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Pauline Ramshaw

01642 342808
Job title:
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
School of Social Sciences, Business & Law
Social Sciences, Business & Law research

About Pauline Ramshaw

Pauline Ramshaw

Pauline Ramshaw
Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Business & Law
T: 01642 342808
Research: Social Sciences, Business & Law research

Dr Pauline Ramshaw is a senior lecturer in criminology with particular interests in police and policing.  Her PhD was an ethnographic study of operational community policing and she has published in the area of front line policing in international peer reviewed journals including Policing and Society and Police Practice and Research.   

Pauline has also been involved the development of policing and education programmes on a national and international level.  She was part of the team that developed the first foundation degree in police studies for newly recruited police officers with Cleveland Police in 2004.  She also provided consultancy and mentoring to colleagues at the Kigali Institute of Education, the National University of Rwanda and the Rwandan National Police in 2007 on a capacity building project for degree-level initial police training in Rwanda, funded by the British Council.

In addition to policing and social control, Pauline’s other teaching interests include punishment and prison, and she is currently developing work experience placements for criminology and sociology students in the north east region.

Pauline is also a member of the British Society of Criminology, the Teesside Centre for Realist Criminology and the BSC Policing Network. 

She is currently supervising PhD students and would welcome queries for potential PhD applicants with an interest in community/neighbourhood policing, and gender and policing.

Research interests

 Current/Recent Research Projects:

Ongoing (with Mark Simpson) Cultures of Leadership in Cleveland Police (£34,300)

Ongoing (with Louise Wattis, Joanna Large, Eileen Barker) Evaluation of Durham Constabulary’s Women’s Diversion Project (£9,800)

Ongoing (with Faye Cosgrove, Sunderland University) The Special Constable: the role and experiences of special constable volunteers in an era of austerity (£2,400)

2014 (with Samantha Scott) Interviewing the Detective: Narratives from the front line (£3,900)

2012 (with Emma Martin) Women Officers’ Experiences of Policing (£4,800)


Selected publications

Cosgrove, C. and Ramshaw, P. (2015) It is what you do as well as the way that you do it: the value and deployment of PCSOs in achieving public engagement, Policing and Society: An international journal of research and policy, vol. 24, no. 1, pp 77-96
Ramshaw, P. (2013) Community Policing and Lateral Career Paths, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, vol. 14, no. 6, pp 464-477

Ramshaw, P. (2012) "On the beat: variations in the patrolling styles of the police officer", Journal of Organizational Ethnography, vol. 1, no, 2, pp.213 – 233

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