“Crime and Criminal Justice in a Comparative Perspective” work in progress.

Comparative Criminology as a Teaching Tool in Higher Education” work in progress

“Western Criminology vis-a vis Nigeria Criminology – A Critical Appraisal”, Status:  work in progress.

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