Portrait of Dr Michelle Rogerson Dr Michelle Rogerson

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Biography

Qualifications: BA (hons), MSc, PhD

Michelle is a Senior Research Fellow with the Applied Criminology Centre. She joined the university in 1998 from the Data Archive at the University of Essex. She completed a BA in Sociology at Durham University and an MSc in Social Research Methods at the University of Surrey.

Her PhD research applied innovative computer-aided textual analysis techniques to free text MO descriptions of robbery and theft from the person offences (n~30,000). The analysis identified clear patterns in offence commission and related these to the situational conditions in which the offences took place. The thesis demonstrated that MO fields contain a potential source of intelligence relevant to both practical crime prevention and research, and that it is possible to extract this information despite the challenges inherent in analysing free text.

Michelle’s research interests include the interactions between crime, fear of crime and quality of life, hate crime and offender management and desistance. Michelle has expertise in the statistical analysis of both police recorded crime data and large scale surveys such as the Crime Survey for England and Wales. Michelle has published on subjects including situational crime prevention, fear of crime and quality of life and the analysis of crime and repeat victimisation.

Research and Scholarship

University research group memberships

Michelle is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Applied Criminology Centre.

Current research projects include

Evaluation of the Fresh Start 4U Project - an offender education and employment project: We are undertaking a process evaluation and analysis of project outcomes to see whether FreshStart 4U offers a successful and cost effective means of assisting offenders into employment and training.

Development of Hate Crime Reporting Tools: with colleagues from Manchester Metropolitan University we are developing several practical tools which have resulted from our thinking and research about hate crime reporting more generally. This includes a Hate Crime Third Party Reporting Centre Assessment Tool: There is a research gap in knowledge about the efficacy of third party reporting centres (TPRCs) and, despite there being some success stories (Stop Hate UK; TellMAMA; TrueVision) and more local the few evaluative research studies available give some cause for concern about the effectiveness of many TPRCs, therefore we have developed a tool that provides some measure of productivity over time - connecting programmes with measureable outcomes to monitor success.

Research interests

  • Technology, crime and crime prevention
  • Crime, fear of crime and quality of life
  • Neighbourhood regeneration and crime
  • Repeat victimisation
  • Offender modus operandi
  • Environmental Criminology/ the Geography of Crime
  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Crime and Technology / Surveillance

Selected research projects

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Haines, A., Brown, A., McCabe, R., Rogerson, M. and Whittington, R. (2017) ‘Factors Impacting Perceived Safety Among Staff Working on Mental Health WardsBJPsych Open , 3 (5), pp. 204-211. ISSN 2056-4724

Thomas, P., Busher, J., Macklin, G., Rogerson, M. and Christmann, K. (2017) ‘Hopes and Fears: Community cohesion and the ‘White working class’ in one of the ‘failed spaces’ of multiculturalismSociology: The journal of the British Sociological Association . ISSN 0038-0385

Rogerson, M. and Tseloni, A. (2017) ‘Estrategias para la prevención de la re-victimización’. In: Manual de prevención del delito y seguridad ciudadana. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Didot. .

2016

Rogerson, M (2016) The Utility of Applying Textual Analysis to Descriptions of Offender Modus Operandi for the Prevention of High Volume Crime Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

2015

Thomas, P., Busher, J., Macklin, G., Rogerson, M. and Christmann, K. (2015) ‘Understanding Concerns about Community RelationsIdentity papers: A journal of British and Irish studies , 1 (1), pp. 67-78. ISSN 2058-6205

Thomas, P., Rogerson, M., Macklin, G., Christmann, K. and Busher, J. (2015) Understanding Concerns about Community Relations in Kirklees Huddersfield: Univesrity of Huddersfield

Busher, J., Christmann, K., Macklin, G., Rogerson, M. and Thomas, P. (2015) Understanding Concerns about Community Relations in Calderdale Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield

2014

Rogerson, M. and Armitage, R. (2014) ‘The Impact of Housing Design on Crime’. In: Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Berlin, Germany: Springer. pp. 3105-3111. ISBN 978-94-007-0752-8

Rogerson, M., Newton, A. and Batley, R.(2014) Security on the railway. Applied Criminology Centre, University of Huddersfield: written evidence. London: House of Commons (Unpublished).

2013

Armitage, R., Rogerson, M. and Pease, K. (2013) ‘What is good about good design? Exploring the link between housing quality and crimeBuilt Environment , 39 (1), pp. 140-161. ISSN 0263-7960

2012

Batley, R., Rogerson, M., Nellthorp, J., Wardman, M., Hirschfield, A., Newton, A., Shires, J., Monchuk, L., Armitage, R., Sharratt, K., Johnson, D. and Chintakayala, P. (2012) Evaluating measures to improve personal security and the value of their benefits Rail Safety and Standards Board

Hirschfield, A., Christmann, K., Wilcox, A., Rogerson, M. and Sharratt, K. (2012) Process Evaluation of Preventing Violent Extremism Programmes for Young People Youth Justice Board

2011

Armitage, R., Monchuk, L. and Rogerson, M. (2011) ‘It Looks Good, but What is it Like to Live There? Exploring the Impact of Innovative Housing Design on CrimeEuropean Journal on Criminal Policy and Research , 17 (1), pp. 29-54. ISSN 0928-1371

2010

Hirschfield, A., Newton, A. and Rogerson, M. (2010) ‘Linking Burglary and Target Hardening at the Property Level: New Insights Into Victimization and Burglary ProtectionCriminal Justice Policy Review , 21 (3), pp. 319-337. ISSN 0887-4034

Newton, A., Hirschfield, A., Sharratt, K. and Rogerson, M. (2010) Building an evidence base on alcohol supply points: A pilot project to generate intelligence for managing areas with licensed premises Alcohol Education Research Council

2009

Wilcox, A., Christmann, K., Rogerson, M. and Birch, P. (2009) Tackling the Demand for Prostitution: A Rapid Evidence Assessment of the published research literature Home Office

Smithson, H., Christmann, K., Armitage, R., Monchuk, L., Whitehead, A. and Rogerson, M. (2009) Young People’s Involvement in Gangs and Guns in Liverpool University of Huddersfield

2008

Rogerson, M (2008) ‘Counting crimes: the importance of understanding crime concentration for the design and evaluation of crime reduction strategiesInternational Journal of Police Science and Management , 10 (4), pp. 434-447. ISSN 1461-3557

Newton, A., Rogerson, M. and Hirschfield, A. (2008) ‘Relating Target Hardening to Burglary Risk: Experiences from LiverpoolPapers from the British Criminology Conference , 8, pp. 153-174. ISSN 1759?0043

Newton, A., Hirschfield, A., Armitage, R., Rogerson, M., Monchuk, L. and Wilcox, A. (2008) Evaluation of Licensing Act: Measuring Crime and Disorder in and around Licensed Premises, Research Study SRG/05/007 Final Report prepared for the Home Office University of Huddersfield

Newton, A., Hirschfield, A., Armitage, R., Rogerson, M., Monchuk, L. and Wilcox, A. (2008) Evaluation of Licensing Act: Measuring Crime and Disorder in and around Licensed Premises, Research Study SRG/05/007 Annex 2: Birmingham, prepared for the Home Office University of Huddersfield

Newton, A., Hirschfield, A., Armitage, R., Rogerson, M., Monchuk, L. and Wilcox, A. (2008) Evaluation of Licensing Act: Measuring Crime and Disorder in and around Licensed Premises, Research Study SRG/05/007 Annex 4: Guildford, prepared for the Home Office University of Huddersfield

Newton, A., Hirschfield, A., Armitage, R., Rogerson, M., Monchuk, L. and Wilcox, A. (2008) Evaluation of Licensing Act: Measuring Crime and Disorder in and around Licensed Premises, Research Study SRG/05/007 Technical Annex prepared for the Home Office University of Huddersfield

Newton, A., Hirschfield, A., Armitage, R., Rogerson, M., Monchuk, L. and Wilcox, A. (2008) Evaluation of Licensing Act: Measuring Crime and Disorder in and around Licensed Premises, Research Study SRG/05/007 Annex 5: Nottingham, prepared for the Home Office University of Huddersfield

Newton, A., Hirschfield, A., Armitage, R., Rogerson, M., Monchuk, L. and Wilcox, A. (2008) Evaluation of Licensing Act: Measuring Crime and Disorder in and around Licensed Premises, Research Study SRG/05/007 Annex 3: Croydon, prepared for the Home Office University of Huddersfield

Newton, A., Hirschfield, A., Armitage, R., Rogerson, M., Monchuk, L. and Wilcox, A. (2008) Evaluation of Licensing Act: Measuring Crime and Disorder in and around Licensed Premises, Research Study SRG/05/007 Annex 1: Blackpool, prepared for the Home Office University of Huddersfield

Newton, A., Armitage, R., Hirschfield, A., Monchuk, L., Rogerson, M., Wilcox, A. and Jacobson, J. (2008) The Impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on Levels of Crime and Disorder: Key Findings of the Blackpool Case Study, prepared for the Home Office King's College London

Newton, A., Armitage, R., Hirschfield, A., Monchuk, L., Rogerson, M., Wilcox, A. and Hunter, G. (2008) The Impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on Levels of Crime and Disorder: Key Findings of the Croydon Case Study, prepared for the Home Office King's College London

Newton, A., Armitage, R., Hirschfield, A., Monchuk, L., Rogerson, M., Wilcox, A. and Hunter, G. (2008) The Impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on Levels of Crime and Disorder: Key Findings of the Guildford Case Study, prepared for the Home Office King's College London

Jacobson, J., Newton, A., Armitage, R., Hirschfield, A., Monchuk, L., Rogerson, M. and Wilcox, A. (2008) The Impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on Levels of Crime and Disorder: Key Findings of the Nottingham Case Study, prepared for the Home Office King's College London

Newton, A., Armitage, R., Hirschfield, A., Monchuk, L., Rogerson, M., Wilcox, A. and Jacobson, J. (2008) The Impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on Levels of Crime and Disorder: Key Findings of the Birmingham Case Study, prepared for the Home Office King's College London

2007

Rogerson, M. and Christmann, K. (2007) ‘Burglars and wardrobe monsters. Practical and ethical problems in the reduction of crime fearBritish Journal of Community Justice , 5 (1), pp. 79-94. ISSN 1475-0279

2006

Garwood, J. and Rogerson, M. (2006) ‘Unobtrusive measures’. In: The Sage Dictionary of Social Research Methods. London, UK: Sage. p. 310. ISBN 9780761962977

2005

Rogerson, M (2005) Crime incidence, prevalence and concentration in NDCs: implications for practice Sheffield: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research

2004

Christmann, K. and Rogerson, M. (2004) Crime, fear of crime and quality of life: Identifying and Responding to Problems Research Report 35 Sheffield: CRESR

2003

Rogerson, M., Christmann, K. and Walters, D. (2003) Fear of Crime and Insecurity in New Deal for Communities CRESR

Esteem

Indicators of Esteem:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), October 2011
  • Member of the British Society of Criminology
  • Peer Reviewer for: British Journal of Community Justice; Justice Quarterly; European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research; Crime Prevention Studies (Criminal Justice Press), Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, Crime Science.

Research Degree Supervision

Social Marketing and Crime Prevention

Social marketing adopts principles and methods derived from commercial marketing and directs them towards ‘selling’ a change in attitude or behaviour rather than selling a product. Social marketing is increasingly adopted in the field of crime prevention. It has been utilised both with the aim of changing behaviour that increases the risk of becoming a victim and to discourage offenders or prospective offenders from engaging in criminal behaviours. This study will explore the effectiveness of social marketing in changing criminogenic behaviour and identify the mechanisms and contexts required for successful campaigns.

Indicative Methodology focus groups, face to face interviews, questionnaire survey techniques.

Offender Management

Offender Management aims to focus the attention of different agencies on the offending patterns and lifestyle of individual criminals, using a combination of intensive multi-agency support and police disruption tactics. This PhD will adopt a life history approach combining analysis of case files and police intelligence reports to monitor changes in offending behaviour and map these changes against variations in the support received and levels of police enforcement. The study will explore the interaction between the potentially conflicting strands of support and enforcement.

Indicative methodology: Interviews with offenders, case file analysis.

Regeneration, Crime and Quality of Life

This PhD will model the relationships and interactions between variables such as crime, perceptions of crime, housing, health and local facilities to examine their relative impact on quality of life.

Indicative methodology: Secondary analysis of survey data.

Knife arches

This PhD will explore the impact of the introduction of knife arches in public settings, exploring the rationale for their deployment, the perceptions of police and the public and the influence which knife arches have on the social settings in which they are used.

Indicative methodology: Observations, Interviews

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Michelle Rogerson

2017-18

PhD
MSc by Research

2018-19

PhD
MSc by Research

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • BSc Criminology (HFB 2003 Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice, HFB 2001 Academic Skills for Social Scientists, HIB 2000 Professional Practice and Research; HHB 2002 Final Year Projects)
  • MSc Social Research and Evaluation