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Simon Winlow

T:
01642 342316
Job title:
Professor of Criminology
E:
s.winlow@tees.ac.uk
School/department:
School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law
 
 
Research:
Social Sciences, Humanities & Law research
 
 

About Simon Winlow

Simon Winlow

Simon Winlow
Professor of Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law
T: 01642 342316
E: s.winlow@tees.ac.uk
Research: Social Sciences, Humanities & Law research

Simon Winlow is currently Professor of Criminology in the Teesside Centre for Realist Criminology. He returned to Teesside in 2012 after spending 7 years at the University of York.

Simon is an interdisciplinary scholar but he has particular expertise in sociology and criminology. His major published works include Badfellas: Crime, Tradition and New Masculinities (2001, Berg), Bouncers: Violence and Governance in the Night-time Economy (2003, Oxford University Press), Violent Night: Urban Leisure and Contemporary Culture (2006, Berg), Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture: Crime, Exclusion and the New Culture of Narcissism (2008, Willan), Rethinking Social Exclusion: The End of the Social? (2013, Sage), Revitalizing Criminological Theory: Towards a New Ultra-Realism (2015, Routledge), Riots and Political Protest: Notes from the Post-Political Present (2015, Routledge) and Rise of the Right: English Nationalism and the Transformation of Working-Class Politics (Policy). He is also the co-editor of New Directions in Criminological Theory (2012, Routledge), New Directions in Crime and Deviancy (2012, Routledge) and Building Better Societies (2017, Policy). 

Research interests

Areas of Specialisation:

Social class, culture and identity;ethnography and qualitative research methodologies; working-class culture;consumerism and identity; youth identities; ‘social exclusion’, poverty andmarginality; criminal identities; criminal motivations; criminological theory;the philosophy of Slavoj Zizek; transcendental materialism; the politicalphilosophy of Alain Badiou; Lacanian psychoanalytic theory; psychosocial criminology;violence; masculinity; trauma; political protest; the sociology of leisure;social, economic, political and cultural change in Britain from 1945 to thepresent day; sociological, political and cultural theory; the sociology ofPierre Bourdieu; post-politics; various ‘realisms’ (esp. critical realism;capitalist realism; speculative realism; depressive realism; cynical realism;social realism; left realism; ultra-realism); the political Left in Britainsince the war; ideology; contemporary fascisms.

Research projects & external funding

Simon is the academic lead on a project entitled 'Challenging Racism in the North East'. This is a large, 3-year project funded by Big Lottery. Simon works with DISC, a local charity, to construct and deliver bespoke interventions geared to reducing racism and cultural hostility. The goal of the project is to identify what works and why in delivering interventions that attempt to bring about changes in attitudes and beliefs. If you'd like to know more, please contact Simon (s.winlow@tees.ac.uk) or David Temple (D.Temple@tees.ac.uk), who works as a research assistant on this project.

PhD and research opportunities

Simon is happy to discuss all possible postgraduate applications in the fields of sociology or criminology. He is particularly keen to supervise work on the following areas: working-class culture and identity; social change; politics and political activism; ideology; the transformation of the political left; new crime trends; violence; ultra realism. 

You can contact him at s.winlow@tees.ac.uk

He tweets at @winlow_s

https://twitter.com/winlow_s

External roles and professional activities

Simon is the Vice President of the British Society of Criminology (http://www.britsoccrim.org/whos-who/)

Simon is a research associate at the University of West Virginia's Research Center on Violence (http://violenceresearch.wvu.edu/executive-board/research-associates).

Simon was the founding director of the BSC's Critical Criminology Network (http://www.britsoccrim.org/ccn/). He remains an active member of the network.

Simon is a Visiting Professor of Criminology at the Centre for Urban Studies (CURB) at the University of York (https://www.york.ac.uk/sociology/research/groups/curb/staff-old/visiting/winlow/)

Simon sits on the editorial board of the British Journal of Criminology (https://academic.oup.com/bjc/pages/Editorial_Board)

With Steve Hall, Simon founded the Teesside Centre for Realist Criminology in 2014 (https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/Research/social_sciences/criminological.cfm). The centre has brought in millions of pounds of research funding at is at the cutting edge of empirical and theoretical criminology globally. Simon remains an active member of the centre.

Simon is actively involved in the renewed deviancy conference movement. He organised deviancy conferences at York in 2011 and at Teesside in 2014 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Deviancy_Symposium)

Learning and teaching interests

Simon teaches criminological theory and advanced criminological theory on the department's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Publications

Authored Books

Winlow, S. (2001), Badfellas: Crime, Tradition and New Masculinities, Oxford: Berg

Hobbs, D., Hadfield, P., Lister, S. and Winlow, S.(2003), Bouncers: Violence and Governance in the Night-time Economy, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Winlow, S. and Hall, S. (2006), Violent Night: Urban Leisure and Contemporary Culture, Oxford: Berg

Hall, S., Winlow, S. and Ancrum, C. (2008), Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture: Crime, Exclusion and the New Culture of Narcissism, Cullompton: Willan

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

Winlow, S., Hall, S., Treadwell, J. and Briggs, D.(2015) Riots and Political Protest: Notes from the Post-Political Present, London: Routledge

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

Winlow, S., Hall, S. and Treadwell, J. (2017) The Rise of the Right: English Nationalism and the Transformation of Working-Class Politics, Bristol: Policy Press

 

Edited Collections

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

Winlow, S. and Atkinson, R. (eds) (2012), New Directions in Crime and Deviancy: Papers from the York Deviancy Conference 2011, London: Routledge

Atkinson, R., McKenzie, L. and Winlow, S. (eds) (2017) Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart, Bristol: Policy Press

 

Chapters of books

Winlow, S., Hobbs, D., Lister, S. and Hadfield, P. (2003), ‘Bouncers and the social context of violence: masculinity, class and violence in the night-time economy’ in E. Stanko (ed.) The Meanings of Violence, London: Routledge

Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (2004), ‘Barbarians at the Gate: Crime and violence in the breakdown of the pseudo-pacification process’, in Ferrell, J., Hayward, K., Morrison, W. and Presdee, M. (eds), Cultural Criminology Unleashed, London: Cavendish

Winlow, S. (2009) 'Violence in the Night-time Economy' in Brookman, F., Maguire, M. and Pierpoint, H. and Bennett, T. (eds) Handbook of Crime, Cullompton: Willan

Winlow, S. (2011), ‘Anomie’ entry in Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture, New York: CQ Press

Winlow, S. (2011), ‘Bakhtin, Mikhail’, Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture, New York: CQ Press

Winlow, S. (2011), ‘Lasch, Christopher’, Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture, New York: CQ Press

Winlow, S. (2011), ‘Pleasure and Happiness’, Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture, New York: CQ Press

Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (2011) ‘Cultural Criminology and Primitive Accumulation: A formal introduction for two strangers who should really become more intimate’, in J. Ferrell and K. Hayward (eds) Cultural Criminology: Theories of Crime, Aldershot: Ashgate

Winlow, S. (2012) ‘All that is Sacred is Profaned: Towards a Theory of Subjective Violence’ in Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (eds) New Directions in Criminological Theory, London: Routledge

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

Winlow, S. (2012) ‘Is it OK to Talk About Capitalism Again? Or, Why Criminology Must Take a Leap of Faith’, in S. Winlow and R. Atkinson,(eds) New Directions in Crime and Deviancy: Papers from the York Deviance Conference 2011, London: Routledge

Winlow, S. and Atkinson, A. (2012) ‘Crime and Deviance in the End Times’, in S. Winlow and R. Atkinson, (eds) New Directions in Crime and Deviancy, London: Routledge

Winlow, S. and S. Hall (2012), ‘Gone Shopping: Inarticulate Politics in the English Riots of 2011’, in D. Briggs (ed) The English Riots of 2011: A Summer of Discontent, Waterside Press

Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (2013) ‘The English Riots of 2011: Misreading the signs on the road to the society of enemies’, in F. Pakes and D. Pritchard (eds) Riot: Unrest and Protest on the Global Stage, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Winlow, S. (2013) ‘Pornography’ in R. Atkinson (ed) Shades of Deviance, Abingdon: Routledge

Winlow, S. (2013) ‘Violence’ in R. Atkinson (ed) Shades of Deviance, Abingdon: Routledge

Winlow, S. (2014) ‘National Deviancy Symposia’, in R. Wright(ed) Oxford Bibliographies: Criminology, Oxford: Oxford University Press and http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/

Winlow, S. and Atkinson, R. (2014) ‘Crime and Deviance inthe End Times’, in W. DeKeseredy and M. Dragiewicz (ed) Critical Criminology, London: Routledge

Winlow, S. and Measham, F. (2016) ‘Doing the Right Thing:Some notes on the control of research in British criminology’, in L. Gelsthorpe, A. Wahridin and M. Cowburn (eds) Research Ethics in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Dilemmas, problems and issues, London: Routledge

Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (2016) ‘Keeping It Real: Dick Hobbs’s legacy of classic ethnography, and the new ultra-realist agenda’, in G. Antonopoulos (ed) Illegal Entrepreneurship, ‘Organised Crime’ and Social Control, Amsterdam: Springer

Winlow, S. and Hall, S. (2016) ‘Criminology and Consumerism’, in P. Carlen (ed) Criminologias Alternativas, Buernos Aires:IEA

Winlow, S. (2016) ‘The Uses of Catastrophism’, in R.Atkinson, L. McKenzie and S. Winlow (eds) Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart, Bristol: Policy Press

Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (2017) ‘Big Trouble or Little Evils: The ideological struggle over the concept of harm’ in A. Boukli and J. Kotze(eds) Zemiology: Reconnecting Crime and Social Harm, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian

Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (2017) ‘Ultra-Realism’ in W. DeKeseredy (ed) Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology, London: Routledge

Winlow, S. and Hall, S. (forthcoming) ‘What lies beneath? Some notes on ultra-realism, and the intellectual foundations of the ‘deviant leisure’ perspective’, in T. Raymen and O. Smith (forthcoming) Deviant Leisure: Critical Perspectives on Crime, Leisure and Harm, Bingley, UK: Emerald

 

Articles in journals

Refereed contributions

Hobbs, D., Hadfield, P., Lister, S., Winlow, S. and Hall,S.  (2000), 'Receiving Shadows: Governance and liminality in the night-time economy', British Journal of Sociology 51, 4: 701-717

Lister, S., Hobbs, D., Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (2000), 'Violence in the Night-Time Economy; Bouncers: The reporting and prosecuting of assaults', Policing and Society, 10: 383-402

Lister, S., Hadfield, P., Hobbs, D. and Winlow, S. (2001), 'Accounting for Bouncers: Occupational Licensing as a Mechanism for Regulation' Criminology and Criminal Justice, 1, 4: 363-384

Hadfield, P., Lister, S., Hobbs, D. and Winlow, S. (2001) ‘The ‘24-hour city’: condition critical?’, Town and Country Planning, 70,11: 300-302

Winlow, S. Hobbs, D. Lister, S. and Hadfield, P. (2001) 'Get Ready to Duck: Bouncers and the realities of ethnographic research on violent groups', The British Journal of Criminology, 41, 3: 536-548

Hobbs, D. Hadfield, P. Lister, S. and Winlow, S. (2002) ‘Dore Lore: The art and economics of intimidation’ British Journal of Criminology, 42, 2: 352-370 (Winner of the Sir Leon Radzinowicz Prize, 2003)

Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (2003) ‘Rehabilitating Leviathan: Reflections on the state, economic regulation and violence reduction’, Theoretical Criminology, 7, 2: 139-162

Hall, S., Winlow, S. and Ancrum, C. (2005) ‘Radgies, Gangstas and Mugs: imaginary criminal identities in the twilight of the pseudo-pacification process’, Social Justice, 32, 1

Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (2005) ‘Anti-Nirvana: Crime, culture and instrumentalism in the age of insecurity’, in Crime, Media, Culture, 1,1: 31- 48

Hobbs. D. Winlow, S. Lister, S. and Hadfield, P. (2005) ‘Violent Hypocrisy: Governance and the Night-time Economy’, European Journal of Criminology, 2, 2: 161- 185

Hobbs, D., Hadfield, P., Lister, S. and Winlow, S. (2005), ‘Violence and control in the night-time economy’, European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Vol. 13/1

Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (2005) ‘Night-time leisure and violence in the breakdown of the pseudo-pacification process’, Probation Journal, 52, 4: 377 - 390

Hall, S. and Winlow, S. (2007) ‘Cultural Criminology and Primitive Accumulation: A formal introduction for two strangers who should really become more intimate’, Crime, Media, Culture, 3, 1: 82-90

Winlow, S. and Hall, S. (2009) ‘Living for the Weekend: Instrumentalism, consumption and 'individualism' in youth identities in the North East of England’, Ethnography,10, 1: 91-113

Winlow, S. and Hall, S. (2009) ‘Retaliate First: Memory, Humiliation and Male Violence’, Crime, Media, Culture, 5, 3: 285-304

Winlow, S. and Hall, S. (2012) ‘What is an ‘Ethics Committee’? Academic governance in an epoch of belief and incredulity’, British Journal of Criminology, 52, 2: 400-416

Winlow, S. and Hall, S. (2012) ‘A Predictably Obedient Riot: Post-politics, consumer culture, and the English riots of 2011’, Cultural Politics, 8, 3: 465-488

Treadwell, J., Briggs, D., Winlow, S. and Hall, S. (2013) ‘Shopocalypse Now: Consumer culture and the English riots of 2011’, British Journal of Criminology,53, 1: 1-17

Shen, A. and Winlow, S. (2013) ‘Women and Crime in Contemporary China: a review essay’, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 38, 4: 327-342

Winlow, S. (2014) ‘Some Thoughts on Steve Hall’s Theorizing Crime and Deviance: A New Perspective’, Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology, 6, 2: 168-193

Winlow, S. (2015) ‘Trauma, guilt and the unconscious: some theoretical notes on violent subjectivity’, Sociological Review, 62, Supplement S2: 32 – 49

Winlow, S. and Hall, S. (2016) ‘Realist Criminology and its Discontents’, International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 5, 3: 80-94

Ellis, A., Winlow, S. and Hall, S.(2017) ‘“Throughout my life I’ve had people walk all over me”: Trauma in the lives of Violent Men’, Sociological Review, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/0038026117695486

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In the news

  • SoFI Seminar Series: Just violent racist whites: Looking inside the English Defence League
    Gazette Live - Online, 08/10/2014
    Professor Simon Winlow, Teesside University, chairs the SoFI Seminar Series.


  • Riots will hit again claims academic
    Evening Gazette, 19/06/14, P.39; Gazette Live - Online, 19/06/14
    Riots similar to those which swept the country three years ago will happen again, a Teesside academic has warned.


  • 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


  • 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 expe


  • 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 Stev


  • Professor back at University
    Darlington & Stockton Times (Cleveland), 20/07/2012, p.6
    Professor Simon Winlow, whose research specialises in violent crime and criminal identity, has returned to Teesside University to join the Social Futures Research Institute as a Professor of Criminolo


  • Teesside University comment - 5 min extract
    BBC Radio Tees, John Foster, 23/07/2012, 14:53:00
    Interview with the professor of criminology at Teesside University, Simon Winlow.


  • Prof's criminal plans
    Evening Gazette, 18/07/2012, p.22
    A professor whose research specialises in violent crime and criminal identity has returned to Teesside to take up a new role. Professor Simon Winlow has joined the university's Social Futures Research