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Dr Adrian James

Dr Adrian James

Telephone: 0151 231 5156

Biography

Former Scotland Yard detective, Adrian James, is a Reader in Police Studies at the Centre for Advanced Police Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Awarded his doctorate by the London School of Economics for a study into the origins and development of intelligence-led policing, Adrian has published extensively on investigative policy and practice. His publications include a research monograph on the UK’s National Intelligence Model, which commonly is viewed as the template for intelligence-led policing models that have emerged around the world. He maintains strong links with the policing institution through his research and consultancy work and recently completed a study for the UK’s College of Policing into ‘what works’ in police intelligence practice.

Degrees

2012, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, PhD
2003, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, MSc with Merit in Criminal Justice Policy
2000, University of Portsmouth, UK, BSc (Hons) Policing & Police Studies

Academic appointments

Reader in Police Studies, Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
External Examiner, Police Sciences, University of South Wales, 2017 - present
External Examiner, Sociology, University of Limerick (Garda Siochana College), 2016 - present
External Examiner, Social Sciences, Humanities & Law, Teesside Universty, 2015 - present
Senior Lecturer in Criminal Investigation, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, 2007 - 2017

Publications

Book review

James A. 2018. Review of Jerry Ratcliffe, Intelligence Led Policing (2nd Edition). Published in Abingdon, Oxon by Routledge (2016), 222 pages. POLICING & SOCIETY, 28 :120-122 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Journal article

James AD, Safjański T. 2018. Europol's crime analysis system - practical determinants of its success Policing (Oxford): a journal of policy and practice, >DOI >Public Url

James AD, Phythian M, Wadie F, Richards J. 2017. The road not taken: understanding barriers to the development of police intelligence practice The International Journal of Intelligence, Security, and Public Affairs , 19 :77-91 >DOI >Public Url

James A. 2014. Forward to the past: reinventing intelligence-led policing in Britain Police Practice and Research, 15 :75-88 >DOI >Public Url

James A, Mills M. 2012. Does Acpo Know Best: To What Extent May the Pip Programme Provide a Template for the Professionalisation of Policing? The Police Journal, 85 :133-149 >DOI

James A. 2005. Criminal Networks, Illegal Immigration and the Threat to Border Security International Journal of Police Science & Management, 7 :219-229 >DOI

James AD. 2003. The advance of intelligence-led policing strategies: the emperor’s new clothes? The Police Journal, 76 :45-59 >DOI

James A. The Path to Enlightenment: Limiting Costs and Maximizing Returns from Intelligence-Led Policy and Practice in Public Policing Policing, :paw050-paw050 >DOI >Public Url

James AD, Valkberg E. Intelligence Icelandic Police Journal, >Public Url

Young Leeds Beckett University S. Adrian James (2016). Understanding Police Intelligence Work Policing, :paw049-paw049 >DOI

Chapters

Phythian M. 2018. Intelligence The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces :642-657 9780198790501 >DOI

James A. 2013. Evaluating the NIM: County Case Study Examining Intelligence-Led Policing :168-190 Palgrave Macmillan UK 9781349455515 >DOI

James A. 2013. Evaluating the NIM: Challenges to the Model Examining Intelligence-Led Policing :122-144 Palgrave Macmillan UK 9781349455515 >DOI

James A. 2013. Setting the Contemporary Policing Scene Examining Intelligence-Led Policing :1-22 Palgrave Macmillan UK 9781349455515 >DOI

James A. 2013. A Brief History of Investigative and Intelligence Practice in Britain Examining Intelligence-Led Policing :23-48 Palgrave Macmillan UK 9781349455515 >DOI

James A. 2013. The Prospects for ILP Examining Intelligence-Led Policing :191-207 Palgrave Macmillan UK 9781349455515 >DOI

James A. 2013. ILP as a Catalyst for Policy/Knowledge Transfer Examining Intelligence-Led Policing :98-121 Palgrave Macmillan UK 9781349455515 >DOI

James A. 2013. Intelligence-Led Investigation Examining Intelligence-Led Policing :49-72 Palgrave Macmillan UK 9781349455515 >DOI

James A. 2013. ILP in the Contemporary Era Examining Intelligence-Led Policing :73-97 Palgrave Macmillan UK 9781349455515 >DOI

James A. 2013. Evaluating ILP and the NIM: Urban Case Study Examining Intelligence-Led Policing :145-167 Palgrave Macmillan UK 9781349455515 >DOI

James AD. Intelligence-Led Policing: Comparing National Approaches to its Regulation and Control den Boer M. Handbook on Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective Edward Elgar Research >Public Url

Other

James AD. 2017. Police intelligence practice in the UK >Public Url

Book

James A. 2016. Understanding police intelligence work Policy Press 9781447326434

James A. 2013. Examining intelligence-led policing: Developments in research, policy and practice :1-227 9781137307361 >DOI

Internet publication

James AD. 2016. Drowning not waving: after 40 years of neglect, what now should be done to develop police intelligence practice in Britain? >Public Url

James AD. 2016. In praise of 'little data' >Link

Thesis/Dissertation

James AD. The influence of intelligence-led policing models on investigative policy and practice in mainstream policing 1993-2007: division, resistance and investigative orthodoxy Newburn T.

Report

James AD, Phythian M, Wadie F, Richardson J. What works in intelligence :1-27 >Public Url

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Achieving expertise in police intelligence practice through simulation, CEPOL 2017 Research and Science Conference INNOVATIONS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT - Implications for practice, education and civil society, National University of Public Services; Budapest, Hungary, Oral presentation 28/11/2017

Achieving expertise in police intelligence practice through simulation, CEPOL 2017 Research and Science Conference INNOVATIONS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT - Implications for practice, education and civil society, National University of Public Services; Budapest, Hungary, Oral presentation 28/11/2017

Teaching law enforcement intelligence, 12th Annual IAFIE and 1st Annual Conference of IAFIE''s European Chapter, Royal Military Academy, Breda, The Netherlands, part of the Intelligence & Consumers session 22/06/2016

Teaching law enforcement intelligence, 12th Annual IAFIE and 1st Annual Conference of IAFIE''s European Chapter, Royal Military Academy, Breda, The Netherlands, part of the Intelligence & Consumers session 22/06/2016

Future of intelligence - an academic perspective, ACPO National Intelligence Conference - Intelligence fusion: connecting the dots, Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire, Oral presentation 14/05/2013

Future of intelligence - an academic perspective, ACPO National Intelligence Conference - Intelligence fusion: connecting the dots, Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire, Oral presentation 14/05/2013

Conference organisation:

Conference on “Intelligence-Led Policing – The Path to a Smarter Policing". A conference organised under the auspices of the Georgian MIA International Relations Department and the EU's Criminal Justice Support Project for Georgia., Conference moderator and keynote speaker, http://agenda-dev.website/en/news/2017/4326

Conference on “Intelligence-Led Policing – The Path to a Smarter Policing". A conference organised under the auspices of the Georgian MIA International Relations Department and the EU's Criminal Justice Support Project for Georgia., Conference moderator and keynote speaker, http://agenda-dev.website/en/news/2017/4326

External collaboration:

British Transport Police, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Newton (Review of force's national intelligence plan).

British Transport Police, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Newton (Review of force's national intelligence plan).

External PGR examinations performed:

University of South Wales, PhD, An exploration of changes to the investigation of homicide in England and Wales from the 1980s to the present day

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, Policing the Police and Crime Commissioners: An evaluation of the effectiveness of Police and Crime Panels in holding Police and Crime Commissioners to account

University of Portsmouth, PhD, Watchdogs of the wrongly convicted: the role of the media in revealing miscarriages of justice

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, "Mediation and Gangs: A study of violence reduction in the Metropolitan Police Area in London".

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, "Pathways to Accountability? Independent Oversight, the Right to Life and the Investigation of Deaths involving the Police"

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, Policing in Afghanistan. Time for the local Afghan police to play a greater role?

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, The life and death of S.44 Terrorism Act 2000 - stop and search

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, Police governance in Canada - a parallax perspective

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, Same destination, Different Journey: a comparative study of public order policing in Britain and Spain

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, Assessing the challenge of policing animal rights extremism in the UK and the changing impact on community safety and human rights in the period 2004-2010.

Canterbury Christ Church University, MPhil, Skin coloured targets

University of South Wales, PhD, An exploration of changes to the investigation of homicide in England and Wales from the 1980s to the present day

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, Policing the Police and Crime Commissioners: An evaluation of the effectiveness of Police and Crime Panels in holding Police and Crime Commissioners to account

University of Portsmouth, PhD, Watchdogs of the wrongly convicted: the role of the media in revealing miscarriages of justice

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, "Mediation and Gangs: A study of violence reduction in the Metropolitan Police Area in London".

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, "Pathways to Accountability? Independent Oversight, the Right to Life and the Investigation of Deaths involving the Police"

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, Policing in Afghanistan. Time for the local Afghan police to play a greater role?

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, The life and death of S.44 Terrorism Act 2000 - stop and search

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, Police governance in Canada - a parallax perspective

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, Same destination, Different Journey: a comparative study of public order policing in Britain and Spain

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, Assessing the challenge of policing animal rights extremism in the UK and the changing impact on community safety and human rights in the period 2004-2010.

Canterbury Christ Church University, MPhil, Skin coloured targets

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

University of Portsmouth, PhD, Adapting to a new security environment: Turkey’s border security.

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, An examination of the use and management of juvenile covert human intelligence sources (CHIS) and child safeguarding orthodoxy in England: an exploratory study.

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, Does External Power Affect the Fairness of Public Policing in Dublin's North Inner City?

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, To what degree have the non-police public services adopted the National Intelligence Model?

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, "Pregnancy on Patrol - A Critical Exploration of the Issues Surrounding Pregnancy, Maternity and Operational Policing"

University of Portsmouth, PhD, Adapting to a new security environment: Turkey’s border security.

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, An examination of the use and management of juvenile covert human intelligence sources (CHIS) and child safeguarding orthodoxy in England: an exploratory study.

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, Does External Power Affect the Fairness of Public Policing in Dublin's North Inner City?

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, To what degree have the non-police public services adopted the National Intelligence Model?

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, "Pregnancy on Patrol - A Critical Exploration of the Issues Surrounding Pregnancy, Maternity and Operational Policing"

Other invited event:

OSCE Guidebook on Intelligence-Led Policing - Launching Event, OSCE Headquarters, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria, Launch of the OSCE Guidebook on Intelligence-Led Policing. Dr James was a key contributor to the guidebook

Meeting of the National Police Board of Finland, Police University College, FI-33721, Tampere, Finland, Presentation to the Finnish National Police Board on the international adoption of intelligence-led policing

OSCE Guidebook on Intelligence-Led Policing - Launching Event, OSCE Headquarters, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria, Launch of the OSCE Guidebook on Intelligence-Led Policing. Dr James was a key contributor to the guidebook

Meeting of the National Police Board of Finland, Police University College, FI-33721, Tampere, Finland, Presentation to the Finnish National Police Board on the international adoption of intelligence-led policing

Teaching qualification:

Advanced Certificate in Education

City & Guilds - Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate

Advanced Certificate in Education

City & Guilds - Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate