Signing off as Blogging Criminologist….

Thank you all for following, supporting and engaging in my blog over the last 2 years. The time has come for me to end the Blogging Criminologist. There are many reasons for this, some professional and some personal, but those reasons don't matter right now. I want to end with some last thoughts of what … Continue reading Signing off as Blogging Criminologist….


Top Ten: What makes a great Criminology course?

Teaching Criminology can be fun, exciting and engaging, but at the same time we can find it challenging, tiring and sometimes demoralising. Even if you take away institutional constraints and bureaucratic tape, the discipline itself poses great difficulties for lecturers today. There are so many Criminology courses across the UK now and some are definitely … Continue reading Top Ten: What makes a great Criminology course?

What’s the point in Criminology?

As a so called 'Criminologist' this may seem like a little bit of a strange question to ask, what's the point in Criminology? However, this question stems from, what has become, a cash cow subject area, with little identity and often disrespected by others. So let me address these points. When I started studying crime … Continue reading What’s the point in Criminology?