Institute of Criminal Justice Studies


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Mr Marc Jacobs

  • Qualifications: LLB (Hons), MA Criminology (Brunel), PGCE
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer, and Course Leader – BSc (Hons) Crime and Criminology (DL)
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3063
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Marc Jacobs has worked at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth since 1998. He has a first degree in Law and a Masters in Criminal Justice.  His research and scholarly activities concern the historical development and nature of criminology and punishment, with particular interest in British radical/critical and sociological criminology during the late 20th century. In addition to the historical development of the discipline Marc's interests concern the contemporary nature and status of theoretical and critical criminology and the sociology of punishment in the new millennium. 


  • Intersections between critical criminology and critical pedagogy
  • Modern history of criminology as a discipline within higher education
  • Critical analysis of criminology teaching and research in higher education today
  • Historical and contemporary analysis of British radical and critical criminology

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