Dr Simon Green

Dr Simon Green

Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise / Reader in Criminology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of Criminology and Sociology


  • BSc (Kingston University)
  • MA (University of Hull)
  • PhD (University of Hull)


I studied Sociology at Kingston University before moving to Hull to undertake my MA and PhD in Criminology. I spent two years as a research officer on a Home Office funded burglary reduction project in the North England before becoming a Lecturer in Community Justice and Criminology in 2001. This role was externally funded by the Home Office and focused on training probation officers across the Yorkshire and Humberside region (as well as in North Wales). In 2009 I moved into a mainstream teaching and research position.


In my current role as Associate Dean for Research I do not undertake a great deal of classroom teaching but my areas of teaching expertise are in: restorative justice, victimology, police investigation, criminological theory, social theory, crime and deviance, criminal justice politics.

I spent many years delivering criminal justice modules to probation trainees and have significant experience of developing and delivering online distance taught courses in partnership with other universities and training providers. I have also developed new degrees in BA Criminology with Forensic Science, BA Criminology and Sociology, MA Restorative Justice (online) and MA Criminal Justice and Crime Control.

Recent outputs

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Crime, community and morality

Green, S. (2014). Crime, community and morality. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Book Chapter

The impact of crime: victimisation, harm and resilience

Green, S., & Pemberton, A. (2017). The impact of crime: victimisation, harm and resilience. In S. Walklate (Ed.), Handbook of Victims and Victimology, 77-102. (2nd). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315712871-6

Journal Article

Transcending the carceral archipelago: existential, figurational and structurational perspectives on power and control

Green, S. (2015). Transcending the carceral archipelago: existential, figurational and structurational perspectives on power and control. Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 5(3), 919-944

Reshaping the field: building restorative capital

Green, S., Johnstone, G., & Lambert, C. (2014). Reshaping the field: building restorative capital. Restorative justice, 2(1), 43-63 . https://doi.org/10.5235/20504721.2.1.43

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

Research interests

My doctoral research explored the theoretical, ideological and political conception of community in the crime control arena. Since then my research interests have developed around: restorative justice, power and agency, victimology and reducing re-offending. Most recently these research interests have consolidated around the victims of crime and exploitation. I am currently the Vice-Chair of a EU-funded COST Action (CA18121: Cultures of Victimology: Understanding processes of victimisation across Europe) and CI on a British Academy project called: 'Giving Victims' Voice: a strengths-based investigation into victim identities'.

Postgraduate supervision

I am very interested in supervising doctoral students in the areas of: victimology, exploitation, contemporary slavery, reducing re-offending, restorative justice and community justice more generally

Completed PhD students:

Nicola O'Leary, (PhD Criminology) Negotiating Collective Identities: crime, the media and victim communities

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

Alicia Kidd (PhD Social Justice), The Dynamics of Contemporary Slavery and Conflict: agency, asylum and accountability

Current PhD students:

Chloe Wilson (PhD Law), Human Trafficking and Restorative Justice,

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

Loria-Mae Heywood (PhD Law), Forced Criminal Exploitation of Children: a comparative study of Nigeria, Albania and Vietnam

Charlotte Russell (PhD Criminology) Child trafficking and vulnerability in refugee camps

Rajib Mustofa (PhD Sociology and Social Anthropology) Exploitation and trafficking of transgender communities in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.