Interdisciplinary teaching team
Dr Jennifer Fleetwood
Senior Lecturer (Department of Sociology)
Jennifer is a criminologist and sociologist whose research and writing centres on women, gender, and crime/law-breaking.
She has used an array of research methods, including ethnography and interviews to understand women’s involvement in drug trafficking as mules and as street-level drug dealers.
Dr Gavin Weston
Lecturer (Department of Anthropology)
Dr Gavin Weston's doctoral thesis 'Lynchings in Todos Santos Cuchumatan: A Genealogy of Post Conflict Violence' explored vigilantism in Guatemala and broader issues of post-war violence.
He is particularly interested in the anthropology of violence, law, politics, gossip and anthropological theory more generally. He is currently working on a research proposal regarding the democratisation of security in the UK, looking at the diverse spectrum of non-state security and policing spanning from vigilantism to paid private security patrols.
Dr Gordon Wright
Lecturer (Department of Psychology)
Gordon studies the personality and behaviour of liars, manipulators, cheats, scammers and fraudsters.
By better understanding how such individuals act and interact with their victims, we can predict who may be out to dupe us, prevent them from being successful, and protect ourselves from such threats.