Dr Simon Green

Senior Lecturer in Community Justice and Criminology

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

01482 465782

Subject Group Head for Social Sciences/ Member of the Social Work and Social Sciences REF Reading Group/ Co-Director of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Simon Green studied sociology at Kingston University London before coming to Hull to study for an MA and PhD in criminology.

He worked as a researcher for the Northern Consortium on the Home Office's Reducing Burglary Initiative between 1999 and 2001 before moving into probation training between 2001 and 2009, helping to successfully win and deliver the second training contract.

Since then Simon has moved into more mainstream teaching and research in criminology and has successfully launched several new degree programmes in criminology.

His research is primarily in the fields of victimology, vulnerabilities and crime control.


Research Interests

  • Victimology

  • Community justice

  • Social theory

  • Crime control

Research groups

  • The British Society of Criminology

  • The European Society of Criminology

  • The International Institute for the Sociology of Law (Onati)

  • The British Sociological Association - serving on the conference organising team and stream convener for ‘Law, Crime and Rights’ (2009 – 2011)

  • The Wilbeforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation


Green S and Pemberton A, 'The Impact of Crime: victimisation, harm and resilience', in Walklate S (ed), The Handbook of Victims and Victimology, Routledge (2017)

Brennan I R, Green S and Strugeon-Adams L, 'Early Diversion and Empowerment Policing: Evaluating an Adult Female Offender Triage Project', Policing and Society, DOI:10.1080/10439463.2016.1187607 (2016)

Green S, Crime, Community and Morality, London: Routledge, 222 pages (2015)

Green S, 'Transcending the Carceral Archipelago: Existential, figurational and structurational perspectives on power and control', Onati Socio-Legal Series, Vol 5 (3), pp 919–944 (2015)

Green S, Johnstone G and Lambert C, 'Reshaping the Field: Building Restorative Capital', Restorative Justice: An International Journal, vol 2(1), pp 43–63 (2014)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Crime, Politics and Victimisation (year 2, core, convener)

  • Reading about Crime and Punishment (year 2, core, convener, Hong Kong)

  • Organisations of Violence (year 3, option, convener, Hong Kong)

  • Crime, Deviance and Society (year 1, core, convener)

  • Crime Control and Community Safety Hub 1 & 2 (MA, core, convener)

  • Communication Skills for Criminal Justice and Crime Control (MA, core)

  • MA Criminal Justice and Crime Control Dissertation Co-ordinator (MA, core)

Research PhDs

Simon welcomes applications in the areas of victimology and vulnerabilities, restorative justice, contemporary slavery and human trafficking, criminological theory, cultural criminology, and policing and crime reduction.

Completed PhDs

  • Nicola O'Leary, Negotiating Collective Identities: crime, the media and victim communities

Current PhD supervisions 

  • Kathy Kondor (PhD Criminology), Flying the Árpád Flag: The extreme right in Hungary and the revival of the Hungarism movement

  • Chloe Wilson (PhD Law), Human Trafficking and Restorative Justice, domestic scholarship student

  • Craig Barlow (PhD Criminology), Forced Criminal Exploitation of Children: prevention, prosecution and punishment, domestic scholarship

  • Loria-Mae Heywood (PhD Law), Forced Criminal Exploitation of Children: Victims, healing and justice, overseas scholarship

  • Alicia Kidd (PhD Criminology), Modern Slavery from Conflict Zones, domestic scholarship

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Criminology, Crime, Politics and Late-Modernity: an exploration of community, identity and morality, University of Hull

  • MA Criminology (distinction), University of Hull

  • BSc (Hons) Sociology, upper second, Kingston University London

External roles

  • The European Society of Criminology Victimology Working Group

  • The British Society of Criminology Victims Network

  • The European Forum for Restorative Justice

Awards and accolades

  • Awarded external grants worth over £2,500,000 from funders such as the Home Office, KTP / ESRC, National Lottery, BA / Leverhulme