Mark is a Lecturer in Criminology within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at University of Suffolk.
Following a 30-year career in the police service, Mark gained a First Class (Hons) degree in Criminology from University of Suffolk where he is now lecturing. He also contributes to the MSc in Crime and Community Safety and has delivered a number of short courses in Evidence Based Policing to serving police officers and support staff in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. He is also engaged in research for a PhD in Policing-researching the legitimacy of the police service in England and Wales with specific focus on moral alignment of the police and the public. His PhD is being supervised by Professor Simon Hallsworth, Professor Nigel South (Essex) and Dr Kevin Barker.
Mark has research interests in policing, youth justice and the criminal justice system although he has also worked as a research assistant with Professor Emma Bond and Stuart Agnew on a number of funded research projects over a range of social science issues.