About Professor Paul Lawrence

Professor Paul Lawrence has taught and researched in the History Department at The Open University since 1998. He is currently the Head of History and holds the Asa Briggs Chair in History. His research interests include all aspects of criminal justice history from c.1750 to the present.

A particular focus of recent publications has been ‘historical criminology’ and theoretical reflection on the role of historical research in contemporary issues. He is the editor of the bi-lingual journal Crime, History & Societies/Crime, Histoire et Sociétés.

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OU environmental researcher warns of danger of sleeping in bins

An OU academic is the author of a report released this week (Monday 24 February) which reveals statistics about the number of people who put their lives at risk through sleeping in bins.

20th February 2020
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