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Criminologist , writer , University Professor (Former)

Richard Hoskins, British theology studies educator, consultant. Recipient Anthony Phillips Memorial prize, Oxford (England) University, 1995, Ironmonger scholar, 1993; grantee, British Academy, 2001-2002. Member of British Association for Study of Religion (associate), African Association for the Study of Religion (associate), American Academy of Religion (associate).

Background

Richard Hoskins was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, in February 1964, and educated at Uppingham School, at Bedford School, and at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, before a Special Short Service Commission in 3rd Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment.

Education

Bachelor in Theology, Oxford University, England, 1995. Master of Arts in Theology, Oxford University, England, 1998. Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Religious Studies, London University, England, 1998.

Master of Arts in Theology, Oxford University, England, 1998. Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Religious Studies, London University, England, 1998.

Career

At the age of twenty-one he travelled to Africa intending a gap year, but stayed from 1986 until 1992. Hoskins went on to be a Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University, and a Senior Research Fellow at King's College London. He has also taught Religious Studies at Shebbear College in Devon.

He has also held a deputy headship. Whilst working at Bath Spa University, Richard Hoskins was called upon by the Metropolitan Police Service to work as an expert witness in the Torso in the Thames case. He has since been called as an expert witness in over a hundred criminal cases, including numerous high-profile murders, such as those of Victoria ClimbiƩ, Jodi Jones and the Eric Bikubi and Magalie Bamu case.

Hoskins has been called upon to provide commentary on these cases and the related field by numerous press organisations. He is the only registered multi-cultural expert on the UK national police SOCA database. Richard Hoskins has made television and radio appearances concerning numerous cases, most notably a documentary for the BBC entitled "Witch Child", a documentary concerned with the Torso in the Thames case and a BBC Radio 4 programme.

He is a Patron of the Build Africa charity.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) The Doctrine of the Trinity, Kimbanguism.

Membership

Member of British Association for Study of Religion (associate), African Association for the Study of Religion (associate), American Academy of Religion (associate).

Connections

Married Faith Esther Warner, June 21, 2003. Married Susan Leaper, March 1, 1986 (divorced April 13, 2002). Children: David Edward, Elspeth Annual.

father:
Peter Edward

mother:
Audrey Hoskins

spouse:
Susan Leaper

spouse:
Faith Esther Warner

child:
Elspeth Annual Hoskins

child:
David Edward Hoskins