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On leaving school I worked as a labourer and briefly as a clerk, before going to night-school to study for O and A levels. I then trained as a schoolteacher and worked in London schools, before undertaking postgraduate work at the LSE and the University of Surrey. I worked at the Centre of Criminological Research at the University of Oxford for 3 years, and briefly at the Polytechnic of Central London. In 1990 I took a teaching post at Durham University, and held Chairs in both the Sociology and Law departments. I moved to the LSE in September 2005 as Professor of Sociology, and joined Essex University in January 2011 as Professor of Sociology and Director of the Essex Criminology Centre.
- BEd (Lancaster)
- MSc (LSE)
- PhD (Surrey)
I am working on publications emerging from an ESRC funded project with Gary Armstrong, Richard Gulianotti and Gavin Hales, A Sociology of Policing and Police-Community Relations at the London 2012 Olympics.
I am also working on a 4 Volume edited collection "Critical Ethnography", for Sage.
I am working on a number of papers relating to organised crime, including one with David Downes on studies of youth, and one on the role of gossip within illegal markets.
I am working on a chapter looking at the role of theory in qualitative sociology
- urban ethnography.
- working class entrepreneurship.
- professional and organised crime.
- the political economy of crime.
- the night-time economy.
- the sociology of East London.
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Awards and Academic Prizes
1989 Philip Abrams Prize: Awarded by the British Sociological Association for the best book published by a new author.
2003 Radzinowicz Prize: Awarded by the British Journal of Criminology, for Door Lore (BJC 2002).
2007 UCU Life Changer Award: Awarded by the University and Colleges Union for “changing people's lives through education”.