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Dr Tina Patel

Senior Lecturer in Criminology


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’ and racism, exclusion, police and violent behaviour.


  • Programme Leader - BSc (Hons) Criminology;
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology & Sociology;
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology
  • Module leader - Intersectionality and crime

Teaching interests

  • Crime,
  • Criminal justice,
  • Race and racism,
  • Society and discrimination,
  • Qualitative research.

Research Interests

I have been/ currently am involved in various research projects, covering race and racism, marginalised communities, experiences of the criminal justice system, digital communication, and housing and welfare.

Qualifications and Memberships

Phd Sociology; Senior Fellow of HEA; BA (Hons) Criminal Justice; PG Certificate in Higher Education.


Patel, T.G. (2017) It’s Not About Security, It’s About Racism: Counter-terror Strategies, Civilising Processes and the Post-Race Fiction. In: Sian, K. (editor), Palgrave Communications, Special Edition: Countering Racism in Counter-terrorism and Surveillance Discourse’.

Patel, T.G. (2016) Race and Society. London, Sage.  

Patel, T.G. (2016) Ethnic minorities and victimisation. In: Corteen, K.; Morley, S.; Taylor, P.; and Turner, J. (editors), A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation. Bristol: Policy Press.  

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.  

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. Volume 14. Number 2, pp. 196-215.  

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