Sophie Elizabeth Hanspal Portrait

Miss Sophie Hanspal

Summary

I am a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies specialising in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Research interests

My research interests are wide-ranging due to my background experience. My areas of interest are as follows:

  • The development and application of criminological theory
  • Collection and analysis of Quantitative Data
  • Child Protection (including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect)
  • Honour-based violence
  • Race, ethnicity and crime
  • Family and society
  • Student engagement and learning in Higher Education

Currently, I am working on a book chapter that aims to focus specifically on the changes made to stop and search data collection in order to underline the ongoing gap in the data concerning religious background.

Teaching responsabilities

  • Level 4: Understanding Criminology (Module Coordinator)
  • Level 4: Essential Skills for Criminologists
  • Level 4: Criminal Justice
  • Level 4: Crime & Society (Module Coordinator)
  • Level 5: Questioning Criminology
  • Level 6: Contemporary Criminologies

As well as acting as seminar tutor on all of the modules listed above, I am also a Personal Tutor to several Level 4, 5 and 6 students. I also supervise students on Placements.