Staff profile

Jayne Noor-Mohamed

Lecturer in Criminology




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



I am 3rd year tutor for the ML95 BSc (Hons) in Criminology programme.  I teach research methods/study skills modules at levels 4 and 5. I am also the module leader for Cybercrime at level 6 along with supervising UG and PG dissertation projects.


Teaching responsibilities

  • 4CJ527 - Undertaking Criminological Research
  • 5CJ515 - Applied Criminal Justice 1
  • 5CJ516 - Applied Criminal Justice 2
  • 6CJ501 - Cybercrime

Research interests

I have recently been engaged with colleagues Dr Phil Hodgson and Charlotte Hargreaves in evaluation research with Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership (CDP), as an evaluation of the DrugAware programme. DrugAware is an early intervention and drug education programme provided by the Nottingham Early Intervention Team in conjunction with the CDP and Nottingham City Council.

This was followed by another joint project with Derby City Council, evaluating their Priority Families programme. This programme is part of the national ‘Troubled Families’ initiative launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) with the aim of turning around the lives of vulnerable families facing multiple challenges, including unemployment, criminal convictions, anti-social behaviour, mental-health and educational problems.

My individual research interests include cybercrime - particularly in the area of cyberfraud and e-fencing (the sale of stolen or counterfeit goods online) and international/comparative criminology.


  • BA (Hons) Criminology (1st class)
  • MSc in Research Methods (with distinction).

Experience in industry

I came to Further Education late in life. Before returning to University as a mature student, I had varied experience, including:

  • Office manager - specialising in setting up computer systems for small to medium sized enterprises
  • Co-editor of social justice, campaigning bi-monthly magazine, Peace News

My interest in cybercrime arises particularly from a long experience with computer systems.

International experience

I lived for 7 years in Malaysia, with my husband who was a serving Customs and Excise Officer with Royal Malaysian Customs. While there, I assisted my husband with several large documentary fraud cases, taking advantage of my knowledge of computerised systems, accounting and computer-aided data collection and analysis. For one major case involving transfer pricing, I assisted in preparing a report that was submitted to the Malaysian Ministry of Finance. 

This experience has been invaluable as an introduction to corporate and organised crime in an international context.

Additional interests and activities

  • Gardening
  • Watercolour painting
  • Walking

Recent publications

  • Noor-Mohamed, J., Hargreaves, C. and Hodgson, P.(2015) An Evaluation of Derby’s Priority Families Programme’, University of Derby, Derby
  • Hargreaves, C,. Noor-Mohamed, J. and Hodgson, P. (2014) ‘An Independent Evaluation of Nottingham’s Drug Aware Programme‘, University of Derby, Derby
  • Noor-Mohamed, K, and Noor-Mohamed, J. (2014). 'Negotiating The Ethical Minefield: Fieldwork Experiences of Researching Dangerous Subjects', In Il-Su Kim and Jianhong Liu (editors), Contemporary Trends in Asian Criminal Justice: Paving the Way for the Future, pp. 205-231, Seoul: South Korea, Korean Institute of Criminology
  • Noor-Mohamed, M.K. & Noor-Mohamed, J. (2012) No Evidence of Absence: Successful Criminals and Secret Societies, British Society of Criminology Online Journal, 12, pp 41-60.