Portrait of Dr Leanne Monchuk Dr Leanne Monchuk

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Biography

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PhD, FHEA

Leanne has specific interests in the field of designing out crime and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED). In 2016, she was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for her thesis entitled ‘Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED): Investigating its application and delivery in England and Wales’. Her research interests include: environmental criminology, situational crime prevention, policy analysis and evaluation and qualitative research methods.

Leanne has co-edited two special edition journals: ‘International Perspectives on Planning for Crime Prevention’ (Built Environment Journal) and ‘Designing out Crime: Voices from the Fields’ (Safer Communities journal - edited with Dr Garner Clancey from the Sydney Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney).

In 2016, Leanne was awarded funding from the ESRC to take part in their Festival of Social Science. 'Cubs Doing Crime Prevention!' was delivered in collaboration with West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Scouts and aimed to educate, engage and empower young people about the importance of implementing basic crime prevention measures: http://www-old.hud.ac.uk/news/2016/november/esrcfestivalcrimepreventionforcubscoutsandthewypolice.php

Leanne is a member of the University’s Concordat for Research Careers and Engagement Oversight Group (2015 - present) and the current Chair of the University's dedicated RA/RF (Research Assistant and Research Fellows) network. She is also a member of the University's Secure Societies Institute (SSI) and the School's Research and Enterprise Committee (2016 - present).

Research and Scholarship

University research group memberships

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

Research interests

  • Designing out Crime
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Surveillance
  • Anti-social behaviour

Selected research projects

  • Evaluation of the Local Intervention and Falls Episodes (LIFE) pilot project (delivered by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, South Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service).
  • Assisted the Sydney Institute of Criminology (University of Sydney) complete research for the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Safer Design Principles and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (Australia). See: www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/dcpc/icptediv/Report/Final_Report.pdf
  • Worked as part of a project team (led by the Sydney Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney) to evaluate the Street Safety Camera Program in Sydney (Australia). Key tasks involved compiling a literature review and assisting with qualitative research components (namely focus groups and interviews).
  • Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council: The Preparation of Abu Dhabi Safety and Security Planning Manual (In collaboration with Llewelyn Davies Yeang, Scott Wilson and Happold Safe and Secure).
  • COPING (Children of Prisoners: Interventions and Mitigations to Strengthen Mental Health)
  • The Role of Crime Reduction Advisors in Greater Manchester
  • Residential Design and Crime
  • National Police Crime Prevention Service Evaluation (NPCPS)
  • Re-Evaluating Secured by Design in West Yorkshire - Ten Years On
  • The Prevalence of Racially Motivated Offending and Provision of Targeted Interventions
  • Greater Manchester Police Architectural Liaison Service Evaluation
  • Security versus Sustainability

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Armitage, R. and Monchuk, L. (2017) ‘What is CPTED? Reconnecting theory with application in the words of users and abusers.Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice . ISSN 1752-4520

2016

Monchuk, L (2016) ‘Is it just a guessing game? Assessing the application of CPTED’. In: Crime Prevention and Communities: Innovative responses to traditional challenges, 3rd-4th November 2016, Brisbane, Australia

Monchuk, L. and Armitage, R. (2016) ‘What is CPTED? Reconnecting theory with application in the words of users and abusers’. In: AIC Australian Institute of Criminology Occasional Seminar, 28th October 2016, National Circuit, Barton, ACT, Canberra, Australia

Monchuk, L (2016) ‘The Manchester model : the way forward in designing out crime?’. In: Greater Manchester Police Design for Security Seminar, 10th May 2016, Greater Manchester Police Sedgley Park Centre, Manchester

Monchuk, L (2016) ‘Assessing the application and delivery of CPTED across England and Wales’. In: Korean Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Association – 2nd International Conference on CPTED, April 2016, Seoul, Korea

Monchuk, L (2016) Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED): Investigating Its Application and Delivery in England and Wales Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

Monro, S., Christmann, K., Gibbs, G. and Monchuk, L. (2016) Professionally speaking : challenges to achieving equality for LGBT people Luxembourg: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

2014

Monchuk, L., Clancey, G. and Ramsay, S. (2014) ‘Crime Prevention through Environmental Design and the Challenges of Austerity, Planning Reforms and the Crime Decline’. In: Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, 1-3 October 2014, University of Sydney, Australia

Armitage, R., Monchuk, L., Bishop, G., Dhingra, K. and Swailes, S. (2014) Promoting Positive Behaviours in Social Housing University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)

2013

Monchuk, L. and Clancey, G. (2013) ‘Designing out Crime - Voices from the Fields: Editorial for Special Edition of Safer CommunitiesSafer Communities , 12 (4). ISSN 1757-8043

Manby, M., Monchuk, L. and Sharratt, K. (2013) ‘The importance of maintaining family ties during imprisonment - perspectives of those involved in HMP New Hall's family support projectPrison Service Journal (209), pp. 18-23. ISSN 0300-3558

Ekblom, P., Armitage, R., Monchuk, L. and Castell, B. (2013) ‘Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design in the United Arab Emirates: A Suitable Case for Reorientation?Built Environment , 39 (1), pp. 92-113. ISSN 02637960

Monchuk, L. and Clancey, G. (2013) ‘A Comparative Analysis of Crime Risk Assessments and their Application in Greater Manchester and New South WalesBuilt Environment , 39 (1), pp. 74-91. ISSN 02637960

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

Monchuk, L (2012) ‘Findings from evaluating Secured by Design (SBD)’. In: Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Burglary Reduction Working Group Meeting, 19 April 2012, Arrow Centre, Nottingham

Monchuk, L (2012) ‘Greater Manchester Police Design for Security Consultancy. The Way forward in Designing out Crime?’. In: Comparative CPTED Conference, Institute of Criminology, 24 January 2012, University of Sydney, Australia

2011

Smithson, H., Monchuk, L. and Armitage, R. (2011) ‘Gang Member: Who Says? Definitional and Structural Issues’. In: Youth Gangs an International Perspective: Tales from the Eurogang Program of Research. London: Springer. pp. 53-68. ISBN 978-1-4614-1658-6

Armitage, R. and Monchuk, L. (2011) ‘Sustaining the crime reduction impact of designing out crime: Re-evaluating the Secured by Design scheme 10 years onSecurity Journal , 24 (4), pp. 320-343. ISSN 0955-1662

Monchuk, L (2011) ‘The Way Forward in Designing Out Crime? : Greater Manchester Police Design for Security ConsultancySafer Communities: a journal of practice, opinion, policy and research , 10 (3), pp. 31-40. ISSN 1757-8043

Smithson, H., Wilcox, A., Monchuk, L., Christmann, K. and Wong, K. (2011) ‘The prevalence of youth racially motivated offending: What do we really know?Probation Journal , 58 (3), pp. 233-249. ISSN 0264-5505

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

Monchuk, L. and Armitage, R. (2011) ‘1999 to 2009: Re-evaluating Secured by Design (SBD) Housing in West Yorkshire’. In: HCA Design Forum North East, Yorkshire and The Humber: Designing out Crime, 11 March 2011, Leeds

2010

Smithson, H., Wilcox, A. and Monchuk, L. (2010) ‘Current Responses to Youth Racially Motivated OffendingYouth Justice , 10 (2), pp. 157-173. ISSN 1473-2254

Wilcox, A., Smithson, H., Christmann, K., Monchuk, L. and Wong, K. (2010) Racially motivated offending and targeted interventions London: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

Monchuk, L. and Armitage, R. (2010) ‘1999 to 2009: Re-Evaluating Secured by Design (SBD) Housing in West Yorkshire’. In: National ALO/CPDA Training Event, 26-28 January 2010, Nottingham

2009

Armitage, R. and Monchuk, L. (2009) ‘1999 to 2009: Re-evaluating Secured by Design Ten Years On’. In: Proceedings of iDOC'09 'What's Up Doc' International Design Out Crime Conference. Perth, Western Australia: Design Out Crime Research Centre. . ISBN 9781876394189

Armitage, R. and Monchuk, L. (2009) ‘1999 to 2009: Re-evaluating Secured by Design Ten Years On’. In: International Design Out Crime Conference, December, 2009., Perth, Australia

Armitage, R. and Monchuk, L. (2009) ‘Reconciling Security with Sustainability: The Challenge for Eco-HomesBuilt Environment , 35 (3), pp. 308-327. ISSN 02637960

Monchuk, L. and Armitage, R. (2009) ‘Reconciling Security with Sustainability: The Challenge for Eco-Homes’. In: 9th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, 9–12 September 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Monchuk, L (2009) ‘As Safe as Green Houses? Security and Sustainability’. In: National ALO/CPDA Training Event, 27-29 January 2009, Crown Plaza Hotel, Nottingham

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

Monchuk, L (2008) ‘How Green Was My Padlock? Security and Sustainability’. In: Designing Out Crime Association (DOCA) Annual General Meeting, 19 November 2008, West Midlands Police HQ, Edgbaston

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., 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 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 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., 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 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

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 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

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

Esteem

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Invited to deliver a guest lecture by the Cambridge International Land Institute, University of Cambridge.
  • Chair of the University’s dedicated RA/RF (Research Assistant and Research Fellows) network (2015 - present)
  • Member of the University’s Concordat for Research Careers and Engagement Oversight Group (2015 - present)
  • Member of the School's Research and Enterprise Committee (2016 - present)
  • Member of the Greater Manchester Police Crime Prevention/Reduction Steering Group
  • Publications cited in the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Safer Design Principles and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (Australia). See: www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/dcpc/icptediv/Report/Final_Report.pdf
  • Keynote Speaker: Contemporary Overview of Crime Prevention in England and Wales. NSW Local Government Community Safety and Crime Prevention Network Conference, Newcastle (NSW), Australia, 7-8 March 2013
  • Editor (with Rachel Armitage) of Special Edition of Built Environment Journal - Armitage, R and Monchuk, L. (2013) (eds) ‘Planning for Crime Prevention: An International Perspective’ Built Environment 39 (1). See: http://www.alexandrinepress.co.uk/built-environment/planning-crime-prevention-international-perspective
  • Editor (with Garner Clancey) of Special Edition of the Safer Communities Journal - Designing out Crime: Voices from the Fields (2013). See http://www-old.hud.ac.uk/news/2013/november/criminologyresearchereditsspecialeditionofsafercommunities.php
  • Invited Guest Lecturer (via video conference) delivering input into the Environmental Criminology: Space and Place Unit in the Masters of Criminology degree delivered at the University of Sydney. See: The Down Under Dimension - University criminology experts link up with Australian colleagues
  • Conference Administrator and Member of the Local Organising Committee for the British Society of Criminology Conference 2008. Hosted by the Applied Criminology Centre
  • Strategic link in collaborations between the University and the Sydney Institute of Criminology (University of Sydney). See: Sydney Institute of Criminology MoU first step to future research links
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
  • Reviewer for Planning Practice and Research
  • Reviewer for Routledge

Research Degree Supervision

Teaching and Professional Activities

Leanne is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and currently teaches on the following modules:

  • HFB2001 - Academic Skills for Social Sciences
  • HIB2000 - Professional Practice and Research
  • HHB2000 - Final Year Project for the Social Sciences