Dr David Porteous began his academic career as a researcher with the Policy Research Institute at Leeds Metropolitan University in 1990. In 1996 he moved to the University of Luton (now Bedfordshire), initially as a researcher then as Lecturer in Criminology. He joined Middlesex University in 2003 and became a Principal Lecturer in 2008. His principal field of study has been youth crime and youth justice and has included studies of the relationship between school exclusion and youth offending, the victimisation of children and young people and the effectiveness of mentoring as a form of youth crime prevention. His PhD by Published Works, entitled 'Utopian Youth Justice' (awarded January 2014) synthesised his work in this area. Other recent research includes an evaluation of the placement of Polish police officers with the Metropolitan police and a qualitative study of lifelong cannabis users.
Learning & Teaching Interests
David has been Programme Leader of the MA Criminology, and since 2012 has also led the MA Youth Justice, Community Safety and Applied Criminology programme. He currently lectures in youth crime and youth justice, applied criminological theory and research, and global criminology.
Research Outputs & Interests
Youth Crime & Victimisation Youth Justice - mentoring, restorative justice Comparative criminological research Cannabis Use
Porteous, David and Adler, Joanna R. and Davidson, Julia (2015) The development of specialist support services for young people who have offended and who have also been victims of crime, abuse and/or violence: final report. Project Report. MOPAC, London.
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
Porteous, David /Evaluation of the NCY Trust Teenage Parenting Initiative / NCY Trust (£2000) / 2009-10
An evaluation of a small-scale project established by a charity in East London to support teenage parents.
Porteous, David; Chatwin, Caroline; Goodman A; Martin, Denise /The Experiences and Views of Young People in Newham in relation to Crime, Bullying and Anti-Social Behaviour /London Borough of Newham (£7575) / 2006-7
A qualitative survey of school aged children who had been victims of street crime and bullying