BSc (Hons) Sociology and Politics; MA (Hons) Cultural Studies; PhD

Born in Salford (Greater Manchester). After school Tony worked in various occupations (most notably as a postal worker) before completing an access course and going to university as a mature student. His undergraduate degree was followed by an MA and then a PhD on fear of crime and its impacts on older urban residents. While completing his postgraduate studies Tony worked as a researcher on various crime related research projects and taught undergraduates as well as student nurses and midwives.  He also worked as a tutor in FE and adult education (teaching A levels, access modules and related courses), and as a conference organiser. Tony obtained his first lectureship (in Criminology and Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University) in 1998. He joined Keele in 2002.

Research and scholarship

Policing; Domestic Violence; Victims and Victimisation; Multi-Agency Partnership Working to Reduce Crime And Support Victims and Vulnerable People; Criminal Justice Policy


Current courses:

  • Psychology and Crime
  • Criminal Justice: Process, Policy, Practice
  • Policing and The Police
  • Ma Criminology And Criminal Justice 


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