Iain's research largely focuses on the application of psychological and criminological theory to the understanding and prevention of community violence.
He also undertakes research work in:
- gun and knife crime
- alcohol-related violence
- crime reporting and victim responses to crime
- community influences on engagement with criminal justice
- domestic abuse
- experimental criminology/evidence-based policing
- information sharing for violence prevention
- diversion from custody
- governance of night time economies
- crime and victimisation surveys
Brennan, I.R. (2017), 'High Stakes: The Role of Weapons in Offender Decision-making', W. Bernasco, H. Elffers & J.-L. van Gelder (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision-Making, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Brennan, I.R., Green, S. and Sturgeon-Adams, L. (2016), 'Early Diversion and Empowerment Policing: Evaluating an Adult Female Offender Triage Project', Policing and Society, 1-17.
Brennan, I.R. (2015), 'Victim Responses to Violence: The Effect of Alcohol Context on Crime Labeling', Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31, 1116-1140.
Florence, C., Shepherd, J.P., Brennan, I.R. & Simon, T.R. (2011), 'Effectiveness of Anonymised Information Sharing and Use in a Health Service, Police and Local Government Partnership for Preventing Violence Related Injury: Experimental Study and Time Series Analysis', British Medical Journal, 342d3313, 1-9.
Brennan, I.R. & Moore, S.C. (2009), 'Weapons and Violence: A Review of Theory and Research', Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14, 215-225.