Dr Mohammed Rahman is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences. His academic work concerns serious crimes, namely organised crime and gangs. Dr Rahman's doctoral research required him to ethnographically investigate the nature, extent and meaning of fatal violence within various West Midlands based organised crime groups. As a criminologist, he has used his teaching and research experiences to inform the public and international press about crime, harm and crime control. His book entitled: Homicide and Organised Crime: Ethnographic Narratives of Violence in the Criminal Underworld, is due to be published in 2019 with Palgrave Macmillan.
2018 – Present: Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Sociology, Nottingham Trent University
2017 – 2018: Lecturer in Criminology, Centre for Applied Criminology, Birmingham City University
2014 – 2017: Graduate Research Teaching Assistant, Centre for Applied Criminology, Birmingham City University
2013 – 2014: Research Assistant, Centre for Applied Criminology, Birmingham City University
Dr Rahman is an active scholar who has written on homicide within the context of organised crime, gangs, terrorism and contract killers. Alongside his book, he is currently working on several peer-reviewed articles and welcomes proposals for collaborative research projects. He also welcomes PhD proposals that have primary focus on serious and organised crime.
In 2017, Dr Rahman launched the Birmingham Urban Studies research cluster, which is a research branch at the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. Currently, he is working with forensic psychologists in UCLAN and Washington State University as a contributor on a Routledge International Handbook on Collective Violence.
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On a regular basis, Dr Rahman disseminates research findings through regional, national and international press. He has previously done expert commentary work for various media outlets and commentates in the following areas:
- Serious and Organised Crime
- Serious Violence and Homicide
- Urban Crime
For press related enquiries, please contact: Helen.Breese@ntu.ac.uk