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Professor of Criminology and Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science

Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy, London School of Economics.

Prior to joining LSE, he was Director of the Public Policy Research Unit at Goldsmiths College from 1997, having previously worked at the Policy Studies Institute, the National Institute for Social Work, the Home Office and Leicester University.

He is the author or editor of over 30 books, including: Permission and Regulation: Law and Morals in Post-war Britain (Routledge, 1991); The Future of Policng (with Morgan, Oxford University Press, 1997); Private Security and Public Policing (with Jones, Clarendon Press, 1998); Handbook of Policing (Willan, 2008); Policy Transfer and Criminal Justice (with Jones, Open University Press, 2007); and, Criminology (Routledge, 2012).

Tim Newburn was President of the British Society of Criminology (2005-08) and Director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology (2003-08) and was elected to the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences in 2005. With Paul Rock and David Downes he is currently writing an Official History of Criminal Justice.


  • –present
    Professor of Criminology and Social Policy, London School of Economics
  • 1997–2002
    Joseph Rowntree Professor of Urban Social Policy, Goldsmiths College
  • 1993–1997
    Senior Fellow, Policy Studies Institute
  • 1990–1993
    Research Director, Hillsborough Project, National Institute for Social Work
  • 1985–1990
    Research Officer/Senior Research Officer, Home Office Research and Planning Unit


  • 2012
    Criminology, Routledge
  • 2010
    The Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control, Oxford University Press
  • 2010
    Sage Handbook of Criminological Theory, Sage
  • 2008
    Handbook of Policing , Willan
  • 2007
    Policy Transfer and Criminal Justice, Open University Press
  • 2006
    The Politics of Crime Control, Oxford University Press
  • 2003
    Youth Offending and Restorative Justice, Willan
  • 2003
    Crime and Criminal Justice Policy, Longman
  • 1998
    Private Security and Public Policing , Oxford University Press
  • 1997
    Policing after the Act, Policy Studies Institute
  • 1997
    The Future of Policing , Oxford University Press
  • 1994
    Just Boys Doing Business: Men, masculinities and crime, Routledge
  • 1994
    Democracy and Policing , Policy Studies Institute
  • 1994
    Young Offenders and Media, Policy Studies Institute
  • 1994
    Persistent Young Offenders, Policy Studies Institute
  • 1991
    Permission and Regulation`: Law and morals in post-war Britain, Routledge