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Steve Hall

T:
01642 384437
Job title:
Professor of Criminology
E:
steve.hall@tees.ac.uk
School/department:
School of Social Sciences & Law
 
 
Research institute:
Social Futures Institute

About Steve Hall

Steve Hall

Steve Hall
Professor of Criminology, School of Social Sciences & Law
T: 01642 384437
E: steve.hall@tees.ac.uk
Research institute: Social Futures Institute

Steve Hall is Professor of Criminology in the Social Futures Institute. He is an internationally leading criminological researcher and theorist. His book Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture (Willan 2008, with Simon Winlow and Craig Ancrum) has been described as ‘an important landmark in criminology’ and his most recent book Theorizing Crime and Deviance (Sage 2012) has been lauded as ‘a remarkable intellectual achievement’ that ‘rocks the foundations of the discipline’.

In the 1970s Steve worked as a professional musician and general labourer, and in the 1980s he worked in the field of rehabilitation and youth offending.

After graduating from university in 1991 with first class honours in sociology, he worked as a lecturer at Teesside from 1993, a member of the team that established the country’s first single-honours criminology degree. After spells as a senior research fellow at the University of Durham and a researcher and teacher at Northumbria University, he rejoined Teesside in 2010.

New books: New Directions in Criminological Theory (Sage 2012, with Simon Winlow) and Rethinking Social Exclusion (Sage, 2013, with Simon Winlow).

Forthcoming books: Riots and Political Protest (Routledge, 2014, with Simon Winlow, James Treadwell, Daniel Briggs and Georgios Papanicolaou) and Revitalising Criminological Theory (Routledge, 2015, with Simon Winlow).

Research interests

Professor Hall is co-director of the Teesside Centre for Realist Criminology. TCRC members are currently managing a number of funded research projects. http://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/Research/social_futures/criminological.cfm

Professor Hall has published widely in the fields of criminology, social theory, philosophy and history. His current research includes the establishment of firmer links between criminological theory, social theory and philosophy; criminality, subjectivity and consumer culture; comparative homicide rates; violence and the pacification of populations; and violence and masculinity in late modernity. Together with his long-time research and writing partner Simon Winlow, also Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Professor Hall has established a global reputation in these fields.

In the past he has co-directed ESRC funded research on violence, policing and the night-time economy, which examined the relationship between private and public security in a lucrative sector of the leisure market that was experiencing rapid growth. He has also directed a number of independent and collaborative research projects on criminological theory; violence and masculinity; criminality and consumer culture; and urban riots, all of which are ongoing. 

At the moment he is researching and writing in the areas of social exclusion, social unrest, the ‘pseudo-pacification’ of populations and the importation of the latest philosophical thinking on subjectivity and ideology into the field of criminological theory.

Professor Hall has presented papers at a large number of conferences and seminars. In July 2011 he delivered a keynote speech to the New Deviancy Conference at the University of York. He has also been in involved in consultancy with various local, regional and national governmental bodies, including the Home Office, Westminster City Council and Government Office North-East.

Professor Hall would welcome applications from PhD candidates in the following broad areas (this list is not exclusive and he welcomes other ideas from candidates):

>crime and consumer culture
>crime and social exclusion
>riots and social unrest
>childhood and criminality
>criminological theory
>criminality, philosophy and subjectivity
>criminality and psychoanalysis
>comparative homicide rates
>violence and masculinity
>the pacification of populations
>the history of crime and criminality
>global crime

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Publications

Major works:
Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (forthcoming 2015) Revitalizing Criminological Theory: Towards a New Ultra-Realism. London: Routledge

Winlow, S., Hall, S., Treadwell, J., Briggs, D. and Papanicolaou, G. (forthcoming 2014) Riots and Political Protest. London: Sage

Winlow, S. and Hall, S. (2013) Rethinking Social Exclusion: The End of the Social? London: Sage

Hall, S and Winlow, S. (eds.) (2012) New Directions in Criminological Theory. London: Routledge

Hall, S. (2012) Theorizing Crime and Deviance: A New Perspective. London: Sage

Hall, S., Winlow, S. and Ancrum, C. (2008) Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture: Crime, exclusion and the new culture of narcissism. London: Willan/Routledge

Winlow, S. and Hall, S. (2006) Violent Night: Urban leisure and contemporary culture. Oxford: Berg

View Steve Hall's Publications on TeesRep

In the news

  • Twilights
    Northern Echo (North Edition), 04/01/2014, p.24
    Teesside University professor of criminology Steve Hall urges us to remember the victim of the Great Train Robbery and not the executor.


  • Great Train Robbery: Cops, robbers and true heroes
    Northern Echo (Web), 19/12/2013
    Professor Steve Hall is co-director of the Teesside Centre for Realist Criminology at Teesside University. Here he argues that following the death of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, it is not he but train driver Jack Mills we should remember.


  • Cops, robbers and true heroes
    Northern Echo (North Edition), 19/12/2013, p.14
    Professor Steve Hall is co-director of the Teesside Centre for Realist Criminology at Teesside University. Here he argues that following the death of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, it is not he but train driver Jack Mills we should remember.


  • Teesside academic interviewed
    BBC Radio 4, 30/11/2013
    Teesside University academic Steve Hall and criminology expert comments on the BBC Radio 4 Moral Maze programme.


  • Teesside University interview
    BBC Radio 4, The Moral Maze, 27/11/2013, 20:13:35, 5:1
    Professor Steve Hall talking about the role of police in society.


  • Criminology at Teesside
    Professional Security (Web), 19/09/2013
    Teesside’s new Centre for Realist Criminology launched on September 13 at Teesside University and featured realist criminologist Prof Elliott Currie from the University of California. Professors Simon Winlow and Steve Hall are the Centre’s co-directors and they say that they are determined to shake up contemporary research.


  • Getting to the root of the problem
    The Journal (Newcastle Upon Tyne), 16/09/2013
    A new centre at Teesside University has been set up to research how we think about crime and is expected to open a can of worms with its controversial approach to the subject.


  • Crime is changing
    BBC Radio Tees, Ali Brownlee, 13/09/2013
    Report from the launch of Teesside University's Centre for Realist Criminology.


  • Expect more rioting, say Teesside criminologists, concerned at growing public hostility
    Northern Echo (Web), 09/09/2013, Northern Echo (North Edition), 10/09/2013
    Academics from Teesside University's new Centre for Realist Criminology claim that many people are angry and feel their views are not represented within our "banal" political system and we should expect more "outbursts" as the 21st century unfolds.


  • Falling crime figures 'are misleading'
    The Observer, 25/08/2013, p.16; The Observer, 25/08/2013, p.18; guardian.co.uk (Web), 25/08/2013; Gulf News (Web), 26/08/2013
    Although data suggests crime figures have significantly declined in the last decade, two academics say life on Britain's streets is not as rosy as it is being painted. Professors Simon Winlow and Steve Hall of Teesside University warn that modern trends, such as the shift of offences from the street to the internet, make contemporary crime statistics unproportional and unreliable.