Honorary graduates

2008

Professor Ken Pease

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Science in recognition of his distinguished contributions to, and major influences on, crime-related research, public policy and practice over many years.

Professor Ken Pease OBEA forensic psychologist by training, Professor Pease has been responsible for innovative and practical approaches to crime prevention and reduction. During a highly distinguished career, he held chairs at the Universities of Manchester and Saskatchewan, where he worked in the maximum security Regional Psychiatric Centre. He has acted as Head of the Police Research Group at the Home Office, belongs to the Home Office Design and Technology Alliance and has recently served on the steering group of the government's review of Home Office science. Among many important contributions to applied criminology, he has conducted pioneering studies on the theme of repeat victimisation. Formerly a member of the Parole Board for England and Wales, he has also acted as a consultant to many national and international bodies on crime prevention and drug control.

Although now retired from full-time academic work, Professor Pease is a visiting professor at several universities and continues to publish. His groundbreaking research has had a major international impact on policing and public policy and has produced some of the most important criminological insights of the past few decades. His distinctive approach has also helped him inform teaching and applied research within this University's School of Social Sciences and the University is indebted to him for the guidance and inspiration his work has provided to staff and students over the years.

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