Another way for you to make a difference

Those contemplating further study often ask Anglia University how academia relates to real-life policing and crime investigation. In the last edition the university reported on the important work Senior Lecturer Dr Samantha Lundrigan is undertaking with Cambridgeshire Constabulary to enhance understanding of offender decision-making and to explore the psychological and environmental factors that determine where offenders commit their crimes.

Here are examples of other research projects their lecturers are working on which demonstrate how further qualifications and specialising can help make a real difference to police work:

Dr Anna Markovska - Course Leader, MA Transnational Crime

Anna is currently involved in a British Academy sponsored research project on migrant workers and crime, studying the experience of migrant workers in England, Russia and Ukraine. The last decade has seen an intense political discussion about migrant workers: from the role they play in the economy of the UK to the significant challenge they present to police resources. Within criminology, these workers present an ambiguous study group: on the one hand they are a group that captures the attention of the media when a crime is committed, but on the other hand they suffer in silence crime committed against them due to a lack of understanding of the criminal justice system, their semi-legal status and language barriers.

Julian Constable - Senior Lecturer, Public Service Degrees

Julian Constable is working with a constabulary in the South East of England to undertake doctoral research into the development of occupational skills and attitudes over the course of the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP). IPLDP was introduced between 2005 and 2006 as a new approach to initial learning and development in the Police Service. This is a study of a cohort of 21 student officers from a constabulary in the South East of England over the course of the 104-week programme from June 2010 to June 2012.

The HMIC (Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary) report Training Matters published in 2002 paved the way for the constabulary in question to create its own version of IPLDP and the programme has altered over the time it has been running depending on student numbers and recruitment priorities. Data collection is by observation, interview and documentary analysis and the findings of the research will inform future IPLDP strategies within the constabulary.

• If you would like to further your skills, specialise, or alter your career path why not consider one of Anglia University degrees:

BA (Hons) Criminology
BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology
BS (Hons) Psychology and Criminology
FdA, BA (Hons) Public Service
MA Transnational Crime
MPhil and PhD supervision

For more information: Or to discuss your options please contact Sarah:, 0845 196 2981

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