Dr Jason Johnstone

Teaching Fellow

School/Department: Criminology, School of



Jason attended Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, where he was awarded a BSc in Sociology and PhD in Criminology and Sociology. His PhD research investigated various socio-organisational aspects of information security management along with the security practices penetration testing and social engineering.

Jason has teaching and research interests in the areas of environmental criminology and crime prevention, cybercrime, terrorism, and information/cybersecurity. He previously taught Sociology and Criminology at Abertay University, Dundee, and Information Security Management at AGH Science & Technology University in Krakow, Poland.

As a practitioner, Jason worked as a Security Advisor for Polish Platform for Homeland Security, where he assisted with the development and implementation of various crime prevention frameworks, including an information security national standard for Polish SMEs. In addition, he served as a Response Police Officer for Police Service of Scotland prior to joining the University of Leicester in June 2021.


Jason has research interests in the following areas:
Environmental Criminology
Information Security and Cybersecurity



De Paoli, S., Johnstone, J., Coull, N., Ferguson, I., Sinclair, G., Tomkins, P., Brown, M., & Martin, R. (2020). A qualitative exploratory study of the knowledge, forensic and legal challenges from the perspective of police cybercrime specialists. Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice, [paaa027].



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