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Personal profile


  • Director for the Applied Criminology and Policing Centre
  • Editor of The Police Journal https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/journal/police-journal
  • Reader in Crime and Policing, Division of Criminology, Politics and Sociology, Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, August 2012 - present.
  • Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Division of Criminology, Politics and Sociology, Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, August 2005 - July 2012.
  • Police Lecturer/Trainer, Home Office Crime Reduction College, Easingwold, North Yorkshire April 2003- August 2005.
  • Crime Analyst, Home Office Crime Reduction Team, Government Office North-West, Manchester, December 2001- April 2003.
  • Associate Lecturer (Psychology), Open University, September 2002- July 2005 (part-time).
  • Research Assistant (and Lecturer in Psychology) in Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester. October 2000-December 2001.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Criminal investigative practice (including the emotional and cognitive effect on SIO’s)
  • Evidence-Based Policing
  • Violent crime, violent offenders, and terrorism
  • Self-Selection Policing
  • Using ‘nudge’ psychology to reduce crime
  • Evolutionary psychology and understanding crime and criminal behaviour

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Criminal Investigative Practice (Homicide)
  • Violent Crime
  • Violent Offenders
  • Self-Selection Policing
  • Evolution and Crime

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Research Output 2005 2019

Decision Making in Police Enquiries and Critical Incidents. What Really Works?

Roycroft, M. (ed.) & Roach, J. (ed.), 4 Feb 2019, London: Palgrave Macmillan UK. 186 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Decision Making
decision making

Cognitive and Emotional Stressors of Child Homicide Investigations on U.K. and Danish Police Investigators

Roach, J., Sharratt, K., Cartwright, A. & Skou Roer, T., 1 Aug 2018, In : Homicide Studies. 22, 3, p. 296-320 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Research Personnel
Traffic Accidents
Mental Health
Process Assessment (Health Care)

Those who do big bad things still do little bad things: re-stating the case for self-selection policing

Roach, J., 27 Nov 2018, Routledge Handbook of Crime Science. Wortley, R., Sidebottom, A., Tilley, N. & Laycock, G. (eds.). 1 ed. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 320-333 14 p. (Routledge International Handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citations
Open Access
Psychological Stress

Activities 2018 2018

  • 2 Invited talk

Morphing experience into evidence

Jason Roach (Speaker), Kenneth Pease (Speaker)
20 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The retrospective detective: cognitive bias and the cold case investigator.

Jason Roach (Speaker)
2 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk