Dr Camilla De Camargo


My research areas span the introduction and reception of neighbourhood policing and explore the often contested and resisted dominant discourses surrounding image and identity management in police (sub)culture with a particular focus on gendered uniform and equipment. I am also interested in proxemics; how police staff use spaces, places, and objects to extend authoritarian control. This also links in with my research on 'contamination' in occupations; how workers (particularly police officers) deal with physical, moral, and psychological contamination and stigma leading to certain occupations being regarded as 'dirty work'. I have also worked with several integrated neighbourhood policing teams and related agencies to develop new crime prevention training strategies for front-line roles and spent three months comparing strategies at the Police Training Academy in Ankara, Turkey.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Criminology


  • PhD in Criminology
  • MSc in Crime and Criminal Justice
  • BA (Hons) in Criminology and Sociology
  • Fellow of the HEA

Teaching and learning