The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Professor Keith Hayward
Professor of Criminology and Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
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School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Cornwallis North East
Canterbury , Kent, CT2 7NF
I am a Professor of Criminology and Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching at the University of Kent's School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. See the rest of our criminology team here.
I joined the University of Kent in 2002 after teaching at the University of East London, and was appointed Chair of Criminology in September 2011. My book, co-written with Jeff Ferrell and Jock Young, Cultural Criminology: An Invitation (London, Sage, 2008) was awarded the American Society of Criminology's Distinguished International Book of the Year prize in 2009. In 2011, I was part of the teaching team that was awarded the inaugural National Prize for Excellence in Teaching Criminology.
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- Cultural Criminology: Collected Papers (2011), Ashgate, Theoretical Criminology Reference Series) Co-edited with Jeff Ferrell
- Framing Crime: Cultural Criminology and the Image (2010, London: Routledge-Cavendish) Co-edited with Mike Presdee
- Fifty Key Criminological Thinkers (2009, London: Routledge-Cavendish) Co-edited with Shadd Maruna and Jayne Mooney
- Criminology Second Edition (2009, Oxford: Oxford University Press) Co-edited with Chris Hale, Azrini Wahidin, and Emma Wincup
- Cultural Criminology: An Invitation (2008, London: Sage) Co-written with Jeff Ferrell and Jock Young
Winner 2009 American Society of Criminology, Division of International Criminology’s Distinguished Book of the Year award
- Criminology (2005, Oxford: Oxford University Press) Co-edited with Chris Hale, Azrini Wahidin, and Emma Wincup
- City Limits: Crime, Consumer Culture and the Urban Experience (2004, London: Routledge-Cavendish)
Runner Up 2005 British Society of Criminology Book of the Year prize
- Cultural Criminology Unleashed (2004, London: Routledge-Cavendish) Co-edited with Jeff Ferrell, Wayne Morrison, and Mike Presdee.
About this book
Criminology has always enjoyed a highly productive relationship with the city, generating many important empirical and theoretical studies. But all too often the human experience, social diversity and the inherently pluralistic fabric of city life are transformed into the discourse of demographics, statistics and rationality.
This book examines the crime-city nexus in a way that makes sense of criminology's past and contemporary engagements, including both administrative criminology and the work of Jack Katz and Mike Davis.
Drawing on a range of disciplinary frameworks - social theory, urban studies, architectural theory and research into urban consumerism practices - the author argues that consumption is central to understanding the city and urban crime. This book will be of interest to students and academics of criminology, social theory, urban studies and cultural studies. To purchase this book follow this link
- Hayward, K. J (2012) ‘Five spaces of cultural criminology’, British Journal of Criminology, 52 (3).
- Hayward, K. J (2012) ‘A response to Farrell’, Social Policy and Administration, 46 (1).
- Hayward, K. J and Young, J (2012) ‘Cultural criminology’ in Maguire, M., Morgan, R., and Reiner (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, 5th Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Hayward, K. J., (2012) Review Article: The Criminological Imagination, Jock Young (Oxford: Polity) British Journal of Criminology, 52 (2).
- Hayward, K. J (2012) ‘Using cultural geography to think differently about space and crime’ in Hall, S and Winlow, S (eds) New Directions in Criminological Theory, London: Willan-Routledge.
- Hayward, K. J., (2012) ‘Youth crime and consumer culture’, Sociology Review, Forthcoming.
- Hayward, K. J (2012) ‘Cultural criminology’, Rosenfield, R (ed) Oxford Bibliographies Online, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Hayward, K. J and Kindynis, T (2012) ‘The crime-consumerism nexus’ in Ross, J (Ed) The Encyclopaedia of Street Crime, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Cottee, S and Hayward, K. J (2011) ‘Terrorist (e)motives: the existential attractions of terrorism’, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 34 (12) 963-986.
- Hayward, K. J (2011) ‘The critical terrorism studies-cultural criminology nexus: some thoughts on how to “toughen up” the critical studies approach’, Critical Studies of Terrorism, 4 (1) pp 57-73.
- Hayward, K. J and Ferrell, J (2011) ‘Cultural criminology: introduction’ in Cultural Criminology: Collected Papers, Ashgate, Theoretical. Criminology Reference SeriesHayward, K. J and Ilan, J (2011) ‘Deviant Subcultures’ Bryant, C., (ed) Handbook of Deviant Behaviour, London: Routledge.
- Hayward, K. J and Young, J, (2010) ‘Mike Presdee - cultural criminologist and champion of a life less ordinary’, Crime. Media, Culture, forthcoming.
- Hayward, K. J. (2010) ‘Visual criminology: cultural criminology-style’, Criminal Justice Matters, No. 78, pp.12-15.
- Hayward, K. J (2010) ‘Opening the lens: cultural criminology and the image’ in Hayward, K. J and Presdee, M (Eds) Framing Crime: Cultural Criminology and the Image, London: Routledge.
- Hayward, K. J (2010) ‘David Koresh’ in Ross, J., (Ed) Encyclopaedia of Religion and Violence, M.E. Sharpe, Armonk: NY.
- Hayward, K. J and Ferrell, J (2009) ‘Insurgent possibilities: the politics of cultural criminology’ in Ross, J, I (Ed) Cutting the Edge, Second Edition, Westport, Conn: Prager.
- Hayward, K. J and Ferrell, J (2009) ‘Cultural criminology, cultural anthropology, and the work of Frank Bovenkerk’, Brandts,.C (ed) Frank Bovenkerk Festschrift, Boom Juridische uitgevers, The Hague.
- Hayward, K. J (2009) ‘Jock Young’ in Hayward, K.J et al (Eds) Fifty Key Criminological Thinkers, London: Routledge.
- Hayward, K. J (2008) 'Cultural criminology’, in Goldson, B., (Ed) The Dictionary of Youth Justice, Cullompton: Willan.
- Hayward, K. J (2008) ‘Keith Hayward in conversation with Veronique Voruz’, In Conversation: Towards a Rally of the Impossible Professions, London: The Federation of European Schools of Psychoanalysis and the London Society of the New Lacanian School.
- Hayward, K. J., and Hobbs, D., (2007) ‘Beyond the Binge in ‘Booze Britain’: market-led liminalization and the spectacle of binge drinking’, The British Journal of Sociology, Vol 58 No 3 pp.437-456.
- Hayward, K. J (2007) ‘Situational crime prevention and its discontents: rational choice theory versus the ‘culture of now’’ Social Policy and Administration, Vol 41 No 3 pp.232-250.
- Hayward, K. J and Young, J (2007) ‘Cultural criminology’ in Maguire, M., Morgan, R., and Reiner (Eds) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, 4th Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Hayward, K. J and Young, J (2007) ‘Zygmunt Bauman and Cultural Criminology’ [in Dutch] in Zygmunt: Bauman: de Schaduwzijde van de Vloeibare Moderniteit: Criminaliteit,,Rechtshanding en Veiligheid, (Eds) Daems, T and Robert, L., Den Haag: Boom Juridische Uitgevers.
- Hayward, K. J and Yar, M. (2006) ‘The ‘Chav’ phenomenon: consumption, media and the construction of a new underclass’, Crime, Media, Culture, Vol 2 No 1 pp. 9-28.
- Hayward, K. J (2006) 'The Chicago School' in McLaughlin, E., and Muncie, J., (Eds.) Dictionary of Criminology, London: Sage Publications, 2nd Edition.
- Hayward, K. J (2006) ‘Arcades’ in Ritzer, G., (Ed) The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Sociology, New York: Blackwell.
- Hayward, K. J (2005) ‘Psychology and crime: understanding the interface’ in Hale C., et al. Criminology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Hayward, K. J and Morrison, W (2005) ‘Theoretical Criminological: a starting point’ in Hale, C., et al. Criminology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Hayward, K. J. and Young, J., (2004) ‘Cultural criminology: some notes on the script’ Theoretical Criminology Vol 8 No 3 pp. 259-273.
- Hayward, K. J. and Young, J., (Eds) (2004) a Special Edition of Theoretical Criminology on cultural criminology, Vol 8 No 3.
- Hayward, K. J (2004) ‘Space - the final frontier: criminology, the city and the social dynamics of exclusion’ in Ferrell, J., Hayward, K., Morrison, W., and Presdee, M., Cultural Criminology Unleashed, Cavendish Press: London.
- Hayward, K. J (2004) ‘Pieces of a manifesto’ in Ferrell, J., Hayward, K., Morrison, W., and Presdee, M., Cultural Criminology Unleashed, Cavendish Press: London.
- Hayward, K. J (2003) ‘Crime and consumer culture in late modern society’ in Sumner, C., (Ed) The Blackwell Companion to Criminology, Oxford: Blackwell.
- Hayward, K. J and Morrison, W (2002) ‘Locating Ground Zero: caught between the narratives of crime and war’ in Strawson, J., (Ed) Law After Ground Zero, London: Cavendish Press.
- Hayward, K. J (2002) ‘The vilification and pleasures of youthful transgression’ in Muncie, J., Hughes, G., and McLaughlin, E., (Eds) Youth Justice: Critical Readings, London: Open University Press.
- Hayward, K. J (2001) 'The Chicago School' in McLaughlin, E., and Muncie, J., (Eds.) Dictionary of Criminology, London: Sage Publications.
- Hayward, K. J (2000) 'Youth crime, excitement and consumer culture: the reconstruction of aetiology in contemporary theoretical criminology' in Pickford, J., (Ed) Youth Justice: Theory and Practice, London: Cavendish Press.
Whilst my primary research interest is criminological theory (in particular the relationship between consumer culture and crime), I have also published widely in the areas of youth crime, spatial and social theory, popular culture, and terrorism and fanaticism.
As a cultural criminologist, I am particularly interested in the various ways in which cultural dynamics intertwine with the practices of crime and crime control within contemporary society. As a consequence, I have written on everything from the commodification of crime and violence in video games, to the liminal spectacle of “binge” drinking, from so-called “chav” culture, to the hyper terrorist spectacle of 9/11.
Current research projects include a new solo-authored book on how the digital “mediascape” is impacting on the public's (mis)understanding of crime; a suite of articles on terrorism from the perspective of cultural criminology; and a research project on how “intergenerational dissolution” is impacting on criminal justice practice.
You can find out more about my work and keep up to date with developments in cultural criminology by accessing my website.
I welcome research proposals from anyone thinking of undertaking research in criminology generally, and cultural criminology specifically. If you have a proposal in these areas and would like to discuss the possibility of studying criminology at the University of Kent, please let me know and I'll be happy to discuss your plans.
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I currently convene the undergraduate and postgraduate course Terrorism and Modern Society. This course aims to provide a general introduction to terrorism whilst also posing a series of questions that rarely feature in mainstream criminological and sociological discourse. A central aspect of the course is an examination of the actual risk posed by international terrorism and whether or not the threat is enhanced by the fears and anxieties generated by a risk-averse culture.
I also contribute a suite of lectures to the postgraduate course Cultural Criminology, a masters level course that introduces students to the theoretical, philosophical and methodological aspects of cultural criminology.
I also lecture across the undergraduate criminology programme on the following courses: The Sociology of Crime and Deviance; Criminal Justice in Modern Britain; Crime, Culture, and Control; Introduction to Criminology, and Crime, Media, and Culture.
- Associate editor of the journal Global Society
- Member of the editorial board of The British Journal of Criminology, Crime, Media, Culture, and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.
I am the originator and conference organiser of the International Conference on Cultural Criminology Series.
I regularly undertake media work and have acted as an advisor for several TV and radio programmes about crime and culture.
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