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.
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.
Yang, 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