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Ian Pepper

01642 342343
Job title:
Principal Lecturer (Staff and Resources)
School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law
Social Sciences, Humanities & Law research

About Ian Pepper

Ian Pepper

Ian Pepper
Principal Lecturer (Staff and Resources), School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law
T: 01642 342343
Research: Social Sciences, Humanities & Law research

Dr Ian Pepper is the Principal Lecturer in Policing in the School of Social Sciences, Business & Law at Teesside University.
A professional educator, researcher, leader and business developer within undergraduate, postgraduate and work based criminal justice and law enforcement education, Ian is an advocate of lifelong learning.

Ian is a graduate of both Sunderland University and Durham University and now co-ordinates and teaches on a range of programmes. He also works in partnership with law enforcement and criminal justice organisations.

Ian is a former Senior Lecturer in crime scene and forensic science, police crime scene investigator (CSI) and fingerprint officer. He has been an instructor and team leader at the National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation and has designed and delivered education and training to crime scene investigators and police officers in the Far East, Middle East, Africa and across the UK. 

He has a number of publications and is a member of the International Association for Identification, the Fingerprint Society and the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

Policing/law enforcement education and training.
Volunteers in policing.
Crime Scene Investigation.

Enterprise interests

Policing/law enforcement education and training.
Academic accreditation of workforce development.


Journal examples:

Pepper, I. (2014). Do part-time volunteer policeofficers aspire to be regular police officers? In. Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. Vol. 87 (1) pp 105–114.

McGrath, R. & Pepper, I. (2011). A Higher Education Programme Designed to Encourage Informed Career Decisions and Career Retention of Police Officers. In. Illinois Law Enforcement Executive ForumVol. 11 (4) pp.185-191.

Book examples:

Pepper, I. Editor. (2011). Working in Policing. Exeter: Learning Matters.

Pepper, I. (2010). Crime Scene Investigation: Methods and Procedures. Second Edition. Maidenhead:Open University Press.

View Ian Pepper's Publications on TeesRep

In the news

  • From Sixth Formers to Undergraduates
    Weardale Gazette, 21/11/2015
    Teesside University Lecturer, Ian Pepper met Wolsingham Sixth Form studnets to explore the interdisciplinary programmes of criminology, law and forensics.