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Professor Peter Fussey

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Department of Sociology
Professor Peter Fussey

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Biography

Pete is a criminologist specializing in a number of areas including surveillance and society, digital sociology, critical security studies, critical studies of resilience, major-event security, human trafficking and urban sociology. He has published extensively in all these areas, was recently elected a director of the Surveillance Studies Network and, during 2015, was part of a small team awarded an ESRC Large Grant on Human Rights and Information Technology in the Era of Big Data. He has also recently concluded working on two large-scale ESRC and EPSRC funded research projects analysing counter-terrorism in the UKs crowded spaces and, separately, future urbanism and resilience towards 2050. His other work focuses on organised crime in the EU with particular reference to human trafficking for criminal exploitation (monograph published by Routledge 2017). Other books include Securing and Sustaining the Olympic City (Ashgate) and Terrorism and the Olympics (Routledge). In other work, he has also co-authored one of the UK's best selling criminology textbooks (Criminology: A Sociological Introduction) with a team of colleagues from the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex. Pete also serves on the editorial boards of Surveillance and Society and the British Sociologial Association's journal, Sociology. Pete joined the Sociology department in September 2010 after eight years at the University of East London as Senior Lecturer and Leader of the Criminology and Criminal Justice programme. During this time he taught on a range of criminological themes and also co-developed Englands first MSc in Terrorism Studies. Prior to that he completed a PhD analysing the dissemination of surveillance strategies in the UK. A regular commentator in national and international media, Professor Fussey has also worked with and advised central and regional governments in the UK, Europe and Asia on a number of issues including the regulation of surveillance, public order policing and the security and social implications of urban mega-events. Pete is interested in supervising PhDs in any of his research interests.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Criminology (2005)

  • MA Criminology (1998)

  • BA (Hons) History & History of Art (1996)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Surveillance and society

Digital Sociology

Security and the city

Terrorism and counter-terrorism

Urban sociology

Resilience and climate change

Informal and criminal economies

Human trafficking

Current research

Surveillance and society: Pete is a director of the Surveillance Studies Network a global network of cricial surveillance scholars that also administers the journal Surveillance and Society. He has spent a number of years examining theoretical and practical issues relating to the dissemination, application and impact of surveillance measures to counter crime and terrorism. He has presented papers at national and international conferences, appeared on television, published work and written a doctoral thesis on the subject. Professor Fussey is also part of a small team of co-investigators working on the the major five-year ESRC project Human Rights and Information Technology in the Era of Big Data (c.£5m)

Security and major sporting events: ongoing work yielding an edited collection (Terrorism and the Olympics) and joint monograph (Securing and Sustaining the Olympic City) (see below). This analyses the form and impact of Olympic (and other mega-event) security operations with particular reference to London 2012.

Critical studies of resilience: part of £1.7m ESRC & EPSRC research project (see below) analysing the future resilience and UK energy and transport infrastructures and the social impacts of infrastructure failure and climate change. Related scholarship examines critical theoretical approaches to resilience.

Security and public spaces: part of £1.2m EPSRC research project (see below). This research stream covers a number of areas ranging from the commission of terrorist acts to the form and impact of counter-terrorism measures.

Crossing Borders: Migration, the informal and organised criminal economies in London. Qualitative research investigating how migrants from East Europe and the Former Soviet Union operate within the second economy and criminal networks in London. Related research analyses the dynamics of, and responses to, child trafficking into London (see 2017 monograph).

ESRC Large Grant Scheme: Human Rights and Information Technology in the Era of Big Data, (October) 2015-2020 (c.£5m)

ESRC & EPSRC EP/I005943/1 Resilient Futures, 2010-2013 (http://r-futures.ecs.soton.ac.uk/) (£1.7m)

EPSRC EP/HO230LX/1 Terrorism and Crowded Places: Shades of Grey, 2010-2013 (£1.2m)

ESRC & other external matched funding: Impact Accelleration: Regulating Surveillance in the Post-Snowden Era 2017-18 (£30k PI)

STFC Global Challenge Exploration Award: Data Analytics and Future Urbanism Workshop (March 2015)

EC COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action IS0807 Living in Surveillance Societies (LISS) 2009-2013

EC COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action TU1203 Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning 2013-2015

Professor Fussey also serves on the expert advisory panels for a number of large-scale European Commission funded projects researching technology and security, human trafficking, and resilience issues

Teaching and supervision

  • Policing, Punishment and Society (SC205)

  • Critical Perspectives on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (SC557)

Publications

Journal articles (36)

Chmutina, K., Fussey, P., Dainty, A. and Bosher, L., (2018). Implications of transforming climate change risks into security risks. Disaster Prevention and Management. 27 (5), 460-477

Maguire, M. and Fussey, P., (2016). Sensing evil: Counterterrorism, techno-science, and the cultural reproduction of security. Focaal. 2016 (75), 31-44

Sage, D., Fussey, P. and Dainty, A., (2015). Securing and scaling resilient futures: neoliberalization, infrastructure, and topologies of power. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D-SOCIETY & SPACE. 33 (3), 494-511

Sage, D., Sircar, I., Dainty, A., Fussey, P. and Goodier, C., (2015). Understanding and enhancing future infrastructure resiliency: a socio-ecological approach. Disasters. 39 (3), 407-426

Fussey, P. and Klauser, F., (2015). Securitisation and the mega-event: an editorial introduction. The Geographical Journal. 181 (3), 194-198

Sage, D., Fussey, P. and Dainty, A., (2015). Securing and scaling resilient futures: neoliberalization, infrastructure, and topologies of power. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 33 (3), 494-511

Coaffee, J. and Fussey, P., (2015). Constructing resilience through security and surveillance: The politics, practices and tensions of security-driven resilience. Security Dialogue. 46 (1), 86-105

Fussey, P., (2015). Command, control and contestation: negotiating security at the London 2012 Olympics. The Geographical Journal. 181 (3), 212-223

Boykoff, J. and Fussey, P., (2014). London's shadow legacies: security and activism at the 2012 Olympics. Contemporary Social Science. 9 (2), 253-270

Fussey, P., (2013). Eternal Return? Social Science Perspectives of ?Upstream? Terrorist Activities. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. 28 (2), 102-114

Sircar, I., Sage, D., Goodier, C., Fussey, P. and Dainty, A., (2013). Constructing Resilient Futures: Integrating UK multi-stakeholder transport and energy resilience for 2050. Futures. 49, 49-63

Fussey, P., (2013). Contested topologies of UK counterterrorist surveillance: the rise and fall of Project Champion. Critical Studies on Terrorism. 6 (3), 351-370

Fussey, P., Coaffee, J., Armstrong, G. and Hobbs, D., (2012). The regeneration games: purity and security in the Olympic city1. The British Journal of Sociology. 63 (2), 260-284

Fussey, P., (2012). Eastern promise? East London transformations and the state of surveillance. Innovation and the Public Sector. 18, 80-93

Fussey, P., (2012). Eastern promise? East London transformations and the state of surveillance. Information Polity. 17 (1), 21-34

Fussey, P., (2012). (In)security and the re-ordered Olympic city: Pete Fussey explores some key issues around Olympic-related security and insecurity. Criminal Justice Matters. 88 (1), 22-24

Fussey, P. and Coaffee, J., (2012). Balancing local and global security leitmotifs: Counter-terrorism and the spectacle of sporting mega-events. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 47 (3), 268-285

Fussey, P., Richards, A. and Silke, A., (2012). Critical reflections on securing the Olympics: Conclusions and ways forward. Routledge Online Studies on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 1 (41), 227-238

Fussey, P., (2012). (In) security and the re-ordered Olympic city. Criminal Justice Matters. 88 (1), 22-24

Fussey, P., (2012). Surveillance and the Olympic spectacle. Routledge Online Studies on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 1 (41), 91-117

Fussey, P., (2012). Terrorist threats to the Olympics, 1972--2016. Routledge Online Studies on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 1 (41), 239-243

Richards, A., Fussey, P. and Silke, A., (2012). Towards an understanding of terrorism and the Olympics. Routledge Online Studies on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 1 (41), 1-11

Coaffee, J., Fussey, P. and Moore, C., (2011). Laminated Security for London 2012. Urban Studies. 48 (15), 3311-3327

Fussey, P., (2011). An economy of choice? Terrorist decision-making and criminological rational choice theories reconsidered. Security Journal. 24 (1), 85-99

Fussey, P. and Clavell, GG., (2011). Introduction: towards new frontiers in the study of mega-events and the city. Urbe: Revista Brasileira de Gest�o Urbana. 3 (2), 149-155

Coaffee, J. and Fussey, P., (2011). Resilient planning for sporting mega-events: designing and managing safe and secure urban places for London 2012 and beyond. Urbe: Revista Brasileira de Gest�o Urbana. 3 (2), 165-177

Fussey, P., (2011). Review of Haggerty and Samatas's Surveillance and Democracy. Surveillance & Society. 8 (4), 544-546

Rawlinson, P. and Fussey, P., (2010). Crossing borders: Migration and survival in the capital's informal marketplace: Paddy Rawlinson and Pete Fussey examine the experiences of migrants involved in the informal economy and organised criminal activity in East London. Criminal Justice Matters. 79 (1), 6-7

Rawlinson, P. and Fussey, P., (2010). Crossing borders: migration and survival in the capital's informal marketplace. Criminal Justice Matters. 79 (1), 6-7

Fussey, P. and Richards, A., (2008). Researching and understanding terrorism: a role for criminology?. Criminal Justice Matters. 73 (1), 37-39

Fussey, P., (2008). Beyond Liberty, Beyond Security: The Politics of Public Surveillance. British Politics. 3 (1), 120-135

Fussey, P., (2007). Observing Potentiality in the Global City. International Criminal Justice Review. 17 (3), 171-192

Fussey, P., (2006). Book Review: State Crime: Governments, Violence and Corruption. Social & Legal Studies. 15 (3), 464-465

Fussey, P., (2004). New labour and new surveillance: Theoretical and political ramifications of CCTV implementation in the UK. Surveillance & Society. 2 (2/3)

Fussey, P., (2004). New labour and new surveillance: Theoretical and political ramifications of CCTV implementation in the UK. Surveillance and Society. 2 (2-3), 251-269

Fussey, P., (2002). An interrupted transmission? Processes of CCTV implementation and the impact of human agency. Surveillance & Society. 4 (3), 229-256

Books (4)

Fussey, P. and Rawlinson, P., (2017). Child trafficking in the EU: Policing and protecting europe's most vulnerable. Taylor and Francis Routledge). 1134495692. 9781134495696

Carrabine, E., Cox, P., Fussey, P., Hobbs, D., South, N. and Thiel, D., (2014). Criminology: A Sociological Introduction (3rd Edition). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 978-0-415-64080-0

Crowther-Dowey, C. and Fussey, P., (2013). Researching Crime Approaches, Methods and Application. Macmillan International Higher Education. 1137368144. 9781137368140

Fussey, P., Coaffee, J., Armstrong, G. and Hobbs, D., (2011). Securing and sustaining the Olympic city: Reconfiguring London for 2012 and beyond. 9780754679455

Book chapters (15)

Fussey, P. and Coaffee, J., (2017). Hollow Sovereignty and the Hollow Crown? Contested Governance and the Olympic Security Edifice. In: London 2012 and the Post-Olympics City. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 53- 87. 9781137489463

Gold, JR., (2016). Olympic Cities. In: Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World's Games, 1896-2020. Routledge. 203- 216. 9781317565314

Coaffee, J. and Fussey, P., (2016). The politics of security-driven resilience. In: The Routledge Handbook of International Resilience. Editors: Chandler, D. and Coaffee, J., . Routledge. 293- 306. 9781317655992

Stedmon, AW., Saikayasit, R., Lawson, G. and Fussey, P., (2013). User requirements and training needs within security applications: Methods for capture and communication. In: Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies. 120- 133. 9780124071919

Fussey, P. and South, N., (2012). Heading Toward a New Criminogenic Climate: Climate Change, Political Economy and Environmental Security. In: Climate Change from a Criminological Perspective. Springer New York. 27- 40. 9781461436393

Fussey, P. and Coaffee, J., (2012). Urban spaces of surveillance. In: Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies. Editors: Ball, K., Haggerty, K. and Lyon, D., . Routledge. 9780415588836

Saikayasit, R., Stedmon, A., Lawson, G. and Fussey, P., (2012). User Requirements for Security and Counter-terrorism Initiatives. In: Advances in Social and Organizational Factors. Editors: Salvendy, G. and Karwowski, W., . CRC Press. 256- 268. 9781439870198

Fussey, P. and Coaffee, J., (2011). Olympic rings of steel: constructing security for 2012 and beyond. In: Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events. Editors: Bennett, C. and Haggerty, K., . Routledge. 36- 54. 9780415602624

Coaffee, J. and Fussey, P., (2010). Olympic security. In: Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning, and the World?s Games, 1896 ? 2016 (2nd Edition). Editors: Gold, JR. and Gold, MM., . Routledge. 167- 179. 0203840747. 9780415486576

Richards, A., (2010). Terrorism and the Olympics. In: Terrorism and the Olympics: Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future. Routledge. 227- 238. 0203835220. 9781136854972

Silke, A., (2010). The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism. In: The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism. Routledge. 62- 75. 0203840267

Fussey, P., Richards, A. and Silke, A., (2009). Critical reflections on securing the Olympics. In: Terrorism and the Olympics: Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future. Editors: Richards, A., Fussey, P. and Silke, A., . Routledge. 227- 238. 9780415499392

Fussey, P., (2009). Surveillance and the Olympic spectacle. In: Terrorism and the Olympics: Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future. Editors: Richards, A., Fussey, P. and Silke, A., . Routledge. 91- 117. 9780415499392

Fussey, P., (2009). Terrorist threats to the Olympics 1972-2016. In: Terrorism and the Olympics: Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future. Editors: Richards, A., Fussey, P. and Silke, A., . Routledge. 239- 243. 9780415499392

Richards, A., Fussey, P. and Silke, A., (2009). Towards an understanding of terrorism and the Olympics. In: Terrorism and the Olympics: Major Event Security and Lessons for the Future. Editors: Richards, A., Fussey, P. and Silke, A., . Routledge. 1- 12. 9780415499392

Conferences (1)

Stedmon, AW., Harrison, S., Ireland, D., Fussey, P. and Tew, R., (2010). Lifejackets in shopping malls: Ergonomics & product design in counter terrorism

Reports and Papers (1)

Fussey, P. and Webster, W., (2014). Review of Camera Surveillance, External Advisers? Final Report

Grants and funding

2015

Human Rights and Information Technology in the Era of Big Data

Economic & Social Research Council

2014

Review of CCTV camera surveillance

States of Jersey Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel

2010

IDEAS Factory - Resilient Futures

Engineering & Physical Sciences Res.Council

2009

Detecting Terrorist Activities: Shades of Grey

Engineering & Physical Sciences Res.Council

Contact

pfussey@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872748

Location:

6.336, Colchester Campus