Ferhat Tura

Dr Ferhat Tura

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  • ftura at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer In Criminology
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I am a Lecturer in Criminology who joined Bournemouth University in September 2022. I have a MSc in Crime, Safety and Justice from Cardiff University (2015). My PhD explored the role of problem-oriented policing in the burglary drop in England and Wales (Nottingham Trent University, NTU, 2015-2019). While I was doing my PhD, I worked as a Research Fellow for the Quantitative and Spatial Criminology Research Group at NTU (2018-2019). I then joined the Centre for Children, Young People and Families at NTU as a Research Fellow and worked there until I joined Bournemouth University. I am a quantitative criminologist and teach quantitative research methods.


My research interests are policing (particularly problem-oriented policing), victimology (both adult and child victims of crime), the crime drop, neighbourhood watch, and gambling. I welcome PhD students who are interested in similar areas.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

No poverty

"End poverty in all its forms everywhere"

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Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

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Journal Articles

  • Tura, F., Nomikos, E. and Betts, L.R., 2023. Prevalence and Predictors of Poly-Victimization of Adolescents in England and Wales. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 38 (5-6), 4688-4713.
  • Tura, F., Wood, C., Thompson, R. and Lushey, C., 2023. Evaluating the impact of book gifting on the reading behaviours of parents and young children. Early Years, 43 (1), 75-90.
  • Adeniyi, O., Tura, F. and Newton, A., 2023. Analysing the effect of betting shops on crime in England. Regional Studies.
  • Tura, F., Hunter, J., Thompson, R. and Tseloni, A., 2022. Identifying the adoption of policing styles: A methodology for determining the commitment to problem-oriented policing amongst police forces in England and Wales. POLICING-A JOURNAL OF POLICY AND PRACTICE.



  • Tura, F., 2020. Exploring the role of problem-oriented policing in the burglary drop in England and Wales. PhD Thesis. Nottingham Trent University.

PhD Students

  • Amrik Singh. Transphobic hate crimes and the impact of aggravated offences, inter-group contact and mock-juror self-control on verdicts and victim bias, (In progress)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Quantitative Research Skills (Unit Lead) Level 5


  • Small Steps Big Changes (Small Steps Big Changes, 01 Sep 2022). In Progress

Conference Presentations

  • Geographical Information Science Research UK (GISRUK) Conference 2023, Betting shop provisioning and crime patterns in England, 18 Apr 2023, The University of Glasgow
  • Howard Leauge for Penal Reform, Location of betting shops and crime: A co-location perspective?, 13 Oct 2022, Oxford University
  • British Society of Criminology, Relationship Between Gambling Provisioning And Crime Patterns, 29 Jun 2022, University of Surrey
  • British Society of Criminology, Poly-victimisation of children in England and Wales, 07 Jul 2021, Open University
  • Crime Surveys User Conference 2018, Neighbourhood Watch membership in England and Wales: trends, demand, patterns and association with crime experiences and perceptions, 26 Nov 2018, London
  • 18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Do Different Types of Neighbourhood Generate Different Types of Offenders? an Analysis of Prolific Offenders by Offence Type Within an English Core City, 29 Aug 2018, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • British Society of Criminology, The role of problem-oriented policing in the burglary drop in England and Wales, 03 Jul 2018, Birmingham City University


  • PhD in Criminology (Nottingham Trent University, 2019)
  • MSc in Crime, Safety and Justice (Cardiff University, 2015)