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Miss Kreseda Smith BSc(Hons)

Research Grants Administrator, Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests

  • Rural Crime
  • On-farm security measures
  • Choice Architecture and the decision-making process
  • Rural crime policy across the UK
  • Modern Slavery in Agricultural Systems

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA)

Academic Department: Crop and Environment Sciences

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815113

Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783

Twitter: @FarmCrimePhD

Office: M42 Main Building

Research profile: ORCID


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Other publications

  • Smith K, Byrne R (2017) Farm Crime in England and Wales: A Preliminary Scoping Study Examining Farmer Attitudes International Journal of Rural Criminology 3(2)
  • Mawby RI & Smith K (2017) Civilian oversight of the police in England and Wales: The election of Police and Crime Commissioners in 2012 and 2016 International Journal of Police Science and Management 19 (1)
  • Byrne R & Smith K (2016) Modern Slavery in Agriculture American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, 15-19 November 2016, New Orleans.
  • Smith K & Byrne R (2016) Farm Crime in England and Wales: Examining Farmer Attitudes American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, 15-19 November 2016, New Orleans.
  • Byrne, R & Smith, K (2016) Modern Slavery in Agriculture (In J. Donnermeyer (Ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology. London: Routledge)
  • Smith, K (2015) The evolution of rural crime in England. 28th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 25-27 November 2015. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.11010.07367.
  • Smith, K (2015) Emerging issues in rural crime - 'Crops and Robbers' Presentation at the Launch of the Rural Security Research Group, Harper Adams University, 9 December 2015
  • SMITH, K (2014) Crime Prevention as part of the Business Plan for rural start-ups Proceedings of the 12th International Rural Entrpreneurship conference 18th-19th June 2014, Harper Adams University (Paper available at:
  • Smith, K. (2014) Why Research Rural Crime? (Crime Matters Blog Entry on the Crimestoppers Website. Available at:
  • Mawby, RI and SMITH, K (2013) Accounting for the Police: The New Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales The Police Journal: June 2013 Vol. 86, No. 2 (pp. 143-157. doi:
Additional Information
  • I am undertaking a part-time PhD at Harper Adams in Rural Crime, Rural crime policy and rural security 
  • More information about my research can be found on the College of Policing Research Map at the following link: 


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