Crime, Law and (In)Security

Crime, Law and (In)Security

This Research Group covers both Law and Criminology and has the aim of developing research that spans both disciplines within the School of Law and Criminology. Moving forward, the Group will focus on inter-disciplinary work and act as a means of developing a close working relationship between colleagues in both Law and Criminology.

Significant Research Activities

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Research activity

About us

This was the first of the current Research groups to be established in the School of Law and Criminology.  It was originally a ‘catch-all’ group that accommodated all Law and Criminology researchers.  As Research activity developed in the School, other groups were formed out of it.  Importantly, it continues to accommodate ‘lone’ researchers, Professor Mark Pawlowski being a good example.  His Research on the Land Law of England and Wales has produced a substantial body of work.  Another example is Professor Steven Haines. whose work on the Protection of Schools in Armed Conflict has resulted in one of the two Impact Case Studies submitted for REF21 read more

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Law and Criminology research is at the forefront of policy and practitioner debates on human rights, identity, crime and deviance. Our international focus includes the impact of emerging technologies on human life, the importance of ethically sourced goods and the monitoring of supply chains, the impact of custody on offenders and the importance of giving voice to marginalised populations.

Recent publications


Pawlowski, Mark and , (2020), The problem of unovereached beneficial interests. Estates Gazette. In: , , , . Estates Gazette, Estates Gazette (2020) . pp. 32-33 ISSN: 0014-1240 (Print), (doi: ).

Pawlowski, Mark and , (2020), Law stories: Practical jokers beware. LexisNexis. In: , , , . LexisNexis, New Law Journal, 170 (7881) . pp. 22 ISSN: 0306-6479 (Print), 2046-2239 (Online) (doi:

Zampini, Giulia Federica and , Buck-Matthews, Eveleigh (2020), ‘When you cross over that invisible boundary’: exploring drug taking in the caring dancefloor. In: , , , . , Discover Society, 79 (doi:

Pawlowski, Mark and , (2020), Testamentary trusts and capricious testators. Oxford University Press. In: , , , . Oxford University Press, Trusts and Trustees, 26 (3) . pp. 222-226 ISSN: 1363-1780 (Print), 1752-2110 (Online) (doi: NB Item availability restricted.

Zampini, Giulia , Österman, Linnéa, Stengel, Camille, Bennallick, Morwenna (2019), Turning Gender Inside-Out: Delivering higher education in women’s carceral spaces. Bergen Open Access Publishing. In: , , , . Bergen Open Access Publishing, Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 6 (1) . pp. 62-77 2387-2306 (Online) (doi:

Zampini, Giulia Federica , Osterman, Linnea, Stengel, Camille, Bennallick, Morwenna (2019), Turning gender inside out: delivering higher education in women’s carceral spaces. Bergen Open Access Publishing. In: , , , . Bergen Open Access Publishing, Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 6 (1) . pp. 62-77 2387-2306 (Online) (doi:

Kilbane, Sarah C. and , (2018), Agent selection and threat actualization in contamination cases: Predicting action from perpetrator behavior. American Psychological Association. In: , , , . American Psychological Association, Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 5 (3) . pp. 173-187 ISSN: 2169-4842 (Print), 2169-4850 (Online) (doi: NB Item availability restricted.

Fiddler, Michael and , (2018), Ghosts of other stories: a synthesis of hauntology, crime and space. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Crime, Media, Culture, 15 (3) . pp. 463-477 ISSN: 1741-6590 (Print), 2059-7991 (Online) (doi:

Kilbane, Sarah C. and , (2018), Poisoning expertise and outcomes in malicious contamination incidents. Emerald. In: , , , . Emerald, Journal of Criminal Psychology, 8 (3) . pp. 187-198 ISSN: 2009-3829 (Print), (doi: NB Item availability restricted.

Banwell, Stacy and , (2018), Security, peace and development: Unpacking discursive constructions of wartime rape and sexual violence in Syria. In: , , , . , International Journal of Peace and Development Studies, 9: 1772B2C5700 (2) . pp. 15-30 ISSN: 2141-6621 (Print), (doi:

Stengel, Camille May , Mane, Famara, Guise, Andrew, Pouye, Magath , Sigrist, Monika , Rhodes, Tim (2018), “They accept me, because I was one of them”: formative qualitative research supporting the feasibility of peer-led outreach for people who use drugs in Dakar, Senegal. BioMed Central. In: , , , . BioMed Central, Harm Reduction Journal, 15 (9) 1477-7517 (Online) (doi:

Renzulli, Isobel and , (2017), ‘Women and peace’: A human rights strategy for the women, peace and security agenda. SAGE journals. In: , , , . SAGE journals, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights Law, 35 (4) ISSN: 0169-3441 (Print), (doi: NB Item availability restricted.

Banwell, Stacy and , Fiddler, Michael (2017), Gendered viewing strategies: A critique of holocaust-related films that eroticize, monsterize and fetishize the female body. Taylor and Francis. In: , , , . Taylor and Francis, Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, 24 (2) . pp. 150-171 ISSN: 1750-4902 (Print), 2048-4887 (Online) (doi: NB Item availability restricted.

Jolliffe, Darrick , Cattell, Jack, Raza, Annabelle, Minoudis, Philip (2017), Factors associated with progression in the London pathway project. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 27 (3) . pp. 222-237 ISSN: 0957-9664 (Print), 1471-2857 (Online) (doi:

Outhwaite, Opi and , (2017), Neither fish, nor fowl: honeybees and the parameters of current legal frameworks for animals, wildlife and biodiversity. Oxford University Press (OUP). In: , , , . Oxford University Press (OUP), Journal of Environmental Law, 29 (2) . pp. 317-341 ISSN: 0952-8873 (Print), 1464-374X (Online) (doi:

Fiddler, Michael and , (2017), Cutting through the fourth wall: the violence of home invasion in Michael Haneke’s Funny Games. Intellect. In: , , , . Intellect, Horror Studies, 8: 17 (1) . pp. 79-95 ISSN: 2040-3275 (Print), (doi:

Pawlowski, Mark and , Brown, James (2016), Applications for sale of the family home after one year of bankruptcy: A creditor's prerogative?. Nottingham Law School. In: , , , . Nottingham Law School, NIBLeJ (Nottingham Insolvency and Business Law e-Journal), 3 (28) . pp. 517-536 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.


Banwell, Stacy and , (2020), Gender and the Violence(s) of War and Armed Conflict: More Dangerous to be a Woman?. Emerald Publishing. In: , , , . Emerald Publishing, (1st) . ISBN: 9781787691162 (doi:

Book section

Zampini, Giulia Federica and , (2020), Sex and Institutional Cultures of Abuse. Sage. In: , , , Sex and Crim. Sage, . ISBN: 9781526491121 (doi: ).

Fiddler, Michael and , (2020), Ghost Criminology: a (spirit) guide. New York University Press. In: , , , Ghost Criminology: The Afterlife of Crime and Punishmen. New York University Press, . ISBN: 9781479842438 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Fiddler, Michael and , (2020), Illegal Representations. SAGE Publications. In: , , , Sex and Crim. SAGE Publications, (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Fiddler, Michael and , (2018), “These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends”: Crime, Criminality and the State in Westworld. NYUP. In: , , , Streaming Criminolog. NYUP, (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Fanghanel, Alexandra and , (2018), How to break a rape culture: gendered fear of crime and the myth of the stranger-rapist. Routledge. In: , , In: Murray Lee, Gabe Mythen (eds.), The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crim. Routledge, (1st) . pp. 417-428 . ISBN: 9781138120334 (doi:

Fiddler, Michael and , (2017), Panopticism. Routledge. In: , , In: Avi Brisman, Eamonn Carrabine, Nigel South (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concept. Routledge, Florence, Kentucky, US (1st) . pp. 463-466 . ISBN: 9781138819009 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Fiddler, Michael and , (2017), Sherlock Holmes. Policy Press. In: , , In: Jo Turner, Paul Taylor, Karen Corteen, Sharon Morley (eds.), A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justic. Policy Press, . ISBN: 9781447325871 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Fiddler, Michael and , (2017), There's no place like home: encountering crime and criminality in representations of the domestic. Routledge. In: , , In: Michelle Brown, Eamonn Carrabine (eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminolog. Routledge, (1st) . pp. 540-552 . ISBN: 9781138888630 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Petrillo, Madeline and , (2016), ‘It Made My Mind Unwell’: trauma-informed approaches to the mental health needs of women in the criminal justice system. Palgrave Macmillan. In: , , In: Jane Winstone (ed.), Mental Health, Crime and Criminal Justice: Responses and Reform. Palgrave Macmillan, (1st) . pp. 131-146 . ISBN: 9781137453884 (doi:

Conference item

Banwell, Stacy and , (2020), “I am a cancer”: Unpacking the lived-experiences of children born from genocidal rape. In: Annual American Society of Criminology Conference (cancelled), 18-21 November 2020 (cancelled), Washington D.C., U.S.A (cancelled) , . , (doi:

Banwell, Stacy and , (2020), Children of the Enemy’: Exploring the Unresolved Trauma of Genocidal Rape. In: European Society of Criminology conference (Eurocrim 2020), 10th-11th September 2020, Online , . , . pp. 132 (doi:

Kilbane, Sarah C. and , (2019), Assessing the validity of product tampering threats. In: Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals, 06-09 May 2019, Rotterdam, The Netherlands , . , (doi: ).

Zampini, Giulia Federica and , (2019), Decriminalisation - some thoughts on Drugs and Prostitution. In: Round-table on Decriminalisation; Engage event, 30/04/2019, University of Strathclyde , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Banwell, Stacy and , (2018), Wartime rape and sexual violence a female criminality and women’s imprisonment. In: Two guest lectures to PhD students at the University of Milan, , Milan, Italy , . , (doi: ).

Banwell, Stacy and , (2018), “Wars are being fought on the bodies of women and children”: unpacking gender and the human security framework. In: 18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology: Crimes Against Humans and Crimes Against Humanity, Implications for Modern Criminology, 29 Aug - 01 Sep 2018, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina , . , (doi: ).

Fiddler, Michael and , (2018), Ghosts of other stories: a hauntological examination of crime in space. In: European Society of Criminology Conference, 29 August - 1 September 2018, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina , . , . pp. 439-439 (doi:

Zampini, Giulia Federica and , (2018), The political project of impact. In: Interdisciplinary and Intergenerational Symposium on Deconstructing and Reclaiming Impact, 03 May 2018, University of Greenwich , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Fiddler, Michael and , (2018), From Consulting Detective to Martian Mayor: using games mechanics in teaching. In: SHIFT 2018, Friday 5 January, 2018, Greenwich Maritime Campus, Queen Anne Court , . , (doi:

Fiddler, Michael and , (2017), Cracking open the crypt: towards an occult criminology of the hidden and invisible. In: American Society of Criminology Conference, 15-18 November 2017, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA , . , (doi: ).

Zampini, Giulia Federica and , (2017), Drug Policy in 50 Years. In: The Future of Drug Policy, 3rd-5th of November 2017, The Museum of Drug Policy , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Fiddler, Michael and , (2017), Sherlock Holmes on Mars: using games in criminology teaching. In: Criminology at the Cutting Edge of the Curriculum, Thursday 14th September 2017, University of Derby , . , (doi: ).

Fiddler, Michael and , (2016), From Hell to Whitechapel: hauntology, crime and the construction of place.. In: American Society of Criminology Conference: The Many Colors of Crime and Justice, 16-19 November 2016, New Orleans Hilton, New Orleans, LA , . , (doi:

Fiddler, Michael and , Jolliffe, Darrick (2016), Targeting 'terminal malignant alienation': Improving health literacy and reducing deaths in prison. In: Justice and Penal Reform conference, 16th-18th March 2016, Keble College, Oxford , . , (doi: ).

Edited book

Fiddler, Michael and , (2022), Ghost Criminology: The Afterlife of Crime and Punishment. New York University Press. In: , , , . New York University Press, . ISBN: 9781479842438 (doi: ).


di Raimo, Antonino , Petrillo, Madeline, Thomas, Megan (2021), The case for trauma-informed design for resilient cities. In: La Biennale di Venezia. The case for Trauma-Informed Design (TID) for resilient cities: Italian Pavilion - Resilient Communities, 22/05/2021 - 31/07/2021, Venice, Italy , . , (doi:


Laycock, Angela and , Hewitt, Louise (2019), Disabled Witness Project: Monitoring Access to Justice for Disabled Witnesses of Disability Hate Crime. Greenwich. In: , , , . Greenwich, (doi: ).

Hewitt, Louise and , Laycock, Angela (2019), Disabled Witness Project: Promoting Access to Justice for Disabled Witnesses of Disability Hate Crime. University of Greenwich. In: , , , . University of Greenwich, (doi: ).

Jolliffe, Darrick and , Haque, Zubaida (2017), Have prisons become a dangerous place? Disproportionality, safety and mental health in British Prisons. The Runnymede Trust. In: , , , . The Runnymede Trust, ISSN: 978-1909546264 (Print), (doi: ).


Alejandro, Gonzales , Overeen, Pauline, Martin-Ortega, Olga, Good Electronics Network , SOMO , Business, Human Rights Environment Research Group (BHRE) (2020), Beyond corporate transparency: The right to know in the electronics industry. Good Electronics Network. In: , , , . Good Electronics Network, Amsterdam (1st ed.) (doi:

Working paper

Kilbane, Sarah C. and , (2018), Sage Research Methods Case 2: Using unobtrusive data to study criminal behavior: Understanding malicious contamination incidents. SAGE Publications Ltd. In: , , , SAGE Research Methods Cases Part . SAGE Publications Ltd, SAGE research methods cases . ISBN: 9781526440556 9781526440556 (Online) (doi: