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Michael Harrison known as Mike Harrison

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BA (hons); PGCE; MSc


I am a criminology lecturer and PhD student. I teach on the Understanding Crime, Victims and Society; Contemporary Criminology; Penology: Prisons, Punishment and Offender Management, and; Riots, Protests and Public Disorder modules. In addition to this, I supervise undergraduate dissertations and I am level 5 course leader.

My PhD is analysing how a local police force has adapted to policy change in public order and public safety policing. It has explored the extent to which police are aware of new guidelines and whether these are enacted in practice. Additionally, it has analysed how police identity has shaped practice as well as examining internal politics of police management.


British Society of Criminology Policing Group
The European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Contro


Project TR 11 IB JH 01 – Improvement of Crime Analysis and Crime Prevention Capacity. Ankara, Turkey 20th-24th July 2015


Harrison, M. and Adlard, J. (2018) ‘Intra-Police Communication in Public Order Police Management’. Policing and Society, 28:3, 328-344, DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2016.1168820

Harrison, M. (2017) ‘Some thoughts on accountability in public order policing’. Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice, Gregynog, 2 May

Harrison, M. (2016) ‘Policing pickets or police picketing – a critical review of the Trade Union Bill and contemporary public order police strategy’. British and Irish section of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, Abertay University Dundee, 31 March

Burton, P., Davies, R. and Harrison, M. (2015) ‘A Research Investigation in Children’s and Young People’s Perceptions and Experiences of Peer Groups or Gang Activities in the City of Southampton’. Southampton City Council’s Community Safety Office

Harrison, M. and Adlard, J. (2014) ’Proactive Policing- a case study review of language used in public order police settings’. Southampton Solent University Criminology Research Group, 30 April

Harrison, M., Hayes, M. and Norris, P. (2010) ‘Football Hooliganism and Public Order Policing: The Contested Interface between Cultural Identity and Security’. Laurie McMenemy Football Research Centre, Southampton Solent University, 19 May

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