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David Wilson

Criminology presenter for television and radio, non-fiction writer and journalist.

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David Wilson is Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University and Director of the University's Centre for Criminal Justice Policy and Research. Prior to taking up an academic appointment in 1997, Professor Wilson was a prison governor and worked at HMP's Wormwood Scrubs, Grendon and Woodhill - where he helped to design and run the two units for the twelve most disruptive prisoners in the country, experiences which brought him into contact with a number of British serial killers.

David regularly appears on TV and radio talking about the criminal justice system and is the author of numerous books. His expertise can often found on the pages of national papers such as The Times and the Guardian, and on news programmes such as Sky News and Tonight with Trevor McDonald, most recently concerning high profile murder cases such as those of Meredith Kercher and Raoul Moat.

David can be seen presenting Channel Five's new series, Killers Behind Bars: The Untold Story from June 2012.