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Simon Fox

Dr Simon Fox

Head of Criminology

School of Business, Law and Communications

023 8201 2059 ext. 2059 Room no. SMY08

Biography

Simon is a senior lecturer in criminology and leader for the MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice. A former police officer, Simon has an MA in criminal justice from Southampton University and a PhD on policing accountability, human rights and rational - legal bureaucratic models of cooperation.

Simon has a particular interest in the criminal investigation process, concepts of accountability and human rights, and was previously employed by Cambridge University, where he researched the relationship between the use of drugs and crime.

Simon was formerly course leader for criminology, and is unit leader for various undergraduate and postgraduate units. He was recently awarded research funding to examine the pursuit of excellence in the field of learning and teaching in criminology with particular reference to the field of crime investigation in collaboration between Solent University and the University of Gloucester. Simon also works closely with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) 'ACRO' organisation, conducting research and securing annual internships for criminology students. 

Simon’s current research interests are international/transnational police cooperation, and he has organised and participated in the first ACRO-Solent University Cyber Crime Conference (2014) to bring together US and European law enforcement agencies, entitled Becoming Cyber Savvy, sharing cyber intelligence between public and private authorities in the fight against domestic and international crime.

Teaching contributions in this employment have focused on:

  • Introduction to criminology.
  • Criminal responsibility.
  • Criminal law in context.
  • Criminal justice process.
  • Policing politics and social change.
  • Comparative criminology.
  • Critical issues in criminal investigation.
  • Research methods.
  • Leadership and management in the investigative context.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Recent publications

    Follow the link below to see some of Simon's recent publications including his PhD. thesis and conference papers.

    'Retaining the Right People on the DNA Database: An Analytical Response to the European Court of Human Rights' 04.12.2008 Grand Chamber Judgement S. and Marper V. The United Kingdom. ACPO. Home Office, (2010). 

    'A Force for Change? Enhancing authentic assessment on undergraduate criminology programmes in two UK universities'. Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (C-SAP). December (2009).

    'Establishing the Legitimacy of the Policing Family: Plurality, Power and the Protection of the Human Rights Act' (1998). PhD. February, 2008.

    Conference Papers

    'The current processes of tackling serious and organised crime'. The need for intelligence and effective communication, The Serious and Organised Crime Conference. April 2013. Southampton Solent University.

    'Co-operative or Competitive Police? How best to nurture the nature of transnational policing?' Southampton Solent University Research Series, 2011.

    'The Retention of DNA: A Detection Right or a ‘Human Wrong’?' British Society of Criminology Conference, Leicester, July 2010.

    'A Force For Change? Evaluating ‘Authentic Assessment’' on Undergraduate Criminology Programmes in Two UK Universities. British Society of Criminology Conference, Leicester, July 2010, with Prof F. Leishman.

    'Chair DNA and Human Rights Session'. British Society of Criminology Conference, Leicester, July 2010.

    'Evaluating ‘Authentic Assessment’ on Undergraduate Criminology Programmes in Two UK Universities'. Higher Education Academy Conference, Birmingham, with Prof F. Leishman, 2010.

    'Enhancing Assessment at HE'. British Society of Criminology Conference, Cardiff, July 2009.

    'The Progressive Learning Scenario', British Society of Criminology Conference, Huddersfield, July 2008.

    'The Legitimacy of Plural Policing', British Society of Criminology Conference, Glasgow, July 2007.

    'Plural Policing: Society’s Product and Panacea'. British Society of Criminology Conference, Leeds, July 2005.

    'Policing: A Model of Plurality', British Society of Criminology Conference, Portsmouth, July 2004.

  2. Work in progress

    Simon's work in progress includes Human Rights versus Cyber Wrongs - research paper examining the international ‘balance’ achieved between human rights and the control of cyber crime...
    • Co-operative or Competitive Police? How best to nurture the nature of transnational policing? - On going research with support from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Criminal Records Office, and the Serious Organised Crime Agency.
    • Human Rights versus Cyber Wrongs - research paper examining the international ‘balance’ achieved between human rights and the control of cyber crime.