Dr Wendy Laverick

Dr Wendy Laverick

Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing

Faculty and Department

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

Qualifications

  • BA (University of Reading)
  • MA (University of Hull)
  • PhD (University of Hull)
  • PGCert (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Summary

Having previously studied and taught at the University of Hull, I returned as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing in October 2019. I am the Programme Director for our forthcoming Degree in Professional Policing.

I am the author of Global Justice and Crime Control (Routledge, 2016) and co-author of The Gender Agenda in an Age of Austerity (Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 2015), Spit guards, ethical policing and the need for an evidence-based approach, (Safer Communities, 2018) and Racial and Religious Hate Crime in Britain (Palgrave, July 2019), Policing: Development and Contemporary Practice (Sage, May 2021), The Menopause and the Older Female Police Workforce (British Journal of Community Justice, 2019), Reinterpreting the UK Response to Hate Crime (British Journal of Community Justice, June 2020), Criminology: A Complete Introduction (2020), Policing: Development and Contemporary Practice (forthcoming, 2020).

I have contributed regularly as an author for Policing Insight and have an established history of research and publication-led teaching covering hate crime, gender and policing / CJS, counter-terrorism, wildlife trafficking, modern day slavery and the policing of vulnerability.

Undergraduate

I am the Programme Director for our forthcoming Programme in Professional Policing at University of Hull. I am also module leader for a range of undergraduate and post graduate modules including: Becoming a Criminologist (L4); Criminal Justice and Community Safety Placement (L6); Gender, Sexuality and Crime (L7).

Recent outputs

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Book

Criminology: A Complete Introduction

Peter, J., & Laverick, W. (2020). Criminology: A Complete Introduction. London: Teach Yourself

Journal Article

Reinterpreting the UK Response to Hate Crime

Joyce, N. P., Laverick, W., & Joyce, P. (2020). Reinterpreting the UK Response to Hate Crime. British journal of community justice : BJCJ, 16(1), 82-102

The menopause and the female police workforce

Laverick, W., Joyce, P., Calvey, D., & Cain, L. (2019). The menopause and the female police workforce. British journal of community justice : BJCJ, 15(2), 59-81

Spit guards, ethical policing and the need for an evidence-based approach

Joyce, P., & Laverick, W. (2018). Spit guards, ethical policing and the need for an evidence-based approach. Safer Communities, 17(3), 145-155. https://doi.org/10.1108/SC-04-2018-0013

[in progress-JLE] Transnational crime

Laverick, W. (2017). [in progress-JLE] Transnational crime. Policing and Society, 27(3), 324-340. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2016.1250054

Research interests

Transnational Crime and Cross Border Crime

Organised Crime

Gender Based Crime and Security

Hate Crime

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Women and Policing

Policing

Criminal Justice

Postgraduate supervision

Research interests

My research interests lie in the interdisciplinary study of equality, diversity and the continuum of hatred (spanning bullying, extremism and radicalisation, hate incidents and crimes, terrorism and genocide).

My doctoral research ‘Girls will be boys: Problematising the links between Masculinity and Violence’, focused on risk factors associated with individual propensity towards violence within the narrative accounts of male and female offenders with established histories of violence.

I am an experienced researcher in the qualitative field with particular experience and understanding pertaining to use of in-depth narrative interviews, focus groups and survey methods, conducting national policing research into the impact of austerity upon the female police workforce. I have also conducted evaluative work on behalf of local community safety partnerships and OPCC into hate crime third party reporting and safe place initiatives. Recent evaluative work has examined policing responses to serious and organised crime.

Postgraduate supervision

I am very interested in supervising doctoral students in the areas of: policing / CJS, vulnerability and resilience, gender, crime and security, and specific areas of transnational / cross-border crime.

Conference presentation

Conference Presentations

2014 - 2020

The findings of the Gender Agenda 3 research were disseminated at New Scotland Yard in 2015; the International Association for Women Police Conference (2015); regional police events (2014) and, within individual forces (2016). Laverick, W. ‘Policing Reform: Consequences for the Gender Agenda and the Female Police Workforce’. Keynote speech at the Launch of the Gender Agenda 3, New Scotland Yard (October 2014) Laverick, W. ‘Policing Reform: Consequences for the Gender Agenda and the Female Police Workforce’. Keynote speech to Regional Launch of Gender Agenda 3, GMPHQ. (November 2014) – (Forces represented include GMP, PSNI, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, Derbyshire, West Yorkshire) Laverick, W. ‘Policing Reform: Consequences for the Gender Agenda and the Female Police Workforce’. ‘Confirmed Speaker at National Policing Task Force Meeting ‘MAG’ Northampton Police HQ. 26 March 2015. Laverick, W. ‘Policing Reform: Consequences for the Gender Agenda and the Female Police Workforce’. ‘Confirmed Speaker at the International Association for Women in Policing Conference, Cardiff, August 2015. Laverick, W. ‘Policing Reform: Consequences for the Gender Agenda and the Female Police Workforce’. ‘Confirmed Speaker at National Policing Task Force Meeting ‘MAG’ Cheshire Police HQ. 07 January 2016. Laverick, W ‘The Gender Agenda 3 and the Older Police Workforce’ [Presented to Humberside Police WIN 07 January 2020]. The findings of the Gender Agenda 3 research in relation to the issues faced by the older female police workforce were disseminated to MAG (national police working group) in 2016. Laverick, W. ‘The Gender Agenda and the Older Female Police Workforce’ [Presented to MAG National Police Task Force 07 January 2016].

Other

Membership of National and Local Policing Working Groups

2015 - 2020

Following the publication of the Gender Agenda 3 research, I was invited to sit as an academic advisor for the National Police Working Group (MAG) (2015-present – now NPCC Working Group from 2019-present) My research and scholarship in the area of equality and diversity also resulted in an invitation to become an academic advisor for Greater Manchester Police’s Neighborhoods and Wider Policing Family Steering Group (NWPFS), GMP’s Citizens in Policing Board (2013-present) and Humberside Police’s WIN (2019-present). I was invited to join the Humber wide virtual network of E&D professionals in July 2020 by the Diversity & Inclusion Manager for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside.