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Dr Richard Jones

Senior Lecturer in Criminology


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Dr Richard Jones is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, UK. He studied at Queen Mary University of London (BA), the University of Edinburgh (MSc), and the University of Cambridge (PhD).

Richard’s research focuses on surveillance, security, cybercrime and cyber security, the use of new technologies in crime control and criminal justice, and the sociology of punishment.

He is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the EPSRC-funded project ACCEPT(Addressing Cybersecurity and Cybercrime via a co-Evolutionary aPproach to reducing human-relaTed risks). He was a member of the IRISS (Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies) Project which was a large collaborative research project on surveillance and resilience in democratic societies, and was funded by the European Commission under the FP7 framework. Separately, he was also an External Expert on Cybercrime for the FIDUCIA project (also funded under the European FP7 framework).

Richard is a member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Criminology, and was formerly a member of the International Advisory Board of the European Journal of Criminology. He has been an External Examiner for DPhil and MPhil degrees at the University of Oxford, a guest seminar leader for the MPhil in Criminology at the University of Cambridge, and an External Examiner for the University of Leicester. In 2009-2010 Richard was an Academic Visitor at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford.

Twitter: @DrRichardJ