Portrait of Dr Dainis Ignatans Dr Dainis Ignatans

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d.ignatans@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471304


  • Lecturer in Criminology, Division of Criminology, Politics and Sociology, Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, September 2015 - present.
  • Hourly Paid Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, September 2013 - July 2015.
  • Research Assistant, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, May 2014 - July 2015.
  • Research Assistant, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, April 2014 - October 2014.
  • Hourly Paid Lecturer in Criminology, Canterbury Christ Church University, October 2013 - November 2013.

Research and Scholarship

My published output to date has primarily been concerned with trends in the distribution of victimisation across citizens and households, and an appropriate technique for weighting these by seriousness or har, This remains one of my central topics of interest. Chapters from my doctoral thesis on repeat victimisation and the cross-national crime drop have yet to be submitted as articles to peer-reviewed journals but this is in train and the linked topics also remain of focal interest.

Given my experience in quantitative analysis in criminology, a number of large datasets are now accessible to me and afford extensive and exciting opportunities for original work. Some preliminary work on the complex relationships between statistics and crime has been undertaken, and funding sought for a more ambitious research programme.

I am largely interested in large scale quantitative projects that aim to produce practice-oriented outcomes. Particular areas of interest include prevention of repeat victimisation, examination of crime ‘harm’ and ability to focus policing efforts as the most harmful criminal activity, and, finally, areal distribution of immigration and its impact on crime rates.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Ignatans, D. and Roebuck, T. (2017) ‘Do more immigrants equal more crime? Drawing a bridge between first generation immigrant concentration and recorded crime rates.Crime, Security and Society . ISSN 2398-130X

Los, G., Ignatans, D. and Pease, K. (2017) ‘First generation immigrant judgements of offence seriousness: evidence from the crime survey for England and WalesCrime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal , 19 (2), pp. 151-161. ISSN 1460-3780

Ignatans, D. and Pease, K. (2017) ‘Crime Concentrations: Hot Dots, Hot Spots and Hot Flushes’. In: The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. .

Ignatans, D. and Matthews, R. (2017) ‘Immigration and the Crime DropEuropean Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice , 25 (3), pp. 205-229. ISSN 0928-9569


Pease, K. and Ignatans, D. (2016) ‘The global crime drop and changes in the distribution of victimisation.Crime Science . ISSN 2193-7680

Ignatans, D. and Pease, K. (2016) ‘Taking Crime Seriously: Playing the Weighting Game.Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice , 10 (3), pp. 184-193. ISSN 1752-4520

Ignatans, D. and Pease, K. (2016) ‘On whom does the burden of crime fall now? Changes over time in counts and concentration.International Review of Victimology , 22 (1), pp. 55-63. ISSN 0269-7580


Ignatans, D. and Pease, K. (2015) ‘Distributive Justice and the Crime Drop’. In: The Criminal Act: The Role and Influence of Routine Activity Theory. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 77-87. ISBN 9781137391315


  • I have delivered an invited lecture at the University of Glasgow on the topic of ‘Is there any point in Security Measures?’, February 2014.
  • I have worked on a project titled ‘Immigration and the Crime Drop’ with Professor Roger Matthews funded by the British Academy, between April 2014 and October 2014.
  • A presentation was made to the Society of Evidence Based Policing on Weighting Measures of Crime in March 2015.
  • I will be presenting a paper to CSEW Users Groups in December 2015.

Research Degree Supervision

I am interested in supervising projects that explore:

  • Quantitative Criminology
  • The ‘Crime Drop’
  • Repeat Victimisation
  • Evidence Based Policing
  • Immigration and Crime

Masters by Research and PhD student projects are welcome.

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Dainis Ignatans


MSc by Research


MSc by Research

Enterprise Activities

There is scope for developing handheld devices indicating crime risk by household type and prior victimisation experience.

Administrative Responsibilities

I am the module convenor for the module ‘Explaining and Responding to Crime’ (HIB2002) for 2015/2016.

Teaching and Professional Activities

In addition to module leadership on the module ‘Explaining and Responsing to Crime&requo;, I currently contribute to teaching across the Criminology undergraduate courses. This includes teaching on modules:

  • Final Year Project for the Social Sciences
  • Contemporary and Comparative Criminology
  • Statistical Analysis of Research Data
  • Academic Study Skills for Social Scientists
  • Myths and Realities of Crime
  • Psychological Research and Data Analysis
  • Professional Practice and Research
  • Working with Offenders and Victims
  • Violent Crime