Dr Sarah Charman is Reader in Criminology at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice.    

She has a first degree in Sociology, a Masters in Social Research with Criminology and a PhD which focussed on the formation and development of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).   She has published widely in the area of pressure groups in criminal justice policy making, the role of ACPO, the politics of criminal justice policy and the cultural dynamics and interoperability of the emergency services. She is currently researching and publishing in the area of police socialisation and the formation and development of police culture. Her most recent book is published by Palgrave called Police Socialisation, Identity and Culture: Becoming Blue. Sarah is part of the BBC Expert Women programme. Sarah teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, specifically related to policing and the politics of criminal justice. She is currently first supervisor to eight doctorate supervisors and welcomes expressions of interest for doctorate study, most especially in the areas of policing cultures, police wellbeing and police socialisation.