Kris Christmann

Kris Christmann
University of Huddersfield · Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Contact Zones: Understanding recruitment processes to violent extremism across comparative domains I am working on a new international study with Professor Paul Thomas (PI) here at Huddersfield and colleagues in Australia, at the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS) at Deakin University, Melbourne (Professor Michele Grossman (PI), Dr Vanessa Barolsky and Dr. Vivian Gerrand). We are examining contemporary recruitment processes to violent extremism in order to develop a new model
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August 2000 - present
University of Huddersfield
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • 'Leave them no space: Checkmating Political Dissent in the Policing of Two UK International Summits'

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Publications (48)
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To promote early intervention strategies, Countering/Preventing Violent Extremism (C/PVE) policies internationally seek to encourage community reporting by ‘intimates’ about someone close to them engaging in terrorist planning. Yet historically, we have scant evidence around what either helps or hinders ‘intimates’ to share concerns with authoritie...
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To promote early intervention strategies, Countering/Preventing Violent Extremism (C/PVE) policies internationally seek to encourage community reporting by “intimates” about someone close to them engaging in terrorist planning. Yet historically, we have scant evidence around what either helps or hinders “intimates” to share concerns with authoritie...
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Editorial introducing the BJCJ Special Edition on progress in hate crime practice and policy 20 years after the MacPherson Report.
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The under-reporting of hate crime is recognised as problematic for jurisdictions across Europe and beyond. Within the UK, the landmark Inquiry Report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence twenty-five years ago has seen governments faithfully adhering to a policy of promoting the increased reporting of hate crime. An enduring legacy of the Inquiry, th...
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This report was commissioned by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
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The aim of this review was to investigate the ways in which online facilitated child sexual abuse (CSA) have been measured and to identify the sources that are available both nationally and internationally to assist in quantifying the scale of the problem.
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CREST reports are available under a Creative Commons 4.0 BY-NC-SA license. For more information on how you can use our content, visit: www.crestresearch.ac.uk/copyright CREST 17-018-01 3 Community Reporting Thresholds First and foremost, we would like to thank for their time and effort all those who took part in and helped us with our research stud...
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This paper is likely to be of interest to public, private and third sector organisations seeking to bridge the gap between research and evidence and the development of policy and practice in a range of fields including, but not limited to, education, health and social care and criminal justice. The paper draws on i-HOP, an online knowledge hub that...
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https://theconversation.com/britain-is-not-prepared-for-soft-target-attacks-but-can-it-ever-be-78848
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http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20170525-manchester-attack-we-are-in-an-arms-race-against-ever-adapting-terror-networks
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Since 2001, community cohesion has been an English policy concern, with accompanying media discourse portraying a supposed failure by Muslims to integrate. Latterly, academia has foregrounded White majority attitudes towards ethnic diversity, particularly those of the ‘White working class’. Whilst questioning this categorisation, we present data on...
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Author Copy © The way that the police deal with protest and dissent is becoming more militarised and the controversial tactic of 'strategic incapacitation' more widespread. To challenge the legitimacy of our leaders in North America (or indeed Western Europe) is to be confronted with fortified summit sites, phalanx's of paramilitary 'Robocop' units...
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What is often denoted as car crime covers a varied and disparate field; this very useful text brings together the breadth of car-related offending by exploring its key contours. Corbett's starting point is to want to move beyond the traditional criminological treatment of car crime as theft of and from vehicles, which provides too narrow a focus. T...
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This paper aims to answer the question: can the aspiration for increasing hate crime reporting contained in the United Kingdom Government's action plan on hate crime (2016-2020) be achieved by local agencies in England and Wales? Drawing on findings from research into the barriers to hate crime reporting and research undertaken by the authors and c...
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This paper draws on previously unpublished data of a short-term prisoner resettlement initiative (Step-On) in two large prisons in the north of England in the United Kingdom (UK). A quasi-experimental design was used to compare a sample of 192 prisoners who underwent enhanced resettlement assistance with a matched sample of offenders who did not. T...
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Crowded places such as large land-based transport hubs (multi-modal passenger terminals: MMPTs) are attractive sites for terrorist attack. MMPTs also present acute security challenges due to their complexity. They bring together different forms of transport (often above and below ground) different land uses (shopping and leisure as well as transporta...
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The idea of '“Justice Reinvestment'” (JR), has been proposed by United Kingdom (UK) policy makers and criminal justice campaigners as a way of responding to the problems arising from the economic crisis in 2007 and 2008. Despite the interest in JR from policy makers, a systematic approach to JR in the UK has yet to be adopted. Instead, the implemen...
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Studies suggest that maintaining family ties can help reduce the likelihood of reoffending, and that while parental imprisonment can increase a child’s likelihood to offend, positive responses to the situation can aid the children’s well-being, attitude and attainment. Drawing on findings from the EU-funded COPING Project on the mental health of ch...
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What is the quality of the existing research on violent extremism? What do we know about the drivers/perpetrators/etc., and what is our evidence base regarding the effectiveness of CVE interventions? What are the most commonly applied research methods?
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This study examined attitudes and dispositions towards greater ethnic and religious diversity, as well as community relations more generally, among residents of predominantly white British neighbourhoods. It also examined people’s attitudes and responses to anti-minority protest by groups like the English Defence League (EDL) and towards cohesion p...
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This study examined attitudes and dispositions towards greater ethnic and religious diversity, as well as community relations more generally, among residents of predominantly white British neighbourhoods. It also examined people’s attitudes and responses to anti-minority protest by groups like the English Defence League (EDL) and towards cohesion p...
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This article examines the effects of parental arrest on children and highlights the need for police tactics (operational procedures and practices) to include children's care and other emotional needs as part of the arrest procedure
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This paper reviews theory and evidence on the risk for child mental health and well-being following parental imprisonment in Europe, America, and Australasia, and examines some cross-country differences in outcomes. In an attempt to explain these cross-country differences a particular focus on strengths based approaches is provided in discussing ho...
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This article examines knowledge concerning cases of child sexual abuse involving an international element or use of the internet – risks to children that have received widespread official attention only in the last few years. In particular, it draws upon the authors’ ongoing research, other (completed) research and the wider literature to establish...
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The purpose of this systematic review is to examine the scholarly literature on the process(es) of radicalisation, particularly among young people, and the availability of interventions to prevent extremism
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This paper reviews theory and evidence on the risk for child mental health and well-being following parental imprisonment in Europe, America, and Australasia, and examines some cross-country differences in outcomes. In an attempt to explain these cross-country differences a particular focus on strengths based approaches is provided in discussing ho...
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This article reports on research conducted for the Youth Justice Board (YJB) which sought to establish the prevalence of racially motivated offending (RMO) amongst young people and the level of provision for such offenders. The article examines trends in youth RMO over the period 2002-2007 and explores the characteristics of offenders, geographical...
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In this chapter we criticise some of the current strategies that aim to encourage hate crime reporting as well as make suggestions for more effective strategies.
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There has been growing concern among policy makers and the wider public regarding high profile murders involving firearms, along with a perception that these events are a result of youth gang violence. These incidents have been taking place in major cities across the UK, including Liverpool. This perception of escalating violence among young people...
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This rapid evidence assessment of the published research literature is part of the Tackling Demand for Prostitution Review (Home Office, 2008a), which aimed to assess what further action the Government and other agencies could do to reduce the demand for prostitution. Research studies from selected countries were included in this review (220 studie...
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This study tests assumptions implicit in many of the policy developments around hate crime reporting that concern the social context and some of the psychological processes behind decisionmaking on victim reporting. Results suggest that official concern over reporting all hate crimes for service planning requirements is not shared by the overwhelmi...
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The paper argues for the de-emphasis of the reduction of crime fear as a policy objective. The paper rehearses measurement and ethical issues which support such a view. It goes on to report the more nuanced and sophisticated views of community safety practitioners. The paper demonstrates that the abandonment of the reduction of crime fear as an obj...

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Deadline for receipt of information: Friday 13th March, 2015.
The Applied Criminology Centre at the University of Huddersfield have been appointed by the European Commission (DG Move) to conduct a systematic review on best practices to reduce the threat of terrorism and serious crime to multimodal public transport terminals. We are writing to ask for your assistance please in helping us to obtain any relevant information. As you would expect, we are conducting searches of many academic and non-academic databases. Additionally, we believe that some of the work that is important to help us identify best practice solutions to securing multi-modal passenger terminals (MMPT's) from terrorist attack may not have been published, or may not come up on the searches. If you know anyone else who might be able to help us please pass this notice (webpage address) on to them.
We would be extremely grateful if you would please send us material that you have that relates to interventions or programmes, or any guidance and advice designed to protect multi-modal passenger terminals from terrorism or indeed, serious crime. We would also appreciate it if you would please alert us to work that you have yourself led on, or to work that you are aware of that is going on elsewhere. We are interested in studies from 1/1/2008 and onwards in any language (please can you ensure study titles are in English, and where possible with English abstracts).
We define multi-modal passenger terminals (or ‘mixed mode’/’intermodal commuting’) as any terminal connecting two or more land transport modes (i.e. rail and underground/metro, rail and bus etc.). An example would be St. Pancras station in London, UK or the Gare du Nord station in Paris, often these will have shopping facilities/malls attached (but not necessarily). Whilst our focus is MMPT's, if you have information which you feel is particularly relevant but stems from a single mode hub, or relates to public transport more generally, please also send this to us to build our evidence base.
We would also like to hear about interventions at Airports to reduce serious crime and terrorism which: 1) are deemed transferable to land transport terminals/hubs, or; 2) where an airport has a land transport facility attached (i.e. a train station; metro etc.). 
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A. To enhance the University of Huddersfield’s capacity to report, address and respond to safeguarding & hate incidents that arise within a University community of over 20000 students. B. To provide a “safe, secure and challenging environment” that establishes an effective learning community for all students.
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The Research Project aims to generate new insight into both current and non-recent child sexual abuse that will help to inform ​IICSA ​’s recommendations, as well as leaving a legacy of research reports and tools/approaches on which other researchers and practitioners can build.