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Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford

I am currently working on a project – termed ‘A Better Politics of Crime’ - concerned with different dimensions of the relationship between crime control and democratic politics. The first strand of work on this project was brought together in a Public Criminology? (Routledge, 2011).

The next key stage will be a monograph (co-authored with Richard Sparks) with the working title of Crime Control and Political Ideologies which is in the early stages of preparation. The project also includes a forthcoming co-edited volume on Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration (with Albert Dzur and Richard Sparks, Oxford UP) and a book on Justice and Penal Reform that arises from his involvement with the Howard League’s symposium on ‘What is Justice?’ (co-edited with Barry Goldson and Steve Farrall). I am also co-editing a Handbook of Global Policing.


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    Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford