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Professor Francis Pakes

  • Qualifications: Drs. in psychology (University Groningen, the Netherlands), PhD. in social science (Leiden University, the Netherlands)
  • Role Title: Professor in Criminology, Associate Head (Research)
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3607
  • Email: francis.pakes@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Biography

Francis is Professor in Criminology. He studied psychology in Groningen (the Netherlands) and received his PhD from Leiden University (the Netherlands). He joined the University of Portsmouth in 1998. Francis has a keen interest in comparative criminal justice and the role of globalisation and shaping criminal justice across the globe.  His background in psychology serves him well in studying issues of mental health and criminal justice and other vulnerable and excluded populations.

He is an expert on prisons, crime and justice in the Netherlands and regularly features in the media discussing prisons, violent crime and other crime and justice related issues. 

Teaching Responsibilities

Francis has been Course leader MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology since its inception in 2005. He teaches a variety of topics across all levels. 

Research

  • Comparative criminal justice
  • Crime and justice in the Netherlands
  • Crimmigration
  • Criminal psychology
  • Vulnerable people in the criminal justice system

Francis has a keen interesting in comparative criminal justice and the role of globalisation and shaping criminal justice across the globe.  His background in psychology serves him well in studying issues of mental health and criminal justice and other vulnerable and excluded populations. He has a keen interest in prisons, Nordic prisons and global prison developments. 

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