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Dr Stephen Wakeman

Dr Stephen Wakeman

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Biography

Steve joined LJMU as a lecturer in criminology in August 2014 after completing his PhD in the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Manchester. Prior to this he worked in drug rehabilitation centres, homeless hostels, and at a ‘problem’ youth project.

Steve’s main research interests include drug use and drug policy, addictions, the criminological significance of various types of popular media, and progressive criminological theory (especially regarding its interface with contemporary continental philosophy).

His PhD was an ethnographic study of heroin and crack cocaine users and dealers in the North-West of England, and he has also undertaken qualitative research with mephedrone users before and after this drug’s prohibition.

He is currently researching the ways in which popular media sources like television, film, comic books and video games have the capacity to shape and redirect criminological debates, as well as writing two monographs: one based on his PhD, the other on the complexities of doing criminological ethnography (with James Treadwell, to be published by Sage in 2017).

He sits on the editorial board of the journal Law, Crime, Justice and Society, and is on the editorial advisory board for the Theorizing Normalcy and the Mundane book series published by the University of Chester Press. He has also reviewed articles for a number of leading journals, including Theoretical Criminology, Critical Criminology, and Criminology & Criminal Justice.

Steve would be happy to discuss potential PhD supervision with students in the areas of drugs (specifically, drug use, addictions, policy, and heroin and/or crack cocaine use/markets); media (specifically cultural representations of crime and deviance in popular and/or 'new' media); and criminological theory (specifically cultural criminology, philosophical criminology and/or any other progressive critical theory).

Degrees

2014, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD - Criminology
2011, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, MRes - Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies
2010, University of Chester, United Kingdom, MA - Crime and Justice
2009, University of Chester, United Kingdom, BSc - Criminology with Counselling Skills

Academic appointments

Lecturer in Criminology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2014 - present

Publications

Highlighted publications

Wakeman SJ. 2017. The ‘one who knocks’ and the ‘one who waits’: Gendered violence in Breaking Bad Crime, Media, Culture,

Wakeman S. 2015. Prescribing Heroin for Addiction: Some Untapped Potentials and Unanswered Questions Criminology and Criminal Justice, >DOI

Wakeman S. The Moral Economy of Heroin in ‘Austerity Britain’ Critical Criminology, >DOI

Wakeman S. “No One Wins. One Side Just Loses More Slowly”: The Wire and Drug Policy. Theoretical Criminology: an international journal, 18 :224-240

Wakeman S. Fieldwork, Biography and Emotion: doing criminological autoethnography The British Journal of Criminology: an international review of crime and society, 54 :705-721

Book review

Wakeman S. 2018. ROUTLEDGE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF VISUAL CRIMINOLOGY BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY, 58 :1519-1521 >DOI >Link

Wakeman S. 2018. Meth Wars: Police, Media, Power CRIME MEDIA CULTURE, 14 :340-342 >DOI >Link

Wakeman S. 2016. REFLEXIVITY IN CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH: EXPERIENCES WITH THE POWERFUL AND THE POWERLESS BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY, 56 :1037-1039 >DOI >Link

Wakeman S. 2015. Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerful and the Powerless. Edited by Karen Lumsden and Aaron Winter (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 366pp. £70.00 hb). The British Journal of Criminology: an international review of crime and society,

Chapters

Wakeman S. 2018. Doing Criminological Autoethnography: Learning from Conversations with Ourselves Rice S, Maltz M. Doing Ethnography in Criminology: Discovery through Fieldwork Springer >DOI

Wakeman SJ. 2014. Desistance Taylor P, Corteen K, Morley S. A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk :79-80 The Policy Press. Bristol 9781447310341

Wakeman SJ. 2014. The Folk Devil Taylor P, Corteen K, Morley S. A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk :108-109 The Policy Press. Bristol 9781447310341

Wakeman S. 2014. Heroin Use in England: An (Auto)ethnographic Study of Drug Addiction SAGE Research Methods Cases SAGE. London 9781446273050 >DOI

Wakeman S. 2013. For an Embodied Sociology of Drug Use: Mephedrone and ‘Corporeal Pleasure Ogden CA, Wakeman S. Corporeality: The Body and Society :47-68 University of Chester Press. Chester 978-1-905929-97-9

Internet publication

Murray ET, Hayes A, Jackson W, Wakeman S. 2018. Probationary: The Game of Life on Licence

Journal article

Wakeman SJ. 2017. The ‘one who knocks’ and the ‘one who waits’: Gendered violence in Breaking Bad Crime, Media, Culture,

Wakeman S. 2015. Prescribing Heroin for Addiction: Some Untapped Potentials and Unanswered Questions Criminology and Criminal Justice, >DOI

Wakeman S, Seddon T. 2013. New Age Austerity Highs Druglink, 28 :14-16

Wakeman S. The Moral Economy of Heroin in ‘Austerity Britain’ Critical Criminology, >DOI

Wakeman S. “No One Wins. One Side Just Loses More Slowly”: The Wire and Drug Policy. Theoretical Criminology: an international journal, 18 :224-240

Wakeman S. Fieldwork, Biography and Emotion: doing criminological autoethnography The British Journal of Criminology: an international review of crime and society, 54 :705-721

Conference publication

Wakeman S. 2015. The Moral Economy of Heroin: Reconstituting the Social in 'Austerity Britain' Criminology: Voyages of Critical Discovery

Wakeman SJ. Prescribing Heroin for Addiction: A Case of Mistaken Identity? Edges of Identity: Politics, Geographies, Cultures

Wakeman SJ. Prescribing Heroin for Addiction: Some Potentials and Pitfalls NHS Wales Health Student Forum’s Inaugural Conference

Wakeman SJ. Is Addiction a Bone? The Case for a Realist Criminology of Habitual Drug Use Launch Event of the Teesside Centre for Realist Criminology

Wakeman SJ. “I Got the Shotgun, You Got the Briefcase, It’s all in The Game though Right?” Drug Policy Problems and Solutions through the Lens of Popular Criminology Criminology at the Borders

Wakeman SJ. From Knowing To Being One’s Self: (Auto)Ethnographic Research With Heroin Users Criminology on Trial

Wakeman SJ. Knocking and Waiting: Gendered Transcendental Materialism in Breaking Bad Crime, Justice, Welfare: Can the Metropole Listen?

Wakeman SJ. Heroin Addiction: A Parallax View National Deviancy Conference

Wakeman SJ. The Moral Economy of Heroin Addiction in 'Austerity Britain' Addictions Symposium

Book

Ogden CA, Wakeman S. 2013. Corporeality The Body and Society University of Chester 9781905929979

Engagement & Impact

Fellowships:

Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, British Sociological Association

Member, British Society of Criminology