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Sam J. Cole

Sam J. Cole

PhD Student, Institute of Criminology.

Thesis Title: Translating Collective Efficacy Theory for Effective Policy

Sam’s current research interests centre around the domain of socio-spatial criminology, with a specific focus on what engenders communities to enforce common rules and norms within their residential environments. His current ESRC and Pembroke College funded PhD research focusses on better situating empirical findings from the testing of Collective Efficacy Theory into pragmatic policy outcomes for crime prevention. This will involve dissecting how community social process dynamics interact with both the existent built form features of neighbourhood environments along with the routine activity patterns which flow through them, assessing their potential impact on levels of neighbourhood guardianship.