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About Stephanie Worrell

Stephanie has previously taught on LLB and Criminal Justice and Criminology undergraduate programs, on modules including Organised Crime and was Module Leader of Policing and Society and Terrorism Law at her previous university.

Stephanie was a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Law at the University of Hertfordshire before joining the University of Chester in January 2019. Additionally, she was previously a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the University of Northampton.

Industrial Experience

  1. Northamptonshire Independent Custody Visitor – May 2010 – September 2013.
  2. Guest Member of Bedfordshire Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel (June 2017- January 2019)
  3. Member of Hertfordshire Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel (January 2018- January 2019)
  4. Hereford and Ware Police Cadets Leader (November 2017- January 2019).

External Assessor for Stop and Search Police Training (Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire) June 2018- January 2019

Teaching

Stephanie is the Module Leader for the Masters module IP7309 Culture, Values and Ethics in Policing, Law Enforcement and Security. She taught on the Local Policing Plan module in 2019 at the University of Chester. Additionally, from September 2019, she will be contributing to teaching of other modules within the Institute in areas of History of Policing, Policing Accountability and Counter Terrorism/Organised Crime and supervising undergraduate and Masters dissertations.

Research

Current PhD Research entitled: ‘Examining the impact of the introduction and policies of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales: A study concerning police accountability regarding Stop and Search practices’

Areas of Research interest include: Policing Accountability, Policing Culture, Police and Crime Commissioners, Stop and Search, Disproportionality in Stop and Search and Equality/Diversity in Policing.

Published Work

  1. Presented at the University of Nottingham East Midlands Research Conference (September 2017) – Poster Presentation entitled:

‘Examining the impact of the introduction and policies of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales: A study concerning police accountability regarding Stop and Search practices’

  1. Presented at the University of Northampton Approaches to Inequalities Conference (September 2017) – Poster Presentation entitled:

‘Stop and Search practices: What impact has the introduction and policies of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales, had on police accountability?’

  1. Presented at Hertfordshire Association for Care and Resettlement of Offenders (HACRO) “Hidden Victims: Offenders’ Families,” Conference in September 2017 - presented regarding the results of a survey of visitors to HMP The Mount in Bovindgdon, Hertfordshire, which was commissioned earlier that year by HACRO. The research involved going to HMP The Mount and asking visitors to complete a survey regarding the visitor experience to the prison. The survey research was conducted by myself and students at the University of Hertfordshire. I collated the results of the research and provided a report of the research to HACRO, which they successfully gained additional funds through a Tender process, to improve the visitors centre. I presented the results of the research at the Conference, to share the results of the research with the wider community and provide information regarding visitors’ experiences at the prison.
  1. Presented at Stop and Think Northants 2018 Conference (February 2018) – Presentation regarding current PhD Research.

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Law (First Class)
  • LLM International Criminal Law and Security (Distinction)
  • PGChE Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Fellow HEA

(Currently undertaking a PhD in Criminology, expected 2020)