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Dr Frederick Cram

Dr Frederick Cram

Lecturer in Law

School of Law and Politics

Email:
cramf@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4365
Location:
1.22 Law building , Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
Available for postgraduate supervision

Dr Fred Cram joined the Law School in 2016 as an Early Career Researcher and is now Lecture in Law. He is currently the Deputy Director of the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice. Prior to joining Cardiff University he held Teaching Fellowships at the University of Britstol and University of Birmingham. Over the years Dr Cram's academic achievements have been recognised at a national level. As well as receiving the Economic and Social Research Council, 1+3 Nominated Award In 2009 he featured as one of Britain’s 30 most outstanding black students in the student edition of the JP Morgan Power List. In 2010 he featured as one of Britain’s 100 most outstanding black graduates in the ‘Future Leaders’ magazine presented by Barclays Capital.

Dr Cram takes a socio-legal approach to the study of crime, law and justice; primarily focusing on cultural integration and decision-making within large, complex and highly decentralised organisations. More broadly, his research interests include, actuarial justice, policing, legitimacy and procedural justice. He has extensive experience of working with charity groups; particularly those focused on the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders into society. Dr Cram has participated in collaborative research projects with the Centre for Ethics in Medicine at the University of Bristol and the Planning and Research Development department of Avon and Somerset Constabulary. He is currently a member of Ofsted's Knife Crime Advisory Panel.

Education and qualifications

2009: LLB Hons, University of the West of England.

2010: MSc (Socio-legal Studies) University of Bristol.

2014: PhD (Law) University of Bristol.

Honours and awards

  • Economic and Social Research Council, 1+3 Nominated (quota) Award (2009-2014)
  • Featured as one of Britain’s 100 most outstanding black graduates, in the ‘Future Leaders’ magazine presented by Barclays Capital (2010-2011).
  • Featured as one of Britain’s 30 most outstanding black students in the JP Morgan Power List (Student edition, 2009-2010).
  • Nominated of behalf of the University of the West of England for the Xcel ‘Law student of the year award 2009’.
  • University of the West of England, First Year Tutors’ Commendation Prize, awarded to the top 1% of first year students, 2007.

Academic positions

  • 2016 - present: Lecture, Cardiff University.
  • 2014 -  2016: Teaching Fellow in Law, University of Birmingham.
  • 2011 - 2014: Teaching Associate in Law – University of Bristol.

Speaking engagements

  • 'What gives them the right? Police Legitimacy and the self-reflections of prolific offenders on their criminal behaviour, Presented at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference 2018, University of Bristol, Bristol.
  • ‘Understanding the implications of integrated offender management, for police officers, offenders, and criminal justice more broadly’, presented at the Past Post Graduate Commercial Law and Criminal Justice Seminar Series, 2012, Law School, University of the West of England.
  • ‘Scouring the Shires? Frontline Policing and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002’, presented at the Society of Legal Scholars Conference 2011, Downing College, University of Cambridge.

Land Law

Criminal Law

Areas of expertise

External profiles