Dr Alison Wakefield is an academic criminologist based at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, where she is course leader of the BSc in Risk and Security Management. She is also a director of professional security association the Security Institute.
Her publications include Selling Security: The Private Policing of Public Space (Willan Publishing, 2003), which was shortlisted for the British Society of Criminology Book Prize 2003; The Sage Dictionary of Policing, edited with Jenny Fleming (Sage, 2009) and Ethical and Social Perspectives on Situational Crime Prevention, edited with Andrew von Hirsch and David Garland (Hart Publishing, 2000). Alison is currently working on a textbook for Sage titled Security and Crime.
"'one of the most informative and comprehensive studies of private security in Britain' Police"