Dr Christine A. Weirich
Postdoctoral Researcher, Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre
University of Leeds
Christine joined the University of Leeds in 2020 as a researcher on project IcARUS: Innovative AppRoach to Urban Security, led by the European Forum for Urban Security. Prior to this, she completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow in 2019, where her thesis focused on the issue of antiquities trafficking and situational crime prevention. At the University of Glasgow Christine was part of the Trafficking Culture research group, as well as the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR).
Christine has previous research experience at the University of Cincinnati’s Centre for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR) and Corrections Institute (UCCI), working on projects such as the Ohio Prison Study and the Ohio Disproportionate Minority Contact Study.
Christine is working on the project Co-designing community resilience to online child sexual victimisation. She is also working on the Centre’s current ‘public engagement’ research project Towards a minimum policing standard. This project will will explore what the public think the core functions of the police are, what they want from the police and what they think police should do.