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LLB (Hons), BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FHEA


Cheryl is the course leader and senior lecturer BSc criminology and criminal justice. Her ESRC funded doctoral research entitled A Reliance on Science: DNA, Detective Work and Cold Case Major Crime Reviews is an ethnographic account of how the police seek to solve long term unsolved homicides and stranger rapes. The research explored the opportunities and challenges faced by detectives when reviewing cold cases, in particular the use of forensic science techniques and technologies. She is currently writing a book based on her PhD. Cheryl is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Module leader and lecturer Critical Issues in Criminal Investigations
Module leader and lecturer Researching Crime and Justice 1
Lecturer Understanding Homicide
Lecturer Contemporary Crime
Seminar tutor Policing
Seminar tutor Crime Control Regulation and Policing
Seminar tutor Diversity in the Criminal Justice System
Cheryl co-wrote and delivered the training on the Vitae project Every Researcher Counts
Prior to conducting her PhD Cheryl worked in various roles in the financial services industry.


Course leader BSc Criminology and Criminal Justice and related pathways
Project leader Centre for Criminology Innocence Project
Module leader Critical Issues in Criminal Investigations
Deputy Director Social Policy Doctoral Training Alliance
Training Lead Social Policy Doctoral Training Alliance


Allsop, C. (2018) Cold Case Reviews: DNA, Detective Work and Unsolved Major Crimes Oxford: Oxford University Press
Allsop, C. (2017) Cold Case Homicide Investigations in Brookman F., Maguire. E. and Maguire M. (EDS). Handbook of Homicide Chicester Wiley
Allsop, C. (2013) Motivations, money and modern policing: accounting for cold case reviews in an age of austerity Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy, DOI:10.1080/10439463.2013.782211. To link to this article:


British Society of Criminology
American Criminological Society
Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice


Cold Case homicide and stranger rape investigations
Hard to solve investigations including ‘no body’ murders and unidentified found remains
Missing persons
Historic allegations of abuse and sexual violence
Sexual violence
Miscarriages of justice
Processes, practices and interactions of the different parties within the Criminal Justice System

Areas of Expertise

Cold case homicide and stranger rape investigations
Major crime investigations
Sexual violence



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