School of Sociology and Social Policy

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Lauren Bradford-Clarke

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



Lauren joined the University of Nottingham in 2018 and recently completed her PhD from the University of Sheffield in June 2020. She is an academic liaison to the Ministry of Justice Victims and Witnesses Delivery Unit, and engages with local stakeholders in Nottinghamshire who work in the broad criminal justice and voluntary sector. She has links with the Ending Youth Violence Network and works in partnership with members of the Judiciary in Nottingham Crown Court.

Lauren is the current Undergraduate Convenor for the Criminology Programme at UoN. She is also the Part Time Teacher Lead for the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

Lauren was elected to UoN Senate in 2020.

Expertise Summary

Lauren is currently working as an advisor to the MoJ on the delivery of the National Homicide Service in England and Wales. Her doctoral research looked at the criminal justice experiences of homicide bereaved families and she has gone on to work closely with national policy-makers and practitioners on improving services for this distinctive group of crime victims and is committed to highlighting and promoting their distinctive needs.

Teaching Summary


Criminology in Practice

Introduction to the Criminal Justice 'System' in England and Wales

Research, Design and Practice: Qualitative Methods

Understanding Contemporary Society

Understanding Crime and Victimisation

Crime Stories

Contemporary Theories of Crime, Justice and Society

Research Summary

Lauren's current research interests are victims of crime, victimology, policing, Crown court proceedings, serious violence and homicide, and criminal justice processes.

Recent Publications

School of Sociology and Social Policy

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