Dr Paul Norris
- Associate Dean of Progression,
- Phone number:
- 0131 650 3922
- 3.01 St John's Land
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Paul joined Social Policy as a lecturer in August 2009. Prior to this he worked for two years as a Research Fellow at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2009 for his thesis “Policing priorities in London: Do Borough Characteristics Make a Difference?” Paul is an associate of both the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research.
His research interests focus on the relationship between social context, political economy and crime and justice. In particular, Paul has a keen interest in peoples’ attitudes towards the criminal justice system and how criminal justice policy relates to a country’s wider social and political context.
He mainly undertakes quantitative research, focusing on the use of latent variable models, event history analysis and multilevel modelling.