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

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Research Output 2016 2018

Using narrative to construct accountability in cases of death after police contact

Baker, D. 20 Apr 2018 In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
narrative
police
contact
death
structure

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

Baker, D. 2 Jun 2017 In : Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. . (in press), p. (in press) 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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contact
death
court
Great Britain

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

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death
contact
responsibility
legitimacy
1 Citations
Open Access
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Great Britain
ECHR
police
human rights
1 Citations
File
Police
Criminology
England
Wales
Usefulness

Activities 2014 2017

  • 9 Participation in conference

Death in Punishment conference

Baker, D. (Speaker)
24 Oct 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

British Society of Criminology Conference

Baker, D. (Speaker)
5 Jul 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

European Society of Criminology- Annual Conference

Baker, D. (Speaker)
14 Sep 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Sheffield University symposium on Policing and Ethnicities

Baker, D. (Invited Speaker)
8 Mar 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

American Society of Criminology conference

Baker, D. (Invited Speaker)
16 Nov 2016

Activity: Participation in conference