professor of criminology, Centre for Criminological Research, School of Law, University of Sheffield.
Stephen is a sociologist with an interest in crime, politics and social change. Since 2006, he has been exploring the ways in which the Thatcher-led governments (1979-1990) may have contributed to both rises in crime rates, increases in public anxiety about crime and a’ ‘toughening’ of the criminal justice system. His research is principally concerned with changes in social and economic policies, political ideologies and criminal justice policies. Stephen has authored or co-authored over 10 articles on this topic and co-edited one collection of essays on these issues (published by the British Academy).
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