Welcome to the Applied Criminology and Policing Centre, located in the Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences, at the University of Huddersfield.

Since its establishment as a dedicated research centre at the University of Huddersfield in the early 1990’s, the Applied Criminology and Policing Centre (ACPC formerly known as the Applied Criminology Group led by Professor Ken Pease) has cultivated a strong track record in delivering high quality crime and policing related research, consultancy, teaching and training. The word ‘applied’ is at the core of what we do as our research is always of practical relevance to police, practitioners and policy makers, working within the crime, policing and criminal justice fields.

Professor Jason Roach is the Director of the ACPC. Jason is a Chartered Psychologist and has co-authored four books, nine book chapters, and written over 25 research papers on topics including; Self-Selection Policing, investigative decision making and criminal investigation, counter-terrorism, reducing crime using nudge psychology, and many other wider policing and crime issues. He is also Editor-in Chief of the Police Journal.

Dr Michelle Rogerson is the Associate Director of the Applied Criminology and Policing Centre. Michelle is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing and has expertise in research management, statistical analysis and systematic reviews.  Michelle has undertaken systematic reviews and meta-analysis for commissioners including the Home Office; the Youth Justice Board and the European Union. Michelle is a widely published author of numerous academic and professional articles and papers. Michelle is Deputy Editor of the Police Journal.

For further information on the ACPC please email (j.roach@hud.ac.uk) or Michelle (m.rogerson@hud.ac.uk)