Research Profile

  • Dr Paul Famosaya joined the University of Northampton as a Lecturer in criminology in March 2022. Prior to his appointment at UoN, Paul has taught criminology and policing at both the University of Middlesex and University of Cumbria – where he contributed to the development and running of modules at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. He is interested and active in international research around policing, institutional and individual forms of illicit partnerships, including social harm and injustice. He is a member of the British Society of Criminology and currently serving as a reviewer of a few international reputed journals. He is the winner of the 2021 Emerald Literati Award for the outstanding reviewer of the year.

  • Over the years, Paul has functioned as a module leader and taught many areas within the criminology and policing discipline at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Some of these areas include crime and control in social context, criminological frameworks, prisons and punishments, criminological concepts, crime and deviance, social exclusion, global dimensions of crime, new ideas in criminology etc. In his current role, he is teaching on the policing and crime control module.

  • Paul’s research interest covers a wide array of topics – some of which include the theories of crime, policing and police culture, power crimes, social harm and injustice. He has published at the International Journal of Research & Policy: Policing and Society Journal and he is currently exploring the multiple ways through which pandemics and criminology intersect. Paul has served as an internal adviser/assessor for a PhD panel, and he is also interested in supervising doctoral candidates working on similar projects

     

  • Published Paper and Conferences
    • Paul Famosaya (2021) Pandemics and Criminology. Psych+ Series, University of Cumbria, UK.
    • Paul Famosaya (2021) Conditions of COVID-19 – a criminological angle. Crime and harm, challenges of social and global justice. British Society of Criminology annual conference. UK
    • Lula Mecinska & Paul Famosaya (2021) Delivering Cross- campus Sessions: reflections on moving from parallel working to working together’. Annual Learning & Teaching Fest 2021, Sustaining our Development in Digital Learning, Teaching and Student Support, University of Cumbria.
    • Paul Famosaya (2020) Police-citizen interactions in Nigeria: the ‘ordinary’ aspects, Policing and Society, 31:8, 936 949, 
    • Famosaya (2019) ‘Restoring order through shaming’, Restorative Approaches in Further Education Symposium, June 2019
    • Famosaya (2016) ‘Interactionist Perspective of Police; RSSC, Research Student Summer Conference, Annual Doctoral researcher’s conference, Middlesex University, London
    • Famosaya (2016) ‘Moral economy of Law enforcement. Bi-annual PhD conference, school of Law, Middlesex University, London