Dr Eleanor Bland

University of Leeds, Security, Conflict and Justice Pathway

Eleanor Bland is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Leeds. She was awarded her PhD at the University of Sheffield in January 2019, having previously completed a BA in History and MSt in Modern British and European History at the University of Oxford.

Eleanor’s research examines policing practices in 18th – and 19th -century Britain, and particularly focuses on the police targeting of individuals who conformed to criminal stereotypes based on suspicion. In this fellowship, Eleanor will focus on drawing connections between the historical policing of suspicious persons and contemporary police practices such as the use of stop and search powers.

Research interests: criminology, policing, historical criminology, criminal profiling, police history