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Professor Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson is a Professor of Research Methodology and a member of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the LSE. Jon is an editor of the British Journal of Criminology and on the editorial board of Race and Justice: An International Journal.

He has held visiting appointments in criminology at Oxford, Sydney, Griffith and Cambridge, in psychology at New York University and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in law at Yale, and in government at Harvard.

For more information about his research see his Google Scholar profile and CV.

He has taught on MY400 Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design; MY451 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis; MY452 Applied Regression Analysis; MY456 Survey Methods; MY459 Special Topics in Quantitative Analysis; and MY560 Workshops in Advanced Quantitative Analysis.

He has taught a number of intensive methodology courses, such as Survey Methodology (LSE Summer Methods Programme) and Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice (Sydney Law School).

He has also contributed substantive lectures to LSE100: The LSE Course; SA217 Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice; and PS409 Political Psychology.

Some current and recent research projects

  • Moving Forward: Bringing about Change in Interrogation Practice. FBI High Value Detainee Interrogation Group
  • Legal Norms and Crime Control: A Comparative, Cross-National Project. ESRC
  • Trust in Justice: Module in Round 5 of the European Social Survey
  • LCAT2: Item Nonresponse and Measurement Error in Cross-National Surveys. ESRC  (finished January 2015)
  • Fiducia: New European Crimes and Trust-based Policy. European Commission 7th Framework Programme (finished January 2015)
  • LCAT: Latent Variable Modelling of Categorical Data: Tools of Analysis for Cross-national Surveys. ESRC (finished July 2012)
  • Experience and Expression in the Fear of Crime. ESRC (finished July 2007)


Some recent papers on criminological topics

  • Huq, A., Jackson, J. and Trinkner, R. (2016). ‘Legitimating Practices: Revisiting the Predicates of Police Legitimacy’, British Journal of Criminology, doi: 10.1093/bjc/azw037.
  • Murphy, T., Bradford, B. and Jackson, J. (2016). ‘Motivating Compliance Behavior Among Offenders: Procedural Justice or Deterrence?’, Criminal Justice & Behavior, 43, 1, 102-118, doi: 10.1177/0093854815611166
  • Tyler, T. R., Jackson, J. and Mentovich, A. (2015). ‘The Consequences of Being a Target of Suspicion: Potential Pitfalls of Proactive Police Contact’, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 12, 4, 602-636, doi: 10.1111/jels.12086
  • Bradford, B., Sargeant, E., Murphy, T. and Jackson, J. (2015). ‘A Leap of Faith? Trust in the Police Among Migrants in England and Wales’, British Journal of Criminology, doi: 0.1093/bjc/azv126.
  • Côté-Lussier, C., Jackson, J., Kestens, Y. and Barnett, T. A. (2015). ‘A Child’s View: Social and Physical Environmental Features Differentially Predict Parent and Child Perceived Neighborhood Safety’, Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 92, 1, 10-23, doi: 10.1007/s11524-014-9917-0
  • Jackson, J. (2015). ‘Cognitive Closure and Risk Sensitivity in the Fear of Crime’, Legal and Criminological Psychology, 20, 2, 222-240, doi: 10.1111/lcrp.12031. 
  • Jackson, J. and Gouseti, I. (2015). ‘Threatened by Violence: Affective and Cognitive Reactions to Violent Victimization’, Journal of Interpersonal Violencedoi: 10.1177/0886260515584336
  • Bradford, B., Hohl, K., Jackson, J. and MacQueen, S. (2015).‘Obeying the Rules of the Road: Procedural Justice, Social Identity and Normative Compliance’, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 31, 151-170, doi: 10.1177/1043986214568833.
  • Kuha, J. and Jackson, J. (2014). ‘The Item Count Method for Sensitive Survey Questions: Modelling Criminal Behaviour’, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics),  63, 2, 321-342, doi: 10.1111/rssc.12018.
  • Jackson, J.,Asif, M., Bradford, B. and Zakar, M. Z. (2014). ‘Corruption and Police Legitimacy in Lahore, Pakistan’,British Journal of Criminology, doi: 10.1093/bjc/azu06. 
  • Bradford, B., Murphy, K. and Jackson, J. (2014). ‘Officers as Mirrors: Policing, Procedural Justice and the (Re)production of Social Identity’, British Journal of Criminology,  54, 4, 527-500,  doi: 10.1093/bjc/azu021.
  • Brunton-Smith, I., Jackson, J. and Sutherland. A. ( 2014). ‘Bridging Structure and Perception: On the Neighbourhood Ecology of Beliefs and Worries about Violent Crime’, British Journal of Criminology, 54, 4, 503-526, doi: 10.1093/bjc/azu020.
  • Bradford, B., Huq A., Jackson, J. and Roberts, B. (2014). ‘What Price Fairness When Security is at Stake? Police Legitimacy in South Africa’, Regulation and Governance, 8, 2, 246-269, doi:10.1111/.12012
  • Tyler, T. R. and Jackson, J. (2014). ‘Popular Legitimacy and the Exercise of Legal Authority: Motivating Compliance, Cooperation and Engagement’, Psychology, Public Policy and Law,  20, 1, 78-95, doi: 10.1037/a0034514. 
  • Jackson, J., Huq, A., Bradford, B. and Tyler, T. R. (2013). ‘Monopolizing Force? Police Legitimacy and Public Attitudes towards the Acceptability of Violence’, Psychology, Public Policy and Law,  19, 4, 479-497, doi: 10.1037/a0033852.
  • Gerber, M. M. and Jackson, J. (2013). ‘Retribution as Revenge and Retribution as Just Deserts’, Social Justice Research, 26, 1, 61-80, doi: 10.1007/s11211-012-0174-7.
  • Sutherland, A., Brunton-Smith, I. and Jackson, J. (2013). ‘Collective Efficacy, Deprivation and Violence in London’, British Journal of Criminology, 53, 6, 1050-1074, doi: 10.1093/bjc/azt050.
  • Roberts, J. V., Hough, M., Jackson, J. and Gerber, M. M. (2012). ‘Public Opinion towards the Lay Magistracy and the Sentencing Council Guidelines: The Effects of Information on Attitudes’, British Journal of Criminology, 52, 6, 1072-1091, doi: 10.1093/bjc/azs024.
  • Jackson, J., Bradford, B., Hough, M., Myhill, A., Quinton, P., and Tyler, T. R. (2012). ‘Why do People Comply with the Law? Legitimacy and the Influence of Legal Institutions’, British Journal of Criminology, 52, 6, 1051-1071, doi: 10.1093/bjc/azs032.
  • Jackson, J. (2011). 'Revisiting Risk Sensitivity in the Fear of Crime', Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 48, 4, 513-537, doi: 10.1177/0022427810395146.
  • Jackson, J., Bradford, B., Hough, M., Kuha, J., Stares, S. R., Widdop, S., Fitzgerald, R., Yordanova, M. and Galev, T. (2011). ‘Developing European Indicators of Trust in Justice’, European Journal of Criminology, 8, 4, 267-285, doi: 10.1177/1477370811411458. For an extended online version, see here 
  • Gray, E., Jackson, J. and Farrall, S. (2011). ‘Feelings and Functions in the Fear of Crime: Applying a New Approach to Victimisation Insecurity’, British Journal of Criminology, 51, 1, 75-94, doi: 10.1093/bjc/azq066.

Some recent book chapters on criminological topics

Selected papers on other topics

  • Singh, I., Bard, I. and Jackson, J. (2014). ‘Robust Resilience and Substantial Interest: A Survey of Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement among University Students in the UK and Ireland’, PLOS ONE,  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105969
  • Sturgis, P., Brunton-Smith, I., Kuha, J. and Jackson, J. (2014). ‘Ethnic Diversity, Segregation and the Social Cohesion of Neighbourhoods in London’, Ethnic & Racial Studies, 37, 8, 1286-1309, doi: 10.1080/01419870.2013.831932.
  • Gaskell, G., Allansdottir, A., Allum, N., Castro, P., Esmer, Y., Fischler, C., Jackson, J., Kronberger, N., Hampel, J., Mejlgaard, N., Quintanilha, A., Rammer, A., Revuelta, G., Stares, S., Torgersen, H. and Wagner, W. (2011). 'The 2010 Eurobarometer on the Life Sciences', Nature Biotechnology, 29, 2, 113-114, doi:10.1038/nbt.1771.  
  • Mulford, M., Jackson, J. and Svedsater, H. (2008). ‘Encouraging Cooperation: Revisiting Group Identity and Cooperative Norm Effects in Prisoners’ Dilemma Games’, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 12, 2964-2989, doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2008.00421.x.
  • Callender, C. and Jackson, J. (2008). ‘Does the Fear of Debt Constrain Choice of University and Subject of Study?’, Studies in Higher Education, 33, 4, 405-429, doi: 10.1080/03075070802211802.
  • Gaskell, G., Einsiedel, E., Hallman, W., Hornig Priest, S., Jackson, J. and Olsthoorn, J. (2005). 'Social Values and the Governance of Science', Science, 310, 1908-1909, doi: 10.1126/science.1119444.
  • Callender, C. and Jackson, J. (2005). ‘Does the Fear of Debt Deter Students from Higher Education?’, Journal of Social Policy, 34, 4, 509-540, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S004727940500913X  
  • Gaskell, G., Ten Eyck, T., Jackson, J. and Veltri, G. (2005). 'Imagining Nanotechnology: Cultural Support for Innovation in Europe and the United States', Public Understanding of Science, 14, 1, 81-90, doi:10.1177/0963662505048949.
  • Gaskell, G., Ten Eyck, T., Jackson, J. and Veltri, G. (2004). 'Public Attitudes to Nanotech in Europe and the United States', Nature Materials, 3, 8, 496, doi: 10.1038/nmat1181

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