Professor Ian Loader
LLB, MA, MSc, PhD, FRSA
University Academic Fellow since 2005
Professor of Criminology
I am currently working on a project – termed ‘A Better Politics of Crime’ - concerned with different dimensions of the relationship between crime control and democratic politics. The first strand of work on this project was brought together in a Public Criminology? (Routledge, 2011). The next key stage will be a monograph (co-authored with Richard Sparks) with the working title of Crime Control and Political Ideologies which is in the early stages of preparation. The project also includes a forthcoming co-edited volume on Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration (with Albert Dzur and Richard Sparks, Oxford UP) and a book on Justice and Penal Reform that arises from his involvement with the Howard League’s symposium on ‘What is Justice?’ (co-edited with Barry Goldson and Steve Farrall). I am also co-editing a Handbook of Global Policing.
- University Academic Fellow, All Souls College (from 2005)
- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor of Criminology, Keele University (from 1992 to 2005)
- Lecturer in Criminology and Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh (from 1990 to 1992)
- Postgraduate, University of Edinburgh (from 1987 to 1993)
- Lecturer in Law, Liverpool Polytechnic (from 1986 to 1987)
- Undergraduate, University of Sheffield (from 1983 to 1986)
- Policing and security
- Penal culture and politics
- Public sensibilities towards crime, order, and justice
- The relationship between crime control and political culture and ideologies
- Criminology and social and political theory
- (with Neil Walker), Civilizing Security (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
- (with Aogan Mulcahy), Policing and the Condition of England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).
- (jointly), Crime and Social Change in Middle England (London: Routledge, 2000).
- Youth, Policing and Democracy (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1996).
- (jointly) Cautionary Tales (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Centre for Criminology, 1994).
Teaching and supervision
- Criminological theory, policing and security
- Crime, political ideologies and political culture
- Graduate supervision offered in all areas of research listed
Other professional memberships and roles
- Member of the Council, Liberty (from 2008 to 2010)
- Member, Commission on English Prisons Today (from 2007 to 2009)
- Co-convener, with the Police Foundation, Oxford Policing Policy Forum
- Trustee, Police Foundation (from 2007)
- Editor of the British Journal of Criminology
- Associate Editor of Theoretical Criminology
- Member of the editorial boards of Policing and Society, and International Political Sociology
- Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute, Florence (2004)
Research awards and grants
- £89,000 from The Leverhulme Trust for a project entitled ‘Shopping for Security: The Meanings and Effects of Security Consumption’ ((from 2007 to 2009)).