Staff Profiles: Dr. Andrew Stafford

Dr. Andrew Stafford

Staff Profile: Dr. Andrew Stafford
Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Dr. Andrew Stafford

Dr. Andrew Stafford

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Social Sciences

I am a criminologist interested in understanding and tackling volume crimes, business crime and retail crime, and more broadly in policing, procedural justice and evidence-based approaches to crime reduction and community safety.


I am a criminologist interested in business crime, retail crime, policing, procedural justice and crime reduction and community safety. I have worked with national organisations, police constabularies and with business crime reduction partnerships in cities to help design and implement crime reduction measures, evaluate initiatives and strengthen levels of public confidence and trust in the police and the criminal justice system.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Criminology University of Bristol 2013
MSc Research Methods (Crime and Justice) University of Manchester 2007
BSc Social Policy with Criminal Justice Studies University of Plymouth 2006

Membership of professional bodies

British Society of Criminology

Teaching and research


Andrew's teaching topics include business crime, evidence-based policing, procedural justice, crime science and crime mapping, crime reduction and community safety and social science research methods. Andrew has supervised and examined postgraduate research students studying in these fields.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Andrew's research topics have included tackling crime and disorder in cities through business crime reduction partnership, crime and safety in the night time economy, police call-handling and crime reporting processes, police provision of information to victims of crime, police use of performance targets, and evidence-based policing and crime reduction.


External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews


Business crime

Retail crime

Crime and disorder in cities and in the night time economy

Crime prevention and community safety

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