Dr Tina Patel

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Office Times

Mondays 1.00pm – 3.00pm


Dr Tina G. Patel completed her first degree (awarded 1999) in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University. Having been awarded funding from a fully competitive scheme, Tina spent 3½ years at the University of Sheffield studying for the qualification of PhD, in a study looking at race, identity and child adoption policy (awarded 2004). She was then appointed as a research fellow for a project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, at Nottingham Trent University, looking at school exclusion and successful youth transitions within African-Caribbean communities (completed 2004). In September 2004, Tina returned to Liverpool John Moores University to take up a post as a lecturer in Criminology and Sociology.

Tina joined the University of Salford in September 2008, as a lecturer in Criminology (with a specialism in violence). In August 2014, Tina was promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer. Her research and teaching interests relate to ‘race’, exclusion, police and violent behaviour. Here she carried out research into the policing of racist violence in Northern Ireland; vehicle crime in deprived neighbourhoods; the foster care and identity development of refugee status children; and, ethnic profiling in the North-west of England within the 'war on terror' context. Tina is currently undertaking research into victims' perceptions of racially motivated hate crimes.

Tina's areas of expertise are: Race and ethnicity; Identity (racial); Racism and exclusion; The family (black families and transracial adoption); Black and minority ethnic communities; Marginalised groups and communities; School exclusion and black African Caribbean youth; Institutional racism; Police, policing and challenges (especially in Northern Ireland and Greater Manchester); and, Racist violence / harassment.

Tina is currently working on a number papers and projects. This includes work in the area of

- Ethnically defined deviant labels;

- Racially motivated hate crime;

Tina is also currently writing 'Race and Society', a textbook for Sage Publications.


Intersectionality and Crime

Crime and Society

Theoretical Criminology 

Research Interests

Race/Ethnicity and Racism

Race hate crime

Excluded and marginalized communities

Offending behaviour and interactions with the police

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD Sociology

Senior Fellow – Higher Education Academy 


Patel, T.G. and Tyrer, D. (2011) Race, Crime and Resistance. London, Sage. ISBN-13:978-1849-203-999. Patel (55%); Tyrer (45%)*.

Wright, C.; Standen, P.; and, Patel, T.G. (2010) Black Youth Matters: Transitions from School to Success. London, Routledge. ISBN-0415-995-124. Wright (35%); Standen (35%); Patel (30%)*.

Patel, T.G. (2009) Mixed-up Kids? Race, Identity and Social Order. Dorset, Russell House Publishers. ISBN-13:978-190-554-1386.

Patel, T.G. (2014) Racism. In: Atkinson, R. (editor), Shades of Deviance: A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm. Pages 193-195. London: Routledge. ISBN-13:978-0415-733-236.

Patel, T.G. (2013) "We'll Go Grafting, Yeah?" Crime as a Response to Urban Neglect. Criminology and Criminal Justice. 14,2, pages 179–195. ISSN-1748-8958*.

Barrett, G.; Fletcher, S.; and, Patel, T.G. (2013) Black Minority Ethnic Communities and Levels of Satisfaction with Policing: Findings from a Study in the North of England. Criminology and Criminal Justice. 14,2, pages 196-215. ISSN-1748-8958. Barrett (38%); Fletcher (32%); Patel (30%).

Patel, T.G. (2013) Hot Goods in Happy Hands: Occasional User Accounts and Motivations for Buying Stolen Goods. Human Behaviour in the Social Environment. 23,4, pages 500-513. ISSN-1091-1359.

Patel, T.G. (2013) Surveillance, Suspicion and Stigma: Brown Bodies in a Terror-Panic Climate. Surveillance and Society. 3,4, pages 215-234. ISSN-1477-7487.

Patel, T.G. (2013) Ethnic Deviant Labels within the 'War on Terror' Context: Absolving White Deviance. Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World. 4,1, pages 34-50. ISSN-1758-8685.

Patel, T.G. (2012) Car Crime and Offending Behaviour: Ex-Offender Perspectives. Prison Services Journal, May 2012, Issue 201, pages 44-49. ISSN-0300-3558.

Patel, T. (2011) Policing Racist Incidents in Northern Ireland: Attitudes and Experiences of the PSNI. Journal of Criminal Justice Research. 1,2, pages 1-16. ISSN-2160-2816.