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Personal profile

Teaching

Currently Teaching:

Exploring Criminology

Development of Policing

Particulars

Currently Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Community Restorative Justice Ireland (CRJI)

Currently on the Executive of the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ)

 

 

Previously on the Executive Committee of the Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NIACRO) April 2017 - September 2019

Previously an Independent Member of the Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) November 2013 - February 2015

Research Interests

John is a lecturer in Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, with research specialising in the area of policing.  

To date, he has worked on a variety of research, consultancy and advisory roles with all the major policing institutions in Northern Ireland.  This includes experience of engaging and working with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Policing Board, Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern, and the Police Federation for Northern Ireland.

In addition, he has also acted as an Indepdendent member of the Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership.

John has published widely in the area of policing, with particular focus on police stop and search powers, community policing, police reform, public order policing and paramilitarism.

 

Previous Grant Successes:

Awarded £74,000 from British Academy Advanced Newton Fellowship Fund to collaborate with Federal University Sao Paolo, Brazil on police reform 

Awarded £6,500 from PSNI to examine community expectations around Policing with the Community (September 2016)

 Awarded £60,306 co-investigator as part of successful multidisciplinary Ulster University team on EU HORIZON 2020 GAP ‘Gaming for Peace’ bid lead by Trinity College, Dublin (Jan. 2016)

 Awarded  £165,000 co-investigator as part of successful multidisciplinary University of Ulster team on EU HORIZON 2020 FCT10 bid worth total of 4.9m Euros (June 2015)

 Awarded £15,000 consultancy from INTERCOMM IRELAND for examining engagement of young people with PSNI (December 2014)

 Awarded £2850 consultancy from Belfast City Council Community Safety Unit to design a survey tool for the Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership for policing and community safety issues (March 2014)

 Awarded £10,000 across two tenders from the Northern Ireland Policing Board to examine issues related to confidence in Police Service of Northern Ireland: "The key drivers of public confidence in policing in NI" and "The influence of politicians, community leaders and the media has on confidence in the police in NI" (February 2014)

 Awarded £2935.50 consultancy from Police Service of Northern Ireland for supervising intra-organisational research by police officers (May 2014)

 Principle Investigator: Awarded £20,000 tender from the Police Service of Northern to research public order policing (joint bid with Institute for Conflict Research) (April 2012)

 Principle Investigator: Awarded £6000 tender to examine community safety, peace walls and new Police Community Safety Partnerships from Belfast Conflict Resolution Consortium (September 2011)

 Awarded £4500 tender/teaching contract from PSNI to deliver two day criminology short course for senior PSNI officers: ‘Enhancing Policing: A Criminology of Crime and Society’ (PUP107) (March 2012)

 

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Research Output 2008 2019

Open Access
File
book review
terrorism
police officer
narrative
event

CONTINUING A-PACE: Phase One Report & Recommendations For PSNI Police College

Topping, J., 14 Jan 2019, Belfast. 16 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

police
district

CONTINUING A-PACE: Phase Two Report For PSNI Police College

Topping, J., 06 Jun 2019, 26 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

police
district

LawPod: Policing in Northern Ireland

Topping, J., 18 Oct 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

criminology

The Use of 'Everyday' Stop and Search Powers

Topping, J., 18 Oct 2019, Just News - The Committee on the Administration of Justice, Autumn 2019.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

File
police
police organization
gold standard
Western world
tactics

Prizes

Queen's Student Union Education Awards 2018 - Nomination

John Topping (Recipient), 29 Mar 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

student union
education

Queen's Student Union Education Awards 2018 - Winner

John Topping (Recipient), 18 Apr 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

File
student union
education

Activities 2007 2019

Irish Policing Authority Research Networking Event

John Topping (Participant)
14 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

External Examiner

John Topping (Examiner)
26 Mar 2019

Activity: Examination typesUG external examination

Policing, Human Rights and Communities

John Topping (Invited speaker)
26 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

From the Black Death to Belfast: Police Stop and Search as Classificatory Action

John Topping (Invited speaker)
21 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Stephen Martin

John Topping (Host)
20 Feb 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting of external, non-academic visitor

Press / Media

BBC Newsline NI - Patten 50/50 Recruitment

John Topping

12/09/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Stop and search powers 'used on thousands of NI children'

John Topping

04/09/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

PSNI Stop and Search

John Topping

04/09/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Police stop and search 35,000 Northern Ireland kids in eight years

John Topping

04/09/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Why are Northern Ireland’s prisons so empty?

John Topping

04/04/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment