Dr Angus Nurse joined Middlesex University in May 2013. He was previously Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University (2011 to 2013) and Research Fellow in the Law School at the University of Lincoln (January 2008 to the end of September 2011). Angus was Investigations Co-ordinator for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) from 1990 to 1997 and was the RSPB's Legal and Data Protection Officer from October 1997 to February 2000. He was subsequently an Investigator for the Commission for Local Administration in England (the Local Government Ombudsman) from February 2000 to February 2008.
Selected Research Publications
Chapters in Edited Books
Nurse, A. (2020) ‘Preventing wildlife crime: Contemporary issues in enforcement and policy perspectives’ in Harkness, A. (ed) Rural Crime Prevention: Theory, Tactics and Techniques, Abingdon: Routledge ISBN 9781138625143 https://www.routledge.com/Rural-Crime-Prevention-Theory-Tactics-and-Techniques/Harkness/p/book/9781138625143
Nurse, A. (2019) ‘Law, The Environment and Narrative Storytelling’ in Creutzfeldt, N., Mason, M., and McConachie, K. (eds) Routledge Handbook on Socio-Legal Theory and Method, Abingdon: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Socio-Legal-Theory-and-Methods-1st-Edition/Creutzfeldt-Mason-McConnachie/p/book/9781138592902
Nurse, A. (2013) 'Perspectives on Criminality in Wildlife Crime' in Walters, R. Wyatt, T. and Westerhuis, D. (eds) Emerging Issues in Green Criminology: Exploring Power Justice and Harm, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Angus's main research interests are in wildlife and environmental crime and the effectiveness of laws protecting animals and wildlife. His work in this area also includes examining the links between animal abuse and interpersonal violence, the use of justice systems to achieve better protection for animals and pursue animal rights (broadly defined) and the better integration of animal crime within mainstream criminal justice.
Angus's other research interests include cultural representations of crime, access to justice (particularly access to environmental justice and the marginalization of the vulnerable) and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and the use of alternatives to traditional court systems to achieve effective justice.
Doctoral students are welcome in the following areas:
Wyatt, Tanya and van Uhm, Daan and Nurse, Angus (2020) Differentiating criminal networks in the illegal wildlife trade: organized, corporate and disorganized crime. Trends in Organized Crime , 23 (4). pp. 350-366. ISSN 1084-4791
Nurse, Angus (2020) Masculinities and animal harm. Men and Masculinities , 25 (5). pp. 908-926. ISSN 1097-184X
Nurse, Angus (2020) Contemporary perspectives on environmental enforcement. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology . ISSN 0306-624X (Published online first)
Nurse, Angus (2020) Preventing wildlife crime: contemporary issues in enforcement and policy perspectives. In: Rural crime prevention: theory, tactics and techniques. Harkness, Allistair , ed. Routledge Studies in Rural Criminology . Routledge, pp. 267-281. ISBN 9781138625143 (Accepted/In press)
Nurse, Angus (2020) The citizen and the state: criminal justice and civil liberties in conflict. Emerald Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781789730401