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Dr Derek Johnson

Assistant Professor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

Derek Johnson Ee Staff Profile (1)Derek joined Northumbria University in 2008 as a lecturer in Crime Science and has been the BSc Crime Science programme leader since attaining the position of senior lecturer in 2009. He has considerable experience of the teaching and learning quality assessment processes, developed a BA programme in Human Geography & Crime and a number of bespoke accredited training courses for industry.

Derek is the Principal Investigator for an EU-funded project in partnership with 6 European agencies and government bodies concerning transnational offending and the exchange of bioinformatics across EU state borders. In addition Derek is actively engaged in securing funding from the private sector for a student bursaries and research projects.

Prior to joining academia Derek was a serving UK Police Officer for 30 years during which time he received 8 commendations for investigatory work. He spent the majority of his service in investigation roles working in departments ranging from general localised criminal investigation, Vice & Drug investigations, National and International investigations and major crime operations.

Derek has 12 year's experience as a school governor, including 8 years as Chair of Governors at a Primary school.

Derek has an MSc in Crime Science with University College London from 2007.

Derek became a member of the Board of Governors of Northumbria in December 2012.

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  • New Wine in Old Bottles: Alternative Narratives of Cybercrime and Criminal Justice?, Brants, C., Johnson, D., Wilson, T. 1 Oct 2020, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • Police functional adaptation to the digital or post digital age: discussions with cybercrime experts, Johnson, D., Faulkner, E., Meredith, G., Wilson, T. 1 Oct 2020, In: The Journal of Criminal Law
  • The exploration of the dispersal of British military families in England following the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010, Rodrigues, M., Osborne, A., Johnson, D., Kiernan, M. 8 Sep 2020, In: PLoS One
  • Patterns in inter-EU migrant crime in England: exploring the available data for indicators of knowledge requirements, Johnson, D., Davidson, G., Younger, B. 2018, In: New Zealand Journal of Research on Europe
  • Intra-EU migration and crime: a jigsaw to be reckoned with, Ludwig, A., Johnson, D. Dec 2017, In: Tijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
  • CPTED, but not as we know it: Investigating the conflict of frameworks and terminology in crime prevention through environmental design, Johnson, D., Gibson, V. 1 Apr 2016, In: Security Journal
  • Migration and crime: a spatial analysis in a borderless Europe, Ludwig, A., Johnson, D. 15 Sep 2016, In: European Journal of Policing Studies
  • Written evidence from the NCECJS to the HoC Justice Committee: implications of Brexit for justice, Wilson, T., Stockdale, M., Jackson, A., Carr, S., Davies, G., Johnson, D., Piasecki, E. 29 Nov 2016
  • Utilising the U.K. Freedom of Information Act 2000 for crime record data: Indications of the strength of records management in day to day police business., Johnson, D., Hampson, E. 16 Nov 2015, In: Records Management Journal
  • Designing in crime prevention, designing out ambiguity: Practice issues with the CPTED knowledge framework available to professionals in the field and its potentially ambiguous nature, Johnson, D., Gibson, V., McCabe, M. Aug 2014, In: Crime Prevention & Community Safety

Victoria Gibson Third Generation CPTED? Rethinking the Basis for Crime Prevention Strategies Start Date: 12/09/2011 End Date: 13/06/2016

  • Geography PhD October 15 2018
  • Education PCAPL November 01 2010
  • Criminology MSc September 01 2007
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2008

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