Professor Jenny Fleming
Professor of Criminology
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Professor Jenny Fleming is Professor of Criminology within Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology at the University of Southampton.
The What Works Centre for Crime Reduction is one of the first national centres and I feel very privileged to be part of it.
I joined the University of Southampton as Professor of Criminology in 2012 and am the Co-Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Research at the University of Southampton. I am also the Southampton lead for the new What Works Centre for Crime Reduction.
I completed my PhD at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia in 1998 and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2002. From 2000-2002. I was a Senior Research Fellow with the Key Centre for Law, Justice Ethics and Governance in Brisbane, Australia. As a Fellow at the Australian National University (Canberra, ACT), I was the chief coordinator of an Australian Research Council funded project, Policing in the 21st Century with the Australian Federal Police (2003-2006). From 2006-2011, I was first Research Professor and then Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies at the University of Tasmania.
For the past 15 years, I have worked on a formal and informal basis with police agencies and police associations in Australia, the United Kingdom, Scotland, Canada, the Netherlands, the United States and New Zealand. I have worked and liaised with organizations such as police associations/unions, Institutes of Policing, Specialist police units (national and international), police academies, the international police executive forum, the Home Office (UK), the Scottish Institute of Policing, Associated Police Chief Officers Association (ACPO) and police organizations generally. I am a strong supporter of participatory action research with the emphasis on practitioner involvement
I am the Editor of Australasian Policing: a Journal of Professional Practice, Policy and Research and am on the editorial board of Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice (UK).