Dr Andy Newton

Associate Professor in CriminologyDr Andy Newton

Contact Details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5765
  • Email: adn8@leicester.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 1.06, 1st floor, 154 Upper New Walk
  • Office Hours: By appointment

Personal details

I joined the School in September 2017. Prior to this I was a reader in Criminology and Director of the Applied Criminology Centre, University of Huddersfield. My research interests focus on the intersection of crime, people and space. I was commissioned by the Home Office to examine the impact of the 2003 Licensing Act on crime and the Night-Time Economy, and by the EU commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DGMOVE) and the Department for Transport (DfT) to examine crime and security on public transport. My research interests include: transport, technology, intelligent mobility and crime; acquisitive crime; policy analysis and evaluation, computational criminology, crime analysis and GIS; situational crime prevention; offender mobility, and mixed methods research. I have presented oral evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee (Enquiry into Security on the Railway) and the Mayors Office for London (Crime on Public Transport). I am on the editorial board for the journal Crime Science and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I currently serve as external examiner for the University of Derby (MSc Criminal Investigation and MSc Financial Investigation and Digital Intelligence) and the University of Malta (BSc Criminology).


  • Understanding Criminological Research (UG Year 2 Core module)
  • Crime and Technology (UG Year 2 Option module)
  • Criminological Research Methods: (PGT core module)

Additionally, I supervise students on:

  • Dissertation: (UG Year 3 Core Module)
  • Dissertation: (PGT Core module)

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Director of Post Graduate Research


  • Crime and Place
  • Crime and Transport
  • Crime, Technology and Intelligent Mobility
  • Crime and the NTE
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Analysis


I am interested in supervising PhD students for the following topics.

  • Crime and Urban Mobility
  • Crime and Place
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime and Technology
  • Evidence Based Policing
  • Decision making for Crime Prevention
  • Crime and the NTE


Newton, A. (2018) Crime at the Intersection of Rail and Retail, in Ceccato, V, and Armitage, R. (eds). Retail Crime: International Evidence and Prevention. Palgrave McMillan

Newton, A. (2018). Macro level generators and crime: Parks, stadiums, and transit Stations; in Bruinsma, G. and Johnson, S (Eds). The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology: Oxford University Press

Solymosi, R., Cella, K. and Newton, A. (2017) Did they report it to stop it? A realist evaluation of the effect of an advertising campaign on victims’ willingness to report unwanted sexual behaviour. Security Journal. Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 570–590

Newton, A. (2016) Transport technology and crime, in McGuire, M. and Holt, T (eds): The Handbook of Technology, Crime and Justice; Routledge, pp 281-294

Newton, A (2015) Crime and the NTE: multi-classification crime (MCC) hot spots in time and space. Crime Science, 4, p. 30. ISSN 2193-7680

Newton, A. and Felson, M. (2015) Editorial: crime patterns in time and space: the dynamics of crime opportunities in urban areas Crime Science, 4, p. 11. ISSN 2193-7680

Ceccato, V. and Newton, A (2015) (Eds): Safety and Security in Transit Environments: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Crime Prevention and Security Management: Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Newton, A., Partridge, H. and Gill, A. (2014) In and around: Identifying predictors of theft within and near to major mass underground transit systems: Security Journal, 27 (2), pp. 132-146. ISSN 0955-1662

Newton, A., Partridge, H. and Gill, A. (2014) Above and below: measuring crime risk in and around underground mass transit systems: Crime Science, 3 (1), pp. 1-14. ISSN 2193-7680

Newton, A. (2014) Crime on Public Transport, in Bruinsma, G. and Weisburd, D. (Eds) Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. London: Springer. pp. 709-720.

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