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Research Profile

Mr Adam Edwards 

Career Profile

  • Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, 2009 +
  • Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, 2004 – 2009
  • Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Nottingham Trent University, 2000 – 2004
  • Lecturer in Politics and Criminology, University of Leicester, 1997 – 2000
  • Researcher, University of Leicester, 1994 – 1997


  • British Society of Criminology
  • British Sociological Association
  • European Society of Criminology
  • The Howard League for Penal Reform
  • UK Political Studies Association

Teaching Profile

I have been centrally involved in the design as well as the delivery of the single honours degree programme in criminology in Cardiff University's School of Social Sciences and its MSc in Crime, Safety and Justice. This involvement reflects my pedagogic interests in the interrelationship of theory, method and data, how this can distinguish the social sciences from other narratives about social life and how it can facilitate their contribution to deliberative democracy. 

Current Undergraduate Teaching

  • Theory and Method in Contemporary Criminology (SI0200)
  • Criminological Practice (SI0204)
  • Offending and Victimisation (SI0201)
  • Dissertation supervision (SI0301)

Current Postgraduate Teaching

  • Researching Crime, Safety and Justice
  • Responses to Crime, Safety and Justice
  • Dissertation supervision

PhD Supervision

Danielle Rayner: Informal Social Control in the Context of De-industrialisation and Disinvestment, awarded 30th May 2013.

Rachel Southworth: Financial Crime Control: Risk, Regulation and the Role(s) of the UK Banking Sector, awarded 10th January 2013.

Rachel Taylor Swann: Class, Status and Partying: an exploration of women's 'responsibilisation' for  their safety in the night-time economy, awarded 31st May 2012.

Nicholas Lord: Regulating transnational corporate bribery in the UK and Germany, awarded 19th April 2012.

Jasmin Tregidga: The securitisation of routine policing? A case study of the impact of counter terrorism policy on local policing, awarded March 2011.