Staff Profile

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Professor Robin Bryant

Director of Criminal Justice Practice

School: School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 922934

Profile summary

I am responsible for research and knowledge transfer practice within the Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies. The Department carries out various funded research activities within the criminal justice sector. My own research interests include the investigative decision making employed by detectives.

Research and knowledge exchange

My knowledge transfer activity includes:

Bryant, R. (2007) Leonardo da Vinci (EC) funding, for curriculum advice for a ‘European Diploma in Policing’ (£8,000),

Bryant, R. (2008) Analysis of geodemographic student progression data for DfES/DI, (£18,990

Bryant, R. & Cockcroft, T. (2009) Evaluation of Dispersal Area for Thanet District Council, (£7,000)

Bryant, R., Tong, S. & Wood, D. (2009) Production of ‘Wiki’ articles for National Policing Improvement Agency, (£9,000)

Bryant, R. & Tong, S. (2009-2012) Evaluation of Restorative Justice in Sheppey Prisons for the Nuffield Foundation, (£8,000)

Bryant, R. (2009-2010) Criminal Justice Practice HEIF 4 funding Canterbury Christ Church University (£20,000)

 Bryant, R. & Cockcroft, T. (2010) Training design for Europol, (£50,000)

 Bryant, R. & Cockcroft, T. (2010) Evaluation of alcohol and crime resource DVD for Shepway District Council, (£12,000)

 Bryant, R. (2012) European homicide research, RDEF, Canterbury Christ Church University (£1780)

 Bryant, R. & Cockcroft, T. (2012) Analysis of electrical fire data, Kent Fire and Emergency Service/Canterbury Christ Church University (HEIF), (£4000)

Teaching and subject expertise

Module Director for:

Computer Forensic Investigation 1 (BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing)

Investigative Science and Criminality Strategies (MSc Policing, with the Police Academy of the Netherlands

Forensic Informatics (BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation).

Contributor to:

Digital Crime (BA (Hons) Applied Criminology).

A Strategic Approach to Interagency Policing (MSc Policing, with the Police Academy of the Netherlands

Criminal Investigations (BSc (Hons) Policing).

Miscarriages of Justice (BSc (Hons) Policing).

Applications of Criminology (BA (Hons) Applied Criminology).

ICT and Forensic Investigation (BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation).

Investigating Volume and Series Crime (BSc (Hons) Policing).

Specialist Roles in FI (BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation).

Science of Crime Investigation (BSc (Hons) Police Studies).

Skills for Forensic Investigation (BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation).

Computer Forensic Investigation 2 (BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing).

Criminal Analysis (as part of the MSc Security and Counter-Terrorism, with the Estonian Academy of Security Services.

External activities

Expert Advisor to the Board of the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group.

Contributor to Cepol Cybercrime Training Module design.

Publications and research outputs

  • Bryant, R. (2008) ‘The Challenge of Digital Crime’  In R. Bryant, (ed.) & S. Bryant (ed.)  Investigating Digital Crime, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Bryant, R. and Stephens, P. (2008) ‘Digitalisation and Crime’ In R. Bryant, (ed.) & S. Bryant (ed.) Investigating Digital Crime, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Bryant, R. and Marshall, A. (2008) ‘Criminological and Motivational Perspectives’ In R. Bryant, (ed.) & S. Bryant (ed.) Investigating Digital Crime, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Bryant, R. (2009) ‘Theories of Criminal Investigation’ in S. Tong, R. Bryant & M. Hovarth Understanding Criminal Investigation, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Bryant, R. (2009) ‘Forms of Reasoning and the Analysis of Intelligence in Criminal Investigation’ in S. Tong, R. Bryant & M. Hovarth Understanding Criminal Investigation, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 
  • Bryant, R. (ed), Bryant, S. (ed.), Graca, S., O’Neill, M., Lawton-Barrett, K., Tong, S., Underwood, R. & Wood, D. (2012) Blackstone’s Handbook for Policing Students 2013 (7th edn), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Bryant, R. & Bryant, S. (eds) , (forthcoming) Policing Digital Crime, Farnham: Ashgate Publishing (expected 2013).
  • Bryant, R, Tong, S. & Wood, D. (forthcoming)  ‘Police Training and Education: Past, present and future’, In Brown, J. (ed), The Future of Policing: Papers prepared for the Stevens Independent Commission into the Future of Policing in England and Wales, London, Routledge, (expected 2013).
  • Bryant, R., Caless, B. (ed), Underwood, R., Spruce, B. & Morgan, D. (2007) Blackstone’s PCSO Handbook, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Bryant, R. (2008) ‘Geographical Profiling’ in T. Newburn, & P. Neyroud, Dictionary of Policing, Cullompton: Willan Publishers.
  • Bryant, R., Caless, B. & Phillips, D. (2008) Intelligence and its Application to Contemporary Policing in 'Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice', 1 (4), pp. 438-446, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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