Tiggey May is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, Birkbeck, School of Law, University of London. Tiggey has a BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology and a Masters in Criminal Justice Policy. Tiggey is a qualitative criminologist whose research focuses on policing. Tiggey has conducted research and published widely on the use of evidence within policing; the police educational qualifications framework; the policing of organised fraud; policing drug markets; the relationship between sex and drug markets; pimps; the police complaints system; misconduct by senior police officers; neighbourhood policing across Europe; police informants; and the differential treatment of young people in the criminal justice system. Tiggey is currently researching ‘The Facilitation of Organised Fraud by Professional Enablers and Money Launderers’ funded by the Dawes Trust.
Tiggey currently teaches on two undergraduate courses: Policing and Society and Research Methods and Critical Skills.
A full list of Tiggey's publications is available here