Chris Giacomantonio is a senior analyst at RAND Europe. He has experience in project management roles overseeing work for the College of Policing, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the Ministry of Justice, and the Department of Health.
Giacomantonio has particular expertise in qualitative methods, having undertaken extensive fieldwork and interview research in his postgraduate and professional work as well as having taught research methods courses and NVivo workshops at Oxford and RAND. His broader research work has included survey, demographic, value-for-money and other quantitative analysis for policy audiences at the local and national levels. Giacomantonio has taken part in research teams dealing with issues including policing, prisons, social impact investing, counterterrorism, youth justice, violence prevention, public order, migration, and municipal planning. He has also organized a number of events encouraging knowledge exchange between researchers and police practitioners in the UK.
Giacomantonio holds a D.Phil. in criminology from the University of Oxford, where he studied inter- and intra-organizational coordination in public policing. He also holds a master's degree in sociology from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) and a B.A. in criminology from Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, Canada).
Chris Giacomantonio, Policing Integration: The sociology of police coordination work, Palgrave MacMillan, 2015
Chris Giacomantonio and Helene O.I. Gundhus, "Policing, Boundaries and the State: The Changing Landscape of Sovereignty and Security (Introduction to the edition)," European Journal of Policing Studies, 3(2), 2015
Chris Giacomantonio "Who's policing the police? A review of police governance and oversight in Canada," in JV Roberts and M Grossman (eds.), Criminal Justice in Canada, Thomson Nelson, 2014
Chris Giacomantonio, "A Typology of Police Organizational Boundaries," Policing and Society, 2013
Chris Giacomantonio, "Theorizing Change in Anglo-American Police Organizations," Papers from the British Criminology Conference, 2010
Chris Murphy and Chris Giacomantonio "Supplementary Report 5: Making the HRM 'Downtown' Safer," in Don Clairmont, Violence and Public Safety in the Halifax Regional Municipality: A report the the Mayor as a result of the Roundtable, City Hall, Halifax, 2008