Dr Joanna Jamel

Position: Senior Lecturer
School: School Of Social And Behavioural Sciences
Email: J.Jamel@kingston.ac.uk
Extension: 67483
Location: Room PR MB 3025, Main Building, Penrhyn Road


Dr. Joanna Jamel is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Kingston University, London. She has a multi-disciplinary background in Sociology, Investigative and Forensic Psychology as well as being a Criminologist. Joanna has conducted research on male rape: examining the specialist police response; its incidence in male sex work; its representation in the print media, and victim resistance strategies. She is also interested in the policing of transphobic hate crime. Her research on male rape examined the specialist police response to this crime with the assistance of Project Sapphire of the London Metropolitan Police. The findings of this research were disseminated to Project Sapphire and the Crime Academy to inform specialist police training and have also been used by West Mercia Police in this regard. Other research on the commercial male sex work industry investigated client-perpetrated sexual violence against male escorts. In addition, she has also analysed the print media representation of male rape. Her current research focuses on the policing of transphobic hate crime and she continues to research issues relating to the sexual violation of adult males. She has also recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees for Survivors UK.

Educational and professional qualifications

2012 Postgraduate Certificate with Distinction in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education , Kingston University
2009 PhD in Psychology , University of Leicester
1999 MSc in Investigative Psychology , University of Liverpool
1997 MA in Criminology , Keele University
1995 BA (Hons) Sociology with Applied Psychology , University College Cork

Professional experience (post-1990)

2010 - Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Kingston University
2009-2010 Lecturer in Criminology, Kingston University
2003-2009 Part-Time Lecturer in Sexual Violence - Department of Criminology, University of Leicester
2002-2009 Senior Teaching Assistant (Assistant Lecturer) - Forensic Psychology Section, University of Leicester
2001 Research Officer - Centre for Criminal Justice, John Moores University


(UG) Level 5 Diversity and Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System (Module Leader)
(PG) Level 7 Investigative and Legal Processes in Forensic Psychology (Module Leader)

Teaching contributions on other modules include:
(UG) L6 Global Terrorism and Transnational Crme
(UG) L4 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Research supervision

A Comparative Analysis of the Media Representation of Serial Homicide its Dectection and Reality.
Print Media Representation of Ethnic Minority Homicide Victims
Examining the Effectiveness of Law Enforcement Officers' and Offenders' use of Lie-Detection Techniques using Non-Verbal Behavioural Cues.
The Personality Development of Rapists: A Comparative Critical Review of Studies on South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Male rape within the Military: A Comparative Critical Analysis of Research the United Kingdom and the United States.
Reintegrating Sex Offenders back into the community: A Thematic Analysis of Reintegrative Shaming Approaches used by Braithwaite, Japan, and Sex Offender Treatment Programmes in the United Kingdom.
Penal Policies in the US on the Placement of Transgender Offenders, Eliminating Harm: A Gender Symmetry Approach.
How does the US Extraordinary Rendition Policy Infringe Human Rights?
Are Gay Men Hidden Victims of Intimate Partner Violence?
Pursuit of a Successful Interrogation in the Aftermath of Miranda: Police Techniques and Views.

Research areas

Criminology and Sociology: Male Sexual Violation, Transphobic Hate Crime, Specialist Policing, Male Sex Work,

Professional activity

Reviewer for the following journals:
International Journal of Police Science and Management
The Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology
British Journal of Psychotherapy
Applied Cognitive Psychology
Criminal Justice and Behavior
Sociological Research Online

Research outputs

Number of items: 13.


Jamel, Joanna (2014) Do the print media provide a gender-biased representation of male rape victims? Internet Journal of Criminology, pp. 1-13. ISSN (online) 2045-6743

Jamel, Joanna (2014) An exploration of rapists’ motivations as illustrated by their crime scene actions: is the gender of the victim an influential factor? Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 11(3), pp. 276-298. ISSN (print) 1544-4759

Jamel, Joanna (2011) An investigation of the incidence of client-perpetrated sexual violence against male sex workers. International Journal of Sexual Health, 23(1), pp. 63-78. ISSN (print) 1931-7611

Jamel, Joanna (2010) Researching the provision of service to rape victims by specially trained police officers: the influence of gender - an exploratory study. New Criminal Law Review, 13(4), pp. 688-709. ISSN (print) 1933-4192

Jamel, Joanna, Bull, Ray and Sheridan, Lorraine (2008) An investigation of the specialist police service provided to male rape survivors. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 10(4), pp. 486-508. ISSN (print) 1461-3557

Conference or Workshop Item

Jamel, Joanna (2013) Praxis: the policing response to transphobic hate crime in London. In: ‘Sexuality in theory and practice’ Mid-term conference of the European Sociological Association Sexuality Research Network; 14 - 15 Jan 2013, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Jamel, Joanna (2012) Theoretical perspectives on the policing of transphobic hate crime in London. In: 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology: Thinking about context: challenges for crime and justice; 14 - 17 Nov 2012, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.. (Unpublished)

Jamel, Joanna and King, Andrew (2011) Policing diversity and engendering the confidence of the Transgender community: an exploratory study. In: Eleventh International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations; 20-22 Jun 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.. (Unpublished)

Gaffney, Justin, Jamel, Joanna and Kowalski, Christopher (2010) Contemporary harm reduction & support service needs of male sex workers in the UK: the Sohoboyz Male Sex Worker Needs Assessment and Skills Development Programme. In: Harm reduction: the next generation; 25 - 29 Apr 2010, Liverpool, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Gafney, Justin and Jamel, Joanna (2009) Findings from male and trans sex worker on-line survey. In: UK Network of Sex Work Projects (UKNSWP) Annual Conference: Research, practice and funding: how to survive in the current climate; 22 Oct 2009, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Jamel, Joanna, Bull, Ray and Sheridan, Lorraine (2009) An investigation of the prevalence of client-perpetrated sexual violence against male sex workers in the commercial male sex industry. In: 1st Global Conference - Good Sex, Bad Sex: Sex Crime, Law and Ethics; 4 - 6 May 2009, Budapest, Hungary. (Unpublished)

Jamel, Joanna, Bull, Ray and Sheridan, Lorraine (2008) Do the print media provide a gendered representation of rape? In: 18th Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law; 02-05 Jul 2008, Maastricht, Netherlands. (Unpublished)

Jamel, Joanna, Bull, Ray and Sheridan, Lorraine (2007) Researching the provision of service by specially trained police officers to male rape victims: an exploratory study. In: 7th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology; 26 - 29 Sep 2007, Bologna, Italy.

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