Professor Kevin Bampton

Kevin Bampton

Position: Head of Derby Law School

College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department: Derby Law School

Subject area: Law:

Research Centre: International Policing & Justice Institute

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About

Kevin is responsible for the Law and International Relations subject areas and contributes to the work of the International Policing and Justice Institute of which he was the founding Director.

Teaching responsibilities

Kevin has taught extensively on Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law programmes, but now mostly teaches on highly specialised programmes, including intelligence, human rights and radicalisation, the law of modern slavery, forensics, administration of justice and advanced lawyers skills.

As well as receiving several awards for teaching, he was the first member of the University of Derby's staff to have been judged to have met the Higher Education Academy's Standard Descriptor 3 and was three times nominated by the University for a National Teaching Fellowship.

Professional interests

Kevin has a number of professional roles including:

  • Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary Academic Reference Group
  • National Police Chief’s Council, Academic Advisor to the Crime Panel
  • PwC/ National Police Chief’s Council, Police Reform Programme
  • College of Policing, Police Education and Qualifications Framework Advisor (Professional Development and Leadership)
  • Crown Prosecution Service Regional Community Engagement Panel
  • Crown Prosecution Service Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel
  • Derbyshire Anti-Trafficking Partnership
  • Committee of the Derby and District Law Society
  • Chair, Steering Group for Thrive and Survive (British Red Cross/Upbeat Communities/Multi-Faith Centre)

He has also served in the following professional roles:

  • Forced Labour Monitoring Group
  • Visiting Fellow, School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln
  • Derbyshire Constabulary, Regional Race and Diversity Training Evaluation Scrutineer
  • Amber Valley Housing Ltd, Board Director, Institutional Development Champion
  • Higher Education Adviser, Trent Postgraduate Medical Deanery, Nottingham University
  • Royal Colleges, Diploma in Prison Medicine Law, Ethics and Human Rights Lead
  • Academic Adviser, to European Training Foundation on the future of TEMPUS Phare
  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lecturer, Commonwealth Young Lawyers
  • Comparative Law Sub-Committee, Commonwealth Legal Advisory Service
  • Overseas Training Committee, Magistrate’s Association
  • Training Committee, Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association
  • International Committee, Manchester Law Society
  • Derby and District Law Society

Previous roles include:

  • Foreign Office, (Overseas Development Administration) Consultant Legal Adviser
  • United Nations (Political Affairs Department) Special Constitutional & Legal Adviser
  • British Council Legal Education Adviser
  • PwC/ National Police Chief’s Council, Police Reform Programme
  • College of Policing, Police Education and Qualifications Framework Advisor (Professional Development and Leadership)
  • Crown Prosecution Service Regional Community Engagement Panel
  • Crown Prosecution Service Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel
  • Derbyshire Anti-Trafficking Partnership
  • Committee of the Derby and District Law Society
  • British Red Cross, Refugee and Asylum Seeker Project Steering Group

Membership of professional bodies

Advisory Roles / Professional Committees & Bodies

Current

  • College of Policing, Academic Adviser RPL Workstream & Leadership Workstream
  • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Academic Reference Group
  • National Police Chief’s Council, Academic Lead Police Reform Programme (PwC)
  • National Police Chief’s Council, Criminal Justice Innovation Academic Advisory Group
  • Crown Prosecution Service, Community Engagement Panel
  • Crown Prosecution Service, Regional Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel Independent Facilitator
  • Italian Universities Doctoral Programme “Humanities and Technologies”

Served

  • National Police Chief’s Council, Business Crime Academic Advisor
  • Comparative Law Sub-Committee, Commonwealth Legal Advisory Service
  • Overseas Training Committee, Magistrate’s Association
  • Deutsche Academiche Ausaufgedeinst, Advisory Panel
  • Training Committee, Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association
  • International Committee, Manchester Law Society
  • International Committee, Law Society of England & Wales (and sub-groups)
  • Human Rights Committee, General Council of the Bar

Qualifications

Current conferments:

  • University of Derby, University Professor in Comparative Justice Education

Previously:

  • University of Leeds, Visiting Fellow, Centre for the Study of Democratisation, Department of Government
  • University of Lincoln, Visiting Fellow, Department of Health and Social Care

Awards:

  • Teaching Quality Enhancement Award for Generic Skills Development 2000
  • Nominated for National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2003
  • University Teaching and Learning Award 2004
  • Team University Quality Award 2005
  • Team University Teaching and Learning Award 2005
  • University Nomination for National Teaching Fellow 2006
  • Team Member, John Horder Award for Inter-professional Education 2007
  • University Nomination for National Teaching Fellow 2011
  • University Award for Outstanding Economic and Social Impact 2014

Recent publications

  • 2006: CIMA Exam Practice Kit Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance & Business Law, Elsevier (with Mead, L and Saagar, W)
  • 2005: Performance Managing Diversity, Skills for Justice Seminar

Editorial roles:

  • 2005-      International Advisory Board – Malawi Law Journal
  • 2011-      Editorial Board – Journal of Medical Law and Ethics

Recent conferences

Keynotes:

  • 2016 Evaluation of the Business Crime Model, National Retail Fraud Conference
  • 2016 10th Anniversary of the Athens Declaration, UN Office of Drugs Control & Lambeth Palace
  • 2016 International Perspectives on Police Reorganisation, Policing Futures Conference, National Police Chief’s Council
  • 2017 International Contexts in Hate Crime, Crown Prosecution Service National Conference on Hate Crime

Experience in industry

  • 2017-present United Nations Global Compact for Derby, Leader of secretariat
  • NuVision, Knowledge Exchange Initiative
  • Brewer’s Science, Knowledge Exchange Initiative
  • (Visiting Professor), University of Gloucestershire Business School
  • 2016-present East Midlands Collaboration on Human Resources Services, Leadership Programme
  • East Midlands Police Academic Consortium Operational Policing Academic Lead & Fellowship Programme
  • 2013-present Gangmasters Licensing Authority, Organisational Development
  • 2011-present Home Office, Understanding Radicalisation Programme
  • 2011-present ATOS, IT Service Contracts Senior Masterclass
  • 2011-present Independent Facilitator, Crown Prosecution Service Hate Crime Scrutiny Panels
  • 2008-2012 Academic Adviser, Police Federation, SCC
  • 2008-2011 Independent Facilitator, Derbyshire CPS Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel
  • 2005-2006 Derbyshire Constabulary, Race and Diversity Training Evaluation Scrutineer
  • 2005-2006 Amber Valley Housing Ltd, Board Director, Institutional Development Champion
  • 2003-2005 Trent Postgraduate Deanery, Nottingham University Education Adviser
  • 2001-2003 Royal Colleges, Diploma in Prison Medicine Law, Ethics and Human Rights Lead
  • 2000 Academic Adviser, to European Training Foundation on the future of TEMPUS Phare

International experience

  • Royal Malaysian Police accreditation
  • Qatar Police College, Quality Management Systems
  • Drafting and negotiating constitutional interventions, including Republic of Malawi
  • British National Legal Exhibition
  • Franco-British judicial training exchange
  • Setting up National Monopolies Office, Poland
  • Privatisation of Botswana Government transport resources
  • Redesign of Magisterial Training and Services in Zimbabwe
  • New processes for delivery of Public Prosecution Services in Tanzania
  • Strategic adviser Nigerian Judicial and Legislative Development

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