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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

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

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

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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

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

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • LawPod: Policing in Northern Ireland

    Topping, J., 18 Oct 2019

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  • Patten 20 years on

    McNaull, G., Topping, J. & Killean, R., 17 Oct 2019

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  • Prizes

    Queen's Student Union Education Awards 2018 - Nomination

    Topping, John (Recipient), 29 Mar 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Queen's Student Union Education Awards 2018 - Winner

    Topping, John (Recipient), 18 Apr 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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  • Activities

    Irish Policing Authority Research Networking Event

    John Topping (Participant)

    14 Feb 2019

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

    Patten 20 Years On: Young People, Policing and Stop and Search

    John Topping (Organiser)

    04 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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    External Examiner

    John Topping (Examiner)

    26 Mar 2019

    Activity: Examination typesUG external examination

    Young People, Policing and Stop & Search in Northern Ireland

    John Topping (Keynote speaker)

    04 Sep 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

    Press / Media

    BBC Newsline NI - Patten 50/50 Recruitment

    John Topping

    12/09/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    PSNI Stop and Search

    John Topping

    04/09/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

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

    John Topping

    04/09/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    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