Omar Phoenix Khan is a Lecturer in the Criminology Department and a PhD candidate.
He has previously worked as Head of Equality & Diversity in prisons in London and has led programmes for international NGOs including Penal Reform International, focusing on projects to reduce mass incarceration and increase the use of alternatives to prison across Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania.
Omar also is an international criminal justice consultant via Justice Focus and has completed reports on gender-sensitivity in probation in Kenya & diversion of juveniles for UNICEF in Zimbabwe. Omar has also given training on United Nations standards such as the Nelson Mandela Rules & the Bangkok Rules.
Omar also produces and hosts the Criminology Podcast Justice Focus.
5CRIM002W Globalisation, Crime & Control
6CRIM003W Punishment and Society
4CRIM002W Justice and Human Rights
4CRIM003W Controversies in CJ
5CRIM003W Race, Crime and Criminal Justice
Also featuring on:
5CRM004W Gender, Crime and Justice
His research, from a critical perspective, focuses on coloniality of justice, specifically seeking to understand judicial decision-making at the pre-trial stage in Brazil. Omar also works on gender-responsive projects within criminal justice settings and has previously worked in UK prisons, as well as for international NGOs and as a consultant on several UN projects.