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.
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.
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
Contemporary Theories of Crime, Justice and Society
Lauren's current research interests are victims of crime, victimology, policing, Crown court proceedings, serious violence and homicide, and criminal justice processes.
LAUREN BRADFORD, 2016. Hidden Victims. In: DE MALLIARD, J, J., GROENMEYER, A, PONSAERS, P, SHAPLAND, J and VIANNELLO, F, eds., Crime and Order, Criminal Justice Experiences and Desistance: GERN Research Paper Series