Professor David Wilson
About David

“In journalistic parlance, Professor David Wilson is an accredited source.  He is the default repository for an intelligent quote, in-depth analysis and rounded perspectives on crime and the world which it inhabits.  The road to this unofficial accreditation is built on excellence, availability and willingness to bring his expertise to a wider audience with all the risks that entails,” Donal MacIntyre, April 2011.

David Wilson is Professor of Criminology and the Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. Prior to taking up an academic appointment in 1997, David was a Prison Governor and at 29 became the youngest governing governor in England.  He worked at Grendon, Wormwood Scrubs and at Woodhill in Milton Keynes - where he designed and ran the two units for the 12 most violent prisoners in the country, which brought him into contact for virtually every recent serial killer.  David regularly appears in the print and broadcast media as a commentator and presenter.