Adam Crawford is the Director of the Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) at the University of Leeds, where he is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The LSSI works to support and enhance the social sciences at Leeds, by fostering interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, promoting relations with external partners in the public, private and third sectors and building capacity through the provision of training and skills development for the next generation of research leaders. The LSSI runs the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account and is the Leeds arm of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership.
He is also Director of the N8 Policing Research Partnership; a collaboration between universities and policing partners in the north of England which has been awarded a HEFCE Catalyst Grant to support a five year programme of activities (2015-20). He is Director of the N8 Policing Research Partnership and leads a recently launched international research network on the ‘Everyday Political Economies of Plural Policing’. His research has focused on policing, urban security, restorative justice and victims of crime. He is currently writing a book provisionally entitled Networked Policing, to be published by Routledge. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and, in 2016, was made an Honorary Lifetime member of the British Society of Criminology.