Staff Profile: Dr Kate Williams

Faculty

Faculty of Social Sciences

School

School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Role

Course Leader Criminology

Contact details

Direct line: 01902 323590

Email: kate.williams@wlv.ac.uk

Address:  

Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Wolverhampton
Mary Seacole Building (MH)
Nursery  Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1AD

Biography

I have previously held academic posts at the Universities of Keele, Leeds and BCU, and have conducted qualitative research on a range of criminological subject areas including prisons, policing, communities and sex work.

I am currently involved in How People Judge Policing (Oxford University Press) with Professor PAJ Waddington, Dr Martin Wright & Professor Tim Newburn, following our ESRC project, Evaluating Police Behaviour: Using Video Clips To Examine Evaluations Of Police Conduct.

Academic qualifications

  • 2006 Keele University: PhD Criminology
  • 1997 Keele University: MA Criminology
  • 1995 University Of Manchester: BA (Hons) Economic & Social Studies 

Teaching interests

  • Thinking About Crime
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminology
  • Dissertation supervision

Corporate and community engagement

Media profile: appearances on BBC Radio WM (May 2010); BBC Radio 4 (April 2010); BBC World News (2009); BBC Radio Five Live (June 2008); Sky News (December 2006); Sky Three (December 2006); local newspapers; local radio; BBC Radio 4 research assistance.

Professional body membership and roles

British Society of Criminology - Conference Organisation: BSC Annual Conference Committee, Wolverhampton 2013; BSC Annual Postgraduate Conferences Organiser 2005 – 2008; BSC/BSA joint ‘Sex as Crime’ conference, UCE Conservatoire 2006 UCU

Research interests

  • Research Methods
  • Media
  • Criminal Justice
  • Policing, Communities & Sex Work
  • Qualitative Research Methods

External academic roles

  • The Howard Journal - Occasional Reviewer
  • SAGE - Occasional Reviewer
  • ESRC – Occasional Reviewer
  • Sociological Research Online – Occasional Reviewer

Selected publications

Books  

Waddington, P. A. J., Williams, Kate, Wright, Martin & Newburn, Tim (2016) How People Judge Policing Oxford University Press, Oxford

Letherby, G, Williams, K, Birch, P & Cain, M (Eds) (2008) Sex As Crime? Willan Publishing, Devon  

Chapters in books  

Williams, K (2008) ‘From Ambivalence To Vigilantism: Community Responses To Sex Work’ in Letherby, G, Williams, K Birch, P & Cain, M (Eds) Sex As Crime? Willan Publishing, Devon  

Williams, K, Cain, M, Birch, P & Letherby, G (2008) ‘Introduction To Sex For Sale’ in Letherby, G, Williams, K, Birch, P & Cain, M (Eds) Sex As Crime? Willan Publishing, Devon

Letherby, G, Williams, K, Birch, P & Cain, M (2008) ‘Problematising Sex: Introducing Sex As Crime’ in Letherby, G, Williams, K, Birch, P & Cain, M (Eds) Sex As Crime? Willan Publishing, Devon

Williams, K, Atherton, S & Sharp, D (2007) ‘The Resettlement Needs Of BME Offenders’ in Hucklesby, A & Hagley-Dickinson, L (Eds) Prisoner Resettlement: Policy & Practice Willan Publishing, Devon

Articles in journals

Waddington, PAJ, Williams, K, Wright, M & Newburn, T (2015) 'Dissension in Public Evaluations of the Police' in Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy, Vol.25, No.2 pp212-235

Sharp, D, Atherton, S & Williams, K (2008) ‘Civilian Policing, Legitimacy & Vigilantism: Findings From 3 Case Studies In England & Wales’ Policing & Society: An International Journal of Research & Policy Vol 18 Issue 3 pp245-257

Williams, K & Treadwell, J (2008) ‘Similarity & Difference: The Ethnographer, The Subject, And Objectivity’ Methodological Innovations Online

Williams, K (2005) “‘Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place’: Police Experiences With The Legitimacy Of Street Watch Partnerships” The Howard Journal Vol. 44 No. 5 December pp. 527-537

Conference papers

Waddington, PAJ & Williams, K (2011) Public Evaluations of Police Behaviour ESRC Conference, Wolverhampton Science Park

Waddington, PAJ, Williams, K, Wright, M, Newburn, T (2011) Quantitative Analysis of Questionnaires of Non–Police Focus Groups BSC Annual Conference, Northumbria

Williams, K (2008) PhD Submission & The PhD Viva BSC Annual Conference, University of Huddersfield

Williams, K (2008) Writing Up Your Thesis BSC Annual Conference, University of Huddersfield Williams, K (2007) The PhD Viva BSC Annual Conference, LSE

Williams, K (2006) Out In The Field: Trials, Tribulations And Triumphs BSC Postgraduate Conference, BSC Annual Conference, Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian & Strathclyde Universities

Williams, K (2006) Closing Remarks BSC Sex As Crime Conference, UCE Birmingham

Williams, K (2006) Danger, Displacement & Exclusion: Community Responses To Street Sex-Work BSC Sex As Crime Conference, UCE Birmingham

Sharp, D, Williams, K & Atherton, S (2005) The Resettlement Needs Of BME Prisoners BSC Resettlement Conference, Leicester University

Williams, K (2005) Beginning The PhD Journey: Hopes And Fears BSC Postgraduate Conference, BSC Annual Conference, Leeds University

Sharp, D, Williams, K & Atherton, S (2005) Cruisin’ For A Boozin’: A Study Of Two Arrest Referral Schemes BSC Annual Conference, Leeds University

Williams, K (2002) A Study Of The Firsttown Street Watch Scheme: Towards A Criminological Redefinition Of Vigilantism BSC Annual Conference, Keele University 

Other publications

Moss, K, Singh, P, Williams, K (2010) Report To Wolverhampton City Council: An Analysis Of Findings In Relation To The Wolverhampton Business Crime Initiative University of Wolverhampton Research Report

Williams, K & Hughes, E (2007) An Evaluation Of The ‘Seeing It Differently’ Project UCE Research Report

Williams, K & Wahidin, A (2006) An Evaluation Of The ‘Bridging The Gap’ Project UCE Research Report

Sharp, D, Atherton, S & Williams, K (2006) Everyone’s Business: Investigating The Resettlement Needs Of Black And Minority Ethnic Ex-Offenders In The West Midlands Government Office For The West Midlands

Williams, K (2006) A Question Of Legitimacy? An Ethnographic Study Of Two Street Watch Schemes Keele University unpublished PhD thesis

Williams, K (2001) ‘Masculinities, Crime And Criminology’ By Richard Collier, Book Review Criminal Behaviour And Mental Health Vol. 11 No. 1 pp. S15-S16