Dr Chris Pac-Soo

Dr Chris Pac-Soo

Lecturer in Criminology (Education)

School of Society and Culture (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 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 (2017) 'Foreign national workers experiences of violence and vulnerability in the Night Time Economy (NTE) of a British city' 16th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology 2016 University of Munster, Germany 9-/-0/20169-/-0/2016
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