I worked for Group 4 Securicor for three years on the UK electronic offender monitoring programme, leaving in 2001 to do a PhD on the role of surveillance technologies in criminal justice. I worked at the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety at Buckinghamshire New University between 2001 and 2006 as a research consultant and senior lecturer in policing and joined Sheffield Hallam University in January 2007 as a senior lecturer in criminology. I am course leader for the BA (Hons) Criminal Justice Practice. My teaching and research interests include surveillance, policing, crime prevention and criminological theory which have led to the publication of two books: ‘Policing and Criminology’ (2011, with my Sheffield Hallam colleague, Ed Pollock) and 'Understanding the Electronic Monitoring of Offenders (2009).
Policing, crime prevention, crime and punishment and criminal justice practice work at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Department Of Law and Criminology
Social Sciences and Humanities
Heap, V., & Paterson, C. (2019). Democratic localism and the implementation of the Community Remedy in England and Wales. Criminology and criminal justice. http://doi.org/10.1177/1748895819848812
Paterson, C., & Williams, A. (2019). What Future for Policing? Some reflections on the concept and purpose of policing and their implications for police reform in England and Wales. International Journal of Law and Public Administration, 2 (1). http://doi.org/10.11114/ijlpa.v2i1.4158
Paterson, C., & Williams, A. (2018). Towards victim-oriented police? Some reflections on the concept and purpose of policing and their implications for victim-oriented police reform. Journal Of Victimology and Victim Justice, 1 (1), 85-101. http://doi.org/10.1177/2516606918764997
Paterson, C. (2017). Tagging re-booted! Imagining the potential of victim-oriented electronic monitoring. Probation Journal, 64 (3), 226-241. http://doi.org/10.1177/0264550517711278
Morgan, M., & Paterson, C. (2017). ‘It’s Mental Health, Not Mental Police’: A human rights approach to mental health triage and Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. http://doi.org/10.1093/police/pax047
Paterson, C., & Best, D. (2016). Policing vulnerability through building community connections. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 10 (2), 150-157. http://doi.org/10.1093/police/pav036
Paterson, C. (2015). From offender to victim-oriented monitoring : a comparative analysis of the emergence of electronic monitoring systems in Argentina and England and Wales. URBE (Brazilian Journal of Urban Management), 7 (2), 155-166. http://doi.org/10.1590/2175-3369.007.002.SE01
Paterson, C., & Clamp, K. (2014). Innovating responses to managing risk : exploring the potential of a victim-focused policing strategy. Policing, 8 (1), 51-58. http://doi.org/10.1093/police/pat028
Clamp, K., & Paterson, C. (2013). An exploration of the role of leadership in restorative policing in England and wales. Advances in Educational Administration, 20, 293-307. http://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3660(2013)0000020016
Paterson, C., & Clamp, K. (2012). Exploring recent developments in restorative policing in England and Wales. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 12 (5), 593-611. http://doi.org/10.1177/1748895812441933
Clamp, K., & Paterson, C. (2011). Rebalancing criminal justice : potentials and pitfalls for neighbourhood justice panels. British Journal of Community Justice, 9 (1-2), 21-35. http://www.cjp.org.uk/bjcj/
Paterson, C. (2011). Adding value? A review of the international literature on the role of higher education in police training and education. Police Practice and Research, 12 (4), 286-297. http://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2011.563969
Paterson, C. (2008). Commercial crime control and the electronic monitoring of offenders in England and Wales. Social justice: a journal of crime, conflict and world order, 34 (3-4), 98-110. http://www.socialjusticejournal.org/fliers/34-3-4flier.html
Paterson, C. (2007). Street-level surveillance: human agency and the electronic monitoring of offenders. Surveillance and society, 4 (2-3), 314-328. http://www.surveillance-and-society.org/articles4(3)/streetlevel.pdf
Paterson, C. (2007). ‘street-level surveillance’: Human agency and the electronic monitoring of offenders. Surveillance and Society, 4 (4), 314-328.
Paterson, C. (2007). Electronic monitoring, commercial surveillance and the ‘malfunctioning subject’. Criminal Justice Matters, 68 (1), 35-36. http://doi.org/10.1080/09627250708553285
Paterson, C., & MacVean, A. (2006). Understanding deviant lifestyles: critically evaluating anti-social behaviour and problem drug use. Police research and management, 6 (3), 33-42.
Normore, A.H., Ellis, B., Clamp, K., & Paterson, C. (2015). Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Community-Oriented Policing and Restorative Justice. In Erbe, N., & Normore, A. (Eds.) Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Leadership in Modern Organizations. (pp. 255-272). Cengage Learning: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8376-1.ch015
Paterson, C. (2013). Commercial crime control and the development of electronically monitored punishment: A global perspective. In Electronically Monitored Punishment: International and Critical Perspectives. (pp. 211-227). http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203103029
Paterson, C., & Pollock, E. (2013). Developments in police education in England and Wales: Values, culture and ‘common-sense’ policing. In Values in Criminology and Community Justice. (pp. 187-205).
Clamp, K., & Paterson, C. (2016). Restorative Policing : Concepts, Theory and Practice. London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Restorative-Policing-Concepts-theory-and-practice/Clamp-Paterson/p/book/9781138959071
Paterson, C., & Pollock, E. (2011). Policing and criminology. London: Sage. https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/policing-and-criminology/book238639
Theses / Dissertations
Severns, R. (2015). One Step Ahead: The Police Transnational Firearms Intelligence Network (The 'Network'). (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Paterson, C., & Pollock, E.
I am a member of the Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing
I am an external examiner and reviewer at a number of other academic institutions. I also review journal articles for Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice and Surveillance and Society
Craig worked for G4S for three years on the UK electronic offender monitoring programme, leaving in 2001 to do his PhD on the role of surveillance technologies in criminal justice.
Craig's teaching and research interests include surveillance and commercial crime control, policing, crime prevention and criminological theory.
He is a frequent commentator on police, particular in relation to policing cuts and strike action, making his debut on the Look North sofa earlier this year.