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Matt Long

Matthew Long

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Criminology and Criminal Justice


Matthew Long is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology here at NTU and teaches on both BA and MA modules. He is the Admissions Tutor for Criminology and this involves undertaking school outreach work. In addition Matthew is Year One Tutor for Criminology which gives him the opportunity to guide new applicants through their critical first year with NTU. He is presently supervising two doctoral students.

Career overview

Between 1998 and 2004 Matthew worked as a lecturer at the national police training college, Bramshill, in Hampshire. This involved training senior police officers and included a spell acting as head of the accelerated promotion course. After leaving Bramshill he continued to act in a consultancy capacity for Centrex for a number of years. In 2002 Matthew served as Visiting Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice within the City University of New York. Between 2004 and 2006 he was a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University. Matthew joined the staff at Nottingham Trent University in 2006.

Research areas

Matthew is research active and working towards a co-authored book on Vandalism and Anti-Social Behaviour with his colleague Roger Hopkins-Burke which is due for completion in August 2014 and is set to be published by Palgrave Macmillan. His doctoral research looked at the impact of league tables and performance culture in policing and shortly after he published a co-authored book with colleagues Professor Paul Senior and Chris Crowther-Dowey on the subject of modernisation and criminal justice.

External activity

He has served as an external examiner in Criminology to the University of Ulster at Jordanstown in Northern Ireland.


Long, M. (2000) 'Picking Up the Bill For Our Kids? The Policing of Youth and The Crime and Disorder Act', in J. Pickford (ed) (2000) 'Youth Justice. Theory and Practice'. Cavendish.

Long, M. (2003) 'Leadership and performance management', in T. Newburn (ed) 'Handbook of Policing'. Devon. Willan.

Long, M. (2003) 'Naming, shaming and the politics of blaming. Best Value as a censorious mode of police governance'. 'Policing Futures', Vol. 1 Issue 3, 33-42.

Long, M. (2005) 'United Kingdom', in L. Sullivan (ed) 'Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement'. Volume 3, 1358-1364. California. Sage.

Long, M. (2005) 'Scotland' in L. Sullivan (ed.) 'Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement' Volume 3, 1291-1293. California. Sage.

Long, M. and Silverman, E. (2005) 'The Anglo-American measurement of police performance. Compstat and Best Value'. British Journal of Community Justice, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Summer 2005.

Senior, P., Crowther-Dowey, C. and Long, M. (2007) 'Understanding Modernisation in Criminal Justice'. Open University Press.

Long, M. and Cullen, S. (2008) 'United Kingdom. Democratic Policing. Global Change from a Democratic Perspective', in Haberfeld, M. and Cerrah, I. (2008) Comparative Policing. The Struggle for Democratization'. Sage.

Maguire, K., Hodgson, P., Kamoche, K., Long, M. and Love, K. (2013) 'We've stood on that precipice'. Police, organisation and the anomalous child protection unit'. Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 16 (1) p. 19-33.

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Press expertise

  • Policing
  • Race
  • Penology
  • Vandalism
  • Anti-social behaviour