I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Subject Leader for the Combined Subjects Programme in Criminology. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I completed my PhD, which examined the occupational experiences and identities of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), in 2010 and joined the University of Sunderland in 2011. Previously to this, I studied at the University of Northumbria, graduating with a first class in BSc Criminology in 2002, an MSc in Social Research in 2003 and a PGCert in Academic and Professional Learning in 2010, and worked as a social researcher within the Community Safety Research Unit, also at the University of Northumbria. I am currently working on a research project exploring the occupational experiences and deployment of Special Constables.
Cosgrove, Faye (2016) I wannabe a copper: The engagement of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) with the dominant police occupational culture’. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 16 (1). pp. 119-138.
Cosgrove, Faye and Ramshaw, Pauline (2015) It is what you do as well as the way you do it: the value and deployment of PCSOs in achieving public engagement. Policing and Society, 25 (1). pp. 77-96. ISSN 1043-9463
Cosgrove, Faye and Francis, Peter (2010) Ethnographic Research in the Context of Policing. In: Doing Criminological Research. Sage, London, pp. 199-222. ISBN 9781848606524