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I am currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Applied Criminology Centre.
I am particularly interested in; police and offender decision-making
Current and recently completed research projects include:
Pease, K. and Roach, J. (2017) ‘How to morph experience into evidence’. In: Advances in Evidence-Based Policing. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge. pp. 84-97. ISBN 978-1138698734
Roach, J., Cartwright, A. and Sharratt, K. (2017) ‘The effects of investigating homicide on police investigators’ The Journal of Investigating Child Death , 3 (1), pp. 38-49.
Roach, J (2017) ‘Self-selection Policing and the Disqualified Driver’ Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice . ISSN 1752-4520
Roach, J., Weir, K., Phillips, P., Gaskell, K. and Walton, M. (2016) ‘Nudging down theft from insecure vehicles. A pilot study’ International Journal of Police Science and Management . ISSN 1461-3557
Roach, J. and Pease, K. (2016) Self-Selection Policing: Theory, Research and Practice . London, UK: Springer. ISBN 978-1-137-46851-2
Roach, J (2016) ‘No Necrophilia Please, Were British’. In: Understanding Necrophilia. A Global, Multidisciplinary Approach. San Diego, California, USA: Cognella. pp. 89-103. ISBN 978-1-62131-xx-x
Roach, J., Cartwright, A. and Sharratt, K. (2016) ‘Dealing with the Unthinkable: a Study of the Cognitive and Emotional Stress of Adult and Child Homicide Investigations on Police Investigators’ Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology . ISSN 0882-0783
Cartwright, A., Roach, J., Wood, H. and Wood, P. (2016) ‘Mental Health Malingering and the Fraudulent Motor Insurance Claimant’ Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology , 8. ISSN 1948-5115
Cartwright, A. and Roach, J. (2015) ‘Fraudulently Claiming Following a Road Traffic Accident: A Pilot Study of UK Residents Attitudes’ Psychiatry, Psychology and Law , pp. 1-16. ISSN 1321-8719
Roach, J., Pease, K. and Sanson, C. (2015) ‘Terrorisms Footprint of Fear’. In: Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism. : Routledge. pp. 163-182. ISBN 9781138774582
Taylor, M., Roach, J. and Pease, K. (2015) ‘What has evolution got to do with terrorism?’. In: Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism. : Routledge. pp. 1-17. ISBN 978-1-138-77458-2
Atkin, H. and Roach, J. (2015) ‘Spot the difference: Comparing current and historic homicide investigations in the UK’ Journal of Cold Case Review , 1 (1), pp. 5-21.
Roach, J. and Bryant, R. (2015) ‘Child homicide: generating victim and suspect risk profiles’ Journal of Criminal Psychology , 5 (3), pp. 201-215. ISSN 2009-3829
Roach, J (2014) ‘The Devil and the Detail. Local Analysis of Homicide for Investigators and Policy Makers’ Journal of Homicide and Major Incident Investigation , 9 (1), pp. 86-102.
Mclean, M., Roach, J. and Armitage, R. (2013) ‘Local variations in reporting deaths to the coroner in England and Wales: a postcode lottery?’ Journal of Clinical Pathology , 66 (11), pp. 933-936. ISSN 0021-9746
Roach, J. and Pease, K. (2013) ‘Evolutionary Perspectives on Crime Prevention’. In: Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. London, UK: Springer-Verlag. pp. 1447-1454. ISBN 9781461456919
Hirschfield, A., Armitage, R., Ekblom, P. and Roach, J. (2013) ‘Holding the line: The sustainability of police involvement in crime prevention’. In: The Future of Policing. London, UK: Routledge. pp. 299-316. ISBN 9780415821629
Roach, J. and Pease, K. (2013) Evolution and Crime . Crime Science Series. London, UK: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-84392-391-6
Roach, J. and Pease, K. (2013) ‘Police overestimation of criminal career homogeneity’ Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling . ISSN 1544-4759
Roach, J (2012) ‘Terrorists, affordance and the over-estimation of offence homogeneity’. In: Terrorism and Affordance. : Bloomsbury. pp. 141-156. ISBN 9781441133816
Roach, J (2012) ‘Terrorists, affordance and the over-estimation of offence homogeneity’. In: Terrorism and Affordance. London: Continuum. . ISBN 9781441133816
Roach, J., Alexander, R. and Pease, K. (2012) ‘Signal Crimes and Signal Policing’ The Police Journal , 85 (2), pp. 161-168. ISSN 0032-258X
Roach, J (2012) ‘Long Interval Detections and Under the Radar Offenders’ Journal of Homicide and Major Incident Investigation , 8 (1), pp. 20-38.
Roach, J. and Pease, K. (2011) ‘Evolution and the Prevention of Violent Crime’ Psychology , 2 (4), pp. 393-404. ISSN 2152-7180
Roach, J., Pease, K. and Clegg, k. (2011) ‘Stars in Their Lies: How Better to Identify People Who Give False Dates of Birth to Police’ Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice , 5 (1), pp. 56-64. ISSN 1752-4520
Roach, J (2011) ‘Bobbies on the beat: Why more doesnt necessarily mean less and why less doesnt necessarily mean more’ Police Professional .
Roach, J (2010) ‘Home is where the heart lies? A study of false address giving to police’ Legal and Criminological Psychology , 15 (2), pp. 209-220. ISSN 1355-3259
Clegg, K. and Roach, J. (2010) ‘Identifying serial offenders from the dates and times of their crimes’ Police Professional .
Roach, J. and Pease, K. (2008) ‘Necropsies and the Cold Case’. In: Criminal Investigative Failures. Boca Raton: CRC Press. pp. 327-348. ISBN 9781420047516
Roach, J (2007) ‘HO/RT1culture: Cultivating police use of Home Office Road Traffic 1 form to identify active serious offenders’ International Journal of Police Science and Management , 9 (4), pp. 357-370. ISSN 1461-3557
Roach, J (2007) ‘Offender Self-Selection: Bringing Covert and Overt Policing Together’ Covert Policing Review , 1 (1), pp. 19-24. ISSN 1750-0567
Roach, J (2007) ‘Those who do big bad things also usually do little bad things: identifying active serious offenders using offender self-selection’ International Journal of Police Science and Management , 9 (1), pp. 66-79. ISSN 1461-3557
Roach, J. and Pease, K. (2006) ‘DNA evidence and police investigations: a health warning’ Police Professional , 52.
Roach, J., Ekblom, P. and Flynn, R. (2005) ‘The conjunction of terrorist opportunity: a framework for diagnosing and preventing acts of terrorism’ Security Journal , 18 (3), pp. 7-25. ISSN 0955-1662
Roach, J (2004) ‘From major to minor: the case for offender self-selection’ Police Professional , 50.
Max, M. and Jason, R. () ‘Cognitive bias and criminal investigations’ The Investigator .
I am interested in supervising projects which focus on;
To date, I have supervised two students to successful PhD completions and three to successful MRes completions. I have been the external examiner for two PhDs and one MRes, and have been internal examiner for three PhDs and one MRes.
At Huddersfield, as a founder member of the Criminology team that developed the curriculum for the Criminology BSc (Hons), I have devised, developed, written (or co-written), delivered and assessed the following Criminology BSc (Hons) modules:
I am Module Leader for (and principal writer and assessor of):
Other teaching commitments have included: