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Dr Leanne Monchuk is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing within the School of Human and Health Sciences. Dr Monchuk's research interests include: environmental criminology, crime prevention, policy analysis and evaluation and qualitative and participatory research methods. 

In 2016, she was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for her thesis entitled ‘Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED): Investigating its application and delivery in England and Wales’.

Leanne has co-edited two special edition journals: ‘International Perspectives on Planning for Crime Prevention’ (Built Environment Journal) and ‘Designing out Crime: Voices from the Fields’ (Safer Communities journal).

In 2016 and 2017, Leanne was awarded funding from the ESRC to take part in their Festival of Social Science. The two events aimed to educate, engage and empower young people about the importance of crime prevention. The events were delivered in collaboration with West Yorkshire Police and engaged over 200 Cub Scouts from across West Yorkshire: and

Leanne is a member of the University’s Concordat for Research Careers and Engagement Oversight Group (2015 - present), the School's Research and Enterprise Committee (2016 - present) and the University's Secure Societies Institute (SSI).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Crime prevention
  • Designing out Crime
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Policing
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Participatory Action Research (PAR)

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
  • Policing
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Designing out Crime and anti-social behaviour

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Research Output 2009 2018

A Decade Developing the Delivery of CPTED across Greater Manchester

Monchuk, L. Feb 2018 (Accepted/In press) Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. Armitage, R. & Ekblom, P. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) and retail crime: Exploring offender perspectives on risk and protective factors in the design and layout of retail environments

Armitage, R., Joyce, C. & Monchuk, L. 26 Mar 2018 Retail Crime: International Evidence and Prevention. Ceccato, V. & Armitage, R. (eds.). UK: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., (Crime Prevention and Security Management)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

environmental design
crime prevention
environmental design
crime prevention
Law enforcement
environmental design
crime prevention
Open Access
law enforcement
EU member state

Activities 2016 2016

  • 3 Oral presentation