Social Sciences


Dr Louise Grove BSc. MRes. Ph.D. Loughborough University

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Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy

Dr Louise Grove works within the fields of crime prevention, crime science, and green criminology. She welcomes enquiries from potential PhD applicants in these areas.

You can connect with Louise in the following ways:

Twitter: @drlouisegrove


Personal website:

Heritage Crime: Progress, Prospects and Prevention was published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2014. Drawing on contributions from around the world, the book explores the problem of heritage crime across a range of contexts. Following the completion of this project, we secured a small amount of funding from the University of Helsinki to examine museum security in Finland and the UK.

‘Which burglary security devices work for whom and in what context?’ was a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council for 18 months under the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (ES/K003771/1) from 2013-15, using victim data from the Crime Survey of England and Wales. More information on this project can be found here.

In 2011-12 a collaboration with Newcastle University and the Council for British Archaeology on an English Heritage funded project examined the nature and extent of heritage crime in England. This received significant media coverage, and a summary of the findings is available here.

Earlier research focused on repeat victimisation, culminating in a systematic review commissioned by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention available here.

Current PhD students are researching: violent assault in the night-time economy; application of situational crime prevention techniques to nursing misdemeanours; improving non-invasive detection techniques for heritage thefts.

  • SSA206 Crime and Social Welfare: Policy in Practice
  • SSB228 Green Criminology
  • SSC220 Crime Prevention