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Michelle is Senior Lecturer and Associate Director at the Applied Criminology and Policing Centre. She joined the university in 1998 from the Data Archive at the University of Essex. She completed a BA in Sociology at Durham University and an MSc in Social Research Methods at the University of Surrey.

Her PhD research applied innovative computer-aided textual analysis techniques to free text MO descriptions of robbery and theft from the person offences (n~30,000). The analysis identified clear patterns in offence commission and related these to the situational conditions in which the offences took place. The thesis demonstrated that MO fields contain a potential source of intelligence relevant to both practical crime prevention and research, and that it is possible to extract this information despite the challenges inherent in analysing free text.

Michelle’s research interests include the interactions between crime, fear of crime and quality of life, hate crime and offender management and desistance. Michelle has expertise in the statistical analysis of both police recorded crime data and large scale surveys such as the Crime Survey for England and Wales. Michelle has published on subjects including situational crime prevention, fear of crime and quality of life and the analysis of crime and repeat victimisation.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Technology, crime and crime prevention
  • Crime, fear of crime and quality of life
  • Neighbourhood regeneration and crime
  • Repeat victimisation
  • Offender modus operandi
  • Environmental Criminology/ the Geography of Crime
  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Crime and Technology / Surveillance

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Perceptions and Reactions to Crime
  • Crime and Impact on Communities
  • Situational Crime Prevention
  • Terrorism
  • Statistical Analysis of Police Recorded Data
  • British Crime Survey

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Research Output 2003 2019

Open Access
hate crime
assessment center

Estrategias para la prevención de la revictimización

Tseloni, A. & Rogerson, M., 18 May 2018, Manual de Prevención del Delito y Seguridad Ciudadana. Tenca, M. & Mendez Ortiz, E. (eds.). Buenos Aires: Ediciones Didot, p. 251-276 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Citations (Scopus)

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
multicultural society
working class
accompanying medium
2 Citations (Scopus)

Factors impacting perceived safety among staff working on mental health wards

Haines, A., Brown, A., McCabe, R., Rogerson, M. & Whittington, R., 5 Sep 2017, In : BJ Psych Open. 3, 5, p. 204-211 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mental Health
National Health Programs
Principal Component Analysis

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Invited talk

Fulfilling the legacy of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry report – twenty years on

Kris Christmann (Speaker), Michelle Rogerson (Speaker), Neil Monk (Speaker), Rose Simkins (Speaker)
16 Oct 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk