Prof Tim Hope
Chair in Criminology
University of Salford
Tim has been Chair in Criminology at the University of Salford since 2010. Previously he was Professor of Criminology at Keele University, and before that held positions at the Universities of Manchester and Missouri-St. Louis, CACI Ltd., and as a Principal Research Officer at the Home Office Research and Planning Unit. He was Director of the Economic and Social Research Council Crime and Social Order Research Programme (1993-1997). He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of London. From September 2007 to February 2008, he was Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the CJ-Quest Network, SCCJR, University of Edinburgh.
His research interests lie in the fields of victimology; communities, crime prevention and community safety; and evidence, policy-making, and evaluation research methodology in criminal justice. He has published widely and internationally on these topics, including the USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, France and Poland. He has extensive experience of analysing crime victimisation surveys and crime statistics, including the British Crime Survey. He has directed large-scale programme evaluation studies, including the Priority Estates Project and the Home Office Reducing Burglary Initiative, and has carried out research for the UK Statistics Commission on users’ perspectives on crime statistics. He has also given evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee on government use of evidence in policy-making.