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I'm a criminologist working at the Applied Criminology and Policing Centre (ACPC) at the University of Huddersfield. My research interests lie within political policing, terrorism/counter-terrorism and radicalisation, as well as the social impacts of information technology. I have undertaken research for UK Government Departments (Home Office, OSCT/YJB) The European Commission, and a range of other funders (CREST, and various research councils).

I have acted as an ‘Expert Evaluator’ for the European Commission on Preventing and Countering Violent Radicalisa-tion (€5 million budget), I am a member of the UK’s Commonwealth Secretariat’s Specialist Consultant Pool: Coun-tering Violent Extremism Unit, a reviewer for the Campbell Collaboration (Criminal Justice evidence synthesis) and I sit on the Critical Information and Infrastructures Security (CRITIS) Program Committee (HQ Offices, Paris). I also sit on the Editorial Board for The British Journal of Community Justice and am an Article Editor for the journal.

1. Contact zones: Understanding Recruitment Processes to Violent Extremism Across Comparative Do-mains
I am working with Professor Paul Thomas (PI) and colleagues at Deakin University, Melbourne (Professor Michele Grossman (PI), Dr Vanessa Barolsky and Dr. Vivian Gerrand) on a new international study examining contemporary recruitment processes to violent extremism, which is also being funded by the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin. The aim is to develop a new model that updates our understanding of how terrorist re-cruitment works across different ideological and technological platforms.

2. Social Media and Youth Violence Research
I am currently investigating the ways in which young people's social media use can shape and facilitate youth violence and other types of youth crime (with Maria Ionnaou). I am PI on this project, and working with our five YOT partners throughout West Yorkshire, funded by the West Yorkshire PCC's Office. Myself and colleagues at Kirklees YOT have recently set up the West Yorkshire YOTs Social Media and Violence Research Group.

3. Offender desistance and resettlement
Other strands of my work are more methodologically quantitatively based, for instance, I have used survival analysis (Kaplan-Meier curves) and formal concept analysis (with non-Euclidean spaces) to examine the effectiveness of short-term prison inmate enhanced resettlement on release ('re-entry') programmes (Christmann, 2007; Christmann & Wong, 2016).

4. State Actors use of Political Technology
More recently, I am examining one element of ‘repression research’, state actors use of political technologies to manipulate, thwart and demobilise protest, and activists counter-measures (‘activist intelligence’ etc.) and their fu-ture direction and prospects –being some elements of my doctoral work.

I teach a range of undergraduate criminology, including criminological theory, research methods, the criminal justice system, the police and policing as well as contributing to other undergraduate modules. I am currently supervising two doctoral students (with colleagues) in the following areas:
• A Trauma-Terror Nexus?: Life-Course Adversity Exposure and the Terrorist.
• How does the formulation of trust factor in the offender practitioner relationship, and can it be mobilised more ef-fectively to reduce recidivism?

My latest publications are:
Wong, K.,& Christmann, K. Policing and Consent COVID-19 MetroPolis
Wong, K.,& Christmann, K. Opinion: Coronavirus: How can the police enforce social distancing and maintain public trust?
Wong, K., Christmann, K, Rogerson, M & Monk, N, (2020) "'Reality Versus Rhetoric': Assessing the Efficacy of Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centres" International Review of Victimology 26(1): 79-95.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Prevent Duty
  • Terrorism
  • Radicalisation
  • Hate Crime
  • Social Media Influence
  • Policing of Social Movements
  • Political Policing
  • Reporting Behaviour
  • Terrorist Recruitment

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Research Output

  • Editorial

    Wong, K., Christmann, K. & Bailey, G., 4 Jun 2020, In : British Journal of Community Justice. 16, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
  • 'Reality versus Rhetoric': Assessing the Efficacy of Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centres

    Wong, K., Christmann, K., Rogerson, M. & Monk, N., 1 Jan 2020, In : International Review of Victimology. 26, 1, p. 79-95 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Hopes and Fears: Community Cohesion and the ‘White Working Class’ in One of the ‘Failed Spaces’ of Multiculturalism

    Thomas, P., Busher, J., Macklin, G., Rogerson, M. & Christmann, K., Apr 2018, In : Sociology. 52, 2, p. 262-281 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)


    • 10 Invited talk
    • 7 Oral presentation
    • 2 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Editorial work

    British Journal of Community Justice (Journal)

    Kris Christmann (Member of editorial board)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Children’s social media use as a driver for youth violence and offending

    Kris Christmann (Speaker), Will Donovan (Speaker) & Lauran Easton (Speaker)

    3 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    'Reality into Rhetoric: A Hate Crime Reporting Centre Tool'

    Kris Christmann (Speaker) & Kevin Wong (Speaker)

    3 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Kirklees Youth Conference

    Paul Thomas (Participant) & Kris Christmann (Participant)

    24 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Exploring the Ways in Which Young People’s Use of Social Media Facilitates Acts of Criminal Violence (and Offending)

    Kris Christmann (Speaker) & Clive Phillips (Speaker)

    25 Apr 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Press / Media


    Kris Christmann & Kevin Wong


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Policing and Consent

    Kevin Wong & Kris Christmann


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    What Can Be Done to Prevent Terror Attacks?

    Kris Christmann


    2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    London Terrorist Attacks

    Kris Christmann


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment