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Professor Stephen Savage

  • Qualifications: B.A. (First Class Hons) Sociology (University of Liverpool 1973), Ph.D - Thesis Title: `The Theories of Talcott Parsons' (University of Liverpool 1979)
  • Role Title: Professor of Criminology
  • Address: Ravelin House, Ravelin Park, Portsmouth, PO1 2QQ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3932
  • Email: steve.savage@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Biography

Steve Savage is Professor of Criminology in the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, which he founded in 1992. After doctoral research on sociological theory, his research interests focused on the politics of social policy, and subsequently the politics of criminal justice and policing. Recent research has included studies of police governance and police reform, campaigns against miscarriages of justice and crime and illegal immigration. His current research is on the independent investigation of complaints against the police.

Previous posts

  • 1979-1980, Lecturer in Social Policy - University of Bath
  • 1980-1983, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Criminology - Leicester Polytechnic
  • 1983-1989, Senior Lecturer in Criminology/Police Studies - Portsmouth Polytechnic
  • 1986(Feb-June), Visiting Lecturer in Social Policy - University of Bath
  • 1990-1992, Principal Lecturer in Criminology/Police Studies - Portsmouth Polytechnic
  • 1992-1996, Founding Director, Institute of Police and Criminological Studies - University of Portsmouth
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