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Stuart Agnew

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Stuart Agnew

T: 01473 338559
E: S.Agnew@uos.ac.uk

Introduction

Career Overview

Stuart Agnew is Joint Course Leader for Criminology at University of Suffolk and also teaches on the MA Childhood & Youth Studies. Stuart has a 1st Class (Hons) degree and MSc Criminology from University of Teesside. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and has a PGCE. Stuart is also an External Examiner for York St John University and University of Plymouth.

Teaching and Learning

Stuart is a highly committed academic with a passion to create and deliver teaching of the highest quality. He played a key role in the development and validation of 3 programs: PSYC routes (Psychology, Sociology, Youth Studies & Criminology), BA (Hons) Children Young People & Policy (UCS s first online degree) and MA Childhood and Youth Studies, all programmes received numerous commendations from the validation panel. A case study authored by Stuart and Dr Emma Bond regarding the use technology to support M level students on this programme has been published by The Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee as an example of exemplary practice from an International perspective. http://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/sheec/learning-from-international-practice/taught-postgraduate-student-experience|

Stuart has been appointed as an External Examiner for:

  • York St John University -  BA (Hons) top-up Public Sector Management, at York College
  • University of Plymouth FdSc Managing in the Public Sector Services, at Strode College

Conference Presentations

  • March 2014 - Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplines - Malta
  • November 2013 European Association for Practitioner Research for Improving Education Biel, Switzerland
  • September 2013 First Annual Cyber Psychology Conference - Leicester
  • June 2013 - International Conference on Social Science Research - Penang
  • September 2012 - Assimilate Conference Assessing Students at masters level Leeds
  • April 2012 - British Sociological Association Annual Conference Leeds
  • September 2012 - Social Futures Institute Annual Conference Darlington

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Agnew, S. (2013), Providers to Enablers Reflections on the provision of positive activities targeting criminal and anti-social behaviour for young people, Contemporary Social Science Special Issue, Volume 8(2) in June 2013.
  • Bond, E. and Agnew, S. (2013), Shout out Suffolk! How one county council is taking young people s views seriously, Education Journal, issue 164 (pp.10-15)
  • Bond E. and Agnew, S. (2013), How one county council is taking young people s views seriously, Education Journal Wales, issue 29 (pp. 13-29)

Book Chapters

  • Agnew, S. (2014), Rational Choice Theory , in Taylor, P. Corteen, K. and Morley, S. (Eds) A companion to criminal justice, mental health and risk , Bristol, Policy Press
  • Bond, E. and Agnew, S. (2013), Understanding Childhood in Late Modernity , in Taylor, J.; Bond, E. and Woods, M. (Eds.), Early Childhood Studies and Holistic, Interdisciplinary Introduction London: Hodder Arnold
  • Bond, E. and Agnew, S. (2013), Understanding children s rights? Examining the rhetoric with reality , in Taylor, J.; Bond, E. and Woods, M. (Eds.), Early Childhood Studies an Holistic, Interdisciplinary Introduction London: Hodder Arnold

Forthcoming

  • Emma Bond, E.; Agnew, S.; Ritchie, L.; Palmer-Conn, S. and Garbett, C. Creative Assessments: four effective approaches (2015) in Kneale, P. (Ed.) Perspectives on Masters Level Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Basingstoke: Palgrave (Forthcoming)
  • Bond, E. and Agnew, S. (2015) Using Digital Methods with Young People: Methodological Innovation or Madness? Snee, H. Hine, C. Morey, Y. Roberts, S and Watson, H. editors, Digital Methods for Social Sciences: An interdisciplinary guide to research innovation, Basingstoke, Palgrave

Book review for British Society of Criminology Learning & Teaching Network:

2013

  • Garry Slapper, How the Law Works 2nd edition, Routledge, London, 2011, 245pp. ISBN 978-0-415-60010-1

2012

  • Robin Mason and Frank Rennie, E-Learning and Social Networking Handbook: Resources for Higher Education, Routledge, London, 2008; 194pp. ISBN 9780415426077.

Evaluation Reports

  • Bond, E. Agnew, S. Pippen, A. and Palmer, T. (2014) The Children s Workforce across England is ill-equipped to meet the needs of child victims of online abuse  available to download from:
  • Agnew S. and Bond, E. (2013) Everyone Deserves a Second Chance - Findings from a qualitative review of the Challenge 4 Change (C4C) Intervention programme, available to download from:
  • Agnew, S. and Bond, E. (2013) Findings from Progress into Employment: Understanding Youth Unemployment in Greater Ipswich available to download from:
  • Bond, E. and Agnew, S. (2013) Exploring student and employer perspectives on creating an online platform for Opportunities in Suffolk
  • Bond, E. and Agnew, S. (2013) My education: The good the bad and the ugly . A report on the findings from Shout Out Suffolk!
  • Bond, E. Agnew, S. and James, D. (2013) Shout Out Suffolk! a report on children and young people s experiences of education in Suffolk
  • Hallsworth, S. Dixon, L. Agnew, S. and Arnold, H. (2013) - Gangs and gang life in Birmingham: A report for the West Midlands Police
  • Hallsworth, S. and Agnew, S. (2013) - Perceptions and Understandings of Gangs and Gang Life in Birmingham: A report for the West Midlands Police
  • Agnew, S. and James, D. (2012) Evaluation report for Suffolk Constabulary relating to the Town Safe Initiative in Ipswich
  • Joslyn, E. James, D. Bond, E. Agnew, S. and Richards, S. (2011), Evaluation report of the YSDF funded Wos Up Twilight project delivered by Supporting Contemporary Adolescents
  • James, D. Bond, E. Agnew, S. and Richards, S. (2011), Evaluation report of the YSDF funded Kickz and Goalz programmes delivered by the Community Sports Foundation

Media Interviews

  • January 2014 interview for Heart FM Radio regarding findings from children s workforce survey highlighting lack of knowledge to support children who have been victims of online abuse
  • June 2012 interview for BBC Radio Suffolk regarding impact of pornography on young people, Mark Murphy show

Other publications

Research Activities to date:

  • Children s workforce survey to identify training needs of those who work with children who have been victims of online abuse commissioned by Marie Collins Foundation
  • Exploring student and employer perspectives on creating an online platform for Opportunities in Suffolk commissioned by Suffolk County Council
  • Moving on: Progress into Employment - Understanding Youth Unemployment in Greater Ipswich, commissioned by Suffolk County Council
  • Challenge for Change Evaluation, commissioned by Suffolk Youth Offending Service, Suffolk Constabulary and the Police & Crime Commissioner for Suffolk
  • The use of technology to enhance learning at post-graduate level
  • Young people s experiences of learning in Suffolk
  • Evaluating the prevalence of Urban Street Gangs in Birmingham on behalf of West Midlands Police
  • Evaluation of the Town Safe Initiative in Ipswich on behalf of Suffolk Constabulary
  • Evaluation of the Wos Up Twilight project delivered by Supporting Contemporary Adolescents (Suffolk based project) on behalf of the Youth Sector Development Fund
  • Evaluation report of the Kickz and Goalz programmes delivered by the Community Sports Foundation (Norfolk based project) on behalf of the Youth Sector Development Fund
  • The use of audio/video as an assessment tool with the undergraduate Criminology programme

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • British Society of Criminology
  • British Society of Criminology Learning & Teaching Network
  • Society for Evidence Based Policing (Suffolk Constabulary) Academic representative
  • Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Higher Education Academy Academic Associate (Sociology)
  • Society for Research in Higher Education