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Andy Newton

Associate Professor

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Andy Newton is an Associate Professor In Policing and Criminology. He is a member of the Quantitative and Spatial Criminology Research Group and the Centre for Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE)

Career overview

Dr Newton joined NTU in November 2019.

Prior to this he was an Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of Leicester (Sept 2017-Oct 2019),

Before this he was a Reader in Criminology and Director of the Applied Criminology Centre at the University of Huddersfield (>2015), where he worked from 2005-2017 as a Research Fellow and then Senior Research Fellow.

Research areas

My research interests focus on the intersection of crime, people and space.

I was commissioned by the Home Office to examine the impact of the 2003 Licensing Act on crime and the Night Time Economy, and by the EU commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DGMOVE) and the Department for Transport (DfT) to examine crime and security on public transport.

My research interests include: transport, technology, intelligent mobility and crime; acquisitive crime; policy analysis and evaluation, computational criminology , crime analysis and GIS; situational crime prevention; offender mobility, and mixed methods research.

I have presented oral evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee (Enquiry into Security on the Railway) and the Mayors Office for London (Crime on Public Transport).

I am on the editorial board for the journal Crime Science and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

I currently serve as external examiner for the University of Derby (MSc Criminal Investigation and MSc Financial Investigation and Digital Intelligence) and the University of Malta (BSc Criminology).