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Professor Loretta Trickett's Inaugural Lecture

Qualitative research and personal narratives; giving voice to the unheard in a changing world

Loretta Trickett
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In this lecture, Professor Loretta Trickett will outline the value of qualitative research in criminology and criminal justice; to challenge ‘commonly held’ assumptions about victimisation.

  • From: Wednesday 19 April 2023, 5.30 pm
  • To: Wednesday 19 April 2023, 7.30 pm
  • Registration: 5.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Newton building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 19 April 2023, 3.30 pm
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Drawing on research on fear of crime, policing, hate crime, gendered harassment, ‘community’ and ‘community cohesion;’ this lecture argues that criminal victimisation involves a dynamic process, shaped by power relations, that transgress public and private spaces. Experiences of victimisation and fear of becoming a victim, can only be understood through comprehension of ‘who people are;’ necessitating an appreciation of their life experiences and the connections between them. Within an increasingly diverse world, the importance of ‘victim’s voices’ to ‘humanise’ and counter the effects of quantitative numerical data, is of paramount importance, to better inform government and public organisations, and to hold them to account.


Loretta is a Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Law School. She has been module leader on Criminal Law and Mooting (LLB), Criminology and Criminal Justice, International Criminal Law (LLM), Human Rights and Criminal Justice (LLM) and Victim’s Rights and Criminal Justice (LLM). She has been awarded the VC teaching award and is a HEA fellow. Loretta is an experienced empirical researcher whose research regularly informs public policy and debate. She has been awarded the VC Outstanding Researcher award and the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ Award at NTU. Her externally ranked 4* REF Impact Case Study 2021 ‘Improving criminal justice responses to hate crime’ documented her wide-ranging public policy impact in policing, victim support and government in the UK and Europe. In 2021 she was awarded THE Times Higher Award for ‘outstanding contribution to a community’ for her collaborative research with Professor Louise Mullany, University of Nottingham, on the topic of women’s safety. This prestigious award ceremony is widely considered as the ‘Oscars’ of higher education.


5.30 pm

Registration and welcome refreshments

6 pm

Welcome talk

6.05 pm

Lecture begins

6.50 pm

Close and thanks by Executive Dean

7 pm

Drinks reception

7.30 pm


Location details


Lecture Theatre 3, Newton building


Goldsmith Street


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