- Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
- Hourly Paid Lecturer - Police
PhD European Studies – Comparative Policing
MA European Studies
P.G. Certificate in Education (PoCet)
Diploma Business and Commercial French/French Studies
Mark Jordan has a deep knowledge, and experience, of the British criminal justice system and has lectured successfully in Criminology, Police Science and International Relations at a number of universities. His primary areas of teaching are: Police and criminal justice; police and society; human rights; criminology and conflict management.
He is a subject matter expert on the British model of policing and conflict management. Serving as a police officer for nearly thirty one years, he established himself as an internationally recognised expert in the field of public order policing and human rights. He was a strategic and tactical advisor for major organised and sporting events such as FA Cup Finals, cultural festivals and protest events.
After twenty years of front line policing, including general patrol, community policing, firearms, public order and major crime inquiry duties he transferred to the Learning and Development department where he gained qualifications in education and training. Still operational and specialising in operational training, Mark taught police officers of all ranks and levels, from Constable to Chief Constable, receiving positive feedback.
As an enthusiastic teacher and trainer, Mark sees his own professional development as an important aspect of his work. His enthusiasm for his role and personal growth has seen him attend several multi-national exercises and courses that enabled him to build a significant network of professional contacts. This is an ongoing process and he attends seminars and symposia in order to stay abreast of the latest developments.
At the same time as establishing his training and leadership credentials he embarked on an extended period of academic development and qualification, culminating with a PhD in comparative policing from Cardiff University.
A few years before ‘retiring’ from policing (in 2010), he started to build his academic teaching credentials as an hourly paid lecturer, teaching criminology and sociology, history and politics, research methods and globalisation at UWIC; police science at Glamorgan University and International Relations at Cardiff University. A full time university lecturing post is his present goal.
Away from work Mark enjoys watching most sports and regular exercise. He has a wife and three children, two having recently graduated and the other is in sixth form.
<31 years operational policing including: general patrol; community policing; major incident enquiries; police firearms; conflict management and public order.
Strategic, tactical and operational adviser public order; major organised and sporting events; human rights.
National command level trainer NPIA 2001-2010
Police Dutties and Law 1 tutorials;
Performance and Development III;
Conflict Management – all levels.
Scoping study Cameroon police and prison service training requirements 2005;
Policing of Public Viewing Events (PVEs) around European Football Championships in Switzerland and Austria 2008.
Abu Dhabi Police 2008: Critical and major Incident command course delivery.
Kurdistan Region (Iraq) 2012: Public Order and Human Rights training course delivery.
Comparative study of policing of public order/policing models in France and Britain;
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