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 from the London School of Economics.
Tiggey is a qualitative criminologist whose research focuses on policing. Tiggey has conducted research and published widely on the professionalisation of policing; the police educational qualifications framework and police use of ‘evidence’; the policing of organised fraud; misconduct by senior police officers; the police complaints system; neighbourhood policing across Europe; police informants; policing drug markets; the relationship between sex and drug markets; pimps; 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’s fraud related publications include: Organised Crime Groups Involved in Fraud (Palgrave Pivot, 2018, with Bina Bhardwa).