My primary research interest is the nexus between urban space, crime and social control. To date my research has focused on three interrelated and overlapping practices: graffiti writing, shoplifting, and “urban exploration” (recreational trespass). I am particularly interested in developing criminological understandings of space and spatiality by drawing on the conceptual insights furnished by cultural geography, urban studies and philosophy. My broader research interests include: crime and consumer culture; deviance; ethnographic and videographic methods; the work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari; and subterranean space and holes (broadly conceived).
I convene the second year module, Youth Crime and Justice, and teach on Criminology: An Introduction (Year 1) and Crime, Culture and the City (Year 3).