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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 Course Leader for Criminology at University of Suffolk; contributes on the MSc Crime & Community Safety: Evidence Based Practice and is the Academic coordinator for the FdA Youth Justice delivered in partnership with Unitas Academy. 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 experienced External Examiner currently appointed to programs on behalf of Lancaster University and the Open University. 

Teaching and Learning

I have been the criminology lead for two validation events regarding the criminology course and had a key role in the development and validation of: BA (Hons) Children Young People & Policy (the institution's first online degree); MA Childhood and Youth Studies; FdA Youth Justice working in partnership with Unitas and the Ministry of Justice. All programmes received numerous commendations from the validation panels. I also set up the MSc Crime & Community Safety: Evidence Based Practice course developed in partnership with Norfolk & Suffolk Constabulary. 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:

Lancaster University - FdA & BA (Hons) Public Services (with Policing pathway) at Blackpool and The Fylde College 2017 – 2020

Open University - Foundation Degree Criminology and BA (Hons) Criminology at Hull College 2017 – 2020

Leeds Metropolitan University - FdA Community & Public Services & BA (Hons) top-up Public Sector Management, at York College 2012 – 2014

York St John University - FdA Community & Public Services & BA (Hons) top-up Public Sector Management, at York College 2014 – 2015

University of Plymouth - FdSc Managing in the Public Sector Services, at Strode College 2012 - 2016

 Conference Presentations

‘Challenges teaching Quantitative Methods in Criminology’ – British Society of Criminology Symposium, London, September 2016

‘Progress into Employment’ - Youth Matters: Moving Beyond the Margins, Newcastle, June 2016

‘Understanding Youth Unemployment’ - Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplines, Malta, March 2014

‘Using technology to Support Postgraduate Students’ - European Association for Practitioner Research for Improving Education, Biel, Switzerland, November 2013

‘Socks on or off: Emerging themes from a Sex-Work Forum’ – First Annual Cyber Psychology Conference, Leicester, September 2013

‘Sex, stigmatization and starvation’  – International Conference on Social Science Research, Penang June 2013

‘Assessing Students at masters level’ - Assimilate Conference –– Leeds, September 2012

‘From Providers to Enablers: the provision of positive activities to young people’ - British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Leeds April 2012

‘From Providers to Enablers: the provision of positive activities to young people’ - Social Futures Institute Annual Conference, Darlington September 2011

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

Bond, E. and Agnew, S. (2015) ‘Towards an innovative inclusion: Using Digital Methods with Young People’, 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

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

Agnew, S. (2014), ‘Rational Choice Theory’, in Taylor, P. Corteen, K. and Morley, S. (Eds), A Dictionary of 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

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

2014 - John Martyn Chamberlain , Understanding Criminological Research: a guide to data analysis, Sage, London, 2013; 252pp ISBN:9781446208588

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.

Reviewer for the following publishers since 2010:

Taylor and Francis

Oxford University Press

Routledge

Willan Publishers

Palgrave Macmillan

Polity Press

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:

http://www.ucs.ac.uk/SchoolsAndNetwork/UCSSchools/SchoolofAppliedSocialSciences/iSEED/Images/Findings-from-Childrens-Workforce-survey.pdf

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: http://www.ucs.ac.uk/SchoolsAndNetwork/UCSSchools/SchoolofAppliedSocialSciences/iSEED/Images/Everyone-deserves-a-second-chance---2013.pdf

Agnew, S. and Bond, E. (2013) Findings from Progress into Employment: Understanding Youth Unemployment in Greater Ipswich available to download from: http://www.ucs.ac.uk/SchoolsAndNetwork/UCSSchools/SchoolofAppliedSocialSciences/iSEED/Images/Progress-into-Employment---Report-2013.pdf

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

Agnew, S. (2013) Town Safe: Suffolk Constabulary s response to shoplifting and anti-social behaviour in Ipswich Town Centre, May 2013 online http://societycentral.ac.uk/2013/05/02/town-safe-a-response-to-shoplifting-and-anti-social-behaviour/

Case study: MA Childhood and Youth Studies, University Campus Suffolk with Dr Emma Bond used by The Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee (SHEEC) in Learning from International Practice (LFIP) February 2013 online http://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/sheec/learning-from-international-practice/taught-postgraduate-student-experience/case-study-childhood-youth-studies    

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 – committee member

Award Panel Member: The National Award for Excellence in Teaching Criminology

Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

Fellow of Higher Education Academy