Dr Karen Corteen

School of Justice Studies

Dr Karen Corteen is a Programme Leader for the BA Hons Criminal Justice Degree. Many years ago after completing my first degree at LJMU I left my post as a youth worker. I began working at LJMU and then I went on to teach in other universities in the North West of England. I returned to LJMU in August 2015 and I am currently teaching on the Criminal Justice programmes in the School of Justice Studies. The title of my current research project is 'An Evidence-Based Evaluation of the Personal, Academic and Professional Impact of a Choose Life Project Event on University Students in England'. My PhD was on school sex and relationship education, the sexual ordering of society and children's rights to a democratic sexualities education. I have published in the areas of victimology, critical criminology, criminal justice, professional wrestling, hate crime, and sexuality. I am the lead editor on a book titled 'Forensic Psychology, Crime and Policing' (2023, Policy Press). In this edited collection I have contributed five chapters namely 'Police Abolitionism', 'Police Custody', 'Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984','Criminal Justice and Punishment', and 'Crime and Criminal Justice, Past and Present'. My previous research interests have been victimology, zemiology and harms of the powerful including those resulting from professional wrestling and ‘sports entertainment’. My recent research focus is substance use and addiction education using creative methods such as experiential knowledge and narratives. I have co-authored an article on sex offenders and the criminal injustice system (Liverpool Law Review). Another of my recent publications is an edited collection entitled 'A Companion to Crime, Harm & Victimisation' (Policy Press, 2016). This is the second in a series of four. The first is entitled 'A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk' (Taylor, Corteen, Morley, 2015, Policy Press). There are a further two Companion which have been published in 2017. I have written an article on looking at professional wrestling through a victimological lens for 'International Perspectives in Victimology'. I have published an article which explores this industry through the lens of state-corporate crime and the lens of regulation and I have looked at this through a gendered lens. Recently, I have examined professional wrestling through the lens of COVID-19. I have contributed to 'Criminal Justice Matters'. I have also co-edited a reader in criminology entitled 'Expanding the Criminological Imagination' in which I co-authored two chapters (2007) (Willan Publishing). I have contributed to a number of prestigious American 'Encyclopedia of Sociology' (2015); (2011) and (2007) (Blackwell) and my work has been published in various journals including 'Sexualities' and the 'Journal of Criminal Justice Education'. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation students and I was the Principal Supervisor for a successful PhD student.

Degrees

2002, Lancaster University, United Kingdom, PhD
1994, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA Hons Degree (First Class) Criminal Justice

Academic appointments

External Examiner, School of Justice, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), 2021 - 2021
External Examiner, Criminology and Social Policy, University of Lincoln, 2010 - 2014
Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Criminology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Chester, 2009 - 2015
Senior Lecturer and in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Programme Leader for Criminology and Law, Edge Hill University, 2000 - 2008

Postgraduate training

HE7106 Developing Research Supervision, United Kingdom, University of Chester, 2014 - 2014
Supervisor Good practice Training, United Kingdom, University of Chester, 2013 - 2013
Postgraduate Admission Training, United Kingdom, University of Chester, 2012 - 2012

Highlighted publications

Corteen K, Hughes-Stanley A. 2023. Choose Life Universities Evaluation Project - Preliminary Report Public Url

Corteen K. The not so glamorous world of women's wrestling Wagg S, pollock A. The Palgrave Handbook of Sport, Politics and Harm :223-243 Palgrave macmillan 9783030728267 DOI Publisher Url

Report

Corteen K, Hughes-Stanley A, Marriott-Smith G. 2023. Changing Hearts and Minds: The Impact of Choose Life Project Events in Higher Education - Final Report Changing Hearts and Minds: The Impact of Choose Life Project Events in Higher Education - Final Report Public Url

Corteen K, Hughes-Stanley A, Marriott-Smith G. 2023. Changing Hearts and Minds: The Impact of Choose Life Project Events in Higher Education - Summary Report Changing Hearts and Minds: The Impact of Choose Life Project Events in Higher Education - Summary Report Public Url

Corteen K, Hughes-Stanley A. 2023. Choose Life Universities Evaluation Project - Preliminary Report Public Url

McManus M, Boulton L, Hesketh R, Corteen K. 2020. Evaluation of Integrated Multi-Agency Operational Safeguarding Arrangements in Wales. An interim report for the National Independent Safeguarding Board Wales and the Welsh Government.

Corteen K, Hughes-Stanley A. Choose Life Universities Evaluation Project - Preliminary Report :1-49

Books (edited)

2023. Forensic Psychology, Crime and Policing: Key Concepts and Practical Debates Corteen K, Steele R, Cross N, McManus M. Policy Press. Bristol

2017. A companion to the history of crime and punishment Corteen KM, Turner J, Taylor P, Morley S. Policy Press. Bristol

2006. Expanding the Criminological Imagination: Critical Readings in Criminology Scott DG, Barton A, Corteen K, Whyte D. Routledge. London 978-1843921561 DOI Publisher Url

Chapters

Corteen K. 2023. Police Abolitionism Corteen K, Steele R, Cross N, McManus M. Forensic Psychology, Crime and Policing: Key Concepts and Practical Debates Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen K, Turner J. 2023. Police Custody Corteen K, Steele R, Cross N, McManus M. Forensic Psychology, Crime and Policing: Key Concepts and Practical Debates Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen K, Turner J. 2023. Criminal Justice and Punishment Corteen K, Steele R, Cross N, McManus M. Forensic Psychology, Crime and Policing: Key Concepts and Practical Debates Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen K, Turner J. 2023. Crime and Criminal Justice, Past and Present Forensic Psychology, Crime and Policing: Key Concepts and Practical Debates Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen K, Turner J. 2023. Police and Criminal Evidence Act Corteen K, Steele R, Cross N, McManus M. Forensic Psychology, Crime and Policing: Key Concepts and Practical Debates :214-219 Policy Press. Bristol Publisher Url

Corteen K. 2022. Business as usual: COVID-19 and Professional Wrestling in Florida Silva D, Kennedy L. Power Played: A Critical Criminology of Sport :220-240 University of British Columbria Press Publisher Url

Corteen K. 2019. Regulating the harmful, injurious and risky business of professional wrestling Young K. The Suffering Body in Sport: Shifting Thresholds of Risk, Pain and Injury Vol: 12 12 Emerald Publishing Limited 9781787560697 DOI Publisher Url

Corteen KM, Duggan M. 2018. New victimisations – female sex worker hate crime and the ‘ideal victim’ thesis Duggan M. Revisiting the ‘Ideal Victim’: Developments in Critical Victimology Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen K. 2017. Victimology Turner J, Taylor P, Morley S, Corteen K. A companion to the history of crime & punishment Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen K. 2017. Victimology A Companion to The History of Crime and Criminal Justice 9781447325871

Corteen KM. 2017. Critical criminology and state power A Companion to state power, liberties and rights Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen KM, Stoops S. 2016. Sex Workers Hate Crime and Victimisation Corteen K, Morley S, Taylor P, Turner J. A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen KM. 2016. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Victims and Victimisation Corteen K, Morley S, Taylor P, Turner J. A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen KM. 2016. Professional Wrestling, 'Sports Entertainment', Harm and Victimisation Corteen K, Morley S, Taylor P, Turner J. A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen KM. 2016. Visual Victimology Corteen K, Morley S, Taylor P, Turner J. A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen KM. 2015. Childhood sexuality Ritzer G. The Encyclopaedia of Sociology Wiley-Blackwell. Oxford

Corteen KM. 2014. Homophobic hate crime Atkinson R. Shades of Deviance: A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm Routledge. London DOI Publisher Url

Corteen KM. 2014. Critical criminology and critical criminologies Taylor P, Corteen K, Morley S. A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen KM, Taylor P, Morley S. 2014. The coroner's inquest and visceral reactions: considering the impact of self-inflicted deaths on health and social care professionals Taylor P, Wagg P. Work and Society: Spaces, Places and Identities. Chester University Press. Chester

Corteen KM. 2014. “The buzz was every bit as good as the prize, if not more”: A former career criminal’s perspective on risk. Taylor P, Wagg P. Work and Society: Spaces, Places and Identities. :121-145 Chester University Press. Chester

Corteen KM. 2014. Adversarial Justice Taylor P, Corteen K, Morley S. A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk :5-7 Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen KM. 2014. Assessment, care in custody and teamwork (ACCT) Approach Taylor P, Corteen K, Morley S. A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk :17-19 Policy. Bristol

Barton A, Corteen K, Scott D, Whyte D. 2013. Conclusion: Expanding the criminological imagination Expanding the Criminological Imagination: Critical Readings in Criminology :198-213 9781843926047 DOI

Barton A, Corteen K, Scott D, Whyte D. 2013. Introduction: Developing a criminological imagination Expanding the Criminological Imagination: Critical Readings in Criminology :1-14 9781843926047 DOI

Corteen KM, Barton A, Scott D, Whyte D. 2007. Introduction: Developing a Criminological Imagination. Expanding the Criminological Imagination: Critical Readings in Criminology :1-14 Willan Publishing. Cullopmton 9781843921561

Corteen KM, Barton A, Scott D, Whyte D. 2007. Conclusion: Expanding the Criminological Imagination Barton A, Corteen K, Scott D, Whyte D. Expanding the Criminological Imagination: Critical Readings in Criminology :198-213 Willan Publishing. Cullompton 9781843921561

Scott DG, Barton A, Corteen K, Whyte D. 2006. Developing a criminological imagination Barton A, Corteen K, Scott DG, Whyte D. Expanding the Criminological Imagination Routledge

Corteen K. The not so glamorous world of women's wrestling Wagg S, pollock A. The Palgrave Handbook of Sport, Politics and Harm :223-243 Palgrave macmillan 9783030728267 DOI Publisher Url

Internet publication

Corteen K. 2022. The veteran’, veteranality and visual victimology revisited Publisher Url

Corteen KM. 2016. The 'Veteran', 'Veteranality' and Visual Victimology Publisher Url

Journal article

Corteen KM, Steele RH. 2018. A Criminal Injustice System? Sex Offender Suspects and Defendants Liverpool Law Review, 39 :265-277 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Corteen KM. 2018. A critical criminology of professional wrestling and sports entertainment The Popular Culture Studies Journal: Special Edition - Professional Wrestling, 6 :138-154 Publisher Url Public Url

Corteen KM. 2018. In plain sight - Examining the harms of professional wrestling as state-corporate crime Wagg S. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 4 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Corteen KM, Taylor P, Morley S. 2013. Service User Self-Inflicted Deaths and the Coroner’s Inquest. Criminal Justice Matters, 1 :32-33 DOI Publisher Url

Corteen KM, Taylor P, Ogden C. 2012. Tobacco Smoking and Incarceration: Expanding the ‘Last Smoker’ Thesis An Essay in Honour of David Ford The Internet Journal of Criminology, :1-19

Corteen KM, Corteen A. 2012. Dying to Entertain? The Victimization of Professional Wrestlers in the USA. International Perspectives in Victimology, 1 :47-53

Taylor P, Corteen K, Ogden C, Morley S. 2012. 'Standing' by: Disability hate crime and the police in England: Paul Taylor, Karen Corteen, Cassandra Ogden and Sharon Morley document police shortcomings in dealing with vulnerable minorities Criminal Justice Matters, 87 :46-47 DOI Publisher Url

Barton A, Corteen K, Davies J, Hobson A. 2010. Reading the word and reading the world: The impact of a critical pedagogical approach to the teaching of criminology in higher education Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 21 :24-41 DOI Publisher Url

Corteen KM. 2006. Schools' fulfilment of sex and relationship education documentation: Three school-based case studies Sex Education, 6 :77-99 DOI Publisher Url

Corteen K. 2002. Lesbian Safety Talk: Problematizing Definitions and Experiences of Violence, Sexuality and Space Sexualities, 5 :259-280 DOI Publisher Url

Moran L, Skeggs B, Tyrer P, Corteen K. 2001. Property, boundary, exclusion: Making sense of hetero-violence in safer spaces Social and Cultural Geography, 2 :407-420 DOI Publisher Url

Books (authored)

Turner J, Taylor P, Corteen K, Morley S. 2017. Preface :xix-xx 9781447325871 DOI Publisher Url

Morley S, Turner J, Taylor P, Corteen K. 2017. A Companion to State Power, Liberties and Rights Policy Press 9781447325819

Morley S, Taylor P, Turner J. 2016. A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation Corteen KM. Policy Press. Bristol

Morley S, Taylor P, Turner J. 2016. A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation Corteen KM. Policy Press. Bristol

Corteen K, Morley S, Taylor P, Turner J. 2016. Preface :xviii-xix 9781447325727 DOI Publisher Url

Taylor P, Corteen K, Morley S. 2014. A companion to criminal justice, mental health & risk :1-281 9781447310341

Highlighted activities

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow of the Higher Teaching Academy, HEA. 2011

Other Professional Activity:

Corteen, K. (2014). ‘Premature death and shattered bodies’: Commodification, deregulation and the harmful business of professional wrestling in the United States. The 2014 National Deviancy Conference. Teeside University, Thursday 26 June 2014..

Professional activities

External collaboration:

University of Central Lancashire, External Examiner. 2021

University of Lincoln, External Examiner. 2010

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Sex Work Research Hub, https://www.swrh.co.uk/about.html. 2020

Member and Contributor, Professional Wrestling Studies Association, https://prowrestlingstudies.wordpress.com/. 2019

Fellow of the Higher Teaching Academy, HEA. 2011

Conference presentation:

Right to a fair trial? Human rights, cognitive bias and the presumption of guilt., Emerging Human Rights in the 21st century: 70 years after the UDHR, Oral presentation. 2018

Other Professional Activity:

Corteen, K. (2014). ‘Premature death and shattered bodies’: Commodification, deregulation and the harmful business of professional wrestling in the United States. The 2014 National Deviancy Conference. Teeside University, Thursday 26 June 2014..

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