Dr Chris Pac-Soo

Dr Chris Pac-Soo

Lecturer in Criminology (Education)

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Chris can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Criminology
  • Criminology – race and ethnicity
  • Policing ethnic minorities
  • British Chinese community and crime


Chris Pac-Soo is a Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice on the Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies undergraduate degree programmes.  


Chris has a BA (Hons) in Criminology from the University of Wales, Bangor, followed by an MA in Criminology from the University of Essex, an MSc in Social Science Research Methods from Cardiff University and a PhD in Criminology from Cardiff University. 

Chris joined Plymouth in October 2010 having previously held the position of Associate Tutor in Criminology at Cardiff University.

Professional membership

British Society of Criminology
European Society of Criminology



Teaching interests

Chris teaches at each stage of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Degree programme at Plymouth, including the modules: 
An Introduction to the Criminal Justice Process in England and Wales (Stage 1)
Aspects of Inequality (Stage 2) 
Organised Deviance: Cultures of Resistance (Stage 3)
Racism and Criminal Justice (Stage 3). 

He also supervises undergraduate dissertation project sudents.



Book reviews

Pac-Soo, C. (2011) Review of 'Race, Crime and Resistance' by T. Patel & D.Tyrer (2011) in The Police Journal 84(3), Vahtek Publishing.

Pac-Soo, C. (2008) Review of 'Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities' by W.G. Skogan (2006), in Criminal Justice Review 33(3): xii. Oxford University Press: New York.