Bankole Cole joined Sheffield Hallam University in August 2014. Prior to coming Hallam, he was Reader in Criminology at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle. In addition, he has taught and researched at other British universities, including Lincoln, Hull and York universities.
Bankole researches has covered a variety of areas in criminal justice, policing, social justice and human rights. Whereas most of my writings have been on issues of racial justice and victimisation, he has also researched and written on important and controversial issues in policing, youth justice, terrorism and gendered violence. His research projects were mostly policy and impact-focused, involving engagement with various community groups and public institutions. Many of these projects have led to the initiation of new initiatives, for example, his research informed the setting up of the current nation-wide Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) scrutiny panels.
Department Of Law And Criminology
Development and Society
MA in Applied Human Rights
International Crime and Justice
- Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice
Bankole is currently conducting a series of research projects on human rights issues relating to children who are victims of community violence in post-conflict Angola. In addition, he is involved in other local research projects relating to criminal justice abuses in the UK and crimmigration.
His areas of research expertise and teaching interests are mainly in human rights, social justice, and criminal justice. Specifically, my current priorities are in topics relating to children's rights, crime and justice in international development with special focus on African countries, gendered violence in conflict, child soldiers, children in post-conflict countries, polyvictimisation, racial justice, crimmigration and state crime.
TANKEBE, Justice, HILLS, Alice and COLE, Bankole (2014). Emerging issues of crime and criminal justice in sub-Saharan Africa. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 14 (1), 3-7.
CHAPMAN, Rachael, BIDDLE, Paul, MOSS, Oliver, IRVING, Adele and COLE, Bankole (2014). Audit of Faith Group Activities and Community Projects in the London Borough of Sutton. Technical Report. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Northumbria University.
COLE, Bankole, MAXWELL, Maureen and CHIPACA, Adelino (2014). Surviving in the shadows of war: Polyvictimised children in post-conflict Angola. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 16 (2), 87-104.
BIDDLE, Paul and COLE, Bankole (2013). Evaluation of the Angelou Centre's Therapeutic Care and Support Project For black and minority ethnic and refugee women survivors of honour-based violence, domestic slavery and forced marriages (domestic violence): Second interim report. Technical Report. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria University.
COLE, Bankole and BIDDLE, Paul (2012). Evaluation of the Angelou Centre's Therapeutic Care and Support Project for black and minority and refugee survivors of honour-based violence, domestic slavery and forced marriage: First interim report. Technical Report. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumbria University.
CRAIG, Gary, O'NEILL, Maggie, COLE, Bankole, ANTONOPOULOS, Georgios, DEVANNEY, Carol and ADAMSON, Sue (2012). Race, crime and justice in the North East region. Technical Report. Durham, Durham University.
COLE, Bankole (2012). Young people and criminal justice. In: Understanding Race and Ethnicity: theory, history, policy, practice. Understanding Welfare: social issues, policy and practice . Bristol, Policy Press, 227-246.
COLE, Bankole and ADAMSON, Sue (2009). West Midland's LCJB's BME staff progressions (Step Forward) pilot scheme. Technical Report. Birmingham, West Midlands Local Criminal Justice Board.
COLE, Bankole, ADAMSON, Sue, CRAIG, Gary, HUSSAIN, Basharat, SMITH, Luana, LAW, Ian, LAU, Carmen, CHAN, Chak-Kwan and CHEUNG, Tom (2009). Hidden from public view: racism against UK Chinese. Technical Report. London, The Monitoring Group.
COLE, Bankole and ADAMSON, Sue (2008). Greater Manchester LCJB policies, practices and procedures on BME community engagement. Technical Report. Manchester, Greater Manchester local criminal justice board.
COLE, Bankole (2008). Working with ethnic diversity. In: GREEN, Simon, LANCASTER, Elizabeth and FEASEY, Simon, (eds.) Addressing Offending Behaviour: Content, practice and values. Cullompton, Devon, Willan Publishing, 402-425.
COLE, Bankole, CHOI, K. and PARK, H. H. (2008). The use of youth offending teams in British youth justice: Lessons for youth justice in South Korea. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 8 (2), 191-232.
CHAN, Chak Kwan, COLE, Bankole and BOWPITT, Graham (2007). 'Beyond silent organizations': A reflection of the UK Chinese people and their community organizations. Critical Social Policy, 27 (4), 509-533.
ADAMSON, Sue and COLE, Bankole (2007). Evaluation of the West Yorkshire police community scrutiny panels (stop and search). Technical Report. University of Hull.
KWAN-CHAN, Chak, COLE, Bankole and BOWPITT, Graham (2007). Welfare State without Dependency: The Case of the UK Chinese People. Social Policy and Society, 6 (04), 503-514.
ADAMSON, Sue and COLE, Bankole (2006). Evaluation of the West Yorkshire Crown Prosecution Service Scrutiny Panel. Technical Report. University of Hull.
ADAMSON, Sue and COLE, Bankole (2005). Raising minority ethnic people's confidence in the criminal justice system: A good practice guide for criminal justice practitioners in West Yorkshire. Technical Report. Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice.
COLE, Bankole, DAVIDSON, Norman, ADAMSON, Sue and MURTUJA, Bano (2005). Black and minority ethnic people's confidence in the criminal justice system in West Yorkshire. Technical Report. Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice.
ADAMSON, Sue and COLE, Bankole (2005). UK Chinese People's Experiences of Racially Motivated Crimes: A pilot study in West Yorkshire and Humberside. Technical Report. Leeds Chinese Community Association.
CALVERLEY, Adam, COLE, Bankole, KAUR, Gurpreet, LEWIS, Sam, RAYNOR, Peter, SADEGHI, Soheila, SMITH, David, VANSTONE, Maurice and WARDAK, Ali (2004). Black and Asian offenders on probation. Technical Report. Home Office.
KWAN-CHAN, Chak, BOWPITT, Graham, COLE, Bankole, SOMERVILLE, Peter and CHEN, Joan Yuqiong (2004). The UK Chinese people: diversity and unmet needs. Technical Report. Division of Social Work, Social Policy \& Human Services, Nottingham Trent University.
COLE, Bankole (2002). Evaluation of the Lincolnshire reparation and mediation scheme. Technical Report. Lincolnshire YOS \& SOVA.
PFEFFER, Karen and COLE, Bankole (1998). Attributions for Youth Crime among British and Nigerian Primary School Children. Asian Journal Of Social Psychology, 138 (2), 251-253.
PFEFFER, Karen, COLE, Bankole and DADA, Kayode (1996). British and Nigerian adolescents' lay theories of youth crime. Psychology, Crime and Law, 3 (1), 21-35.
COLE, Bankole (2006). ‘Rough justice: criminal proceedings in Nigerian magistrates courts” (Int. J. of the Sociology of Law, 1990.pp 299-316) Reprinted in DIXON, Jo, KUPCHIK, Aaron, SAVELSBERG, Joachim (eds) Criminal Courts The International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology (second series) pp. 379 – 396 Aldershot: Ashgate
I currently sit on the Ministry of Justice Advisory Groups on Race and Gender in the Criminal Justice System. I am also a member of the editorial boards of three criminology journals. I have been a member of the British Society of Criminology since 1992.
He has supervised 5 PhDs to completion as first supervisor and examined 12 PhDs submitted at other universities in the UK and abroad
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