Andrew Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. He teaches one postgraduate and three undergraduate modules:
- Deviance (MA)
- Violence (Undergraduate Level Three)
- Responding to Crime (Level Two)
- Crime and Society (Youth Studies, Level Two).
Andrew's research interests include:
- drugs (all aspects)
- subcultures and gangs
- violence (all aspects including terrorism, state sponsored and genocide)
- inequality and crime
- criminological theory
- young people, crime and justice
- social control and policing.
- British Academy funded historical study on immigration and racist violence by Skinheads in the later 1960s (May 2011 to January 2012)
- Innovative research detailing the experiences of chronic victims of crime with Dr Andrew Costello at the University of Sheffield
- Drug user attitudes to "legal highs" with Tammy Ayres at the University of Leicester
- Co-editing (with Dr James Treadwell, University of Leicester) a proposed collection of essays on ethnographic research.
- He has recently presented papers at a number of conferences including: all four British Society of Criminology Annual Conference from 2007; the European Society of Criminology (2008) and the British Sociological Association (2007). See link to conference papers for details.
- Guest Lectures at the Universities of Reading and York.
- ESRC Rapporteur on gangs research.
- Commissioning Editor for the Internet Journal of Criminology.
- External Doctoral Examiner (LSE Transnational Policing).
- BBC2 Newsnight
- Radio 4 Thingking Allowed
- BBC1 Look North.
Sponsors and collaborators
Andrew has carried out a number of research projects since completing his PhD in 1999 using a range of methodologies from ethnographic work to residential surveys, mainly concerning drugs and crime and disorder in deprived areas (see publications).
Including the following:
- Police Foundation (as Police Foundation Research Fellow)
- The Youth Justice Board for an evaluation of a mentoring project for Camden Council (Youth Service)
- Professor Emeritus Tony Bottoms, University Cambridge, on several projects relating to community crime and disorder
- Professor Emeritus David Downes, London School of Economics, evaluation of a mentoring project
- Professor Ben Bowling, King's College London, proposal to research policing cannabis use
- Dr Andrew Costello (University of Sheffield) chronic victims of crime.
- community policing
- perceptions of policing and control