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Dr Christian Kemp

Deputy Head of School
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
Chelmsford ,
Areas of Expertise:
Criminology , Policing
Research Supervision:
Courses taught:

Christian is a Lecturer in Criminology, and Course Leader for ARU's BA (Hons) Criminology and Policing, BA (Hons) Policing and Criminal Justice, and MA Contemporary Policing.

Christian is a specialist in the fields of cyber-crime, cyber-resilience and vulnerability, human trafficking and European migration policy, and both traditional and digital policing methods.

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Christian is currently the lead investigator within a Home Office funded project that examines how we can better protect businesses from the risks of cybercrime. He works closely with regional and local police forces to support the safeguarding of businesses and the reinforcement of their cyber-resilience.

Christian's previous research has explored the shadowy world of Dark Web networks and patterns of modern slavery online. He is currently co-chair of the Essex Cybercrime Working Group and a member of the Eastern Region Cyber Resilience Centre Advisory Board.

Research interests
  • Cybercrime and Security
  • Human Trafficking and Migration
  • Traditional and Digital Policing
  • Digital Research Methods
Areas of research supervision
  • Cybercrime and Policing
  • Migration and Human Trafficking

Christian currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Cybercrime and Policing
  • Policing Transnational Crime
  • Counter Terrorism and Policing
  • Media and Crime
  • Digital Forensics Short Courses
  • LLB Law (Anglia Ruskin University
  • BA Sociology (University of Malta) - First Class
  • MA Globalisation and Crime (Essex University) - Distinction
  • PhD Sociology (University of Essex) - Pass with no corrections
Memberships, editorial boards
  • British Society of Criminology
  • Association of Internet Researchers
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange