Justice Tankebe is a University Lecturer in Criminology and a Fellow at St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge. He holds MPhil degree in Criminological Research and a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Cambridge. He was the Director of MPhil Programmes, 2013 - 2016. Justice has held postdoctoral research fellowships from the ESRC, the British Academy, and Fitzwilliam College. Prior to his current appointment, he was a teaching associate on the Police Executive Programme at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge. Justice attended Agogo State Secondary School (now Agogo State College), Ghana. He studied Sociology at the University of Ghana, Legon, where he also worked as a teaching assistant.
Justice's interests lie in policing, legitimation and legitimacy, organisational justice, corruption, vigilantism and extra-legal punishment, comparative criminology, sociology of law, crime and criminal justice in sub-Saharan Africa. His current research projects include legitimacy and counter-terrorism policing, corruption among prospective elites, sentencing decision-making in Ghana, the death penalty in Africa, and police self-legitimacy.