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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. His PhD was an ethnographic study of heroin and crack cocaine users and dealers in the North-West of England. Prior to this he worked in drug rehabilitation centres, homeless hostels, and at a ‘problem’ youth project.

Steve has knowledge and expertise in three main areas: drugs (specifically 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, visual, critical criminologies, or any other progressive theory, as well as the use of autoethnographic methods in criminology).

His work has been published in a number of leading criminology journals, and he currently sits on the editorial board of the British Journal of Criminology. He is writing a book on autoethnographic criminology to be published by Routledge in 2020, and another with Tammy Ayres and Stuart Taylor about drugs and crime to be published by Sage in 2021.

Steve would be happy to discuss potential PhD supervision with students in any area related to drugs, media or theory, but especially so if the project has an autoethnographic element to it as well.

Also of potential interest here may be that Steve has a very nice collection of retro adidas trainers, plays golf (poorly) and guitar (very, very poorly), and keeps a Boston terrier named Lennon that sometimes bites him.

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, 14 :213-228 DOI Author Url Public Url

Wakeman S. 2016. The Moral Economy of Heroin in ‘Austerity Britain’ Critical Criminology, 24 :363-377 DOI Author Url Public Url

Wakeman S. 2015. Prescribing Heroin for Addiction: Some Untapped Potentials and Unanswered Questions Criminology and Criminal Justice, 15 :578-593 DOI Author Url Public Url

Wakeman S. 2014. Fieldwork, Biography and Emotion: doing criminological autoethnography The British Journal of Criminology: an international review of crime and society, 54 :705-721 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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

Chapters

Wakeman S. 2019. 'Feeling criminology': Learning from emotions in criminological research Hviid Jacobsen M, Walklate S. Emotions and Crime: Towards a Criminology of Emotions :188-201 Routledge. Abingdon

Wakeman S. 2019. Autoethnography McLaughlin E, Muncie J. The Sage Dictionary of Criminology (4th ed.) Sage. London

Wakeman S. 2019. Popular Criminology McLaughlin E, Muncie J. The Sage Dictionary of Criminology (4th ed.) Sage. London

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

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 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 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

Wakeman S. Crime Dramas as Social Science Fiction Brown M, Carrabine E. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology DOI

Report

Hayes A, Jackson W, Murray E, Wakeman S. 2019. Playing for Change - Probationary: A Partnership Publisher Url Public Url

Book review

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

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

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

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,

Internet publication

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

Journal article

Wakeman SJ. 2017. The ‘one who knocks’ and the ‘one who waits’: Gendered violence in Breaking Bad Crime, Media, Culture, 14 :213-228 DOI Author Url Public Url

Wakeman S. 2016. The Moral Economy of Heroin in ‘Austerity Britain’ Critical Criminology, 24 :363-377 DOI Author Url Public Url

Wakeman S. 2015. Prescribing Heroin for Addiction: Some Untapped Potentials and Unanswered Questions Criminology and Criminal Justice, 15 :578-593 DOI Author Url Public Url

Wakeman S. 2014. Fieldwork, Biography and Emotion: doing criminological autoethnography The British Journal of Criminology: an international review of crime and society, 54 :705-721 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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

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

Book

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

Conference publication

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

Engagement & Impact

Fellowships:

Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy.

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, British Society of Criminology.

Member, British Sociological Association.