Dr Paul Norris
Senior Lecturer in Social Policy
University of Edinburgh
I joined Social Policy (University of Edinburgh) as a lecturer in August 2009. Prior to this I worked for two years as a Research Fellow at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. I was awarded my PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2009 for my thesis “Policing priorities in London: Do Borough Characteristics Make a Difference?” I am a associate of both the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research.
My research interests focus on the relationship between social context, political economy and crime and justice. In particular, I have 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.
I mainly undertake quantitative research, focussing on the use of latent variable models, event history analysis and multilevel modelling.
Hough, M. and Norris, P. (2009) “Comparisons Between Survey Estimates of Crime and Crimes Recorded By The Police: The UK Position”, in Robert, P (ed) Comparing Crime Data in Europe. Brussels: VUBpress.
Norris, P (2007) “Public Order Expenditure Across Industrialised Countries” in Castles, F (ed), The Disappearing State?, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
McVie, S and Norris P (2006) “The Effect Of Neighbourhood Perceptions On Adolescent Property Crime“. Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime Report. Edinburgh: School of Law (University of Edinburgh)
McVie, S and Norris, P (2006) “Neighbourhood Effects On Youth Delinquency And Drug Use“. Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime Report. Edinburgh: School of Law (University of Edinburgh)