Dr Richard Hester

PhD; MSc; BSc

Lecturer in Criminology

School of Law and Social Sciences


Lecturing on the BSc Criminology and other criminology related courses at Oxford Brookes University. Researcher on football policing.

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

CRIM4002 - Criminal Justice in Action 

CRIM6004 - Dealing with Drugs: Control and Intoxication 


My PhD examined the legal aspects of cost recovery aspect of football policing in England and Wales. I have previously researched issues connected with youth football violence and football banning orders, and I collaborate with football clubs and police forces on my research.


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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

British Society of Criminology
European Society of Criminology
Advance HE Fellowship


European Society of Criminology - Malaga, Spain, September 2022
Policing and Society - Akureyri, Iceland, October 2022
European Society of Criminology - Florence, Italy, September 2023