Research interests

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 currently convene and teach on five modules: Criminology - Theories, Concepts and Ideas (Year 1); Youth Crime and Deviance (Year 2); Crime, Culture and the City (Year 3); Punishment and Prisons (Year 3); and Introduction to Global Criminology (MA). 

Research outputs

  1. Book review: Geoff Manaugh, A Burglar’s Guide to the City

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  2. Excavating ghosts: Urban exploration as graffiti archaeology

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Bomb alert: Graffiti writing and urban space in London

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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