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Dr Perry Stanislas

Job: Senior Lecturer 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)116 257 7146




Personal profile

Dr Stanislas' areas of interest are policing and criminal justice matters in a changing world, with a special interest in policing in the developing and postcolonial countries. Dr Stanislas is especially interested in how policing and criminal justice institutions are responding to issues related to human rights and sexuality and other global changes taking place, such as demands for more democratic forms of policing.

Dr Stanislas also has a special interest in how British policing is responding to similar changes, and he is experienced in the area of police organisational development and the role of training and education in that process.

Another area of concern for Dr Stanislas is how marginalized communities respond to policing and issues around crime and the type of strategies they utilise. This was the basis of his PhD thesis, which examined the use of non-state security and policing strategies.

Research group affiliations

  • Criminal Justice, Policy and Practice
  • MSRC
  • Participation and Social Justice
  • Young People Research Group.

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Dr Stanislas is the Editor of the forthcoming: 'International Perspectives on Police Education and Training' (Routledge). This is the first British text that examines the training, education and development of police and private security personnel from an international perspective, and is expected to be published during summer 2013.

Dr Stanislas' work and the work of his security and intelligence colleagues in the global Pan African movement, will be featured in the forthcoming 'Protecting Black Life: Race and Policing Beyond the State.' This book examines for the first time, the public and private policing of social movements by non-state organisations and agencies.

An article written by Dr Stanislas entitled 'Post 1980's Black Leadership, The Family and Crime' will appear in a special August 2011 riot edition of the Safer Communities Journal, which will be published in August 2012.

'Post Colonial Discourses and Policing Violent Homophobia in the Caribbean and the British Caribbean Diaspora: The limits of postmodernity', written by Dr Stanislas will appear in 'Interventions: An International Journal of Postcolonial Thought' and will be published in October 2012. 

Research interests/expertise

  • Policing - domestic and international
  • Diversity and sexuality, social issues and crime
  • Police education/training and organisational development
  • Non-state and private policing.

Areas of teaching

  • Policing Studies
  • International Policing and Criminal Justice.


  • Certified in Research Supervision
  • PhD
  • Diploma in Training Management (NVQ 5)
  • MSc 

Courses taught

  • Policing Studies
  • An Introduction to Policing
  • International Perspectives on Criminal Justice
  • International and Comparitive Poilicing on MA Criminology. 

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • International Police Executive Symposium (member)
  • Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing (institutional member)

Forthcoming events

Dr Stanislas will be presenting a paper entitled 'Policing and Criminal Justice and Administration in Micro Caribbean Countries: A Case Study of St. Lucia' at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Policing Executive Symposium in August 2012. The meeting will be held at the United Nations in New York and the theme of the meeting is 'Armed Violence, Economic Development and Public Safety'.

Dr Stanislas will also be presenting a paper on Trends in British Police Training and Education at the forthcoming annual meeting of the International Association of Chief Police Officers in San Diego, California in September 2012.

Conference attendance

Policing a Changing World Conference - Preston, Lancashire. Presented a paper, funded by Department.

British Education Research Association Conference - Manchester. Presented a paper on Youth and Sexuality, funded by Department.

Consultancy work

Organisational development / change in policy.

Current research students

1st Supervisor

Ika Ruddock - Europeanization of the English Police and the Influence of Europe on English Policing of Human Trafficking.

2nd Supervisor

Naomi Watson - The Perception of Nursing as a Career

Iyah Iyah - The Representation of Youth in Social and Criminal Justice Agencies in Nigeria.

Professional esteem indicators

Dr Stanislas has anonymously reviewed several books and most recently was editorial reviewer for:

Lennox, C. and Waites, M. ed (Forthcoming) Sexual Orientation, Gender, Identity and Human Rights in the Commonwealth, School for Advanced Urban Study, University of London

His most recent book review was:

White, R. (forthcoming) 'Transnational Environmental Criminology: Towards an Eco-Global Criminology' Journal of Forensic Criminology/

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