Staff Profile

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Mr Bob Underwood

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 921789

Profile summary

Programme Director, BSc (Hons) Policing/Police Studies (Pre-service)

Module Leader (level 5) - 'Police practice 1'

Module Leader (level 6) - 'Police Practice 2'

I also contribute to undergraduate dissertation supervision.

1978–2008  Police Constable Kent Police
1993-1998   Emergency Response
Vehicle driver and motorcyclist, Medway BCU
1985-1993   Detective Constable,
Kent Police Ports Unit, Sheerness and authorised police firearms officer
specialising in VIP Close Protection Duties
1984-1985   Police Support Unit
Officer, National Coal Miners Strike
1982-1984   Neighbourhood Policing,
Twydall, Gillingham

Teaching and subject expertise

Post compulsory teaching and learning, criminal law, the role of the police within criminal justice process and police education.

External activities

Murphy, R., Tong, S. and Underwood, R. (2011) ‘Criminal investigation and higher education: a crossroads to an uncertain future'. In: The Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing Conference, 6-7th September 2011, University of Northampton. (Submitted)

Underwood, B (2008) International Forum on Police Education, Training and Learning, Belgrade, Serbia, 29-30 September 2008

Publications and research outputs

Bryant, R  & Bryant, S (Eds) Caless, B, Lawton-Barrett, K, Graca, S, O’Neil, M, Tong, S, Underwood, R &  Wood, D  (Contributors) (2014) Blackstone’s Handbook for Policing Students (2015) 4th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Caless, B, (Ed) Spruce, B & Underwood, R (Contributors) (2014) Blackstone’s PCSO Handbook, 3rd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Bryant, R  & Bryant, S (Eds) Caless, B, Lawton-Barrett, K, Graca, S, O’Neil, M, Tong, S, Underwood, R &  Wood, D  (Contributors) (2013) Blackstone’s Handbook for Policing Students (2014) 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Caless, B (Ed) McCormack, P, Spruce, B, & Underwood, R (Contributors) (2013) Blackstone’s Policing for the Special Constable, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Harfield, C (2013) Blackstone’s Police Operational Handbook: Practice & Procedure 2nd edition. Oxford, Oxford University Press (contributor)

Bryant, R  & Bryant, S (Eds) Caless, B, Lawton-Barrett, K, Graca, S, O’Neil, M, Tong, S, Underwood, R &  Wood, D  (Contributors) (2012) Blackstone’s Handbook for Policing Students (2013) 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press;

Bryant, R. & Bryant. S (eds) with Graca. S, Lawton-Barrett. K, Murphy. R, Tong. S, Underwood. R & Wood. D (2011) Blackstones Handbook for Policing Stuents. Oxford Oxford University Press.

Caless, B, (Ed) Bryant, R, Spruce, B & Underwood, R (Contributors) (2010) Blackstone's PCSO Handbook, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bryant, R & Bryant, S (Eds) Caless, B, Lawton-Barrett, K, Underwood, R, Wood, D & Murphy, R (Contributors) (2010) Blackstone's Student Police Officer Handbook, 5th edition. Oxford: Oxford

Bryant, R & Bryant, S (Eds) Caless, B, Lawton-Barrett, K, Underwood, R, Wood, D & Murphy, R (Contributors) (2010) Blackstone's Student Police Officer Workbook. Oxford: Oxford

Caless, B (Ed) Bownas, J, Simpson, M, Spruce, B, & Underwood, R (Contributors) (2010) Blackstone's Special Constabulary Handbook, Oxford: Oxford University Press

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