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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).

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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.

Research group(s)

The Institute of Criminal Justice Research

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  • Building the capacity of police change agents - Wood, Jennifer, Fleming, Jenny and Marks, Monique. In Police Reform from the Bottom up: Officers and their Unions as Agents of Change - Marks, Monique and Sklansky, David (eds.)
    Published:
    2011
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    58-73
  • Qualitative encounters in policing research - Fleming, Jenny. In Qualitative Criminology: Stories from the Field - Bartels, Lorana and Richards, Kelly (eds.)
    Published:
    2011
    Published by:
    Australian Capital Territory, AU
    Page Range:
    13-24
  • Policing indigenous people in the NPY lands - Fleming, Jenny. In Cross-Border Law Enforcement. Regional Law Enforcement Cooperation - European, Australian and Asia-Pacific Perspectives - Bronitt, Simon, Harfield, Clive and Hufnagel, Saskia (eds.)
    Published:
    2011
    Published by:
    Oxford, GB
    Series:
    Routledge Research in Transnational Crime and Criminal Law
    Page Range:
    163-176
  • Changing the approach: structural and administrative reform in the Queensland Police Force - Fleming, Jenny. In The Fitzgerald Legacy: Reforming Public Life in Australia and Beyond - Lewis, Colleen, Ransley, Janet and Homel, Ross (eds.)
    Published:
    2010
    Published by:
    Canberra, AU
    Page Range:
    118-133
  • Community policing: the Australian connection - Fleming, Jenny. In Community Policing in Australia - Putt, Judy (ed.)
    Published:
    2010
    Published by:
    Canberra, AU
    Series:
    AIC Reports: Research and Public Policy, 111
    Page Range:
    2-7
  • The small-scale initiative: the rhetoric and the reality of community policing in Australia - Fleming, J. and O'Reilly, J.. In Community Policing and Peacekeeping - Grabosky, P. (ed.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    Florida, US
    Series:
    Advances in Police Theory and Practice
    Page Range:
    71-80
  • Research - Fleming, J. and Wakefield, A.. In The Sage Dictionary of Policing - Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    269-275
  • Managerialism - Fleming, Jenny. In The Sage Dictionary of Policing - Wakefield, A. and Fleming, Jenny (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Page Range:
    196-198
  • Unions - Fleming, J. and Marks, M.. In The Sage Dictionary of Policing - Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    311-314
  • Policing - Fleming, J. and Wakefield, A.. In The Sage Dictionary of Policing - Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    232-234
  • Performance management - Fleming, J.. In The Sage Dictionary of Policing - Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    224-227
  • Community policing: Australia - Fleming, J. and O'Reilly, J.. In The Sage Dictionary of Policing - Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    38-39
  • Diffusion - Fleming, J. and Makkai, T.. In The Sage Dictionary of Policing - Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    82-85
  • Community policing - Fleming, J.. In The Sage Dictionary of Policing - Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    37-38
  • Multi-agency policing - Fleming, J.. In The Sage Dictionary of Policing - Wakefield, A. and Fleming, J. (eds.)
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    201-203
  • In search of a process: community policing in Australia - Fleming, J. and O'Reilly, J.. In The Handbook of Knowledge Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions - Williamson, T. (ed.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    Chichester, GB
    Page Range:
    139-156
  • Police leadership - Fleming, J. and Hall, R.. In Public Leadership: Perspectives and Practices - Hart, Paul 't and Uhr, John (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    Canberra, AU
    Series:
    The Australia and New Zealand School of Government
    Page Range:
    165-176
  • Exception to the rule: the spread of the police union movement across the World - Marks, M. and Fleming, J.. In Second Edition. Police Union Power, Politics, and Confrontation in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Issues - De Lord, Ron, Burpo, John, Shannon, Michael and Spearing, Jim (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    Illinois, US
    Page Range:
    301-310
  • Working through networks: the challenge of partnership policing - Fleming, Jenny and Wood, Jennifer Dawn . In Fighting Crime Together: The Challenges of Policing and Security Networks - Fleming, Jenny and Wood, Jennifer Dawn (eds.)
    Published:
    2006
    Published by:
    Sydney, AU
    Page Range:
    87-115
  • New ways of doing business: networks of policing and security - Fleming, Jenny and Wood , J.. In Fighting Crime Together: The Challenges of Policing and Security Networks - Fleming, Jenny and Wood, J. (eds.)
    Published:
    2006
    Published by:
    Sydney, AU
    Page Range:
    1-14
  • Keeping the bastards honest: political transgression in Australia - Fleming, Jenny. In Scandals in Past and Contemporary Politics - Garrard, John and Newell, James (eds.)
    Published:
    2006
    Published by:
    Manchester, GB
    Page Range:
    77-90
  • The Commonwealth - Weller, P. and Fleming, Jenny. In Australian Politics and Government. The Commonwealth, the States and the Territories - Moon, Jeremy and Sharman, Campbell (eds.)
    Published:
    2003
    Published by:
    Melbourne, AU
    Page Range:
    12-40
  • The politics of police reform - Fleming, Jenny and Lewis, C.. In Police Reform: Building Integrity - Prenzler, Tim and Ransley, Janet (eds.)
    Published:
    2003
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Page Range:
    83-96
  • Changing institutions: pluralism, traditions and the contradictions of reform - Fleming, Jenny. In Government Reformed: Values and New Political Institutions - Holland, Ian and Fleming, Jenny (eds.)
    Published:
    2003
    Published by:
    Cambridge, GB
    Series:
    Law, Ethics and Governance
    Page Range:
    245-260
  • The everyday politics of value conflict: external independent oversight bodies in Australia - Lewis, C. and Fleming, Jenny. In Government Reformed: Values and New Political Institutions - Holland, Ian and Fleming, Jenny (eds.)
    Published:
    2003
    Published by:
    Cambridge, GB
    Series:
    Law, Ethics and Governance
    Page Range:
    167-184
  • The case for ministerial ethics - Holland, Ian and Fleming, Jenny. In Motivating Ministers to Morality - Holland, Ian and Fleming, Jenny (eds.)
    Published:
    2002
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Series:
    Law, Ethics and Governance
    Page Range:
    3-10
  • Conduct unbecoming: independent commissions and ministerial adversaries - Fleming, Jenny. In Motivating Ministers to Morality - Holland, Ian and Fleming, Jenny (eds.)
    Published:
    2002
    Published by:
    London, GB
    Series:
    Law, Ethics and Governance
    Page Range:
    129-143
  • Advancing ministerial ethics - Holland, Ian and Fleming, Jenny. In Motivating Ministers to Morality - Holland, Ian and Fleming, Jenny (eds.)
    Published:
    2002
    Published by:
    London
    Series:
    Law, Ethics and Governance
    Page Range:
    199-211

Monograph(s)

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

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

Room Number: 58/4066

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

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