Dr Chris Pac-Soo

Dr Chris Pac-Soo

Lecturer in Criminology (Education)

School of Society and Culture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Dr Chris Pac-Soo 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  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 students.


Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Pac-Soo CK (2011) 'Review of 'Race, crime and Resistance' by T.G. Patel and D. Tyrer (2011)' The Police Journal 84, (3)
Pac-Soo CK (2008) 'Review of 'Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities' by W.G. Skogan (2006)' Criminal Justice Review 33, (3)
Conference Papers
Pac-Soo CK & Foley A (2013) 'Justice on the margins: Two case studies of justice in socially excluded communities' What is justice? Re-imagining penal policy Keble College, Oxford. 0-/-1/20130-/-1/2013
Pac-Soo CK & Foley A (2013) 'From the usual to unusual suspects: the ‘forgotten actors’ in discourses of crime' Eurocrim2013: 13th Annual Conference of the ESC Budapest, Hungary 9-/-0/20139-/-0/2013
Pac-Soo CK (2009) 'Policing Chinese Communities in London; The Metropolitan Police Service’s Construction of a Chinese Community' 9th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology Ljubljana, Slovenia 9-/-0/20099-/-0/2009
Presentations and posters
Pac-Soo CK Pac-Soo CK 'Foreign national workers experiences of violence and vulnerability in the Night Time Economy (NTE) of a British city'