Dr Wendy Laverick

Dr Wendy Laverick

Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Criminology, Sociology and Policing

Qualifications

  • BA (University of Reading)
  • MA (University of Hull)
  • PhD / DPhil (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 was the Programme Director for the BSc Degree in Professional Policing and am currently a Programme Director for the MA Criminal Justice and Crime Control, and MA Criminal Justice and Crime Control (Contemporary Slavery).

Specialising in equality and diversity within policing, hate crime and transnational crime, I am the author of Global Justice and Crime Control (Routledge, 2016), co-author (with Liz Cain) of ‘The Gender Agenda in an Age of Austerity’ (Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 2015), ‘The Menopause and the Older Police Workforce’ (British Journal of Community Justice, 2019) and (with Peter Joyce) Racial and Religious Hate crime: The UK from 1945 to Brexit (Palgrave, 2019), Criminology (Hodder & Stroughton), Policing: Development & Contemporary Practice (Sage, 2021), Criminal Justice (Routledge, 2022) and (with Emma Cunningham) ‘Advances in Gender Equity in British Policing’ in Prenzler, T (Ed) Gender Inclusive Policing: Challenges and Achievements (2023, Routledge).

I contribute regularly as an author to 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.

I am the Co-Programme Director for the MA Criminal Justice and Crime Control at University of Hull. I am also module leader for a range of undergraduate and post graduate modules including: Becoming a Criminologist (L4); Policing Communities (L4); Applied Research Methods and Professional Practice (L4); Global Issues in Criminal Justice and Crime Control (L7); Gender, Sexuality and Crime (L7).

Recent outputs

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Book

Criminal justice: An introduction

Joyce, P., & Laverick, W. (2022). Criminal justice: An introduction. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429330537

Policing: Development and Contemporary Practice 2nd Edition

Laverick, W., & Joyce, P. (2021). Policing: Development and Contemporary Practice 2nd Edition. (2nd ed.). London: SAGE Publications

Book Chapter

The Execution Dock: Wapping, East London, UK

Laverick, W., & Joyce, P. (2023). The Execution Dock: Wapping, East London, UK. In A. Lynes, C. Kelly, & J. Treadwell (Eds.), 50 Dark Destinations: Crime and Contemporary Tourism (65-70). Bristol: Policy Press

Journal Article

Joseph Fouche, 'Continental Policing' and its Impact on British Policing

Joyce, P., & Laverick, W. (in press). Joseph Fouche, 'Continental Policing' and its Impact on British Policing. Journal of the Police History Society, 37, 109-114

Advancements and challenges in gender equity in British policing

Laverick, W., Joyce, P., & Cunningham, E. (2023). Advancements and challenges in gender equity in British policing. Policing Insight,

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

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Evaluation of Humberside Serious & Organised Crime Community Coordinator (SOC CC)

Funder

Home Office

Grant

£11,000.00

Started

23 November 2020

Status

Complete

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.

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