Dr Tony Kearon

Title: Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Phone: 01782 (7)34382
Email: a.t.kearon@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB1.031
Role: Admissions Officer Criminology
Research Cluster Lead 'Crime, Social Justice and Policing'
Contacting me: During office hours, posted on my door, or via email appointment
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BSc (Hons) Sociology and Politics; MA (Hons) Cultural Studies; PhD

Born in Salford (Greater Manchester). After school Tony worked in various occupations before deciding "that the only way to avoid being underpaid, under valued and under appreciated was to become a University Lecturer". Consequently Tony completed an Access course and went to University as a mature student. After competing his undergraduate studies he completed an MA in Cultural Studies and a PhD on older urban residents, fear of crime and cultural strategies employed by this group to try to manage perceptions of risk and fear of criminal victimisation. While completing his postgraduate studies Tony worked as a tutor in FE and Adult Education (teaching A Levels, Access modules and related courses) He also worked as a conference organiser and held various temporary research posts. Tony obtained his first lectureship (in Criminology and Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University) in 1998. He joined Keele in 2002.

Media representations of Crime; relationships between crime texts and public attitudes to crime and criminal justice; the role of ‘the criminal’ in late modernity; challenges to self identity in late modernity and the role of ‘otherness’ in producing and maintaining a defensible self; Cultural histories of crime and criminological theory; general theoretical and philosophical issues about crime, especially in the context of forms of critical criminology.

Currently Tony is writing a book on Popular Culture and Crime for Sage, and he is also particularly interested in developing his  interests in cultural and oral histories of crime. In this context Tony is trying to do interesting criminological things with the ‘Foundations of Sociology’ archive.

Selected Publications

  • Mahoney I and Kearon AT. 2017. (De)constructing ethical research narratives in criminological research. Research Ethics. doi>
  • Kearon T. 2013. Surveillance technologies and the crises of confidence in regulatory agencies. CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE, vol. 13(4), 415-430. link> doi>
  • Kearon AT. 2013. Crime reduction, cultural and economic regeneration - the case of Newcastle-Under-Lyme town centre.
  • Kearon T. 2012. From Arbiter to Omnivore. The Bourgeois Transcendent Self and the Other in Disorganised Modernity. HUMAN STUDIES, vol. 35(3), 383-399. link> doi>
  • Kearon AT. 2012. Alternative Representation of the Prison and Imprisonment - Comparing Dominant Narratives in the News Media and in Popular Fictional Texts. Prison Service Journal, vol. 199, 4-10.

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Journal Articles

  • Mahoney I and Kearon AT. 2017. (De)constructing ethical research narratives in criminological research. Research Ethics. doi>
  • Kearon T. 2013. Surveillance technologies and the crises of confidence in regulatory agencies. CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE, vol. 13(4), 415-430. link> doi>
  • Kearon T. 2012. From Arbiter to Omnivore. The Bourgeois Transcendent Self and the Other in Disorganised Modernity. HUMAN STUDIES, vol. 35(3), 383-399. link> doi>
  • Kearon AT. 2012. Alternative Representation of the Prison and Imprisonment - Comparing Dominant Narratives in the News Media and in Popular Fictional Texts. Prison Service Journal, vol. 199, 4-10.
  • Kearon AT. 2012. FORTHCOMING: Surveillance Technologies and The Crisis of Confidence in Regulatory Agencies. Criminology and Criminal Justice.
  • Kearon AT. 2012. From Arbiter to Omnivore. The Bourgeois Transcendent Self and the Other in Disorganised Modernity. Human Studies. doi>
  • Austin JC, Day CR, Kearon AT, Evans DL, Haycock PW. 2010. Comparison method to differentiate between painted objects using polychromatic X-rays. INSIGHT, vol. 52(3), 140-143. link> doi>
  • Austin JC, Day CR, Kearon AT, Haycock PW. 2009. Single element mapping in radiography. X-RAY SPECTROMETRY, vol. 38(6), 492-504. link> doi>
  • Day CR, Austin JC, Butcher JB, Haycock PW, Kearon AT. 2009. Element-specific determination of X-ray transmission signatures using neural networks. NDT & E INTERNATIONAL, vol. 42(5), 446-451. link> doi>
  • Austin JC, Day CR, Kearon AT, Valussi S, Haycock PW. 2008. Using polychromatic X-radiography to examine realistic imitation firearms. Forensic Sci Int, vol. 181(1-3), 26-31. link> doi>
  • Austin JC, Day CR, Kearon AT, Valussi S, Haycock PW. 2008. Characterisation of metallic powder impregnated pastes using polychromatic X-radiography. INSIGHT, vol. 50(10), 550-553. link> doi>
  • KEARON AT, Mythen G, Walklate S. 2007. Making Sense of Emergency Advice: Public Perceptions of the Terrorist Risk. Security Journal, vol. 20(2), 77–95. doi>
  • KEARON AT. 2005. We Have Never Been Liberal -- Bourgeois Identity and the Criminal(ized) Other. Social Justice, vol. 32(1), 5-19.
  • Davies WJ, Cox TJ, Kearon AT, Longhurst BJ, Webb CL. 2001. Hearing loss in the built environment: The experience of elderly people. ACUSTICA, vol. 87(5), 610-616. link>
  • Kearon T and Leach R. 2000. Invasion of the 'body snatchers': Burglary reconsidered. THEORETICAL CRIMINOLOGY, vol. 4(4), 451-472. link> doi>

Chapters

  • KEARON AT. 2007. Victims of Crime: A Question of History. In Handbook of Victims and Victimology . Walklate S (Ed.). Willan Publishing.

Other

  • Kearon AT. 2013. Crime reduction, cultural and economic regeneration - the case of Newcastle-Under-Lyme town centre.
  • KEARON AT and Massey, J.. 2004. Noise Nuisance, Intergenerational Conflict and Fear of Crime.

Current courses:

Psychology and Crime

Criminal Justice: Process, Policy, Practice

Popular Culture and Crime

MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice