Mrs Melissa Pepper

Postgraduate researcher

Email:
Phone: Work: 01483 68 6983
Room no: 39 AD 03

Further information

Research Interests

Doing More for Less in Changing Times: The Use of Volunteers in Policing

This research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), aims to further understand the role of non-uniformed police volunteers and the officers who work with them, with a focus on the Metropolitan Police Service. Utilising mixed methods including a survey of volunteers and face to face interviews with volunteers, officers and key stakeholders, the study will explore both individual and organisational factors, in particular the impact of volunteering on the culture of policing. The research will 'tell the story' of volunteers and their contribution to policing through the views and experiences of volunteers and officers themselves. By furthering understanding of volunteer-police relations and the context in which they operate, the study aims to inform the development of more effective and sustainable community based volunteering programmes in the police service.   

Supervisors: Dr Karen Bullock and Dr Daniel McCarthy

Teaching

Crime Power and Justice (Level 2/2015)

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