New role for univer­sity crim­i­nol­o­gist

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A CRIMINOLOG­Y pro­fes­sor at Edge Hill Univer­sity has been ap­pointed to a top role in the world-renowned Bri­tish So­ci­ety of Criminolog­y (BSC).

Pro­fes­sor Andrew Mil­lie is now the chair of the BSC Re­gional Groups and Spe­cial­ist Net­works Com­mit­tee – mean­ing he plays a key role in over­see­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties of the so­ci­ety’s ten re­gional groups as well as var­i­ous spe­cial­ist sub­ject net­works.

The so­ci­ety at­tracts crim­i­nol­o­gists from across the UK and the globe and or­gan­ises events so they can share best prac­tice and new ideas.

Prof Mil­lie’s role is es­sen­tial in sup­port­ing healthy de­bate within the criminolog­y com­mu­nity, draw­ing to­gether peo­ple from a va­ri­ety of per­spec­tives and prac­ti­tioner back­grounds.

Pro­fes­sor Andrew Mil­lie said: “The BSC has its ori­gins in the 1930s but be­came known as the Bri­tish So­ci­ety in the early 1960s.

“It is now the main pro­fes­sional or­gan­i­sa­tion for the sub­ject and is re­spected around the world.

“I am de­lighted to be on the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee of the so­ci­ety again and look for­ward to con­tribut­ing to the fu­ture shape of the so­ci­ety.”

Prof Mil­lie is cur­rently as­sis­tant head of the depart­ment of Law and Criminolog­y at Edge Hill as well as be­ing di­rec­tor of the Po­lice Re­search Unit. His re­search cen­tres on the in­ter­sec­tion be­tween criminolog­y, phi­los­o­phy and the­ol­ogy.

He is cur­rently work­ing on an ESRC-funded project on vis­i­ble polic­ing with col­leagues at Northum­bria Univer­sity and the Open Univer­sity.

Prof Mil­lie is the au­thor of Philo­soph­i­cal Criminolog­y (2016), and has re­cently edited a col­lec­tion on Criminolog­y and Public The­ol­ogy due for pub­li­ca­tion with Bris­tol Univer­sity Press later this year.

For more in­for­ma­tion about criminolog­y, polic­ing and law cour­ses at Edge Hill in­clud­ing BA (Hons) Criminolog­y, BA (Hons) Polic­ing and LLB (Hons) Law with Criminolog­y.

Visit www.edge­hill.ac.uk/ law/cour­ses/criminolog­y for the full list of cour­ses and de­tails of how to ap­ply.

Andrew Mil­lie, Criminolog­y pro­fes­sor at Edge Hill, in­set right

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