Staff profile

Dr Philip Hodgson

Head of Law, Criminology and Social Sciences


Criminology and Policing


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Criminology and Social Sciences, Derby Law School


One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



I am currently the Head of Department for Law, Criminology and Social Sciences and Deputy Director of the International Policing and Justice Institute (IPJI). I feel privileged to lead the department which offers a number of exciting undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the subject areas of Criminology, Criminal Psychology, Policing, Law, Sociology and International Relations. From 2017 our portfolio will be expanding to include Social Policy and Politics programmes.

I also act as the UK lead on Policing for IPJI and continue to be research active and contributed to the recent REF.

Teaching responsibilities

I have taught across a wide range of subjects within the Criminology field but latterly I have focused on both Master and PhD Supervision.

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 twenty years. This includes policing, probation, youth justice and the drugs arena.

Additional interests and activities

Recent publications