Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world

Lecturers in Criminology win teaching prize

2 July 2018

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The School is delighted to announce that Michael Mills and Elke Van Hellemont have been awarded the Social Sciences Seminar Leader Teaching Prize 2018.

The University Teaching Prizes are awarded annually to recognise and reward outstanding achievement in relation to teaching.

Elke and Michael, both Lecturers in Criminology, were awarded the prize for their work on SO505 – Sociology of Crime and Deviance, which aims to provide students with a critical understanding of the nature and extent of crime and deviance in contemporary society, and the main ways in which they can be explained and controlled.

Michael is a past student of the University, receiving a distinction for a Masters in Methods of Social Research and recently completing a PhD in Criminology that focused on the American phenomenon of ‘Doomsday’ prepping. Elke has been at Kent since 2016, having completed a PhD in Criminology at KU Leuven in Belgium about the Seduction of Gangs. Her research centres around gangs, cybercrime, cultural criminology and qualitative methods.

They will be awarded their prize by the Vice-Chancellor at a ceremony in October.



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