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Dr Adrian James

Dr Adrian James

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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

Report

James A. 2019. Written evidence provided to The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (established on 13/12/2018 by the Governor of Victoria to inquire into and report on Victoria Police’s relationship with a former criminal barrister, and matters relating to Victoria Police’s use and management of human sources with legal obligations of confidentiality or privilege) As above :1-8

James A, Silverstone D, Carr R, Kelly T, Karecha J. 2019. A report for the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) on innovative programmes for the recruitment and training of investigators, currently in operation in police forces in England & Wales A report for the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) on innovative programmes for the recruitment and training of investigators, currently in operation in police forces in England & Wales :1-91

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

Chapters

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

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

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

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

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

James A. The Prospects for ILP Examining Intelligence-Led Policing :191-207 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

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

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

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

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

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 Publisher Url Public Url

James A. 2017. The Path to Enlightenment: Limiting Costs and Maximizing Returns from Intelligence-Led Policy and Practice in Public Policing Policing (Oxford): a journal of policy and practice, 11 :410-420 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 Publisher Url Public Url

James A. 2014. Forward to the past: reinventing intelligence-led policing in Britain Police Practice and Research: an international journal, 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. The challenge to Policing the 21st Century? SIAK-Journal − Zeitschrift für Polizeiwissenschaft und polizeiliche Praxis, :20-28 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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

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

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

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Other

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

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? Publisher Url Public Url

James AD. 2016. In praise of 'little data' Author Url Publisher Url

Book

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

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

Young S. Adrian James(2016) Understanding Police Intelligence Work :paw049-paw049 Oxford University Press (OUP) DOI

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.

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

National Police Chiefs Council, Evaluation of fast-track detective recruitment schemes, Silverstone, Daniel; Kelly, Tim; Karecha, Jay; Carr, Richard, Grant value (£): 48000, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2019

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

Review of Fast-Track Detective Recruitment in the UK, NPCC Detective Resilience Summit Learning Event, Conference Centre, College of Policing, Leamington Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry. CV8 3EN, Oral presentation. 2019

Achieving expertise in police intelligence practice through simulation, LJMU Teaching & Learning Conference, LJMU, Lecture. 2019

Can science solve policing's problems, New trends in modern policing, Norwegian Police University College, Oslo., Keynote presentation. 2019

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. 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. 2016

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

Up the Evolution! or Where next for criminal intelligence and ILP?, ACPO National Intelligence Conference, Hinckley, Oral presentation. 2013

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

University of Portsmouth, PhD, 'The life-stories of young adult men in the criminal justice system and the role that offender services have in shaping them: A critical narrative analysis. 2019

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, Providing explicit knowledge in an experience-driven culture: levels of professionalism in intelligence analysis and its role in the law enforcement knowledge management apparatus. 2019

University of Portsmouth, PhD, Adapting to a new security environment: Turkey’s border security.. 2016

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, Does External Power Affect the Fairness of Public Policing in Dublin's North Inner City?. 2016

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, "Pregnancy on Patrol - A Critical Exploration of the Issues Surrounding Pregnancy, Maternity and Operational Policing". 2015

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.. 2015

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, To what degree have the non-police public services adopted the National Intelligence Model?. 2012

External PGR examinations performed:

Charles Sturt University, Queensland, Australia, PhD, Intelligence Support for Tactical Policing: Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace. 2019

London Metropolitan, Professional Doctorate, Preventing and reducing intelligence flaws with particular reference to the Mossad.. 2019

London Metropolitan University, PhD, The extent of changing role of women participating in ‘front line’ terrorism (Women being accepted as suicide terrorists, violent and ruthless; devotion or struggle for equality). 2019

Canterbury Christ Church University, MPhil, An explorative case study of the coping mechanisms used by the Metropolitan Police Service Territorial Support Group. 2018

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. 2018

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. 2017

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, Police governance in Canada - a parallax perspective. 2016

Canterbury Christ Church University, MPhil, Skin coloured targets. 2016

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, "Mediation and Gangs: A study of violence reduction in the Metropolitan Police Area in London".. 2015

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, Same destination, Different Journey: a comparative study of public order policing in Britain and Spain. 2015

Canterbury Christ Church University, MPhil, Eyewitness Understanding of Post-Identification Feedback and Witness Confidence Inflation as System Variables: a review of police practice. 2014

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, "Pathways to Accountability? Independent Oversight, the Right to Life and the Investigation of Deaths involving the Police". 2014

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, The life and death of S.44 Terrorism Act 2000 - stop and search. 2013

London Metropolitan University, Professional Doctorate, Policing in Afghanistan. Time for the local Afghan police to play a greater role?. 2013

University of Portsmouth, Professional Doctorate, Increasing the effectiveness and impact of Community Safety Partnerships in two London boroughs: practitioners’ perspectives. 2013

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.. 2013

University of Portsmouth, PhD, Watchdogs of the wrongly convicted: the role of the media in revealing miscarriages of justice. 2012

Research Grants Awarded:

National Police Chiefs Council, Evaluation of fast-track detective recruitment schemes, Silverstone, Daniel; Kelly, Tim; Karecha, Jay; Carr, Richard, Grant value (£): 48000, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2019

APSS, Achieving expertise in police intelligence practice through simulation, Grant value (£): 1800, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2018

UK College of Policing, What works in intelligence practice?, Mark Phythian (University of Leicester); Julian Richards (Buckingham University); Fiona Wadie (University of Portsmouth), Grant value (£): 24,550, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2014

External collaboration:

National Police Chiefs Council, Intelligence Practice Consortium, David Hollies, West Midlands Police. 2018

British Transport Police, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Newton (Review of force's national intelligence plan).. 2016

National Police Chiefs Council, ACC Phil Kay, Leicestershire Police, Intelligence Innovation Group. 2013

Other invited event:

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. 2017

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. 2017

Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe, Annual Police Experts Meeting, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria, Keynote speaker - 2016 Annual Police Experts Meeting under the German Chairmanship-in-Office of the OSCE. The meeting addresses the subject of Intelligence-Led Policing: A Model for Strategic Planning; Strengthening Community Policing; and Countering Transnational Threats by Criminal Activity.. 2016

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. 2017

Membership of professional bodies:

Member - International Association for Intelligence Education, International Association for Intelligence Education, http://www.iafie.org/. 2015

Member - Association of Ex-Detectives of the Metropolitan Police, Association of Ex-Detectives of the Metropolitan Police, https://www.exscotlandyarddetectives.org/. 2007

Teaching qualification:

Advanced Certificate in Education. 2002

City & Guilds - Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate. 1998

Other Professional Activity:

3-4/10/2018. Facilitated two-day visit to LCAPS by Norwegian Police University College. Visit led be Assistant Chief of Police Johnny Steenbek.

Member of ESRC Global Challenge Peer Review Group.