Staff profile

Professor Kate Moss


Professor of Applied Criminology

Kate Moss wearing a scarf and smiling

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Criminology and Social Sciences

Research centre

Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre

Email

k.moss@derby.ac.uk

About

Kate has been actively researching for over twenty years and during this time she has achieved some notable successes in bidding for research funding, delivering research for significant organisations throughout Europe and in managing those projects and the personnel involved in them.

Kate specialises in applied research, project management and income generation. She has undertaken research for numerous organisations including the Home Office, both in London and regionally in Nottingham, the National Police Training Units at Bramshill and Easingwold, the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit, and the European Commission.

Kate has published widely in the areas of crime reduction and more recently homelessness – especially that relating to women. – in academic journals, books, and in edited works. Of her four monographs, two were written for Palgrave Macmillan’s Crime Prevention and Security Management Series for whom I was the series editor, and of these, one was nominated for the SLSA Hart prize 2010.

Perhaps most significantly Kate has led on three European Commission funded projects, which together were worth in excess of 2.5 million Euros. Her work into the phenomenon of female homelessness has made a significant contribution to the academic understanding of this social issue and within the UK she is perhaps the foremost expert on this area. See;

Moss, K. & Singh, P. (2013-2015) Children Rough Sleepers and Runaways in 10 European Countries. Funded by the EU Daphne Fund for the European Commission €1.25 million.

Moss, K. & Singh, P. (2014-2016) Empowering Women Rough Sleepers to Protect themselves from Violence on the Street. Funded by the EU Daphne Fund for the European Commission, €766,146.

Moss, K. Singh, P. & Williams, K. (2011 –2013) Women Rough Sleepers who are the Victims of Intimate Partner Violence in Europe. Funded by the EU Daphne Fund, for the European Commission €766,000.

Teaching responsibilities

Currently, Kate is supervising one PhD project on the Epidemiolgy of Domestic Abuse amongst Older Women. Her last PhD student has recently submitted his thesis for viva on the subject area of Probations Officers' Attitudes towards balancing public protection and human rights in the risk management framework of MAPPA.

She also teaches on the MSc in Police Leadership and together with Professor Ken Pease, delivers the module on Evidence-Based Policing.

In the past, Kate has taught a number of modules including Theoretical Criminology, Crime Prevention, State Crime, Applied Research Skills, and Constitutional and Administrative Law.

Professional interests

Kate has been actively researching for over twenty years and during this time she has achieved some notable successes in bidding for research funding, delivering research for significant organisations throughout Europe, and in managing those projects and the personnel involved in them.

Kate specialises in applied research, project management, and income generation. She has undertaken research for numerous organisations including the Home Office, both in London and regionally in Nottingham, the National Police Training Units at Bramshill and Easingwold, the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit, and the European Commission. 

Kate has published widely in the areas of crime reduction and more recently homelessness – especially that relating to women. – in academic journals, books, and in edited works. Of her four monographs, two were written for Palgrave Macmillan’s Crime Prevention and Security Management Series for whom she was the series editor and of these, one was nominated for the SLSA Hart prize 2010.

Perhaps most significantly Kate has led on three European Commission funded projects, which together were worth in excess of 2.5 million Euros. Her work into the phenomenon of female homelessness has made a significant contribution to the academic understanding of this social issue and within the UK she is perhaps the foremost expert on this area.

Research interests

Kate has carried out research for the European Commission on three occasions, for the UK Home Office, Government Office East Midlands, Centrex, Bramshill, Easingwold, and numerous police forces, Local Authorities, and Charitable organisations throughout England. She has published 4 monographs - one of which was nominated for the SLSA Hart prize 2010 - contributed to 8 edited books and over 20 academic journal articles. In the last ten years, Kate secured in excess of £2.3 million of research funding to support projects in which she was the Principal Investigator and project manager. During this time she was responsible for the overall budgets, for managing academic colleagues within the UK and also the day-to-day management of practitioner partners in Europe. 

Actively researching for over twenty years, she has,  during this time achieved success in bidding for research funding, delivering research for significant organisations throughout Europe, and in managing those projects and the personnel involved in them. She is currently involved in three funded research projects for which she secured the funding as Principal Investigator. These are;

Moss, K., Singh, P. & Williams, K. (2018-20) A Study of Homelessness amongst Students in Higher Education.British Academy / Leverhulme Fellowship Grant –Value £5,000.

Moss, K., Singh, P., Pease, K. & McDaniel, J. (2018-2019) An Analysis of Protracted Police Discipline Cases within West Midlands Police, funded by the Police Mutual Assurance Society –Value £15,000.

Moss, K. & Singh, P. (2017-2020) Evaluation of the Axis Youth Hub Crisis Intervention Model for Young Homeless Peoplefunded by Wyre Forest Night Shelter through the Big Lottery –Value £15,000.

In relation to my recent for the police, a further outcome of this is the edited book for Routledge in which she also has a chapter. See;

Moss, K., McDaniel, J. & Pease, K. (eds) 2019 forthcoming) Policing and Mental Health: Theory Policy and Practice, London: Routledge.

 Moss, K., McDaniel, J. & Pease, K. (2019 forthcoming) An Analysis of Protracted Discipline Proceedings against West Midlands Police Officers in: McDaniel, J. Moss, K. & Pease, K. (eds) Policing and Mental Health: Theory Policy and Practice, London: Routledge. 

She is currently also involved in research into homelessness amongst students in HE for which she secured a British Academy / Leverhulme grant.  It is Kate's intention that this leads on to a bid for more substantial funding since this social phenomenon is a problem that few in the Higher Education sector or elsewhere are aware of due to the often hidden nature of homelessness amongst students. No UK research studies have investigated this problem and there is no formal definition of student homelessness – the only example of this is found in the US McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act 1987. She is currently collecting data on the extent of the problem, the experiences of students who have been homeless, and also looking at what policies exist within Higher Education institutions to assist students when they experience home insecurity.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

1997: PhD, Department of Social Policy, University of Manchester. ‘Medium Secure Psychiatric Provision in the Private Sector.’

1989: M.Phil. Criminology, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.

1988: LLB (Hons) Department of Law, Manchester Polytechnic.

Recent conferences

Moss, K. (2020) The Mental Health Implications of Protracted Discipline Proceedings against Police Officers: A Study of one National Police Force. The Howard League Conference “Social Harms” 31 March – 1 April 2020 Keble College Oxford. Postponed until 2021

Moss, K. & Williams, K. (2020) Homeless in HE: A Study of Homelessness amongst University Students in one British University. Funded by the British Academy / Leverhulme. The British Society of Criminology Conference, Liverpool University July 2020. Postponed until 2021.

Moss, K. (2020) The Mental Health Implications of Protracted Discipline Proceedings against Police Officers: A Study of one National Police Force. The British Society of Criminology Conference, Liverpool University July 2020.

Moss, K., McDaniel, J. & Singh, P. (2019) An Analysis of Protracted Discipline Proceedings within one Police Force. Wolverhampton University Annual Research Conference, June 18-19 2019.

Moss, K., Williams, K. & Singh, P. (2019) Homelessness amongst Students in Higher Education. Wolverhampton University Annual Research Conference, June 18-19 2019.

 Moss, K. & Brookes, S. (2016) Managing Homelessness: The Wicked Problem. International Senior Leadership Conference, Edinburgh University, 12-13 December 2016.

Moss, K. (2016) Women Rough Sleepers in Europe: Homelessness and Victims of Domestic Abuse. FEANTSA  Conference, Palace d’Egmont Brussels, 9-20 June, ‘Leveraging the European Consensus to win the fight against Homelessness.’ Invited Speaker.

Moss, K. & Singh, P. (2014) Ethnographic Research into the Homelessness of Women and Children. British Society of Criminology Conference, University of Liverpool, July 2014.

International experience

Moss, K. (2016) Women Rough Sleepers in Europe: Homelessness and Victims of Domestic Abuse. FEANTSA  Conference, Palace d’Egmont Brussels, 9-20 June, ‘Leveraging the European Consensus to win the fight against Homelessness.’ Invited Speaker.

Moss, K. & Singh, P. (2014) Ethnographic Research into the Homelessness of Women and Children. British Society of Criminology Conference, University of Liverpool, July 2014.

Moss, K. & Singh, P. (2013) Women Rough Sleepers in Europe. British Society of Criminology Conference, University of Wolverhampton, July 2013

Moss, K. & Singh, P. (2014) Children Rough Sleepers in the EU. University of Manchester Symposium of the Street, June 2014.

Moss, K. (2014) Empowering Women Rough Sleepers, Slovenian National Daphne Conference, 13th March 2014.

Moss, K. (2014) Children Rough Sleepers in the EU. Slovenian National Daphne Conference, 14th March 2014

Moss, K. (2014) UK National Daphne Conference on Children Rough Sleepers who are Runaways & Homeless and Victims of Violence on the Streets: Sharing Experiences of What Works. Walsall College, 30th October 2014

Moss, K. (2014) UK National Daphne Conference on Empowering Women Rough Sleepers To Protect Themselves From Violence On The Streets –28th October 2014

Additional interests and activities

Kate is a PADI qualified scuba diver, has two grown-up children both of whom are also academics and enjoys walking her King Charles spaniel, Teddy.

In the media

Moss, K. (2017) Domestic Violence: For some Women, the Streets are Safer than their own Home, The Guardian, Wednesday 13 December 2017.

Moss, K. (2017) How Domestic Violence and Homelessness are intertwined for Women. Marie Claire Magazine, July 27, 2017.

Radio Sputnik Edinburgh –Interview on the issue of ‘Upskirting.’ 20 February 2018

Radio 4 Last Word The Obituary for Professor Tank Waddington, broadcast Friday 11 May 2018.

Moss, K. (2016) It’s Time to Start Taking this Seriously. Comment and Analysis –The Express and Star, Thursday, January 21, 2016.

Moss, K. (2016) Shocking Domestic Abuse Statistics Don’t Show the Real Picture; It’s Even Worse, The Guardian, Wednesday 14th December 2016.

Woman's Hour Radio 4 (2012) The Problem of Women’s Homelessness in Europe.

Moss, C.J. & Moss, K. (2019) Out of Sight: Social Control and the Regulation of Public Space in Manchester, Social Science, Special Edition, ‘Crime Prevention through Pro-Social Design.’ Soc. Sci 8, 146 - 156; doi:10.3390/socsci8050146

Moss, K., McDaniel, J. & Pease, K. (eds) (2020) Policing and Mental Health: Theory Policy and Practice, London: Routledge.

Moss, K., McDaniel, J. & Pease, K. (2020) An Analysis of Protracted Discipline Proceedings against West Midlands Police Officers in: McDaniel, J. Moss, K. & Pease, K. (eds) Policing and Mental Health: Theory Policy and Practice, London: Routledge.

Moss, K. & Rubens, T. (2018) The Impact of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 on Women Survivors who have experienced Domestic Abuse Part I Journal of Housing Law21 (3) 56.

 Moss, K. & Rubens, T. (2018) The Impact of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 on Women Survivors who have experienced Domestic Abuse Part II  Journal of Housing Law21 (5) 95.

Moss, K. (2018) A Study of Women Rough Sleepers in Four European Countries, Wolverhampton Law School Journal, 1 (1).

Moss, K. (2016) Social Policy and Human Rights in Morley, S. & Taylor, P. (2015) Companion of State Power, Rights and Liberties. Bristol: Policy Press.

 Moss, K. & Singh, P. (2015) Women Rough Sleepers: Homelessness and Domestic Abuse. Bristol: Policy Press.

Moss, K. & Singh, P. (2015) A Study of Children Rough Sleepers in Ten European Countries in Corcoran, S. et al. (2015) Leaving the Street? A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding experiences of Transition. Manchester University Press.

Moss, K. (2015) Crime Reduction in Nunes, L. et al (2016) Dictionary of Crime, Justice and Society. ‘Dicionario Crime, Justica e Sociedade, Portugal: Edicoes Silabo.

Moss, K. (2011) Security and Liberty: Human Rights Human Wrongs. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Crime, Security and Risk Management Series. Series Editor, Gill, M. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Foreword by Michael Mansfield QC.

Moss, K. & Hughes, R. (2011) Hart-Devlin Revisited: Problems of Law, Morality and Consent in Parenthood. Medicine, Science and the Law.London: Barnbury Publishing, 51: 68-75.

Moss, K. (2010) Section 17 Crime and Disorder Act 1998: A Missed Opportunity for Public Leadership? In; Brookes, S. & Grint, K. (2009) The Public Leadership Challenge. Oxford University Press.

Moss, K. (2010) The UK Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in; Fisher, B. & Lab, S. (2009) The American Encyclopaedia of Crime and Victimology. Sage Publications.

 Moss, K. (2010) Security and Liberty: Restriction by Stealth? Submitted at the request of the UK Prison Service Journal, March 2010 edition.

Moss, K. (ed) (2009) Critical Concepts in Criminology. London: Routledge (Four volumes) 

Moss, K. (2008) Security and Liberty: Restriction by Stealth. Crime, Risk and Security Management Series. Series Editor, Gill, M. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Nominated for the SLSA Hart prize 2010.

Moss, K. & Prins, H. (2006) Severe (Psychopathic) Personality Disorder: A Review. Medicine, Science and the Law Vol.46, No.3, 190 –207.

Moss, K. & Stephens, M. (eds) (2006) Crime Reduction and the Law. London: Routledge.

Moss, K. (2006) Crime Prevention as Law: Rhetoric or Reality? In Moss, K. & Stephens, M. (eds) Crime Reduction and the Law. London: Routledge.

Moss, K. (2006) The Future of Crime Reduction. In Moss, K. & Stephens, M. (eds) Crime Reduction and the Law. London: Routledge.

Moss, K. & Ardley, J. (2006) The Nottingham Burglary Risk Index. In Farrell, G., Bowers, K., Johnson,S. & Townsley, M. (eds) Imagination for Crime Prevention: Essays in Honour of Ken Pease. Crime Prevention Studies Series Vol. 21. Series Editor Clarke, R.V. Monsey: Criminal Justice Press.

Moss, K. & Pease, K. (2004) Data Sharing and Crime Reduction: How and Why? International Journal of Crime Prevention and Community Safety.Vol.6, No.1, 7-12.

Moss, K. (2004) The Nottingham Burglary Risk Index Project:Report for the Crime Reduction Director, Home Office: Government Office, East Midlands. Produced from research commissioned by the Home Office.

Moss, K. (2003) Jupiter: An Evaluation of Information Sharing to Reduce Crime in the East Midlands. Home Office: Government Office East Midlands. Produced from research commissioned by the Home Office.

Brookes, S., Moss, K. & Pease, K. Data Sharing in Crime Prevention: The Long and Winding Road.(2003) International Journal of Crime Prevention and Community Safety.Vol.5, No. 4, 7-14

Moss, K. (2003) The Good, the Bad or the Ugly? What Will the New Planning Out Crime Guidance be Like and What Should it be Like? Community Safety Journal.Vol. 2, Issue 1, 15 –20.

Moss, K. & Cockfield, C. (2002) Sex, Drugs and Broken Bowls: Problems of Crime Reduction in Public Conveniences. Community Safety Journal. Vol. 1, Issue 2, 37-43.

Moss, K. (2002) Crime Prevention v Planning: Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Is it a Material Consideration? Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International JournalVol.3, No.3, 43-48.

Moss, K. & Seddon, M. (2001) Crime Prevention and Planning: Searching for Common Sense in Disorder Legislation. Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International JournalVol. 3, No.4, 25-31.

Moss, K., Bullock, K. & Smith, J. (2000) Anticipating the Impact of Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Home Office Briefing Note 11/00. Policing and Reducing Crime Unit. London: Home Office. 

Moss, K. (2000) A Comparative Study of Admissions to Two Public Sector Regional Secure Units and One Independent Medium Secure Psychiatric Hospital. Medicine, Science and the Law, Vol. 40, No. 3, 216-222. 

Moss, K. & Pease, K. (1999) Crime and Disorder Act 1998: Section 17. A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal, Vol.1, No.4, 15-19.

Moss, K. (1999) A Study of Patients Identified as Unmanageable Prior to Admission to an Independent Medium-Secure Hospital. Medicine, Science and the Law, Vol.39, No.4, 319-324.

Moss, K. (1998) Medium Secure Psychiatric Provision in the Private Sector. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Moss, K. et al. (1996) A Study of Admissions to an Independent Medium-Secure Hospital. Medicine, Science and the Law, Vol.36, No.3, 242.

Moss, K. & Barton, C. (1994) Who Can Smack Children Now? Journal of Child Law, 3, 43.