Emma Disley

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Research Group Director, Home Affairs and Social Policy, RAND Europe
Cambridge Office

Education

Ph.D. and M.Sc. in criminology, University of Oxford; L.L.B. in law, University of Manchester

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Overview

Emma Disley is director of the Home Affairs and Social Policy programme at RAND Europe. Her research interests include policing and EU law enforcement cooperation, drugs and illicit markets, criminal justice and offending, and serious and organised crime. Methodologically, Disley specialises in complex evaluation, pan-European studies, qualitative data collection and analysis, and evidence assessment. She holds a Ph.D. in criminology from the University of Oxford and a First Class degree in Law from the University of Manchester. Before working at RAND she was a research assistant at the UK National Policing Improvement Agency.

Recent Projects

  • Study on Alternatives to Coercive Sanctions as Response to Drug Law Offences and Drug-Related Crimes
  • Evaluating the Efficacy of Social Impact Bonds
  • Paving the Way for Policy Initiatives to Fight Against Organised Crime
  • Using Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements to manage and supervise terrorist offenders
  • Evaluation of the implementation of the Europol Council Decision and of Europol’s activities

Selected Publications

Kruithof, K., Davies, M. Disley, E., Strang, L., Ito, K, Study on Alternatives to Coercive Sanctions as Response to Drug Law Offences and Drug-Related Crimes, European Commission (RR-1411-EC), 2016

Hafner, M., Taylor, J., Disley, E., Thebes, S., and Barberi, S. and Stepanek, M, The Cost of Non-Europe in the area of Organised Crime and Corruption Annex II – Corruption,, European Parliament Research Service (RR-1489-EPIM), 2016

Disley, E., Giacomantonio, C., Kruithof, K., and Sim, M, The payment by results Social Impact Bond pilot at HMP Peterborough: final process evaluation report, UK Ministry of Justice (RR-1212-MOJ), 2015

Burrowes, N., Disley, E., Liddle, M., Maguire, M., Rubin, J., Taylor, J., and Wright S., The impact of arts projects with offenders – a literature review: summary of key findings, UK Ministry of Justice, 2013

Disley, E., Irving, B., Hughes, W., Patruni, B., Evaluation of the implementation of the Europol Council Decision and of Europol’s activities, RAND Corporation (TR-1264-EUROPOL), 2012

Tzvetkova, M., Pardal, M., Disley, E., Rena, A., Talic, S., Forberger, S., "Strategies for a risky business: How drug dealers manage customers, suppliers and competitors in Italy, Slovenia and Germany," International Journal of Drug Policy, 31, 2016

Mike Maguire, Emma Disley, Mark Liddle, and Rosie Meek with Nina Burrowes, Developing a toolkit to measure intermediate outcomes to reduce reoffending , UK Ministry of Justice, 2019

Balbirnie, E., Davies, M., Disley, E., Gonzalez Monsalve, E., Hartka, S., Hoorens, S., Kruithof, K., Sacher, K., Taylor. J., Mid-Term Assessment of the EU Drugs Strategy 2013–2020 and Final Evaluation of the Action Plan on Drugs 2013–2016, European Commission, 2017

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