Mr William Hebenton

Senior Lecturer

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University Associate Professor

Bill is Director of the Undergraduate Criminology Program and a Research Associate of the University's Centre for Chinese Studies.His criminological research has received funding from a range of institutions, including the Home Office, the US Department of State, the European Union (Falcone Programme), the British Academy, the British Council and the Nuffield Foundation. Between 1995-2000 he was Co-Director of the Anglo-Baltic Applied Criminological Research Unit (ABACRU), a research grouping within the Department of Applied Social Science which undertook research in Scandinavia (Finland) and the Baltic Sea region. He worked with the Home Office and ACPO on the early approach to the policing of sexual offenders in the community in the late 1990s; and he completed the first evaluation for the Home Office of the pilot areas for Multiagency Public Protection Panels in England and Wales. He has collaborative research links with the Graduate School of Criminology, National Taipei University (Taiwan) and the East China University of Politics and Law, Shanghai (PRC).

Visiting Professor at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica in Taipei (December 2003-January 2004), and Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Criminology, National Taipei University in the autumn of 2004. He is a member of the editorial board of Crime and Criminal Justice International. Bill is (slowly) learning Mandarin Chinese. He was a Visiting Professor at City University of Hong Kong (Semester One, 2008-9).

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Bill is the course convenor of :

I am happy to supervise doctoral students in most areas of policing and criminal justice. Comparative and China/Taiwan focussed work is particularly welcome.

Current Ph.D. Students:

Xue Na (PRC China) 'Violence against women in China' (completed)

Zhao Wanli (Taiwan) 'Police powers - comparison England and Wales and Taiwan'

Hallenberg, K (Finland) 'Police training and covert operations'

Smith, Emily (UK) Released and imprisoned fathers


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