Institute of Criminal Justice Studies


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Ms Jemma Tyson

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Criminology with Psychology (University of Portsmouth), MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice (University of Portsmouth)
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer, and Postgraduate Programme Area Leader - Campus
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5249
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


My research interests surround the topic of hate crime, with a particular interest in disablist hate crime and criminal justice responses. My PhD examines police service provision for victims of learning disablist hate crime and builds upon the findings of my Master's thesis on a related topic- the latter was conducted in partnership with the Cross Government Hate Crime Programme. I have published in this field and am also an Independent Advisory Group member for Hampshire Constabulary. In addition, I sit on the CPS Wessex Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel, the Police and Crime Commissioner's PAN Hampshire Hate Crime Working Group, and have also represented the UK government at hate crime events overseas.


  • (Disability) hate crime
  • Equality and diversity in the justice system

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