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Dr Richard Jones

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

University of Edinburgh


Dr Richard Jones is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh.

Richard has a strong profile in criminological theory, surveillance and cybercrime.

He has published and given papers on topics including the electronic monitoring (“tagging”) of offenders, access control, border controls, computer crime, penal populism, the media, airport security, the use of force in policing, and surveillance theory.

His current research centres on the sociology of punishment, theoretical criminology, surveillance and security, and cybercrime. Richard is a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Criminology.

List of relevant publications:

Journal articles:

Jones, R., Wright, D., Rodrigues, R., Raab, C., et al. (2015) ‘Questioning surveillance’ (2015), Computer Law & Security Review, 31(2) 280-292

Jones, R. (2014) ‘The electronic monitoring of offenders: penal moderation or penal excess?’, Crime, Law and Social Change, 62(4) 475-488

Jones, R. (2014) ‘The Electronic Monitoring of Serious Offenders: Is there a rehabilitative potential?’, Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform Vol 97(1) 85-92


Jones, R., Raab, C. (2014) ‘Good practice in privacy design: some examples’ in David Wright and Reinhard Kreissl (eds) Surveillance in Europe (Routledge) p.293

Papers and presentations:

Jones, R., Raab, C. and Székely, I. (2014) ‘Taking “Resilience” Seriously: Exploring its Implications in the Surveillance Context’ presented at Surveillance and Society Conference, Barcelona

Jones, R (2014) ‘The Affective Dimension of Surveillance’ presented at Surveillance and Society Conference, Barcelona

Jones, R. (2014) ‘(Invited paper) Modelling institutional continuity and change in criminal justice and crime control’ presented at British Society of Criminology Yorkshire and Humberside Branch Seminar, Leeds

Jones, R. (2014) ‘The electronic monitoring of offenders: penal moderation or penal excess?’ presented at European Society of Criminology, 14th Annual Conference, Prague

Jones, R., Raab, C., and Szekely, I. (2014) ‘Resilience: Theory and Practice in a Surveillance Society’ presented at Workshop on Political Action, Resilience and Solidarity, King’s College London

Jones, R., Raab, C. (2014) ‘Societal ‘Resilience’ to Mass Surveillance in the Post-Snowden Era’ presented at Doctoral School, Faculty of Law, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary


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