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Nicholas Addis

Nicholas Addis

Lecturer in Criminology


I joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer in February 2016, having previously worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Leeds, and as a Psychologist in HM Prison Service.

  • Teaching

    Department Of Law and Criminology

    Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Research

    My research interests centre on conducting applied research with clear impact on policy; most recently in the field of crime prevention. I am particularly interested in the use of quantitative research methods to help understand and address crime, whilst being a strong advocate of the mixed methods approach in criminological research. For example, my PhD research explores the target selection criteria of residential burglars, using quantitative offence data and qualitative, semi-structured interviews. During the course of my research I have developed strong working relationships with a range of criminal justice agencies to help inform policy and enhance the impact of my research; these include West Yorkshire Police, Safer Leeds Partnership and HM Prison Service.

  • Publications

    A list of publications is available from the institutional repository, SHURA

    Book Chapters

    ADDIS, N. [Forthcoming]. Using Agent-Based Modelling to understand Crime Phenomena. In: Lombard, J., Clarke, G and Stern, E. (eds). Applied Spatial Modelling and Planning. Abingdon: Routledge.

    Invited Speaker

    MALLESON, N., ADDIS, N. and EVANS, A. 2013. The analysis/prediction of burglaries and use of agent based simulation for crime reduction. Operational Research Society Crime and Justice Special Interest Group, 24th June 2013, Home Office, London, UK.

    Selected Conference Presentations

    ADDIS, N. 2015. Agent-Based Modelling of Crime: Predicting Burglary through Computer Simulation. [Poster]. Cutting Crime in a Changing World: Home Office International Crime and Policing Conference, 28th – 29th January 2015, King’s Fund, London, UK.

    ADDIS, N. 2014. Developing an Agent-Based Model of Residential Burglary in Leeds, UK. American Society of Criminology Conference, 18th – 22nd November 2014, Marriott Marquis Hotel, San Francisco, USA.

    ADDIS, N. 2014. Understanding Residential Burglary in Leeds. European Society of Criminology Conference, 10th-13th September 2014, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Other activities

    I am a member of the British Society of Criminology and the European Society of Criminology, and am an associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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