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Dr Iain Brennan

Reader in Criminology

Summary

Dr Brennan is a psychologist who moved into the area of criminology via a PhD in public health. He continues to integrate these disciplines in his three main areas of research: the prevention of weapon use; the policing of domestic abuse; and the diversion of offenders from the criminal justice system. His work has featured in leading journals including the British Medical Journal, Aggression and Violent Behavior and Addiction as well as national and international policy documents. Iain joined University of Hull in 2010. In 2016 he led the redesign of the University's criminology programmes and is currently the Director of Research for the School of Education and Social Sciences.

Undergraduate

BA Criminology with Psychology (Hong Kong) - Social Psychology - Personality & Individual Differences - Forensic Psychology - Abnormal & Applied Biological Psychology BA Criminology (Hull) - Experimental Criminology BSc Psychology (Hull) - Forensic Psychology

Postgraduate

Dr Brennan is happy to hear from potential students interested in undertaking postgraduate research in any of his areas of research interest. He is particularly interested to hear from potential supervisees in the areas of knife crime/weapon violence, victim responses and interpretations of crime and the policing of domestic abuse. Dr Brennan has supervised research exemplars by a number of trainee forensic psychologists in preparation for BPS chartership and would be willing to supervise further in this area. Completed PhDsYang, Y. (2015), Measuring Public Trust in Charities in the UK: An Empirical Study based on Scale Development Current PhD supervisors Sarah Colley, Perpetrators of Child Sexual Exploitation Muneera Al-harbi, Geographical Distribution of Shoplifting

Book Chapter

High stakes: The role of weapons in offender decision making

Brennan, I. R. (2017). High stakes: The role of weapons in offender decision making. In W. Bernasco, J. van Gelder, H. Eiffers, & H. Elffers (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of offender decision makingOxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199338801.013.17

Journal Article

Police-initiated diversion for youth to prevent future delinquent behavior: a systematic review

Wilson, D. B., Brennan, I., & Olaghere, A. (2018). Police-initiated diversion for youth to prevent future delinquent behavior: a systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 14, https://doi.org/10.4073/csr.2018.5

Early diversion and empowerment policing : evaluating an adult female offender triage project

Brennan, I. R., Green, S., & Sturgeon-Adams, L. (2018). Early diversion and empowerment policing : evaluating an adult female offender triage project. Policing and Society, 28(5), 570-586. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2016.1187607

Change in alcohol outlet density and alcohol-related harm to population health (CHALICE): a comprehensive record-linked database study in Wales

Fone, D., Morgan, J., Fry, R., Rodgers, S., Orford, S., Farewell, D., …Lyons, R. (2016). Change in alcohol outlet density and alcohol-related harm to population health (CHALICE): a comprehensive record-linked database study in Wales. Public Health Research, 4(3), 1-184. doi:10.3310/phr04030

Victim responses to violence : the effect of alcohol context on crime labeling

Brennan, I. (2016). Victim responses to violence : the effect of alcohol context on crime labeling. Journal of interpersonal violence, 31(6), 1116-1140. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260514564068

Research interests

Iain's research largely focuses on the application of psychological and criminological theory to the understanding and prevention of community violence. He also undertakes research work in: - gun and knife crime - alcohol-related violence - crime reporting and victim responses to crime - community influences on engagement with criminal justice - domestic abuse - experimental criminology/evidence-based policing - information sharing for violence prevention - diversion from custody - governance of night time economies - crime and victimisation surveys Brennan, I.R. (2017), 'High Stakes: The Role of Weapons in Offender Decision-making', W. Bernasco, H. Elffers & J.-L. van Gelder (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision-Making, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Brennan, I.R., Green, S. and Sturgeon-Adams, L. (2016), 'Early Diversion and Empowerment Policing: Evaluating an Adult Female Offender Triage Project', Policing and Society, 1-17. Brennan, I.R. (2015), 'Victim Responses to Violence: The Effect of Alcohol Context on Crime Labeling', Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31, 1116-1140. Florence, C., Shepherd, J.P., Brennan, I.R. & Simon, T.R. (2011), 'Effectiveness of Anonymised Information Sharing and Use in a Health Service, Police and Local Government Partnership for Preventing Violence Related Injury: Experimental Study and Time Series Analysis', British Medical Journal, 342d3313, 1-9. Brennan, I.R. & Moore, S.C. (2009), 'Weapons and Violence: A Review of Theory and Research', Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14, 215-225. Full list