Mr Bill Tupman
BA Russian and Politics (Exon)
Honorary Research Fellow
My research is on transnational crime, terrorism and the process of creating a supranational police response to these phenomena. I am reliant to a great extent on information from the World Wide Web and the problems such source material produces. I am happy to supervise research students on organised crime, terrorism, Justice and Home Affairs Policy in the European Union [Third Pillar] and police use of information technology. I also have an interest in evaluation research where this concerns policing policy and community safety partnerships.
I am a member of the executive committee of the Standing Group on Organised Crime of the ECPR and run the SGOC blog at:
The appropriateness of supranational policing arrangements as a response to changing structures of organised crime including terrorism. Particularly interested in relationships between Eastern and Western Europe with regard to crime, the Schengen acquis and Justice and Home Affairs matters in the European Union.
Terrorism, Organised Crime, Justice and Home Affairs policy in the European Union, Supranational response to terrorism and organised crime, terrorist financing, civil society and organised crime
Currently supervising Abdul-Haq Baker and Jim Gales all on aspects of radicalisation. Louise Deegan on trafficking in human beings
Some past students:
Shah M. International Terrorism: Malaysias Response to Mujahiddin Group [KMM and Jemaat Islamiah [JI] Group of Malaysia Kingshott B. Ethics of Policing: A Study of English Police Codes Kausar W. “Drug Addiction Syndrome” [field work carried out in Pakistan] Beresford PCFM “The Official IRA and Republican Clubs in Nortehrn Ireland 1968-74 and their relations with other political and paramilitary groups Warner B. “The Rendition of International Politically Violent Offenders / Terrorists 1970-82 Ogunsakin O “Police and Black People’s Interactive Relationship” Geleri A “An Examination of Public Attitudes towards the use of Closed Circuit Television in Public Places” Abdelsalam H. “Violence in Egypt 1967-97” Ehteshami A “The Politics and Policies of the Iranian Second Republic”
Deputy Head, Department of Politics, 2001
Chair, Academic Staff Association, 1998-9, 1999-00
Secretary Academic Staff association, 2000-01
Single Honours Admissions Officer
Co-convenor, Degree Programme in Economic and Political Development
Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
Convenor, English Scientific Section, Intercentro, University of Messina
Member, Advisory Board, Intercentro, University of Messina
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Financial Crime
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Professional Security
Member, Editorial Board, Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal.
'Turning a Blind Eye' Europa Vol 2 No 2 1998 - Electronic Journal
Current post: honorary university fellow.
retired as Senior Lecturer 2005
Director, Unit for Research on Community Safety [UROCS]
Director, Centre for Police and Criminal Justice Studies 1985-1995