Sam Poyser

Dr, PhD; MSc (with Distinction); BA (Hons); FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)


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Sam has a variety of responsibilities within the department. Chief amongst them is her role as Director of Postgraduate Criminology programmes (a suite of schemes offering research-led teaching in the field.)


Sam’s research focusses particularly on the causes and impacts of miscarriages of justice. In relation to the former, her work has highlighted the links between policing broadly, and criminal investigation specifically, to wrongful convictions, with clear acknowledgement of the learning opportunities they present for criminal justice professionals. In relation to the latter, she has conducted research into victims’ experiences of injustice and the long-term impacts of this. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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