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Allison Turner known as Allison Turner

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Allison joined South Wales Police in 2001 . During this time she had experience in uniform and specialist units. She also took on the role of acting sergeant whilst on the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). In 2015 Allison decided to enrol on a teaching course and passed at Distinction level. She has also been involved in assessing new recruits within Dyfed Powys Police. A role which she thoroughly enjoyed. After obtaining her teaching qualification, Allison decided to leave the police and pursue a career in lecturing. This allows her to pass on her experience and knowledge of policing to the new recruits of the future.
Allison is enjoying her time working at the University of South Wales and is particularly proud of the level of support offered to students by the lecturers. Allison describes the university as a fantastic place to learn; make friends and create memories.


Allison is responsible for the Digital Literacy and Numeracy Module and is currently lecturing in Law and Governance and Policing, Criminology and Victimology . As part of these modules, Allison always attempts to bring her policing experience into her modules, which makes the learning process enjoyable and interesting. Allison is also assisting the third year students with their dissertations. A role which she thoroughly enjoys.


Hidden by Normality – An exploration of male survivors of domestic abuse by female offenders.

Alternatives to Retribution – A review of an early interventionist approach in reducing recidivism


Allison has just completed her own research into the Impact of the new Policing Degree Upon Cop Culture. She is now working towards research, into the benefits of role play, as part of the new Policing Degree.

Areas of Expertise

Allison was a member of South Wales Police from 2001 until 2016 and has been part of the assessment process for new police probationers, within Dyfed Powys Police. She has just had her articles ‘Hidden by Normality’ and ’ Alternatives to Retribution’, published within the Professional Police Journal.

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