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The University of Southampton
Institute of Criminal Justice Research


Directors of the Institute of Criminal Justice Research.

Professor Jenny Fleming
Professor Jenny Fleming

Professor Jenny Fleming

Professor Jenny Fleming joined the University of Southampton as Professor of Criminology in 2012 and is also the Southampton lead for the new What Works Centre for Crime Reduction. Professor Fleming completed her PhD at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia in 1998 and was awarded a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2002. From 2000-2002. she 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), Professor Fleming 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, she was first Research Professor and then Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies at the University of Tasmania.

Phil Palmer
Phil Palmer

Phil Palmer LLB

Phil Palmer is a Senior Lecturer in Southampton Law School. Phil has a background in operational policing and policing policy. In 1997 he was one of the founder members of the National Police Operations Faculty where he was Head of Crime and Disorder Reduction. In 2001 he was appointed as the Visiting Scholar of Policing at the City University of New York. Between 2002 and 2004 he was Deputy Head of the National Crime and Operations Faculty and in 2004 was appointed as Head of Public Reassurance for the National Centre for Policing Excellence. Phil has been a member of several Association of Chief Police Officer (ACPO) working groups, and until recently was part of the Home Office Race for Justice steering group. He has delivered training and operational advice on policing and related criminal justice issues in over 20 countries. He has been published in a variety of Law Enforcement journals in the UK, Europe and USA.

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