Professor Sandra Walklate

Sandra Walklate

I have been a member of the BSC since it was reconstituted in the late 1980s and have been involved in the activities of the society in various ways since then. I have been involved in organising its bi-annual then annual conference (York 1991 and Liverpool 2014), have contributed to the work of the North West branch in its various iterations, and worked on RAE 2008 and REF 2014 as a nominated member of the sociology panel for the society. I have also been involved in assessing submissions for the society’s teaching and learning award sponsored by Sage as well as its annual book prize. In 2014 I was honoured to receive the society’s award for outstanding achievement. Also in January 2014, I took up the role as Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Criminology one of the society’s flagship journals.

I am currently Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool and Adjunct Professor in the School of Justice, QUT, Brisbane. Having spent most of my time since the early 1980s working around criminal victimisation, the fear of crime, and gender and crime, over the last decade this work has extended into understanding the nature and effect of ‘new’ terrorism, connected policy responses, and presumptions around resilience. My recent publications include:

The Contradictions of Terrorism (2015, Routledge with Gabe Mythen), Criminology and War: Transgressing the Borders (edited collection, Routledge, 2015, with Ross McGarry) and Victim, Trauma, Testimony, Justice (2015, Routledge with Ross McGarry. My first book dealing with victimology has recently been reissued as part of the Routledge Revival Series, entitled Victimology: The Victim and the Criminal Justice Process (1989-2012). I am currently engaged with colleagues at the University of Monash, Australia on foregrounding responses to violence against women as everyday terrorism and continuing to develop work with Ross McGarry on criminology and war and with Gabe Mythen on the legacy of Ulrich Beck. I am co-editing a book series with Kerry Carrington at QUT on ‘Victims, Culture and Society’ all to be published with Routledge.