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Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Teesside University

Craig is a senior lecturer in Criminology and has been at Teesside since 2004. Craig’s research interests include illegal drug use and drugs markets, organised crime at a local level and ethnographic methods. He is co- author of ‘Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture’ and is involved in on-going ethnographic studies in his native Tyneside. Craig has also published on the use of biographical methods in teaching in higher education. His latest published work is on police informers and drug dealers.

Research interests:
Craig’s background provides him with unique access to a range of individuals who are actively involved in criminal activity of various kinds. He is currently involved in research into the practices, culture and hidden economy of cannabis growing. He is also researching the process of 'taxing' within criminal market places and the normalisation of illegal drug use.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Teesside University