Professor Jennifer  Brown

Professor Jennifer Brown

Visiting Professor

Mannheim Centre for Criminology

+44 (0)20 7955 6445
Key Expertise
Police occupational culture, Gender and policing, Occupational stress, Rape

About me

I am currently the deputy chair of the Ethics Panel of the Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime  (LONDON POLICING ETHICS PANEL - Policing Ethics) and a panel member of the New Zealand Police Expert Panel on Emergent Technologies. My current project is a new book titled Revealing rape’s many voices; differing roles, reactions and reflections being written with Yvonne Shell and Terri Cole. This aims to give voice to the wider range of people caught up in the aftermath of a rape and includes victim/survivors; suspect/offenders; criminal justice practitioners; family and friends; support workers.



Recent books

  • Horvath, M., and Brown J. (Eds.) (2023) Rape challenging contemporary thinking; ten years on. London: Routledge. This book is a second edition taking stock of the last decade’s thinking and research about rape .

  • Brown, J., and Horvath M.  (Eds.) (2022) The Cambridge handbook of forensic psychology. Cambridge. CUP. This collection is a second edition updating and expanding coverage of key developments in the field.

  • Brough, P., Brown, J., and Biggs, A (2016) Improving criminal justice workplaces; translating theory and research into evidence-based practice. Abingdon: Routledge
    This discusses recent research into occupational culture, employment engagement leadership. Communication and professionalisation. The book goes on to describe methods of organisational consultation and then offers some practice solutions.
  • Brown, J., Shell, Y., and Cole, T. (2015) Forensic psychology; theory, research, policy and practice. London: Sage.
    Winning the British psychology Society’s prize for best text book this is a comprehensive account of the discipline of forensic psychology.

Recent articles and book chapters

  • Fleming, J., & Brown, J. (2023). From Easter Eggs to Anti-Police Sentiment: Maintaining a Balance in Policing during the Three Pandemic Lockdowns in England and Wales. Administrative Sciences13(1), 14.

  • Brown, J. (2022). Refocusing Rape Investigations: A Commentary on Research Supporting Operation Soteria Bluestone. International Criminology2(3), 305-316.

  • Brown, J. M., Figueiredo, M. S., & Horvath, M. A. (2022). Taking Stock; A Review of the State of Forensic Psychology as Revealed Through an Analysis of Journal Articles 2015–20. Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice, 1-22.

  • Brown, J., & Fleming, J. (2022). Exploration of individual and work-related impacts on police officers and police staff working in support or front-line roles during the UK’s first COVID lockdown. The Police Journal95(1), 50-72.

  • Fleming, J., & Brown, J. (2022). Staffing the force: police staff in England and Wales’ experiences of working through a COVID-19 lockdown. Police practice and research23(2), 236-253.

  • Daly, E., Smith, O., Bows, H., Brown, J., Chalmers, J., Cowan, S., ... & Willmott, D. (2022). Myths about myths? A commentary on Thomas (2020) and the question of jury rape myth acceptance. Journal of Gender-Based Violence, 1-12.

  • Brown, J. (2020). Do graduate police officers make a difference to policing? Results of an integrative literature review. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice14(1), 9-30.

  • Brown, J., McDowall, A., Gamblin, D., & Fenn, L. (2020). Assessing transmission and translation of learning about evidence-based policing by graduate trainee police officers. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice14(1), 119-134.

Expertise Details

Police occupational culture; Gender and policing; Mixed methods research; Occupational stress; Rape