Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr Jane Creaton
Associate Dean (Academic) & Principal Lecturer in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Park Building, King Henry I St, Portsmouth P01 2DZ
Jane Creaton is Associate Dean (Academic) within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is also 0.2 at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies where she contributes to the Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice programme.
- LLB (Hons) Law (Warwick)
- MSc Legal Studies (Edinburgh)
- PgCert Elearning (Sheffield)
- EdD (Sussex)
Main Teaching Commitments
Jane is on the Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice course team and supervises doctoral students in a range of criminal justice related areas.
Jane’s current research interests focus on academic literacies, academic writing and marking and assessment.
Creaton, J. (2011) Policing the Boundaries: The Writing, Representation and Regulation of Criminology http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/6898/1/Creaton,_Jane.pdf
Creaton, J. and Clements, P. (2011). Trust me, I’m a doctor: Academic knowledge and professional practice in the criminal justice sector. British Journal of Community Justice, 8(2).
Creaton, J. and Pakes, F. (2011). Adversarial versus Inquisitorial Justice. In Ellis, T. (Ed.) Debates in Criminal Justice: Learning From Key Debates. London: Routledge.
Creaton J., Toshiki, N. and Saitoh, Y. (2010). Eight Principles for Linking Research and Teaching. University of Portsmouth/Nagoya University: Portsmouth/Nagoya.
Creaton, J. and Haslehurst, D. (2004). Foundation Degrees for the Police Service. In Brennan, L. and Gosling, D. Making Foundation Degrees Work (pp 141-160). London: SEEC
Creaton, J. (2003). Modernizing the courts and the legal profession. Contemporary Politics, 9(2), 108-126.
Starie, P., Creaton, J. and Wall, D. (2001). The legal profession and policy networks: an ‘advocacy coalition’ in crisis? In Ryan, M., Savage, S. and Wall, D. (Eds.) Policy networks in criminal justice (pp. 76-97). London: Palgrave.
Sanders, A., Creaton, J., Bird, S. and Weber, L. (1997). Witnesses with learning disabilities: negotiating the criminal justice system. (Occasional Paper No.6) Oxford: Centre for Criminological Research. (ISBN: 0947811109)
Creaton, J. (1994). DNA profiling and the law: a critique of the Royal Commission's recommendations. In McConville, M. and Bridges, L. (Eds.) Criminal justice in crisis. London: Edward Elgar.
Recent Conference Papers
Writing feedback: Exploring issues of power, knowledge and identity in staff and student writing practices (Special Interest Group on Writing Conference, University of Education, Heidelberg, September 2010)
Preparing Students for Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Writing: A Case Study in Criminology (European Writing Centers Association Conference, American University of Paris, May 2010)
New doctorate, new challenges: a reflexive consideration of the development of a professional doctorate in criminal justice. (UKCGE International Conference on Professional Doctorates, London, November 2009) (with Dr Phil Clements).
Marking Crime: Exploring Academic and Student Writing Practices in Criminology (European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference, Coventry University, July 2009)
Writing Craft: Reconceptualising Academic Literacies. Society for Research in Higher Education Conference, Liverpool, December 2008
Unpicking the Threads: Facebook, Peer Learning and the Professional Doctorate. Society for Research in Higher Education Postgraduate and Newer Researchers Conference, Liverpool, December 2008 (with Sue Clayton, Andy Chandler-Grevatt, John Crossland, Michelle Lefevre and Sue Robertson)
Writing Criminology, Writing Culture: Using Ethnographic Approaches to Explore Academic Writing Practices (Advances in Ethnography, Language and Communication Conference, Aston University, September 2008)
Constructing Criminology: Ethnographic approaches to the Study of Academic Writing Practices (Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research Symposium, University of Sussex, July 2008)
Researching Professionals: The Use of Ethnographic Approaches in Higher Education (After Ethnography Conference, University of Oxford, July 2008)
- Case Note Editor, Police Journal, 2005-7
- UK-Japan Academic Partnership: Research Informed Teaching 2008-9
- Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (CSAP) Teaching Fellow 2009-2012
- Member of the Society for Research in Higher Education
- Member of the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research
- Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association