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Professor Andrew Millie

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Professional biography

I am Professor of Criminology and Head of Discipline for Social Policy and Criminology. Prior to joining the Open University in 2024, I was Professor of Criminology and Associate Head of the School of Law, Criminology and Policing at Edge Hill University. Before that I worked at various institutions including the University of Glasgow, Loughborough University and King's College London. I'm a graduate of Swansea University, having gained a BA in geography in 1991, and then a PhD on urban crime in 1997.

I'm Editor of the Bristol University Press book series New Horizons in Criminology and I'm on the executive of the British Society of Criminology - currently Chair of their Regional Groups and Specialist Networks Committee. I'm on the Editorial Board of the journal Crime Prevention and Community Safetty, and I've previously been on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Criminology. I have also been an Editor for the journal Urban Studies.

Research interests

My research is interdisciplinary and pushes criminological boundaries by drawing on philosophy and theology to critically question western penal orthodoxy and the history of criminological thought. My current work looks at alternative meanings of core criminological concepts of justice and punishment. I have also an international reputation for critical research on policing - including being part of a recently completed project on Visible Policing (ESRC Grant Reference: ES/R011885/1). Building on earlier work in urban geography I additionally publish on ‘aesthetic criminology’ and consider the role of taste in dictating criminalisation. 

Publications

The Lord’s Prayer, forgiveness, and criminal (in)justice (2023-11)
Andrew, Andrew
Theology, 126(6) (pp. 424-433)


Guerrilla gardening as normalised law-breaking: Challenges to land ownership and aesthetic order (2023-06)
Millie, Andrew
Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, 19(2) (pp. 191-208)


Visible policing: uniforms and the (re)construction of police occupational identity (2023)
Rowe, Michael; Jones, Matthew; Millie, Andrew and Ralph, Liam
Policing and Society, 33(2) (pp. 222-237)


Police station meaning, closure and (in)visibility (2023)
Millie, Andrew; Ralph, Liam; Rowe, Michael and Jones, Matthew
Policing and Society ((early access))


Police recruits, moral judgements and an empathetic policing (2023)
Millie, Andrew and Hirschler, Steven
Criminology & Criminal Justice ((early access))


Street Skateboarding and the Aesthetic Order of Public Spaces (2022-11-01)
Dickinson, Sharon; Millie, Andrew and Peters, Eleanor
The British Journal of Criminology, 62(6) (pp. 1454-1469)


Maintaining police-citizen relations on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic (2022-06)
Ralph, Liam; Jones, Matthew; Rowe, Michael and Millie, Andrew
Policing and Society, 32(6) (pp. 764-777)


[Book Review] Joshua Dubler and Vincent W. Lloyd Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice, and the Abolition of Prisons New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. (2022-05)
Millie, Andrew
Studies in Christian Ethics, 35(2) (pp. 378-380)


[Book Review] Eileen Barker and James T. Richardson (eds), Reactions to the Law by Minority Religions Abingdon: Routledge, 2021 (2022-01)
Millie, Andrew
Theology, 125(1) (pp. 66-67)


Everyday moral judgements of anti-social behaviour (2021-03)
Adams, Jan and Millie, Andrew
Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 23 (pp. 56-68)


Crimes of the Senses: Yarn Bombing and Aesthetic Criminology (2019-11)
Millie, Andrew
British Journal of Criminology, 59(6) (pp. 1269-1287)


Citizens in policing: The lived reality of being a Police Support Volunteer (2019-05)
Millie, Andrew
Policing and Society, 29(4) (pp. 407-419)


Introduction: Contemporary policing and non-warranted volunteering (2019-02-26)
Millie, Andrew and Wells, Helen
Policing and Society, 29(4) (pp. 371-375)


Urban interventionism as a challenge to aesthetic order: Towards an aesthetic criminology (2017-04)
Millie, Andrew
Crime, Media, Culture, 13(1) (pp. 3-20)


Street Art, Public City: Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination. By Alison Young (Routledge, 2014, 177pp. £75.00 hb, £24.99 pb) (2015-01)
Millie, Andrew
The British Journal of Criminology, 55(1) (pp. 205-208)


The case for a narrower focus to policing (2014)
Millie, Andrew
Public Safety Leadership Research Focus, 2(4) (pp. 1-4)


[Book Review] Leonidas K. Cheliotis, ed. The Arts of Imprisonment: Control, Resistance and Empowerment. Farnham: Ashgate, 2012 (2013-07)
Millie, Andrew
British Journal of Criminology, 53(4) (pp. 705-708)


Policing in a time of contraction and constraint: Re-imagining the role and function of contemporary policing (2013-04)
Millie, Andrew and Bullock, Karen
Criminology & Criminal Justice, 13(2) (pp. 133-142)


The policing task and the expansion (and contraction) of British policing (2013)
Millie, Andrew
Criminology and Criminal Justice, 13(2) (pp. 143-160)


Police Stations, Architecture and Public Reassurance (2012-11)
Millie, Andrew
British Journal of Criminology, 52(6) (pp. 1092-1112)


[Book Review] Jane Donoghue, Anti-Social Behaviour Orders: A Culture of Control?, Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2010 (2012-01)
Millie, Andrew
Punishment and Society, 14(1) (pp. 125-127)


Re-imagining Policing Post-Austerity (2012-01)
Millie, Andrew and Bullock, Karen
British Academy Review(19) (pp. 16-18)


[Book review] P. Smith, T.L. Phillips and R.D. King Incivility: The Rude Stranger in Everyday Life Cambridge University Press 2010 (2011-12)
Millie, Andrew
British Journal of Sociology, 62(4) (pp. 753-754)


Big society, small government: The British coalition government and tackling anti-social behaviour (2011-11)
Millie, Andrew
Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 13 (pp. 284-287)


Community safety politics and policy in Europe (2011-10-21)
Moore, Stephen and Millie, Andrew
Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 13 (pp. 229-231)


Value judgments and criminalization (2011-03)
Millie, Andrew
British Journal of Criminology, 51(2) (pp. 278-295)


Editorial: Reflections on an English summer of rioting and looting (2011)
Millie, Andrew
British Society of Criminology Newsletter(69) (pp. 1-2)


[Book Reviews]: R Deuchar, Gangs, Marginalised Youth and Social Capital Trentham Books, Stoke-on-Trent, 2009 (2010-12)
Millie, Andrew
Youth Justice, 10(3) (pp. 304-306)


Whatever Happened to Reassurance Policing? (2010-08)
Millie, Andrew
Policing, 4(3) (pp. 225-232)


Moral politics, moral decline and anti-social behaviour (2010-04)
Millie, Andrew
People, Place and Policy Online, 4(1) (pp. 6-13)


“It’s time to move beyond the ASBO”: The Coalition and anti-social behaviour (2010)
Millie, Andrew
Howard League Early Career Academics Network Bulletin(6) (pp. 9-12)


Anti-social behaviour in British cities (2008-09-24)
Millie, Andrew
Geography Compass, 2(5) (pp. 1681-1696)


Vulnerability and risk: some lessons from the UK Reducing Burglary Initiative (2008-07)
Millie, Andrew
Police Practice and Research, 9(3) (pp. 183-198)


Anti-social behaviour, behavioural expectations and an urban aesthetic (2008-05)
Millie, Andrew
British Journal of Criminology, 48(3) (pp. 379-394)


Crime as an issue during the 2005 UK general election (2008-04-01)
Millie, Andrew
Crime, Media, Culture, 4(1) (pp. 101-111)


[Book Review] John Flint (Ed.) Housing, Urban Governance and Anti-social Behaviour: Perspectives, Policy and Practice Bristol: Policy Press, 2006 (2007-12)
Millie, Andrew
Urban Studies, 44(13) (pp. 2695-2696)


Borderline sentencing: A comparison of sentencers' decision making in England and Wales, and Scotland (2007-08)
Millie, Andrew; Tombs, Jacqueline and Hough, Mike
Criminology and Criminal Justice, 7(3) (pp. 243-267)


Looking for anti-social behaviour (2007)
Millie, Andrew
Policy and Politics, 35(4) (pp. 611-627)


Applying Reassurance Policing: Is it “Business as Usual”? (2006-06)
Herrington, Victoria and Millie, Andrew
Policing and Society, 16(2) (pp. 146-163)


Identifying and disseminating ‘good’ community safety practice: a problem solving approach (2006-01-01)
Erol, Rosie and Millie, Andrew
Safer Communities, 5(1) (pp. 18-24)


Rehabilitation and resettlement: A study of prolific offender case management in Birmingham, United Kingdom (2006)
Millie, Andrew and Erol, Rosie
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50(6) (pp. 691-710)


Anti-social behaviour: Concerns of minority and marginalised Londoners (2006)
Millie, Andrew
Internet Journal of Criminology (pp. 1-20)


Finding a balance for tackling anti-social behaviour (2005-07)
Millie, Andrew; Hough, Mike and Jacobson, Jessica
The Criminal Lawyer, 154 (pp. 3-5)


Reducing burglary by crackdown and consolidation (2005-03-01)
Millie, Andrew
Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 28(1) (pp. 174-188)


Bridging the Gap: Understanding Reassurance Policing (2005-02)
Millie, Andrew and Herrington, Victoria
Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 44(1) (pp. 41-56)


Reassurance policing in practice: Views from the shop floor (2004-07)
Millie, Andrew and Herrington, Victoria
Papers from the 2004 British Criminology Conference, 7


Does Tougher Enforcement Lead to Lower Reconviction? (2004)
Hearnden, Ian and Millie, Andrew
Probation Journal, 51(1) (pp. 48-58)


Sentencer confidence in probation: A good job in difficult circumstances? (2004)
Millie, Andrew and Jacobson, Jessica
Vista: Perspectives on Probation, Criminal Justice & Civil Renewal, 9(2) (pp. 112-117)


[Book Review] Rob I. Mawby Burglary. Portland, OR: Willan Publishing, 2001 (2003-05)
Millie, Andrew
International Criminal Justice Review, 13(1) (pp. 222-223)


Understanding the growth in the prison population in England and Wales (2003)
Millie, Andrew; Jacobson, Jessica and Hough, Mike
Criminal Justice, 3, Article 41820(4) (pp. 369-387)


The decision to imprison (2003)
Hough, Mike; Jacobson, Jessica and Millie, Andrew
Magistrate, 59(7) (pp. 200-201)


Exploring safety concerns in the night-time city: revitalising the evening economy (2000-01)
Bromley, Rosemary; Thomas, Colin and Millie, Andrew
Town Planning Review, 71(1) (pp. 71-96)


Visible Policing (2022)
Rowe, Michael; Millie, Andrew; Jones, Matthew and Ralph, Liam
ISBN : 2000093167 | Publisher : The Visible Policing Project | Published : Newcastle, UK


Philosophical Criminology (2016)
Millie, Andrew
New Horizons in Criminology
ISBN : 9781447323709, 9781447323730 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol, UK


Anti-social Behaviour (2009)
Millie, Andrew
ISBN : 9780335229161 | Publisher : Open University Press | Published : Maidenhead, UK


Anti-Social Behaviour Strategies: Finding a Balance (2005-06-07)
Millie, Andrew; Jacobson, Jessica; McDonald, Eraina and Hough, Mike
ISBN : 978-1861347633 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol, UK


Assessing the impact of the Reducing Burglary Initiative in southern England and Wales (2004)
Millie, Andrew and Hough, Mike
Home Office Online Report
ISBN : 1 84473 329 7 | Publisher : The Home Office | Published : London, UK


The Decision to Imprison: Sentencing and the Prison Population (2003)
Hough, Mike; Jacobson, Jessica and Millie, Andrew
ISBN : 0 94620 966 9 | Publisher : Prison Reform Trust | Published : London, UK


Christian Hope and Criminal Justice (2024-06-13)
Millie, Andrew
In: Babie, P. T. and Sarre, Rick eds. Religion Matters: Volume 2: Further Explorations of Connectedness (pp. 107-117)
ISBN : 9819997763 | Publisher : Springer Nature Singapore (In Press) | Published : Singapore


Researching Visible Policing (2024-01-01)
Ralph, Liam; Rowe, Michael; Millie, Andrew and Jones, Matthew
In: Martin, Denise and Tong, Stephen eds. Introduction to Policing Research: Taking Lessons from Practice, Second Edition (pp. 273-286)
ISBN : 9781003276456 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, UK


Foreword (2024)
Millie, Andrew
In: Martin, Denise and Tong, Stephen eds. Introduction to Policing Research: Taking Lessons from Practice. Second Edition (xxi-xxiii)
ISBN : 9781032232515 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Oxon, UK and New York, USA


The Abstract Police and Occupational Culture (2022-02)
Rowe, Michael; Ralph, Liam; Millie, Andrew and Jones, Matthew
In: Terpstra, Jan; Salet, Renze and Fyfe, Nicholas R eds. The Abstract Police: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Change in Police Organisations (pp. 15-34)
ISBN : 9789462362642 | Publisher : Eleven International Publishing | Published : The Hague


Introduction: Public Criminology Meets Public Theology (2021)
Millie, Andrew
In: Millie, Andrew ed. Criminology and Public Theology: On Hope, Mercy and Restoration (pp. 1-18)
ISBN : 9781529207392 | Publisher : Bristol University Press | Published : Bristol, UK


The beliefs and values of police volunteers (2018)
Millie, Andrew
In: Bullock, Karen and Millie, Andrew eds. The Special Constabulary: Historical Context, International Comparisons and Contemporary Themes. Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice (pp. 105-117)
ISBN : 9781138217256 | Publisher : Routledge


Reassurance Policing and Signal Crimes (2014-03-28)
Millie, Andrew
In: Bruinsma, Gerben and Weisburd, David eds. Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (pp. 4327-4335)
ISBN : 978-1-4614-5690-2 | Publisher : Springer | Published : New York, NY, USA


The aesthetics of anti-social behaviour (2014)
Millie, Andrew
In: Pickard, Sarah ed. Anti-Social Behaviour in Britain: Victorian and Contemporary Perspectives (pp. 102-111)
ISBN : 9781137399304 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : London, UK


What are the police for?: Re-thinking policing post-austerity (2014)
Millie, Andrew
In: Brown, Jennifer M. ed. The Future of Policing (pp. 52-63)
Publisher : Routledge


Replacing the ASBO: An opportunity to stem the flow into the Criminal Justice System (2013-04-29)
Millie, Andrew
In: Dockley, Anita and Loader, Ian eds. The Penal Landscape: The Howard League Guide to Criminal Justice in England and Wales (pp. 64-88)
ISBN : 9780415823296 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, UK


Crime, anti-social behaviour and education: A critical review (2011-05-27)
Millie, Andrew and Moore, Stephen
In: Hayden, Carol and Martin, Denise eds. Crime, Anti-Social Behaviour and Schools (pp. 17-34)
ISBN : 9780230306295 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : London


Interview with Ken Moroney, Commissioner of New South Wales Police, Australia (2009)
Millie, Andrew
In: Das, Dilip K. and Marenin, Otwin eds. Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe (pp. 1-21)
ISBN : 9781420075205 | Publisher : CRC Press | Published : Boca Raton, Florida, USA


Why tackle anti-social behaviour? (2008)
Jacobson, Jessica; Millie, Andrew and Hough, Mike
In: Squires, Peter ed. ASBO Nation: The Criminalisation of Nuisance (pp. 45-64)
Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol


Education and training in four countries: Getting rule of law messages across (2008)
Millie, Andrew and Das, Dilip
In: Aromaa, Kauko and Redo, Slawomir eds. For the Rule of Law: Criminal Justice Teaching and Training @cross the World. Report Series (53) (pp. 184-202)
ISBN : 978-952-5333-34-3 | Publisher : HEUNI (The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations) | Published : Helsinki, Fin.


Tackling anti-social behaviour and regenerating neighbourhoods (2007-07-11)
Millie, Andrew
In: Atkinson, Roland and Helms, Gesa eds. Securing an urban renaissance: Crime, community, and British urban policy (pp. 107-124)
ISBN : 978-1861348142 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol, UK


Reassurance en de nieuwe gemeenschapsgerichte politiezorg (2007-05)
Herrington, Victoria and Millie, Andrew
In: Ponsaers, Paul and Gunther Moor, Lodewijk eds. Reassurance policing: Concepten en receptie. Cahiers politiestudies (3) (pp. 11-47)
Publisher : Politeia | Published : Brussels, BE


Understanding the growth in the prison population in England and Wales (2005)
Millie, Andrew
In: Emsley, Clive ed. The Persistent Prison: Problems, Images and Alternatives (pp. 91-112)
ISBN : 9781903427248 | Publisher : Francis Boutle | Published : London, UK


From paper to action: Setting up local burglary reduction projects (2004-12)
Millie, Andrew; Hearnden, Ian and Hamilton-Smith, Niall
In: Hamilton-Smith, Niall ed. The Reducing Burglary Initiative: Design, Development and Delivery. Home Office Research Study (287) (pp. 39-51)
ISBN : 1844733815 | Publisher : The Home Office | Published : London


Action and reaction: Delivering local burglary reduction projects (2004-12)
Hearnden, Ian; Millie, Andrew; Hamilton-Smith, Niall and Willis, Jane
In: Hamilton-Smith, Niall ed. The Reducing Burglary Initiative: Design, Development and Delivery. Home Office Research Study (287) (pp. 53-77)
ISBN : 1844733815 | Publisher : The Home Office | Published : London


Criminology and Public Theology: On Hope, Mercy and Restoration (2020-11)
Millie, Andrew
Millie, Andrew ed.
ISBN : 978-1529207392 | Publisher : Bristol University Press | Published : Bristol, UK


The Special Constabulary: Historical Context, International Comparisons and Contemporary Themes (2017-07)
Bullock, Karen and Millie, Andrew eds.
Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice
ISBN : 9781138217256 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, Oxon


Securing respect: Behavioural expectations and anti-social behaviour in the UK (2009-04)
Millie, Andrew
Millie, Andrew ed.
ISBN : 978 1 84742 094 7 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol


Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement and Policing (2008)
Millie, Andrew and Das, Dilip K. eds.
ISBN : 9780429249587 | Publisher : CRC Press | Published : Boca Raton, Florida


Crime in the city centre: Patterns and perception of risk. A case study of Swansea (1997)
Millie, Andrew
PhD thesis University of Wales Swansea. Dept. of Geography.


Turning away from retribution: How criminology might find inspiration in Christian theology (2020)
Millie, Andrew
Transforming Society, Bristol University Press


New Recruits in the Police: A study of attitudes, values and beliefs (2018-07)
Millie, Andrew and Hirschler, Steven
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK.


New Recruits in the Police: Summary (2018-07)
Millie, Andrew and Hirschler, Steven
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK.


Volunteering within the Police: Experiences of Special Constables and Police Support Volunteers (2016)
Millie, Andrew
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK.


Volunteering within the Police: Summary (2016)
Millie, Andrew
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK.


Research on volunteering within the police (2016)
Millie, Andrew
College of Policing, County Durham, UK.


The Drivers of Perceptions of Anti-Social Behaviour (2010-03-09)
Mackenzie, Simon; Bannister, Jon; Flint, John; Parr, Sadie; Millie, Andrew and Fleetwood, Jennifer
The Home Office


[Book Review] Andrew von Hirsch and A.P. Simester (eds.) Incivilities: Regulating Offensive Behaviour Oxford and Portland Oregon: Hart Publishing. 2006 (2007)
Millie, Andrew
British Society of Criminology, London, UK.


Anti-Social Behaviour in London: Setting the Context for the London Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy (2005-07)
Millie, Andrew; Jacobson, Jessica; Hough, Mike and Paraskevopoulou, Anna
Greater London Authority


Anti-social behaviour strategies: finding a balance (summary) (2005-06-07)
Millie, Andrew; Jacobson, Jessica; McDonald, Eraina and Hough, Mike
Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK.


Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour: A Critical Review (2005)
Jacobson, Jessica; Millie, Andrew and Hough, Mike
Institute for Criminal Policy Research, King's College London, London, UK.


Street Crime in London: Deterrence, Disruption and Displacement (2005)
Curran, Kathryn; Dale, Michael; Edmunds, Mark; Hough, Mike; Millie, Andrew and Wagstaff, Melissa
Government Office for London, London, UK.


Rape and Indecent Assault: Incidence and Service Provision in Southwark (2003-08)
Curran, Kathryn and Millie, Andrew
Safer Southwark Partnership, London, UK.


The decision to imprison: Key findings (2003-06)
Hough, Mike; Jacobson, Jessica and Millie, Andrew
Prison Reform Trust, London, UK.


Reducing Burglary Initiative Project Summary: Yew Tree, Sandwell (2003)
Millie, Andrew; Mallender, Jacque and Kingsnorth, Rebecca
The Home Office, London, UK.


Reducing Burglary Initiative Project Summary: Stirchley, Birmingham (2003)
Thompson, Marianne; Hearnden, Ian; Millie, Andrew; Mallender, Jacque and Kingsnorth, Rebecca
The Home Office, London.


Investigating Links Between Probation Enforcement and Reconviction (2003)
Hearnden, Ian and Millie, Andrew
Home Office, London.


Employee Volunteering and the Special Constabulary: A Review of Employer Policies (2002-12)
Millie, Andrew and Jacobson, Jessica
The Police Foundation, London, UK.


Shopper Security and the City Centre Shopping Environment: The Cases of Swansea and Cardiff (1994-10)
Bromley, Rosemary D.F.; Thomas, Colin J.; Millie, Andrew and Nelson, Amanda
University of Wales, Swansea, Wales.


Reducing Burglary Initiative Project Summary: Fordbridge, Solihull
Thompson, Marianne; Hearnden, Ian; Millie, Andrew; Mallender, Jacque and Kingsnorth, Rebecca
The Home Office, London, UK.