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
Professor 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, the policing of domestic abuse and the use of open science methods in criminology.