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Kate Clegg

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Kate Clegg

Course Leader in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Kate is Course Leader for the Foundation degree and Top-up in Criminology and Criminal Justice and is a member of the British Criminological Society and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has been lecturing in criminology for 11 years and has been at the University Campus Oldham for 4 years.

Kate works closely with grassroots organisation JENGbA and students studying criminology at UCO have the opportunity to review real joint enterprise cases and assist in joint enterprise research projects.

Kate’s research interest’s centre around police decision making, temporal patterns within serial predatory offending and religion among incarcerated prisoners. She has assisted on large scale national and international research projects including examining 30 years of child homicide and the COPING project’s research into the experiences of families with a parent in prison. Further to this Kate has also completed a study into child development and bereavement as part of a PG Dip in the psychology of religion.




BSc (Hons) Criminology
PGDip Psychology of Religion
Currently completing PhD in Investigative Psychology


Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the British Criminological Society
Fellow of the HEA


Journal Articles/ Publications

Roach, Pease and Clegg (2011), ‘Stars in their lies: How better to identify people who give false dates of birth to police’ in Policing: A journal of policy and practice, Volume 6 (1)

Clegg and Roach (2010), ‘Identifying serial offenders from the dates and times of their crimes’ in Policing Professional, (199) April 2010

Roach and Clegg (2010) ‘Stars in their lies’ at the International Academy of Investigative Psychology Conference, Southbank, 2010.

Roach and Clegg (2013) ‘Child Homicide in West Yorkshire’ at How do you solve a problem like crime in West Yorkshire? Huddersfield, 2013.

Clegg (2013) ‘Establishing the Time of a Crime: A Baseline of Police Perceptions?’ at the Advances in Temporal Forensics Conference, Huddersfield, 2013.

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