Personal profile

Biography

 

My research interests relate to police accountability and regulation. In 2016 my book: ‘Death after police contact: constructing accountability in the 21st century’ was published through Palgrave-Macmillan. I have been a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Coventry University since 2008 where I lead and teach on a number of undergraduate Criminology modules. In 2013-14 I was awarded the title ‘Inspirational Teacher of the Year’ at Coventry University. I am a member of the Legal Action Group and the British Society of Criminology. In 2015 I was awarded a 3 month central research sabbatical fellowship. I spent five months in the United States in late 2016 on a Fulbright scholarship. This involved me teaching Criminology at Elon University in North Carolina in addition to conducting research in 15 states into the issue of deaths after police contact. My next research project focuses on families and their search for justice after family members have died after police contact in England and Wales.

 

Research:

 

My PhD focused on how accountability is constructed in cases of death after police contact in England and Wales. This has so far produced a research monograph and four journal articles. The next series of outputs will focus on my US research into families who have had relatives die after police contact. 

 

Area of Expertise:

 

  • Policing and accountability
  • Police regulatory bodies
  • Coroners’ courts
  • Preventable deaths

Research Interests

Coroners’ courts ; Police accountability ; Deaths in state custody; The Independent Police Complaints Commission

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the persons scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

Police Medicine & Life Sciences
Social Responsibility Medicine & Life Sciences
Delirium Medicine & Life Sciences
Firearms Medicine & Life Sciences
death Social Sciences
Great Britain Social Sciences
practice Social Sciences
system Social Sciences

Research Output 2016 2017

Social Responsibility
Firearms
Police

‘Making sense of “excited delirium” in cases of death after police contact.’

Baker, D. 24 Mar 2017 In : Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. . (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Delirium
Police

Death after police contact: Constructing accountability in the 21st century

Baker, D. 10 Nov 2016 1 ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 233 p. (Critical Criminological Perspectives)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Police
Illegitimacy
Social Responsibility
Criminal Law
Wales
death
Great Britain
practice
system
effect
Police
Criminology
Wales
England

Activities 2014 2016

  • 6 Participation in conference

 American Society of Criminology conference

David Baker (Invited Speaker), 16 Nov 2016, American Society of Criminology conference

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

 Sheffield University symposium on Policing and Ethnicities.

David Baker (Invited Speaker), 8 Mar 2016, Sheffield University symposium on Policing and Ethnicities

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

British Society of Criminology Conference

David Baker (Speaker), 30 Jun 20153 Jul 2015, British Society of Criminology Conference

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

European Society of Criminology Conference

David Baker (Speaker), 2 Sep 20155 Sep 2015, European Society of Criminology Conference

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference

David Baker (Speaker), 25 Nov 201527 Nov 2015, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference