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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Joshua Skoczylis

Over the last few years, I have been working on projects relating to counter-terrorism policing and policy. In 2014 I graduated with a PhD from the University of Leeds. I am also a serving Magistrate in Lincoln. Prior to this, I read for an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Oxford and also read for a BA on the same subject at the University of Central Lancashire. Previously, I have lectured at the University of Leeds on various subjects such as Terrorism and the Law, Crime and Deviance and the Criminal Justice System and sat on the Board of Trustees of a Housing Association in East Lancashire. Prior to my postgraduate studies, I volunteered as a Special Constable in Merseyside and worked for Local Government, and NHS.

Subject Specialism

Counter-Terrorism Policy, Policing and Prevention


  • PGCE in Higher Education — University of Lincoln, 2017
  • PhD in Law — University of Leeds, 2014
  • MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Research Methods) — University of Oxford, 2009
  • BA (Hon) Criminology and Criminal Justice — University of Central Lancashire, 2008

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Research Interests

  • Counter-Terrorism

  • Extremism

  • Organized Crime

  • Policing

  • State Crime

  • Terrorism

Research Projects

  • Social Media and Exteremism — awarded £1000 by Santander International Mobility Grant in 2017
  • The challenges of preventing violent extremism in mainly white and rural areas of Lincolnshire — awarded £3000 by College Research Fund (University of Lincoln) in 2016
  • The Serious Further Offences Investigation Process within the West Yorkshire Probation Service — awarded £2000 by Leeds Social Science Institute - University of Leeds in 2013
  • The local prevention of Terrorism in strategy and practice: ‘Contest’ a new era in the fight against terrorism — awarded £60000 by Economic and Social Research Council in 2009

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • HM Courts and Tribunal Service — Justice of the Peace