Biography

BSc (Hons) Sociology and Politics; MA (Hons) Cultural Studies; PhD

Born in Salford (Greater Manchester). After school Tony worked in various occupations (most notably as a postal worker) before completing an access course and going to university as a mature student. His undergraduate degree was followed by an MA and then a PhD on fear of crime and its impacts on older urban residents. While completing his postgraduate studies Tony worked as a researcher on various crime related research projects and taught undergraduates as well as student nurses and midwives.  He also worked as a tutor in FE and adult education (teaching A levels, access modules and related courses), and as a conference organiser. Tony obtained his first lectureship (in Criminology and Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University) in 1998. He joined Keele in 2002.

Research and scholarship

Policing; Domestic Violence; Victims and Victimisation; Multi-Agency Partnership Working to Reduce Crime And Support Victims and Vulnerable People; Criminal Justice Policy

Teaching

Current courses:

  • Psychology and Crime
  • Criminal Justice: Process, Policy, Practice
  • Policing and The Police
  • Ma Criminology And Criminal Justice 

Selected Publications

  • Kearon AT and Mahoney I. 2018. MAHONEY, I. and KEARON, T. Social quality, Brexit and Stoke-on-Trent. International Journal of Social Quality, 8 (1). ISSN 1757-0344. full text>
  • Mahoney I and Kearon AT. 2018. Formulating the post-industrial self: the role of petty crime among unemployed, working-class men in Stoke on Trent. In Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalism: Working-Class Men in International Perspective. (14 vols.). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. link> doi> link>
  • Mahoney I and Kearon AT. 2017. (De)constructing ethical research narratives in criminological research. Research Ethics. doi> full text>
  • Kearon AT. 2017. The Role of the Visual in the Restoration of Social Order. In The International Handbook of Visual Criminology. Brown M (Ed.). Routledge. link> full text>
  • Kearon T and Leach R. 2000. Invasion of the 'body snatchers': Burglary reconsidered. THEORETICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 451-472, vol. 4(4). link> doi> full text>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Kearon AT and Mahoney I. 2018. MAHONEY, I. and KEARON, T. Social quality, Brexit and Stoke-on-Trent. International Journal of Social Quality, 8 (1). ISSN 1757-0344. full text>
  • Mahoney I and Kearon AT. 2017. (De)constructing ethical research narratives in criminological research. Research Ethics. doi> full text>
  • Kearon T and Leach R. 2000. Invasion of the 'body snatchers': Burglary reconsidered. THEORETICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 451-472, vol. 4(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Kearon T. 2013. Surveillance technologies and the crises of confidence in regulatory agencies. CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 415-430, vol. 13(4). link> doi>
  • Kearon T. 2012. From Arbiter to Omnivore. The Bourgeois Transcendent Self and the Other in Disorganised Modernity. HUMAN STUDIES, 383-399, vol. 35(3). 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, 4-10, vol. 199.
  • 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, 140-143, vol. 52(3). link> doi>
  • Austin JC, Day CR, Kearon AT, Haycock PW. 2009. Single element mapping in radiography. X-RAY SPECTROMETRY, 492-504, vol. 38(6). 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, 446-451, vol. 42(5). 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, 26-31, vol. 181(1-3). link> doi>
  • Austin JC, Day CR, Kearon AT, Valussi S, Haycock PW. 2008. Characterisation of metallic powder impregnated pastes using polychromatic X-radiography. INSIGHT, 550-553, vol. 50(10). link> doi>
  • KEARON AT, Mythen G, Walklate S. 2007. Making Sense of Emergency Advice: Public Perceptions of the Terrorist Risk. Security Journal, 77–95, vol. 20(2). doi>
  • KEARON AT. 2005. We Have Never Been Liberal -- Bourgeois Identity and the Criminal(ized) Other. Social Justice, 5-19, vol. 32(1).
  • Davies WJ, Cox TJ, Kearon AT, Longhurst BJ, Webb CL. 2001. Hearing loss in the built environment: The experience of elderly people. ACUSTICA, 610-616, vol. 87(5). link>

Chapters

  • Mahoney I and Kearon AT. 2018. Formulating the post-industrial self: the role of petty crime among unemployed, working-class men in Stoke on Trent. In Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalism: Working-Class Men in International Perspective. (14 vols.). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. link> doi> link>
  • Kearon AT. 2017. The Role of the Visual in the Restoration of Social Order. In The International Handbook of Visual Criminology. Brown M (Ed.). Routledge. link> full text>
  • 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.
Accreditation logo for Athena Swan Bronze