Ms Kim Sadique

Job: Senior Lecturer in Community & 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)116 257 7832

E: ksadique@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls

 

Personal profile

Kim Sadique’s main teaching and research interests are:

Diversity & Community Engagement Particularly critical forms of participation and engagement around vulnerable individuals and communities (eg radicalisation/extremism and hate crime). She is also interested in theological issues in relation to offenders and victims as well as engagement with multi-faith communities.

 

Research group affiliations

  • Criminal Justice, Policy and Practice

Publications and outputs 

  • International Police Attitudes to Teaching Religion and Faith and the Policing of Minority Communities
    International Police Attitudes to Teaching Religion and Faith and the Policing of Minority Communities Stanislas, Perry; Sadique, K.
  • The Importance of Narrative in Responding to Hate Incidents Following ‘Trigger’ Events
    The Importance of Narrative in Responding to Hate Incidents Following ‘Trigger’ Events Sadique, K.; Tangen, James; Perowne, A. A national thematic report, prepared on the behalf of Tell MAMA, examining the patterns of online and offline anti-Muslim hate incidents following 'trigger' events.
  • Experiential Learning as Transformative: Teaching about Genocide and Crimes of the State
    Experiential Learning as Transformative: Teaching about Genocide and Crimes of the State Sadique, K.; Tangen, James The ‘applied nature’ of criminology, criminal justice and law courses lends itself to the use of experiential learning within programme delivery (George et al, 2015; Higgins et al, 2012). What is clear from the limited literature is that the use of experiential learning within criminal justice education has been focused on knowledge, skills, roles and identity of ‘the practitioner’. There is very little discussion of the value of experiential learning as transformative of the individual in terms of being able to critically reflect on the experience as a means to understand self and non-conformity to perceived hegemony (such as in the resistance to Nazis during the Second World War). Drawing on Bakhtin’s (1968) ‘Carnival’ and Mezirow’s (1991) Transformative Learning Theory this paper asks the question ‘Can experiential learning be truly transformative?’ It presents findings from narrative interviews with 20 undergraduate students studying Criminology, Psychology, Policing or Criminal Investigation who participated in a field trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau Camps. Interviews were undertaken pre and post field trip to examine students’ expectations of and reflections on the ‘experience’.
  • Religio-Cultural Alternatives to Treatment for Mental Health Problems
    Religio-Cultural Alternatives to Treatment for Mental Health Problems Sadique, K. Mental illness has long been associated with ‘external evil forces’ in numerous cultural and religious belief systems. Such frameworks suggest that both mental illness and personality disorders are due to a variety of causes including sinfulness, evil eye/jealousy, curses or the possession of the individual by demons/jinns (Hillier & Jewell, 1983; Rashid et al, 2012). Owing to their religio-cultural belief systems many choose to seek spiritual advice or ‘interventions’ from traditional faith/spiritual healers for psychiatric problems, either as a “first port of call” (Leavey, 2008 as cited in Rashid et al 2012:654) or as the sole treatment. Choice of treatment is both a reflection of people’s views of mental illness/ill health and of what is available to them (Sembhi & Dein, 1998). So this paper seeks to explore the motivations, expectations and perceived efficacy of ‘spiritual interventions’ from the perspective of those that seek such help.
  • Moving Beyond the Echo-Chamber? The Case for Improving Responses to Hate Crime
    Moving Beyond the Echo-Chamber? The Case for Improving Responses to Hate Crime Chakraborti, N.; Sadique, K. Hate crime has become an increasingly pernicious problem in many parts of the world, with numbers of incidents rising to record levels and causing devastating emotional and physical damage to victims, their families and wider communities. Within the UK last June’s EU referendum result was the catalyst for a surge in reports of targeted violence, while similar spikes have been seen within the US since the election of President Trump after a prolonged campaign of heated rhetoric and a slow disavowal of white supremacy. Equally alarming levels of hate crime have been documented across Europe with populist political parties in countries such as France, Denmark, Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands exploiting anti-immigrant sentiment, fuelling the scapegoating of particular minority groups and feeding off widely-held anxieties. Within this context the need for fresh responses to hate crime has become all the more pressing. Despite progress within the domains of scholarship and policy, these escalating levels of hate crime – and the associated rise in tensions, demonisation and hostility towards ‘difference’ that accompanies such spikes – casts doubt over the effectiveness of existing measures and their capacity to protect victims of hate crime. As such, this session draws from extensive fieldwork conducted by the panel members to examine the nature, impact and implications of hate crime. In addition to identifying the different forms that hate crime can take and their associated harms, the panel consider ways in which existing faultlines within criminal justice responses compound the sense of distress and alienation felt by victims from a diverse range of communities. They also explore ways in which criminological debate can reach beyond its own echo chamber to connect with ‘real-world’ hate crime responses and experiences, and call for urgent action to plug the ever-widening chasm between state-level narratives and victims’ lived realities.
  • Introduction: religion, faith and crime in context.
    Introduction: religion, faith and crime in context. Sadique, K.; Stanislas, Perry
  • Is Lex Talionis 'Caput' in a modern CJS?: the religio-cultural context of punishment.
    Is Lex Talionis 'Caput' in a modern CJS?: the religio-cultural context of punishment. Sadique, K.
  • Religion, faith and crime: theories, identities and issues.
    Religion, faith and crime: theories, identities and issues. Sadique, K.; Stanislas, Perry
  • Introduction: Religion, Faith and Crime in Context
    Introduction: Religion, Faith and Crime in Context Sadique, K.; Stanislas, Perry This book explores the role of religion and faith in understanding crime and responses to crime. Religion and faith have been instrumental in the defining of individuals as deviants and/or criminals, the creation and development of legal systems, providing a rationale for penal philosophies and justifying mistreatment or violence. The range of actors and agencies involved, both with a religious or (as is often the case) an anti-religious agenda make this a complex area to consider, but nevertheless, a vital one when examining issues of crime and criminal justice in postmodern twenty-first century. Religion and matters of faith are still as potent a force in shaping social behaviour and interactions in the contemporary world.
  • The effect of religion on crime and deviancy: hellfire in the twenty-first century.
    The effect of religion on crime and deviancy: hellfire in the twenty-first century. Sadique, K.

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Key research outputs

Sadique, K. (2016) The Effect of Religion on Crime and Deviancy: Hellfire in the 21st Century, in K. Sadique & P. Stanislas (eds) Religion, Faith & Crime: Theories, Identities and Issues. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Sadique, K. (2016) Is Lex Talionis 'Caput' in a modern CJS: The Religio-Cultural Context of Punishment, in K. Sadique & P. Stanislas (eds) Religion, Faith & Crime: Theories, Identities and Issues. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Sadique, K. & Stanislas, P. (2016) Religion, Faith and Crime in Context, in K. Sadique & P. Stanislas (eds) Religion, Faith & Crime: Theories, Identities and Issues. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Research interests/expertise

  • Critical forms of participation and engagement
  • Issues of vulnerability
  • Diversity & discrimination (inc. radicalisation/extremism, hate crime)
  • Religion, Spirituality and Crime

Areas of teaching

  • Punishment & Society
  • Religion, Faith & Crime
  • Hate Crime
  • Research/Dissertation supervision

Qualifications

  • Further & Adult Education Teaching Certificate (City & Guilds 7307) Barnfield College, Luton
  • MSc Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leicester

Courses taught

  • BA (Hons) Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • FdA Policing Studies

Membership of external committees

National Advisory Board - Tell MAMA

National Advisory Board - National Youth Consultation on Extremism

Leicestershire Police Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel

Royal College of Psychiatrists Transcultural Special Interested Group

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • British Society of Criminology
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • British Sociological Association

Conference attendance

Sadique, K. (2015) Recognising & Identifying Individuals Vulnerable to Radicalisation, (Panel member), Capita's Preventing Radicalisation Conference, ICO Conference Centre, London. (10 December 2015)

Sadique, K (2014) The Effect of Religion on Crime and Deviancy: Hellfire in the 21st Century. Faith & Criminal Justice Symposium, London South Bank University (15th May 2014)

Reeves, C. & Sadique, K. (2013) Without Boundaries: The Role of Virtual Fantasy in ‘Altered’ Identities in Deviant Sexual Behaviour. First Cyberpsychology Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester. (19 September 2013)

Sadique, K. (2012) 'Virtual Constructs: the Role of Fantasy Media and Fictional Characterisation in Internet Sexual Offending'. British Society of Criminology Conference, ‘Criminology at the Borders’, University of Portsmouth   (4-6 July 2012).

Roulstone A & Sadique K (2011) Vulnerable to Misinterpretation: Disabled People, ‘Vulnerability’ and the Fight for Legal Recognition, paper presented at the British Society of Criminology Conference ‘Economies and Insecurities of Crime and Justice, Northumbria University (3-6 July 2011).

Consultancy work

Recent training consultancy work:
St Philips Multi-Faith Centre, Leicester: addressing critical forms of participation and engagement with Multi-Faith Communities in relation to PREVENT agenda (prevention of radicalisation and extremism).

Professional esteem indicators

Reviews Editor, British Journal of Forensic Practice 2008-2013

Reviewer, Body & Society Journal 2011-present.

Associate Editor, British Journal of Forensic Practice 2007-2008.

Review Editor, Community Safety Journal 2005-2006.

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