Staff Profiles: Dr. Jane Monckton Smith

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Staff Profile: Dr. Jane Monckton Smith
Senior Lecturer in Criminology

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Dr. Jane Monckton Smith

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

I am a forensic criminologist specialising in homicide, stalking and coercive control. My teaching is focused around forensic and criminal investigation and issues in public protection.


My research is focused around interpersonal violence, and especially how we can prevent homicide. I work with professionals in reviewing homicides and training . I also work with families bereaved through homicide to help them with criminal justice processes.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Deconstructing the house that Jack built: an examination of the discursive regime of sexual murder Cardiff University 2007
PGCAP Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice University of Southampton 2006
PGC Research Methods Southampton Solect University 2003
BA (Hons) Criminology Southampton Solent University 2002


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


FWSA book prize for Murder, Gender and the Media 2013

Suzy Lamplugh Trust Taking stalking Seriously award 2016

Membership of professional bodies

British Society of Criminology

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching and research


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Current projects include: Tracking offender behavioural patterns in domestic homicide; design of stalking responses; family participation in DHRs


More publications from Dr. Jane Monckton Smith can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

I work as an advisor in stalking, coercive control and homicide to a number of outside agencies, including police and specialist charities.

Subjects for media interviews

Homicide, stalking, coercive control, domestic abuse and violence, criminal investigation

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Professional positions

Patron to Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse

Trustee with Protection Against Stalking