Institute of Criminal Justice Studies

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Mr Tom Ellis

  • Qualifications: BA (Hons) Social Science, Bristol Polytechnic, MSc. (Race Relations), University of Bristol
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3921
  • Email: tom.ellis@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Biography

Thomas Ellis is a principal lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. His areas of expertise include Japanese criminal justice, youth justice, prisons, prostitution, and race, diversity and criminal justice, where he sits on the Ministry of Justice's Race Statistics Advisory Board. Until 1999, he worked for the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate and also had a two-year spell at UNICRI based in Rome. Tom is also an external member of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) Research Panel.

Expertise

  • Project management, fieldwork, survey design, quantitative and qualitative analysis in large and small scale research and evaluation studies
  • Police Body Worn Video Cameras (BBC report / Isle of Wight evaluation)
  • Japanese and Korean criminal justice 
  • Youth justice
  • Prisons
  • Race, diversity and criminal justice
  • Combat Sports

Research

Current Research Projects

  • Promoting justice: Professionalising frontline policing with an evidence-based Structured Interview Protocol (for Body Worn Video Cameras use). ESRC Knowledge Exchange grant 2105-2016. Co-Investigator to Fiona Gabbert, Goldsmiths (Dept of Psychology), along with Lorraine Hope (Dept of Psychology, Portsmouth) and Becky Milne (ICJS, Portsmouth). £96,000
  • Evaluation of Hampshire Police Force-Wide Roll Out of Body Worn Video Cameras 2015-2016. £40,000.
  • An evaluation of the introduction of personal issue body worn video cameras 2013-2014. Initial funding from Hampshire Police £18,000.

Previous Research Projects

  • Evaluation of the Wessex Resettlement Consortium 2011-2012. Youth Justice Board. £50,000.
  • Setting up a research-based Anglo-Japanese network on crime and criminal justice matters to facilitate effective knowledge transfer. Funded by £3,500 from The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, 2005-2006.
  • Research collaboration to produce Anglo-Japanese comparative criminal justice articles and book Funded by £10,000 from The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, 2006-2007.
  • Fundamental Review of Section 95 Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System. Funded by £54,000 from Criminal Justice System Race Unit (Home Office, CPS and DCA), 2004-2005.
  • Persistent Young Offenders Project, Portsmouth Youth Offending Team. Jointly responsible with Claire Nee (Director of the Centre for Forensic Psychology, University of Portsmouth). Funded by £35,000 from Portsmouth City Council / Single Regeneration Budget, 1999-date
  • Evaluation of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Race for Justice (Local Criminal Justice Board)  project impact on newcomer and BME community confidence in Criminal Justice. Funded by £7,500 from Criminal Justice System Race Unit (Home Office, CPS and DCA) 2005.
  • The Impact of Anti-racist Training in the Criminal Justice System: A Comparative Study of Canada and the UK. Joint pilot project in partnership with Department of Social & Political Science, Royal Holloway, University of London. Funded by $10,700 (Can.) from Canadian Studies Institutional Research Program, Canadian High Commission, 2002.
  • Establishing a Baseline of Sentencer Satisfaction in the Youth Courts. Funded by £9,000 from Wessex Youth Offending Team, 2001-2002
  • Improving Race Relations in Prisons (Partners of Prisoners). Management of instrument design and evaluation in collaborative project with Partners of Prisoners in the North West and published in Home Office Research, Development & Statistics Directorate Findings. Funded by £40,000 from Prisoner Administration Group, HM Prison Service, 2000-2001.
  • Establishing an outcome-based approach to ensuring compliance with probation orders in Humberside and Teesside. Project Leader with Research Assistant. Funded by £10,000 by Humberside and Teesside Probation Services, 2000-2001.
  • Previous applied research carried out for the Home Office Research, Development & Statistics Directorate (RDS) or United Nations Interregional Crime & Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) includes:
    • Enforcement of Community Penalties
    • Strategies for Effective Offender Supervision: HM Inspector of Prisons, First 'What Works' study
    • Community Sentence Demonstration Project
    • Comparative Study of Drugs Training for the police in eight countries
    • Cocaine Markets and Law Enforcement in five countries
    • Police and Criminal Evidence Act, Codes of Practice
    • Public Order Act, Section 5
    • Drinking and Disorder Project
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