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Prof Jane Monckton-Smith

Professor Of Public Protection

My research into crime can change things in the real world, and I bring those results to the classroom.


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.


  • 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


FWSA book prize for Murder, Gender and the Media 2013

Suzy Lamplugh Trust Taking stalking Seriously award 2016


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies

British Society of Criminology

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching & Research


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

External responsibilities

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

Subject for media interview

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

Professional positions

Patron to Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse

Trustee with Protection Against Stalking