Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Jenny Fleming

Primary position:
Professor of Criminology

Background

The University of Southampton

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).

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"The What Works Centre for Crime Reduction is one of the first national centres and I feel very privileged to be part of it."

Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Fleming, J. and McLaughlin, (2012) Issues of methodology in relation to researching trust and confidence policy in policing. Policing and Society (In Press).
Bartkowiak-Théron, I. and Fleming, J. (2012) La catégorisation politico-sociale de la population australienne: l’exemple des politiques sanitaires et pénales. Informations Sociales, 171 (In Press).
Bartkowiak-Théron, I. and Fleming, J. (2012) La catégorisation politico-sociale de la population australienne. [in special issue: L'Autralie: un Modèle de Gestion de la Diversité?] Informations Sociales, 171, part 2, 80-89.
Porter, Louise E., Prenzler, Tim and Fleming, Jenny (2012) Complaint reduction in the Tasmania Police. Policing and Society, 22, (4), 426-447. (doi:10.1080/10439463.2011.641548).
Fleming, Jenny (2012) Changing the way we do business: reflecting on collaborative practice. [in special issue: Police–University Collaborations] Police Practice and Research, 13, (4), 375-388. (doi:10.1080/15614263.2012.673291).
Fleming, Jenny and McLaughlin, Eugene (2012) Through a different lens: researching the rise and fall of New Labour's ‘public confidence agenda’. Policing and Society, 22, (3), 280-294. (doi:10.1080/10439463.2012.704921).
Fleming, Jenny and McLaughlin, Eugene (2012) Researching the confidence gap: theory, method, policy. [in special issue: Researching Public Confidence] Policing and Society, 22, (3), 261-269. (doi:10.1080/10439463.2012.703440).
Fleming, Jenny (2012) Changing the way we do business: reflecting on collaborative practice. [in special issue: Police-University Collaborations] Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 13, (4), 375-388. (doi:10.1080/15614263.2012.673291).
Porter, Louise E., Prenzler, Tim and Fleming, Jenny (2011) Complaint reduction in the Tasmania Police. Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy, iFirst article, 1-22. (doi:10.1080/10439463.2011.641548).
Prenzler, Tim, Fleming, Jenny and King, Amanda L. (2010) Gender equity policy in Australian and New Zealand policing: a five year review. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 12, (4), Winter Issue, 584-595.
Fleming, Jenny and McLaughlin, Eugene (2010) ‘The public gets what the public wants?’ Interrogating the ‘public confidence’ agenda. [in special issue: Public confidence in the police] Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 4, (3), 199-202. (doi:10.1093/police/paq024).
Fleming, Jenny (2010) Learning to work together: police and academics. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 4, (2), 139-145. (doi:10.1093/police/paq002).
Fleming, Jenny and Grabosky, Peter (2009) Managing the demand for police services, or how to control an insatiable appetite. [in special issue: Extremism] Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 3, (3), 281-291. (doi:10.1093/police/pap019).
Fleming, Jenny (2008) Managing the diary: what does a police Commissioner do? Public Administration, 86, (3), 679-698. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9299.2008.00748.x).
Fleming, Jenny and Scott, Ann (2008) Performance management in Australian police organisations. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 2, (3), 322-330. (doi:10.1093/police/pan038).
Murphy, Kristina, Hinds, Lyn and Fleming, Jenny (2008) Encouraging public cooperation and support for police. Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy, 18, (2), 136-155. (doi:10.1080/10439460802008660).
Wood, Jennifer, Fleming, Jenny and Marks, Monique (2008) Building the capacity of police change agents: the nexus policing project. Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy, 18, (1), 72-87. (doi:10.1080/10439460701718583).
Marks, Monique and Fleming, Jenny (2008) Having a voice: the quest for democratic policing in Southern Africa. [in special issue: Worker identity, social isolation and absence of community: challenges for the future] Journal of Organizational Change Management, 21, (4), 451-459. (doi:10.1108/09534810810884849).
Fleming, Jenny and O'Reilly, Juani (2007) The small-scale initiative: the rhetoric and the reality of community policing in Australia. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 1, (2), 214-222. (doi:10.1093/police/pam023).
Marks, Monique and Fleming, Jenny (2006) The right to unionise, the right to bargain and the right to democratic policing. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 605, (1), 178-199. (doi:10.1177/0002716206287181).
Fleming, Jenny, Marks, Monique and Wood, Jennifer (2006) 'Standing on the inside looking out’: the significance of police unions in networks of police governance. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 39, (1), 71-89. (doi:10.1375/acri.39.1.71).
Burgess, Mark, Fleming, Jenny and Marks, Monique (2006) Thinking critically about police unions in Australia: internal democracy and external responsiveness. Police Practice and Research, 7, (5), 391-409. (doi:10.1080/15614260601076033).
Marks, Monique and Fleming, Jenny (2006) The untold story: the regulation of police labour rights and the quest for police democratisation. Police Practice and Research, 7, (4), 309-322. (doi:10.1080/15614260600919647).
Fleming , Jenny and Peetz, David (2005) Essential service unionism and the new police industrial relations. Journal of Collective Negotiations (formerly Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector), 30, (4), 283-305. (doi:10.2190/1NYH-5QQQ-5FFR-VYEA).
Fleming, Jenny and Rhodes, R.A.W. (2005) Bureaucracy, contracts and networks: the unholy trinity and the police. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 38, (2), 192-205. (doi:10.1375/000486505774310244).
Marks, M. and Fleming, Jenny (2004) As unremarkable as the air they breathe? Reforming police management in South Africa. Current Sociology, 52, (5), 784-808. (doi:10.1177/0011392104045370).
Fleming , Jenny (2004) Commissioner Mick Keelty, Australian Federal Police. Police Practice and Research, 5, (4-5), 317-326. (doi:10.1080/1561426042000281800).
Fleming, Jenny and Monique, Marks (2004) Reformers or resisters? The state of police unionism in Australia. Employment Relations Record, 4, (1), 1-14.

Book

Wakefield, Alison and Fleming, Jenny (2009) The Sage international dictionary of policing, London, GB, Sage, 360pp.
Fleming, Jenny and Wood , Jennifer Dawn (eds.) (2006) Fighting crime together: the challenges of policing and security network policy, Sydney, AU, University of New South Wales Press
Fleming, Jenny (2005) Working together: neighbourhood watch, reassurance policing and the potential of partnerships , Canberra, AU, Australian Institute of Criminology (Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 303).
Holland , Ian and Fleming, Jenny (eds.) (2003) Government reformed: values and new political institutions , Cambridge, GB, Ashgate Publishing Limited (Law, Ethics and Governance).
Fleming , Jenny and Holland, Ian (eds.) (2002) Motivating ministers to morality , Dartmouth, GB, Ashgate Dartmouth (Law, Ethics and Governance).

Book Section

Wood, Jennifer, Fleming, Jenny and Marks, Monique (2011) Building the capacity of police change agents. In, Marks, Monique and Sklansky, David (eds.) Police Reform from the Bottom up: Officers and their Unions as Agents of Change. London, GB, Routledge, 58-73.
Fleming, Jenny (2011) Qualitative encounters in policing research. In, Bartels, Lorana and Richards, Kelly (eds.) Qualitative Criminology: Stories from the Field. Australian Capital Territory, AU, Federation Press, 13-24.
Fleming, Jenny (2011) Policing indigenous people in the NPY lands. In, Bronitt, Simon, Harfield, Clive and Hufnagel, Saskia (eds.) Cross-Border Law Enforcement. Regional Law Enforcement Cooperation - European, Australian and Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Oxford, GB, Routledge-Cavendish, 163-176. (Routledge Research in Transnational Crime and Criminal Law).
Fleming, Jenny (2010) Changing the approach: structural and administrative reform in the Queensland Police Force. In, Lewis, Colleen, Ransley, Janet and Homel, Ross (eds.) The Fitzgerald Legacy: Reforming Public Life in Australia and Beyond. Canberra, AU, Australian Academic Press, 118-133.
Fleming, Jenny (2010) Community policing: the Australian connection. In, Putt, Judy (ed.) Community Policing in Australia. Canberra, AU, Australian Institute of Criminology, 2-7. (AIC Reports: Research and Public Policy, 111).
Fleming, J. and O'Reilly, J. (2009) The small-scale initiative: the rhetoric and the reality of community policing in Australia. In, Grabosky, P. (ed.) Community Policing and Peacekeeping. Florida, US, CRC: Taylor and Francis, 71-80. (Advances in Police Theory and Practice).
Fleming, J. and Wakefield, A. (2009) Research. In, Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.) The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London, GB, Sage, 269-275.
Fleming, Jenny (2009) Managerialism. In, Wakefield, A. and Fleming, Jenny (eds.) The Sage Dictionary of Policing. , Sage, 196-198.
Fleming, J. and Marks, M. (2009) Unions. In, Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.) The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London, GB, Sage, 311-314.
Fleming, J. and Wakefield, A. (2009) Policing. In, Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.) The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London, GB, Sage, 232-234.
Fleming, J. (2009) Performance management. In, Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.) The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London, GB, Sage, 224-227.
Fleming, J. and O'Reilly, J. (2009) Community policing: Australia. In, Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.) The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London, GB, Sage, 38-39.
Fleming, J. and Makkai, T. (2009) Diffusion. In, Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.) The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London, GB, Sage, 82-85.
Fleming, J. (2009) Community policing. In, Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.) The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London, GB, Sage, 37-38.
Fleming, J. (2009) Multi-agency policing. In, Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.) The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London, GB, Sage, 201-203.
Fleming, J. and O'Reilly, J. (2008) In search of a process: community policing in Australia. In, Williamson, T. (ed.) The Handbook of Knowledge Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions. Chichester, GB, Wiley-Blackwell, 139-156.
Fleming, J. and Hall, R. (2008) Police leadership. In, Hart, Paul 't and Uhr, John (eds.) Public Leadership: Perspectives and Practices. Canberra, AU, ANU E Press, 165-176. (The Australia and New Zealand School of Government).
Marks, M. and Fleming, J. (2008) Exception to the rule: the spread of the police union movement across the World. In, De Lord, Ron, Burpo, John, Shannon, Michael and Spearing, Jim (eds.) Second Edition. Police Union Power, Politics, and Confrontation in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Issues. Illinois, US, Charles C. Thomas, 301-310.

Monograph

Fleming, Jenny (2008) Rules of engagement: policing anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related violence in and around licensed premises. Sydney, AU, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, 60pp.
 

Research

Research Interests

My research is interdisciplinary, drawing together the specialist areas of criminology and police studies with the more general concerns of public administration and public policy. I have worked on a range of substantive issues including: the implementation of community policing strategies; building capacity and engagement for police leadership; the provision of criminal justice services to the mentally ill; the policing of anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related violence in and around licensed premises, police management of adult sexual assault, the politics of law and order and the politics of trust and confidence in police services.

My current research interests include: the politics of police accountability; the politics of trust and confidence in police services; the changing role of the police leader; police management of sexual assault; and understanding and working upon the intersections between policing research and public policy.

Current Research Projects

The changing role of the police leader in the 21st century (with Eugene McLaughlin)

The aim of this research is to broaden understanding of the challenges and dilemmas confronting the police leader in the 21st century. The research addresses a gap in knowledge between theory and practice regarding what the police are, what they do, and how they maintain order, administer laws and serve their communities.

Policing Just Outcomes

Police as ‘gatekeepers’ to the criminal justice system have been criticised for their perceived inability to progress sexual assault complaints satisfactorily. Legislative and procedural reforms have done little to dispel such perceptions. In recent years there has been a move to the provision of coordinated service responses to sexual assault to encourage a more ‘victim-centred’ approach to the investigation of such crimes. The Policing Just Outcomes project is an in-depth analysis of police responses to reports of sexual offences, the management and investigation outcomes of these reports and the experiences and decision making of victim/survivors in regard to the reporting of sexual offences. The project utilises an innovative three-strand approach to capture the experiences and perspectives of victim/survivors, police and practitioners, and police organisational and policy contexts.

Primary research group:  The Institute of Criminal Justice Research

Responsibilities

Director of postgraduate taught programmes for Social Sciences

Teaching Responsibilities

CRIM 3002 Issues in Law Enforcement and Social Control
CRIM 1004 Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies
CRIM 1003 Introduction to Criminology
SOCI 6037 Sociology and Social Policy Project Module

Contact

Professor Jenny Fleming
Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology & Anthropology
University of Southampton
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

Room Number: 58/4025

Telephone: (023) 8059 3568
Email: J.Fleming@soton.ac.uk