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Craig worked for Group 4 Securicor for three years on the UK electronic offender monitoring programme, leaving in 2001 to do his PhD on the role of surveillance technologies in criminal justice.

Craig's teaching and research interests include surveillance and commercial crime control, policing, crime prevention and criminological theory.

He is a frequent commentator on police, particular in relation to policing cuts and strike action, making his debut on the Look North sofa earlier this year.


  • Surveillance and electronic monitoring of offenders
  • Policing cuts in South Yorkshire
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminological theory
  • Police misconduct
  • Police education

Notable media coverage:

  • BBC One - Look North [April 2016] - Discussing verdict of the inquest in to the Hillsborough disaster (pictured)
  • Daily Mail Online [September 2014] - Calls for children's director to go
  • BBC One - Look North [February 2012] - Craig was interviewed live on the sofa about the latest round of strike action in south Yorkshire
  • BBC [November 2012] - Craig takes part in this regional documentary about the elections for regional police commissioners
Dr Craig Paterson - BBC Look North
Craig Paterson
Craig Paterson

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