Institute of Criminal Justice Studies


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Dr Paul Norman

  • Qualifications: B.A. (Hons) (Sussex), M.A. (Reading), D.Phil.(Sussex), Pg. Cert. (Open University), Fellow of HE Academy
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer and Head of Department
  • Address: Ravelin House, Museum Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2QQ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3459
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


As Lead on Curriculum within the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Paul oversees curriculum development and delivery in all awards.

As Strategic Lead on International Development, Paul provides oversight of ICJS’s "internationalisation strategy" with specific work on the development of EU Erasmus+ Staff and Student Mobility partnerships in the EU and student mobility outside Europe.

Paul was previously Associate Head (Academic), and has undertaken roles of Course Leader, Postgraduate Programme Area Leader, Counter-Fraud Project Leader, and Project Leader of the University of Mauritius police reform programme. With a disciplinary background in political science, his personal specialist areas of expertise include counter-terrorism policy/strategy, international justice, transnational offending and educational learning technologies.

Teaching Responsibilities

Paul teaches across a range courses within the Institute in the fields of international justice, transnational and environmental crimes, and terrorism. As Unit Co-ordinator he currently leads two undergraduate Units: Crimes of the Powerful (second year) and Contemporary Terrorism and the Global Response (final year). Throughout these activities Paul embraces relevant learning technologies - particularly those that bring students together, or promotes students' personal research interests.


The deployment of educational technologies in online distance-learning and campus-based Higher Education. Specific areas of interest include: the development and deployment of enhanced reusable learning objects and the Open Educational Resources movement, and the potential contribution and responsibilities of western Higher Education systems and practitioners to collaboration and capacity building in developing countries.


Research profile

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