I am engaged in teaching, research and scholarly activity in the field of criminology.
I hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in criminology and a PhD completed at the Department of Law, University of Sheffield. I initially began teaching criminology at undergraduate level in 2004. I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2006, was appointed lecturer in 2007 and promoted to senior lecturer in 2010.
My research interests current around crime, gambling and technology. I am currently working on my second book, Gambling, Crime and Society, which is to be published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2016. I am also principal investigator on a British Academy/ Leverhulme funded project exploring the potential relationships between identity transition, offending and substance misuse through the desistance and recovery narratives of ex-military service participants engaging in recovery support services.
Away from work, I am dad to twin boys, my household’s resident dog walker and a decidedly average footballer and fisherman.
Department Of Law and Criminology
Development and Society
- Communication and Computing Research Centre
- Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute
Banks, J. (Forthcoming) ‘Radical Criminology and the Techno-Security-Capitalist-Complex’, In K. F. Steinmetz and M. R. Nobles (eds) Technocrime and Deviance: A Theoretical Primer. London: CRC Press.
Banks, J. and Dönmez, C. (2014) ‘Siberalemde Nefret Soylemleri Konusunda Avrupa Duzenlemeleri: Yasal Düzenlemenin Sinirlari’ ceviren Celalettin Donmez’, Küresel Bakış Çeviri Hukuk Dergisi, 13: 33-48. Turkish translation of 'European Regulation of Cross-Border Hate Speech in Cyberspace: The Limits of Legislation'.
Banks, J. (2008) 'The Criminalisation of Asylum Seekers and Asylum Policy', Prison Service Journal, 175: 43-49.
BANKS, James and ALBERTSON, Katherine (2018). Veterans and violence: an exploration of pre-enlistment, military and post-service life. European Journal of Criminology. (In Press)
ANDERSSON, Catrin, BEST, David, IRVING, James, EDWARDS, Michael, BANKS, James, MAMA-RUDD, Adam and HAMER, Rebecca (2018). Understanding recovery from a family perspective: a survey of life in recovery for families. Project Report. Sheffield Hallam University for Alcohol Research UK.
BANKS, James (2018). From parasite to antihero: shifting depictions of the card sharp. In: JOHNSON, Mark, (ed.) Casino and Card Game Reader. Bloomsbury. (In Press)
ALBERTSON, Katherine, BANKS, James and MURRAY, Emma (2017). Military Veteran-offenders: Making sense of developments in the debate to inform service delivery. Prison Service Journal, 234, 23-30.
BANKS, James (2017). Radical criminology and the techno-security-capitalist-complex. In: Technocrime and criminological theory. CRC Press. (In Press)
BANKS, James (2015). The Heartbleed bug : insecurity repackaged, rebranded and resold. Crime, Media, Culture, 11 (3), 259-279.
BANKS, James (2014). Online gambling, advantage play, reflexivity and virtual ethnography. In: LUMSDEN, Karen and WINTER, Aaron, (eds.) Reflexivity in criminological research : experience with the powerful and powerless. London, Palgrave Macmillan, 289-300.
BANKS, James (2014). Online gambling and crime: causes, controls and controversies. Farnham, Ashgate.
BANKS, James (2013). Edging your bets: advantage play, gambling, crime and victimisation. Crime, Media, Culture, 9 (2), 171-187.
BANKS, James and MOXON, David (2013). The value(s) of cultural criminology. In: COWBURN, Malcolm, DUGGAN, Marian, ROBINSON, Anne and SENIOR, Paul, (eds.) Values in criminology and community justice. Bristol, Policy Press, 109-125.
BANKS, James (2012). Unmasking deviance: the visual construction of asylum seekers and refugees. Critical Criminology : International Journal, 20 (3), 293-310.
BANKS, James and MOXON, David (2012). UIEGA and the rise and rise of gaming and gambling in the UK. CrimeTalk.
BANKS, James (2011). European regulation of cross-border hate speech in cyberspace: The limits of legislation. European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, 19 (1), 1-13.
BANKS, James (2011). Foreign national prisoners in the UK: explanations and implications. The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice, 50 (2), 184-198.
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