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.
MSc Criminal Justice Studies (1997) University of Leicester
PhD Perspectives on Criminality and Criminal Justice Policy on Wildlife Crime in the UK (2009) Birmingham City University
Selected Research Publications
Nurse, A. (2013) Animal Harm: Perspectives on Why People Harm and Kill Animals, Farnham: Ashgate
Ryland, D. and Nurse, A. (2013) 'Mainstreaming After Lisbon: Advancing Animal Welfare in the EU Internal Market', European Energy and Environmental Law Review, Vol. 22 (3) June 2013. pp. 101-115
Nurse, A. (2013) 'Privatising the Green Police: The Role of NGOs in Wildlife Enforcement', Crime law and Social Change, Volume 59, Issue 3.pp.305-318
Nurse, A. (2013) 'A Manifesto for Wildlife Law Reform: Assessing the Law Commission's Proposals for Wildlife law Reform: Journal of Animal Welfare Law, Autumn 2012/Winter 2013.pp.4-9
Nurse, A. (2012) 'Repainting the Thin Green Line: The Enforcement of Wildlife Legislation', Internet Journal of Criminology, October 2012
Hodges, C. Peysner, J. and Nurse, A. (2012) 'Litigation Funding: Status and Issues' European Private Law eJournal, Vol. 4.(35). (Also published as Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 55/2012, Oxford: University of Oxford).
Nurse, A. (2011) 'Policing Wildlife: Perspectives on Criminality in Wildlife Crime' Papers from the British Criminology Conference, Volume 11, 2011, London: British Society of Criminology
Chapters in Edited Books
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
Nurse, A. (2012) 'Defining the Free Press: EU Perspectives on the protection of Freedom of Speech, the Media and Fundamental Rights' in Wetzel, J. (ed) The EU As a Global Player in Human Rights, London: Routledge
Nurse, A. (2012) 'Decoding the Dark Passenger: The Serial Killer as a Force for Justice, Adapting Jeff Lindsay's Dexter Books for the Small Screen' in Robson, P. and Silbey, J. (2012) Law and Justice on the Small Screen, Oxford: Hart Publishing
Nurse, A. (2009) 'Dealing with Animal Offenders' in Linzey, A. (ed) The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence, Brighton: Sussex Academic Press
Learning & Teaching Interests
Environmental Justice and Green Criminology
Transnational Organised and Environmental Crime
Crime, media and culture
International Environmental Law
Research Outputs & Interests
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:
Green Criminology - particularly wildlife crime and animal abuse
Corporate Environmental Crime
Access to justice and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) especially Ombudsman's schemes and alternatives to traditional court systems