Institute of Criminal Justice Studies


Dr Brian Chappell

  • Qualifications: Master of Arts (MA), with distinction, Intelligence and Security Studies (Brunel University); Peter Caws Postgraduate Prize. Brunel School of Social Sciences (Brunel University); Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Portsmouth); Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA); DCrimJ (University of Portsmouth).
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer in Criminal Investigation
  • Address: Ravelin House, Ravelin Park, Portsmouth, PO1 2QQ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3935
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Brian joined the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies as a senior lecturer in April 2011 following completion of his thirty year career with the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard. During his career he served as a detective at all ranks up to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector where he was a member of the senior management team within the Specialist Crime Directorate. Throughout his career he has worked with a number of specialist departments with national and international responsibilities. He was awarded MBE in 2009.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice -Level 4 FTUG
  • Organised Crime- Unit coordinator - Level 6 (distance learning)
  • Managing Justice and Security Organisations- Unit coordinator - Level 7  (distance learning)
  • Personal Tutor level 6 and 7 (dissertation supervision)
  • Police Law and Community Unit, the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) - Level 5 FTUG
  • Wildlife Crime - Level 5 FTUG
  • Youth Crime - Level 5 FTUG
  • Policing a diverse society- Level 5 FTUG
  • MSc Crime Science, Investigation and Intelligence (Full Time and Part Time Campus based)
  • Doctoral examiner

Previous Teaching Responsibilities

  • Criminology and Forensic Studies seminar and personal tutor
  • Criminal Investigation core unit level 5 FTUG
  • Managing Criminal Investigation core unit -Level 6 FTUG
  • Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation - Level 5 FTUG

Postgraduate Programme

  • Course Leader Police, Policy and Leadership
  • Tools and Techniques of Crime Science - Level 7 unit
  • Managing intelligence - Level 7 unit
  • Managing Investigations - Level 7  Unit Coordinator
  • Personal tutor distance learning postgraduate programme (dissertation supervision)
  • Visiting lecturer - Abu Dhabi Police College, May 2011 - Taught Masters programme.


These include criminal investigation: organised crime, including wildlife crime: serious youth violence: policing specialisms: child protection: covert policing; ethics of intelligence collection and associated competing human rights, legal and risk management issues. 


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