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/Associate Professor in 2008. In 2014, he was awarded a PhD by Public Works.
Fluent in English
David's teaching covers the social construction of crime, youth crime and youth justice, 'gang' and group offending, victimology and global criminology.
Youth Crime & Youth Justice, Interpersonal Violence
Porteous, David and Goodman, Anthony (2023) 'If I had had a me': the benefits and challenges of involving children with lived experience in youth justice services. Safer Communities , 22 (3). ISSN 1757-8043 (Accepted/In press)
Goodman, Anthony and Porteous, David (2022) An evaluation of Youth Ink: Interim report. Project Report. Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, England and Wales.
Porteous, David (2016) Appendix A: Offending and victimisation, pathways and interventions: literature review for YJB victims reference group. Working Paper. Youth Justice Board, London.
Porteous, David (2015) Book Review [Heroin and music in New York City by Barry Spunt]. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy , 22 (6). p. 489. ISSN 0968-7637
Melo Nogueira, Maria-Joao and Porteous, David and Guerreiro, Sandra (2015) The Portuguese-speaking community in Lambeth: a scoping study. Project Report. London Community Foundation, London.
Current projects include evaluations of a knife crime prevention programme, a project drawing on the lived experience of young people who have been through the Youth Justice system and a project which delivers 'culturally informed' interventions with those involved in domestic abuse and/or violence
David is the Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Safer Communities