Dr. Michelle McManus is the Subject Head of Criminal Justice, within the School of Justice Studies. Previously, she was the National Research Lead for Public Health and Policing (Public Health Wales) leading the evaluation team within the £6.87m Police Transformation Funded (PTF) programme: Early Action Together (Police and Partners ACEs). This involved the creation and delivery a multi-method, multi-site, evaluation approach to transform policing and criminal justice in Wales to break the generational crime cycle and improving lives.
She was previously a Senior Lecturer with the University of Central Lancashire and was seconded to Lancashire Constabulary for 2 years as their Academic Lead for the Evidenced Based Research Hub. She received a certificate from DCC Sunita Gamblin for Outstanding Contribution to Evidence Based Policing.
She has published a range of journal articles with a focus on multli-agency working, decision making, vulnerability and violence prevention, along with characteristics and patterns of offending within offence types such as serious sexual offences, domestic abuse and serious organised crime.
Michelle completed her PhD in 2012 exploring risk factors for child sexual abuse within indecent image of children offending. Her doctoral research assisted with the creation of KIRAT (Kent Internet Risk Assessment Tool), a risk management/intelligence tool for use by the police to assess the risk of contact abuse in those individuals accessing indecent images of children. This was rolled out for national use by CEOP in 2012 to all UK police forces.
2012, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, PhD
2009, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MSc Investigative & Forensic Psychology
2008, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice
Subject Head in Criminal Justice, School of Justice Studies, 2019 - present
Barton E, Newbury A, Janssen H, Johnson G, Rodriguez G, McManus M, Harker S, Bellis M. 2020. An evaluation of the adverse childhood experience trauma informed multi-agency early action together (ACE TIME) training: National roll out to police and partners An evaluation of the adverse childhood experience trauma informed multi-agency early action together (ACE TIME) training: National roll out to police and partners Author Url Public Url
Barton E, McManus M, Johnson G, Harker S, Rodriguez G, Nwebury A, Janssen H, Morris F, Jones B, Roberts J. 2019. Understanding the landscape of policing when responding to vulnerability: Interviews with frontline officers across Wales Understanding the landscape of policing when responding to vulnerability: Interviews with frontline officers across Wales Author Url Public Url
McManus M, Almond L. 2017. Serious Case Reviews in England: An Analysis of Risk Factors for Intra-familial Child Maltreatment
Kirby S, Frampton C, Shorrock S, Okeke R, McManus M, Boulton L, Metcalfe L, Coleman R, Isherwood L. 2017. The Early Action Programme Final Evaluation
Birdsall N, McManus M, Brian D, Boulton L. Surveying Lancashire: Expectations and experiences of Lancashire Constabulary and its associated partners. A report for Lancashire Constabulary.
Ramessur-Williams J, Newbury A, McManus MA, Rivers SA. 2019. Benefits of delivering Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) training to police: An individual perspective Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being, 4 :32-32 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Shorrock S, McManus MA, Kirby S. 2019. Investigating the Characteristics of Vulnerable Referrals Made to a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub Policing (Oxford): a journal of policy and practice, 13 :201-212 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Almond L, McManus M, Curtis G. 2019. Can the offence behaviours of stranger rapists discriminate between UK and non-UK nationals Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 11 :67-76 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Kirby S, McManus M, Boulton L. 2018. Examining the demographic profile and attitudes of citizens, in areas where organized crime groups proliferate Trends in Organized Crime, 21 :172-188 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Almond L, McManus M, Bal A, O’Brien F, Rainbow L, Webb M. 2018. Assisting the Investigation of Stranger Rapes: Predicting the Criminal Record of U.K. Stranger Rapists From Their Crime Scene Behaviors Journal of Interpersonal Violence:, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Coleman R, Almond L, McManus M. 2018. Do female offenders differ? Comparing the criminal histories of serious violent perpetrators with a control sample Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 15 :3-19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
McManus M, Almond L. 2017. Exploring Child-to-Parent Domestic Abuse: Offender Characteristics and DASH Individual Risk Factors Associated with Recidivism Journal of Forensic Psychology, 2 :1-6 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Boulton L, McManus M, Metcalfe L, Brian D, Dawson I. 2017. Calls for police service: Understanding the demand profile and the UK police response The Police Journal, 90 :70-85 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Almond L, McManus M, Brian D, Merrington DP. 2017. Exploration of the risk factors contained within the UK’s existing domestic abuse risk assessment tool (DASH): do these risk factors have individual predictive validity regarding recidivism? Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 9 :58-68 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Birdsall N, Kirby S, McManus M. 2017. Police–victim engagement in building a victim empowerment approach to intimate partner violence cases Police Practice and Research: an international journal, 18 :75-86 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
McManus MA, Almond L, Cubbon B, Boulton L, Mears I. 2016. Exploring the Online Communicative Themes of Child Sex Offenders Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 13 :166-179 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Power N, Mcmanus MA, Lynch R, Bonworth J. 2016. Fear of crime on the rail networks: Perceptions of the UK public and British Transport Police Crime Prevention and Community Safety: an international journal, 18 :91-104 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Peddell D, Eyre M, McManus M, Bonworth J. 2016. Influences and vulnerabilities in radicalised lone-actor terrorists: UK practitioner perspectives. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 18, 63-76. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 18 :63-76
Almond L, McManus MA, Worsley J, Gregory P. 2015. Cold Case Reviews of Serious Sexual Offenders: An Exploration of Pre- and Post-Index Offending Patterns Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 15 :205-225 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
McManus MA, Almond L. 2014. Trends of indecent images of children and child sexual offences between 2005/2006 and 2012/2013 within the United Kingdom JOURNAL OF SEXUAL AGGRESSION, 20 :142-155 DOI Author Url
Long ML, Alison LA, McManus MA. 2013. Child Pornography and Likelihood of Contact Abuse: A Comparison Between Contact Child Sexual Offenders and Noncontact Offenders SEXUAL ABUSE-A JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, 25 :370-395 DOI Author Url
Power N, McManus M, Merry S, Alison L. 2012. Drivers of Public Trust and Confidence in Police in the UK International Journal of Police Science and Management, DOI
McManus M, Almond L. The Cooccurrence of Risk Factors for Intrafamilial Child Homicides and Suspicious Child Deaths in England and Wales. Journal of Investigating Child Death,
McManus M, Alison L, Long M. Child pornography offenders and practical research: an evidenced-based approach to prioritising the investigation EUROPEAN POLICE SCIENCE AND RESEARCH BULLETIN, 4 :189-196 Publisher Url Public Url
Almond L, Sainsbury M, McManus M. Sex Offences Perpetrated Against Older Adults: A Multivariate Analysis of Crime Scene Behaviors Journal of Interpersonal Violence: concerned with the study and treatment of victims and perpetrators of physical and sexual violence, DOI Author Url Public Url
McManus M, Long ML, Alison L. 2011. Child pornography offenders: Towards an evidenced-based approach to prioritizing the investigation of indecent image offences Professionalizing Offender Profiling: Forensic and Investigative Psychology in Practice :178-188 9780415668781 DOI
Browne KD, Mcmanus M. 2010. Adolescents with Intellectual Disability and Family Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities: A Handbook :47-67 9780470058398 DOI