My primary research interests relate to how the liberal democratic state seeks to justify, and in turn, administer an effective criminal justice system. This has generated an inter-disciplinary research agenda spanning the fields of criminology, political science, carceral geography and history.
At the current time I am particuarly interested in the following areas of research:
- Parole and prison release
- Prison buildings and prison building programmes
- Populism and the political economy of crime
- Historical criminology and innovative appraoches to the the study of penal policy 'in time'