Dr Andy Bain (PhD)
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Dr. Bain is an international researcher and academic. His professional background includes three years with the National Probation Service (England & Wales) and eight years running a successful Criminal Justice Consultancy group. Andy began his academic career with the University of Portsmouth, UK, where he held the position of Course Leader in Criminology with Psychology. Andy is now based in the United States, and currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Mount Union, Ohio. He is a member of the executive board of the National Gang Crime Research Center, and member of the National Board for the National Canadian Gang Research Association. His academic qualifications include a BSc. Sociology & Psychology (Joint Hons); PGDip Psychology; MSc. Criminal Justice; and a Ph.D in Criminal Justice (examining offender behaviour).
Whilst varied, his research is centered upon public safety. He has worked with policing and corrections agencies, both in the UK and internationally, which has included acting as an independent expert for the United States Navy. Through his work he has authored numerous reports for local and national policing and corrections agencies. He has written, edited, and contributed to publications concerned with police use of technology; policing local communities; gangs and gang membership; and risk and management. In addition, Andy has published in a number of leading international journals. He is research active with interests in offenders and their behaviour; gangs and gang membership; policing and public communication; education in criminal justice; and the social psychology of offending and risk-taking behavior.