Dario Ferrazzi

Dr Dario Ferrazzi PhD, MPhil (Cantab), BA(H), FHEA

Lecturer in Criminology, Human Rights and Social Justice


I joined Sheffield Hallam in February 2021. My research is focused on urban criminology, with a particular interest in the theoretical and conceptual understanding of crime problems. I predominantly teach across our provision of Foundation Year and Undergraduate courses, as well as providing undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate research supervision.



In 2016 I completed my BA(H) degree in Criminology at the University of Greenwich, an started my MPhil in Criminological Research at the University of Cambridge. In 2017 I begun my PhD at the University of Sheffield.

My doctoral thesis, entitled "Crime, housing tenure, and urban space: A study of Sheffield", explored the institutional conceptualisation of urban crime. Building on the seminal work of Baldwin, Bottoms and Walker’s (1976) “The Urban Criminal: A study of Sheffield ” my thesis sought to re-consider role that housing and housing tenure currently play in shaping our understanding of crime problems and problem areas. This led me to critically examine how the work public and private sectors institutions involved in the management of cities, influences our broader understanding of the relationship between housing and crime, and the impact these have on broader social inequalities and harmful stereotypes and misconceptions.

My main research interest and expertise relate to multi-disciplinary and critical approaches to criminological issues, particularly with respect to the application of mixed-methods and geo-spatial analysis. Other key area of my ongoing work involve the relationship between city-level problems, questions of power and social inequalities, and the provision of urgent and emergency care in the community and the out-of-hospital settings.



College of Social Sciences and Arts

Criminology, Human Rights, Social Justice


I teach on a number of different Foundation and Undergraduate level modules.

I currently lead the placement module available to second-year students across the different degree courses.


Postgraduate supervision

I am currently part of the supervision team for Zoe Rodgers

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