Professor Mike Rowe

Professor of Criminology at Northumbria University

Mike Rowe joined Northumbria University in 2009 as Reader in Criminology. He was previously director of the Institute of Criminology at Victoria University Wellington and senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Leicester.

His teaching and research interests have focused on issues relating to policing in broad terms but particular attention to policing, race and racism, police culture, and the policing of domestic violence. He has published widely on these and other topics and is currently writing a book on race and crime for Sage.

Mike has completed a variety of research projects examining police diversity training, police occupational culture, the use of positive arrest policies in response to domestic violence and other policing-related matters. Additionally he has researched issues such as youth perspectives on graffiti, race and disproportionality in the criminal justice system, and public perceptions of and attitudes towards crime.

Books by Mike Rowe

  • Rowe, M. (forthcoming) ‘Just like a TV show: public criminology and the media coverage of ‘hunt for Britain’s most wanted man’. Crime, Media, Culture.
  • Rowe, M. and Hutton, F. (2012) ‘Is your city pretty anyway?’ Perspectives on graffiti and the urban landscape’, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 45 (1), pp. 66-86.
  • Bradley, T., Rowe, M. and Segdwick, C. (2011) ‘Not in My Backyard? Crime in the neighbourhood’ Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 50(1): 34-51
  • Grant, S. and Rowe, M. (2011) ‘Running the risk: Police Officer discretion and family violence in New Zealand’. Policing and Society, 21 (1), pp. 49-66.
  • Rowe, M. (2009) ‘Notes on a scandal: the official enquiry into police deviance and corruption in New Zealand’. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 42 (1), pp. 123-38.
  • Rowe, M. (2012) Race and Crime. London: Sage.
  • Rowe, M. (2008) Introduction to Policing. London: Sage.
  • Rowe, M. (2007) (ed.) Policing beyond Macpherson. Cullompton: Willan.
  • Das, D. K. and Palmiotto, M. (with Rowe, M.) (2006) (eds.) World police encyclopedia. London: Routledge.
  • Rowe, M. (2004) Policing, race and racism. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.
  • Rowe, M. (2010) ‘Police diversity training in Britain: lessons and limitations’, in Sagant, V. and Shaw, M. (eds.) Crime prevention and community safety: trends and perspectives. Québec: International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, pp. 151-53
  • Rowe, M. (2009) ‘Policing and “cracking down on crime”: tough questions and tough answers’, in Maxwell, G. (ed.) Addressing the causes of offending: what is the evidence? Wellington: Institute of Policy Studies, pp. 185-92
  • Rowe, M. (2009) ‘Policing, race and diversity: thinking outside the (tick)box’, in Bui, H. (ed.) Race and criminal justice. London: Sage, pp. 49-65
  • Rowe, M. (2007) ‘Introduction: policing and racism in the limelight – the politics and context of the Lawrence Report’, in Rowe, M. (ed) Policing beyond Macpherson. Cullompton: Willan, pp. xi-xxiv
  • Rowe, M. and Garland, J. (2007) ‘Police diversity training: a silver bullet tarnished’, in Rowe, M. (ed.) Policing beyond Macpherson. Cullompton: Willan, pp. 43-65