Staff profile

Professor Philip Hodgson

Associate Dean: Centre of Excellence in Policing Business, Law and Social Sciences

philip hodgson




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Criminology and Social Sciences, Derby Law School

Research centre

Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre, Better Society




One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



I feel privileged to lead the School of Law, Criminology and Social Sciences which comprises of a team of academics and practitioners.

We offer a number of exciting and innovative undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which are relevant to the 'real world' and we cover a number of subject areas such as Criminology, Criminal Psychology, Policing, Law, Sociology and International Relations. We have excellent links with practice, a growing research culture and student satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do.

Teaching responsibilities

I have taught across a wide range of subjects within the Criminology field including policing, research methods, probation and youth studies, but latterly I have mainly focused on both Master and PhD Supervision.

Professional interests

Research interests

I have conducted research within a number of areas of criminology which include young people, exclusion, policing, partnerships, drugs, probation and anti-social behaviour.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I have worked within the criminal justice sector in various capacities for over 20 years. This includes policing, probation, youth justice and the drugs arena.

International experience

I have presented at confereneces in Asia and the Middle East, led fieldtrips to the USA and the Netherlands and have worked on international research projects.

Additional interests and activities

Recent publications