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Ms Diane Turgoose

Job: DMU Teacher Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Community and Criminal Justice

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: Community and Criminal Justice Division, Hawthorn Building Room 00.02, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7281




Research group affiliations

  • Sexual Violence Domestic Violence Network
  • Criminal Justice Policy and Practice
  • Emotions in the Criminal Justice System

Publications and outputs 

Turgoose, D. ‘Victim Support Services and the World of Commissioning’ in Hilder, S. & Bettinson, V. (2016) (Eds) Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Protection, Prevention and Intervention Palgrave MacMillan

Research interests/expertise

  • Drugs Alcohol & Crime
  • Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence & Abuse
  • Community Safety
  • Gender & Crime 


BA [Hons] Applied Social Studies: Level 6

Certificate of Qualification in Social Work [CQSW]

A1 Practice Assessor in Criminal Justice

Management Business Administration:  Level 7

MReS: Level 7 (current)  

Courses taught

  • Probation Programmes: Responsivity & Communication Skills; Understanding Crime & Criminal Behaviour; Working with Offender
  • Undergraduate BA Criminology Programmes: Study & Research Skills; Crime Risk & Community Safety
  • Undergraduate Health Studies Programmes: Introduction to Social Research; Applied Social Research; Dissertatio
  • Undergraduate Criminology; Policing; Criminal Investigation and Psychology with Criminology Programmes: Domestic Abuse; Drugs Substance Use and Crime

Conference attendance

April 2013: 50:50 symposium DMU “The use of VLE Blended Learning Discussion Groups with students: enhancing learning.”

Dec 2013:  Inter Disciplinary Domestic Violence Conference DMU.  Chair “Interventions with perpetrators in the CJS”   

June 2014: Domestic Abuse in Faith Communities Conference DMU 

Dec 2014:  Domestic Violence & Safeguarding Conference DMU.  Paper “Using social media to increase the safeguarding and protection of survivors of sexual and domestic violence”

April 2015: Assessment Learning & Development in Higher Education National Conference Southampton University.  Co-authored paper with Marian Ryan “Self-assessment of skills: a lifelong process”  

September 2015: Learning and Teaching conference DMU. Co –authored paper with Marian Ryan “Enhancing the student experience: Self-assessment of skills”  July 2016: Women’s Aid National Conference: Feminism, partnerships and sustainability & Domestic abuse: a public health epidemic?

September 2016: National Substance Misuse Conference:  Breaking Down Barriers

Dec 2016: Coercive Control Conference DMU Paper “Coercive Control and on line space; 21st Century Technology, Social Media and the hyper regulation of the everyday routines of women and children”

Referee Fuller, C. (2014) ‘Motivational Interviewing: A Toolkit’ 3rd edition Wiley

Reviewer Burns, T. and Sinfield, S. (2016) Essential study Skills 4th Edition SAGE

Consultancy, Professional Practice and Memberships of External Bodies

2015 - Current: British Criminological Society

2015 - Current: British Sociological Association

2014 - Current: Fawcett Society

2015 - Current: Board of Trustees Women’s Aid Integrated Services

2016 - External Validation Reviewer Derby University: suite of Offender Management & Security programmes

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