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Brunton-Smith, I., Buil-Gil, D., Pina-Sanchez, J., Cernat, A., & Moretti, A. (forthcoming) ‘Using synthetic crime data to understand patterns of police under-counting at the local level’, in Huey, L, and Buil-Gil, D (eds) The Crime Data Handbook.

Menichelli, F., Bullock, K., Garland, J. & Allen, J. (2024) Policing universities: exploring the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by private campus security officers. (PDF) Policing and Society.


Brunton-Smith, I., Cernat, A., Buil-Gil, D., & Pina-Sanchez, J. (2023) Measuring crime in place: distinguishing between area victimization versus area offences. (PDF) Significance. October issue.

Bullock, K. & Garland, J. (2023) Policing Rural Crimes and Rural Communities in England. (PDF) International Journal of Rural Criminology, 8 (1): 41-58.

Chan, J. K. H., McCarthy, D., & Ho, L. K. K. (2023). Policing re-centralization or de-centralization? A study of state responses in England and Hong Kong during COVID-19. (PDF) Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 17, 1-14.

Favarin, S., Berlusconi, G., Aziani, A. and Corradini, S. (2023) Transnational trafficking networks of end-of-life vehicles and e-waste. Global Crime. 24(3): 215-237.

Giommoni, L., Décary-Hétu, D., Berlusconi, G., and Bergeronne, A. (2023) Online and offline determinants of drug trafficking across countries via cryptomarkets. Crime, Law and Social Change, first published online on 2 July 2023.

Haynes. A, Schweppe, J. & Garland, J. (2023) The Production of Hate Crime Victim Status: Discourses of Normalisation and the Experiences of LGBT Community Members. (PDF) Criminology and Criminal Justice.

McCarthy, D., Stoneman, P., & Ho, L. K. K. (2023). Explaining confidence in the police within transitional Hong Kong: the influence of postmaterial values. (PDF) Policing and Society, 33(1), 96-110.

McCarthy, D., & Brunton-Smith, I. (2023). Attitudes towards the death penalty: An assessment of individual and country-level differences. (PDF) European journal of criminology, 21(1), 116-139.

McCarthy, D., & Adams, M. (2023). The impact of youth imprisonment on the lives of parents. Abingdon, Routledge.

Pina-Sanchez, J., Buil-Gil, D., Brunton-Smith, I., & Cernat, A. (2023) The Impact of Measurement Error in Models Using Police Recorded Crime Rates. (PDF) Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 39: 975-1002. 

Pina-Sanchez, J., Brunton-Smith, I., Buil-Gil, D., & Cernat, A. (2023) Exploring the Impact of Measurement Error in Police Recorded Crime Rates through Sensitivity Analysis. Crime Science. 12(14).

Setty, E., & Dobson E., (2023) Young Love “Locked Down:” Adolescent and Young Adult Perspectives on Sexting During the Covid-19 Pandemic in England. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 53: 481-495.

Setty, E. (2023) Young people and sexual consent: contextualising ‘miscommunication’ amid ‘grey areas’ of ambiguity and ambivalence.Journal of Sex Education. 

Setty, E., & Dobson, E. (2023) Un/healthy relationships for emerging adults living through the Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ in England. Journal of Emerging Adulthood.

Setty, E. (2023) Young people’s perceptions and experiences of risk in their online networks. Journal of Youth Studies. 


Adams, M. N., & McCarthy, D. (2022). The Needs and Experiences of Prisoners’ Families during Long Sentences. (PDF) Prison Service Journal, Vol 261.

Berlusconi, G. (2022) Come at the king, you best not miss: criminal network adaptation after law enforcement targeting of key players. Global Crime. 23(1): 44-64.

Brunton-Smith, I., Flatley, J., & Tarling, R. (2022) Prevalence of sexual violence: a comparison of estimates from UK National Surveys. European Journal of Criminology. 19(5): 891-910.

Buil-Gil, D., Cernat, A., Brunton-Smith, I., & Pina-Sanchez, J. (2022) Comparing Measurements of Crime in Local Communities: A Case Study in Islington, London. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. Online first.

Buil-Gil, D., Pina-Sanchez, J., Brunton-Smith, I., & Cernat, A. (2022) Bad Data, Worse Predictions: How Measurement Error in Crime Data Affects Crime Prevention. CREST Security Review Magazine.

Giommoni, L., Berlusconi, G. and Aziani, A. (2022) Interdicting international drug trafficking: A network approach for coordinated and targeted interventions. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. 28: 545-572.

Setty, E. (2022) Educating teenage boys about consent: The law and affirmative consent in boys’ (anticipated and actual) sexual cultures. Sex Roles, 87: 515-535.

Setty, E. (2022) Young People’s Perspectives on Online Hate, Unwanted Sexual Content, and ‘Unrealistic’ Body- and Appearance-Related Content: Implications for Resilience and Digital Citizenship. Youth, 2(2): 195-216.

Tomaszewska, M., Bullock, K., & Garland, J. (2022) Managing Inclusion or Preparing for Exclusion? A Critical Examination of Gender-responsive Management of Female Central and Eastern European Prisoners in England and Wales. Punishment and Society, 25 (4): 827-847.


Aziani, A., Berlusconi, G., & Giommoni, L. (2021) A quantitative application of enterprise and social embeddedness theories to the transnational trafficking of cocaine in Europe. (PDF) Deviant Behaviour, 42(2): 245-267. 

Bullock, K., Garland., J., & Coupar, F. (2021) Police-community engagement and the affordances and constraints of social media. (PDF) Policing and Society, 31(4): 373-385.

Cernat, A., Buil-Gil, D., Brunton-Smith, I., Pina-Sanchez, J., & Murria-Sangen ıs, M. (2021) Estimating Crime in Place: Moving Beyond Residence Location. Crime and Delinquency. Online first.

Fenn, L., & Brunton-Smith, I. (2021) The effects of terror incidents on pubic worry of future attacks, views of the police and social cohesion. (PDF) British Journal of Criminology, 61(2): 497-518.

Giommoni, L., Berlusconi, G., & Aziani, A. (2021) Interdicting International Drug Trafficking: a Network Approach for Coordinated and Targeted Interventions. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research

McGuire, M. (20201) When Worlds Collide: Nation States and Cyberconflict, Hewlett Packard Research Report.

McCarthy, D., & Adams, M. (2021). Assessing the deployment of informal support networks for mothers of incarcerated young men. (PDF) European Journal of Criminology, 18(6), 799-816.

Menichelli, F., Preventing crises in the midst of a global pandemic: responsiveness, participation and equity in policing and public health partnerships during Covid-19. (PDF) Policing and Society. 

Pepper, M., Bullock., K., & McCarthy, D. (2021) Exploring the Role and Contribution of Police Support Volunteers in an English Constabulary. (PDF) Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. 15(4), 2015-2028.

Pina-Sanchez, J., & Brunton-Smith, I. (2021) Are We All Equally Persuaded by Procedural Justice? Measuring the ‘Invariance Thesis’ Using Longitudinal Data and Random Effects. (PDF) The Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology. Online first

Setty, E., (2021) Pornography as a cultural resource for constructing and expressing gendered sexual subjectivities among students in a co-educational boarding school. (PDF) Porn Studies.

Yesberg, J., Brunton-Smith, I., & Bradford, B. (2021) Police Visibility, Trust in Police Fairness, and Collective Efficacy: A Multilevel Structural Equation Model. European Journal of Criminology. Online first. 


Brunton-Smith, I., Flatley, J., & Tarling, R. (2020) Prevalence of sexual violence: a comparison of estimates from UK National Surveys. (PDF) European Journal of Criminology. 

Brunton-Smith, I., Pina-Sanchez, J., & Li, G. (2020) Re-assessing the consistency of sentencing decisions in cases of Assault: Allowing for within court inconsistencies. (PDF) British Journal of Criminology, 60(6): 1438-1459. 

Jackson, J., Brunton-Smith, I., Bradford, B., Posch, K., Rodriguez-Oliveira, T., & Sturgis, P. (2020) Police Legitimacy and the Norm to Cooperate: Using a Mixed Effects Location-Scale Model to Estimate the Strength of Social Norms. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

McGuire, M. (2020) The Laughing Policebot: Automation and the End of Policing. (PDF) Policing & Society

Pina-Sanchez, J., & Brunton-Smith, I. (2020) ‘Reassessing the relationship between procedural justice and police legitimacy’ (PDF)  Law and Human Behavior, 44(5): 377-393. 

Pina-Sanchez, J., Brunton-Smith, I., & Li, G. (2020) Mind the step: A More Insightful and Robust Analysis of the Sentencing Process in England and Wales under the New Sentencing Guidelines. (PDF) Criminology and Criminal Justice, 20(3): 268-301. 

Santitissadeekorn, N., Lloyd, D., Short, M., & Delahaies, A. (2020) Approximate Filtering of conditional intensity process for Poisson count data: application to Urban Crime. (PDF) Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 144: 106850.

Setty, E. (2020) 'Confident' and 'hot' or 'desperate' and 'cowardly'? Meanings of young men's sexting practices in youth sexting culture. Journal of Youth Studies, 23(5): 561-577. 

Vidgen, B., Botelho, A., Boniatowski, D., Guest, E., Hall, M., Margetts, H., Tromble, R., Waseem, Z., & Hale, S. (2020) Detecting East Asian Prejudice on Social Media. (PDF) Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms. 162-172. 


Adams, M., & McCarthy, D. (2019). Race and parenting in the context of youth incarceration. (PDF) Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43(16): 175-192.

Bullock, K., & Garland, J. (2019) The organisation doesn’t particularly consider itself responsible for you”: organisational support for officers injured in the line of duty and organisational (in)justice. (PDF) Policing and Society, 1-17.

Bullock, K., Garland, J., & Coupar, F. (2019) Police officer transitions to retirement in the United Kingdom: social identity, social support, and (in)justice. (PDF) Policing and Society, 1-15.

Hall, N. (2019) Blind Spot: evaluating the evolving threat of US far right extremist violence and assessing the law enforcement response. Jane’s Intelligence Review, March.

Joliffe, D., Farrington, D.P., Brunton-Smith, I., Loeber, R., Ahonen, L., & Paula Palacios, A. (2019) Depression, Anxiety and Delinquency: Results from the Pittsburgh Youth Study. Journal of Criminal Justice, 62: 42-49.

McCarthy, D., & Adams, M. (2019). “Yes, I can still parent. Until I die, he will always be my son”: Parental responsibility in the wake of child incarceration. Punishment and Society, 21(1): 89-106.

McCarthy, D., & Adams, M (2019). Assessing the deployment of informal support networks for mothers of incarcerated young men. European Journal of Criminology.

McGuire, M. (2019) Inter-theory Relations in the Social Science; Criminology as a physics of the social. Criminological Encounters 2(1). 

McGuire, M. (2019) Behind the Darknet Black Mirror (PDF) Industry Report, Bromium/HP.

McGuire, M. (2019) Social Media Platforms and the Cybercrime Economy (PDF), Industry Report, Bromium/HP. 

McGuire, M. Islam T., Becker I. Posner, R. Ekblom, P. Borrion, H & Li, S.  (2019) A Socio-Technical and Co-evolutionary Framework for Reducing Human-Related Risks in Cyber Security and Cybercrime Ecosystems (PDF), Communications in Computer and Information Science, 1123,, DependSys 2019, pp. 277–293.

Menichelli, F. (2019) Governing through vulnerability in austerity England. (PDF) European Journal of Criminology, 1-18. 

Pina-Sanchez, J., Brunton-Smith, I., Grech, D., & Sferopoulos, D. (2019) Exploring the Origin of Sentencing Disparities in the Crown Court: Using Text Mining Techniques to Differentiate between Court and Judge Disparities. (PDF) Social Science Research, 84: 1023-43.

Setty, E. (2019) Meanings of Bodily and Sexual Expression in Youth Sexting Culture: Young Women’s Negotiation of Gendered Risks and Harms. (PDF) Sex Roles, 80: 586-606.

Setty, E. (2019) A Rights-Based Approach to Youth Sexting: Challenging Risk, Shame, and the Denial of Rights to Bodily and Sexual Expression Within Youth Digital Sexual Culture. International Journal of Bullying Prevention, 1: 298-311.


Brunton-Smith, I., & Bullock, K. (2018) Patterns and Drivers of Co-production in Neighbourhood Watch in England and Wales: From Neo-liberalism to New Localism. British Journal of Criminology, 59(1): 85-106.

Brunton-Smith, I., Sturgis, P., & Leckie, G. (2018) How collective is collective efficacy? The importance of consensus in judgments about community cohesion and willingness to intervene. Criminology, 56(3): 608-637.

Bullock, K. (2018) Retiring from the Police Service in England and Wales: A Multi-dimensional Perspective. (PDF) Ageing and Society.

Bullock, K., & Bunce, A. (2018) The Prison Don’t Talk to You about Getting Out of Prison: On Why Prisons in England and Wales Fail to Rehabilitate Prisoners. (PDF) Criminology and Criminal Justice

Bullock, K., Bunce, A., & McCarthy, D. (2018) Making Good in Unpromising Places: The Development and Cultivation of Redemption Scripts Among Long-Term Prisoners. Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology

Hall, N. (2018) Hate crime, law, and law enforcement in a comparative context. Jane’s Intelligence Review, March.

Hamilton C., & Berlusconi G. (2018) Contagion, counterterrorism and criminology: The case of France. (PDF) Criminology and Criminal Justice, 18(5): 568-584. 

McCarthy, D., & Adams, M. (2018) Can Family–Prisoner Relationships Ever Improve During Incarceration? Examining the Primary Caregivers of Incarcerated Young Men. The British Journal of Criminology59(2): 378-395.

McCarthy, D., & Brunton-Smith, I. (2018) The Effect of Legitimacy on Prisoners’ Post-Release Desistance. (PDF) Crime and Delinquency, 64(7): 917-938.

McGuire, M. (2018) CONS, CONStructions and CONcepts of Computer Related Crime. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice, 6(2): 137-156.

McGuire, M. (2018) Beyond Flatland: Smart Cities, Stupefaction and Stultification. City, Territory and Architecture, 5(22).

McGuire, M. (2018) Into the Web of Profit: Understanding the Growth of the Cybercrime Economy. (PDF), Industry Report, Bromium. 

Menichelli, F. (2018) Transforming the English model of community safety: from crime and disorder to the safeguarding of vulnerable people. (PDF) Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Quick, M., Li, G., & Brunton-Smith, I. (2018) Crime-general and crime-specific spatial patterns: A multivariate spatial analysis of four crime types at the small-area scale. (PDF) Journal of Criminal Justice, 58: 22-32. 

Santitissadeekorn, N., Short, M., & Lloyd, D. (2018) Sequential data assimilation for 1D self-exciting processes with application to urban crime data. (PDF) Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 128:163-183.

Setty, E. (2018) Young people's attributions of privacy rights and obligations in youth sexting culture. (PDF) International Journal of Communication, 12: 4533-4552.

Skudder, H., Brunton-Smith, I., Druckman, A., Cole, J., & McInnes, A. (2018) The falling carbon footprint of acquisitive and violent offences. British Journal of Criminology, 58(2): 351-371. 

Skudder, H., Brunton-Smith, I., Tseloni, A., McInnes, A., Cole, J., Thompson, R., & Druckman, A. (2018) Can burglary prevention be low-carbon and effective? Investigating the environmental performance of burglary prevention measures. Security Journal, 31: 111-138.