Department:Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Courses taught: Criminology
Neema currently leads two modules on the Criminology course; Trials and Errors and Media and Crime. In the past she has led the modules of Project Preparation and Skills for Criminal Justice. Her research interests include youth crime, developmental criminology, forensic psychology, violent offenders, and moral decision-making.
Neema joined ARU in 2016 as Lecturer in Criminology. Previously, she held a post as Assistant Professor of Psychology and Psychology Laboratory Manager at Richmond, The American International University in London. Prior to this, Neema managed the 8th fieldwork wave and research team for the longitudinal Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+) at the Institute of Criminology (University of Cambridge), where she completed her PhD.
Her PhD thesis, entitled 'The roles of empathy, shame, and guilt in violence decision-making' explored the role of moral emotions in the decision to engage in acts of crime, using a combination of longitudinal quantitative data and qualitative in-depth interview data about persistent offenders’ real-life violent events.
Neema's areas of interest include child and developmental psychology, including the causes and influencing factors behind various everyday behaviours as well as delinquent behaviour. More specifically, she is interested in the development of moral rules and moral emotions, and how they might influence certain behaviours.
Neema currently leads two modules on the Criminology course; Trials and Errors and Media and Crime. In the past she has led the modules of Project Preparation and Skills for Criminal Justice. Neema also teaches on the Crime, News, and Criminology module. All of her teaching is on the BA (Hons) Criminology course.
Neema works as a voluntary psychology advisor for the Community Interest Company ChildUK, which works with disadvantaged young people.
Trivedi-Bateman, N. 2015. The roles of empathy, shame, and guilt in violence decision-making. PhD thesis, University of Cambridge.