Dr Lesley Simmonds
Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies
School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Business)
Lesley Simmonds works as a Senior Lecturer on the undergraduate and postgraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice programmes. Lesley promotes employability for students on the programmes, arranging a range of events which bring students into contact with managers and practitioners from the criminal justice field.
Lesley completed her BSc (Hons) in Social Policy and Criminal Justice at the University of Plymouth. She has since worked as a Lecturer on the Community Justice (Probation Studies) programme, as a part-time Lecturer on a number of criminal justice modules, and as a researcher on a range of projects. Her research includes focusing upon the community response to crime; crime prevention/community safety projects; restorative justice; issues relating to the Crime and Disorder Audit process and evaluating the work of the Needle Exchange Service.
Lesley continued to develop her research on the community response to crime by focusing specifically on the work that Victim Support undertakes. Lesley gained a studentship from the University of Plymouth in order to pursue this. She was awarded her PhD, Matching Provision to Needs: The Example of Victim Support, in 2005.
Member, British Society of Criminology
Lesley Simmonds teaches mainly at stage two of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies degree programme, teaching quantitative research methods and victims, victimology and restorative justice. Lesley supervises a number of PhD students who are exploring criminological issues.
Staff serving as external examiners
2008 - 2011 appointed as External at the University of Wales, Newport for Professional Practice.
Victims of Crime and the support provided to them and Restorative Justice.
- Social and Public Policy
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