Criminology graduate's award-winning insights into security

Posted by fi17 at Nov 10, 2011 11:00 AM |
Former University student wins prestigious prize for her dissertation
Criminology graduate's award-winning insights into security

Leonie Darbon with fellow award-winner Matthew Mackmin

Leonie Darbon, a graduate of our Department of Criminology, has won the Wilf Knight Award from the Security Institute after her tutor Dr Matt Hopkins entered her dissertation into the competition. The Award recognises written work that makes a valuable contribution to security management or practice. Leonie's dissertation 'Researching compliance controls in the retail sector and the impact they have on internal theft' was praised by the Security Institute Chairman Mike Bluestone, who said the results could help retailers prevent in-house fraud and theft.

Leonie was one of two winners of this year's prize, announced at the prestigious Security Excellence Awards at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. Matthew Mackmin from Cranfield University also won for his dissertation, 'The impact and implications of resilience enhancing behaviours for shareholder value in the wake of corporate crisis and catastrophe'. After the announcement, Leonie said both she and Matt were delighted at the prize and wanted to thank their individual tutors for all their help.

Leonie dedicated the award to her late father, who died whilst she was undertaking her studies.