Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies


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

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Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy

I joined the Department of Social Sciences in 2010 as a Lecturer. In 2014 I became Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy. My main research and teaching interests are in heritage crime, green criminology, and crime prevention. I predominantly conduct interdisciplinary research with my current collaborations sited in chemistry, information management, and museology.

You can connect with Louise in the following ways:

Twitter: @drlouisegrove


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My early research focused on crime prevention, and in particular the concept of repeat victimisation: that once a person, place, or business has been a victim of crime once, they are far more likely to be a victim on subsequent occasions. The change in crime over recent years has also formed part of my work. This background informs the approach I now take to my research on heritage crime, which I define as any activity which causes harm to the historic environment or that creates deliberate cultural loss or damage.

My current research develops a criminological approach to issues affecting cultural heritage. I recently published findings from a pilot project on museum security with a colleague at the University of Helsinki, and this is an area I am actively developing. My other focus at present is the use of photographs and satellite imagery to identify physical damage to heritage assets.

I welcome enquiries from potential collaborators and PhD students on heritage crime and green criminology issues.

  • SSA206 Crime and Social Welfare: Policy in Practice
  • SSB228 Green Criminology
  • SSC220 Crime Prevention
  • Grove, L. & Thomas, S., (2016). ‘The Rhino Horn on Display Has Been Replaced by a Replica’: Museum Security in Finland and England. Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies. 14(1), p.1.
  • Tilley, N., Thompson, R., Farrell, G., Grove, L., and Tseloni, A. (2015) Do burglar alarms increase burglary risk? A counter-intuitive finding and possible explanations. Crime Prevention & Community Safety, 17(1), 1-19.
  • Garius, L. and L. Grove (2015) Enriching the University Experience through Volunteering: A Pilot Project. International Review of Victimology. 21 (2) 233-245
  • Grove, L. and Thomas, S. (2014) Heritage Crime: Progress, Prospects and Prevention. Palgrave Macmillan
  • Grove, L. and K. Pease (2014) Preventing Heritage Crime. In Grove, L. and Thomas, S. (eds.) Heritage Crime: Progress, Prospects and Prevention. Palgrave Macmillan
  • Bleay, S., L.E. Grove, P.F. Kelly, R.S.P. King, K. Mayse, B.C. Shah and R. Wilson (2014) Non-invasive detection and chemical mapping of trace metal residues on the skin, RSC Advances
  • Tseloni, A., Thompson, R., Grove, L., Tilley, N. and G. Farrell (2014) The effectiveness of burglary security devices. Security Journal 30: 646
  • Grove, L. (2013) ‘Heritocide? Defining and exploring heritage crime’, Public Archaeology
  • Qureshi-Grew, F. and Grove, L. (2013) Thirty Years of Police Stops: Findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales. The International Journal of Police Science and Management 15(2) 157-168