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
Social Sciences and Arts
- Communication and Computing Research Centre
- Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute
Banks, J., Waters, J., Andersson, C., & Olive, V. (2019). Problem and pathological gambling rates are high among prison populations. Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO).
Banks, J., Waters, J., Andersson, C., & Olive, V. (2019). Prevalence of gambling disorder among prisoners: a systematic review. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology. http://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X19862430
Banks, J., & Albertson, K. (2018). Veterans and violence: an exploration of pre-enlistment, military and post-service life. European Journal of Criminology, 15 (6), 730-747. http://doi.org/10.1177/1477370818764825
Albertson, K., Banks, J., & Murray, E. (2017). Military Veteran-offenders: Making sense of developments in the debate to inform service delivery. Prison Service Journal, 234, 23-30. https://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/sites/crimeandjustice.org.uk/files/PSJ%20234%20November%202017.pdf
Banks, J. (2015). The Heartbleed bug : insecurity repackaged, rebranded and resold. Crime, Media, Culture, 11 (3), 259-279. http://doi.org/10.1177/1741659015592792
Banks, J. (2013). Edging your bets: advantage play, gambling, crime and victimisation. Crime, Media, Culture, 9 (2), 171-187. http://doi.org/10.1177/1741659012457361
Banks, J. (2012). Online gambling and crime: a sure bet? The ETHICOMP Journal.
Banks, J., & Moxon, D. (2012). UIEGA and the rise and rise of gaming and gambling in the UK. CrimeTalk. http://www.crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=622:uigea-gaming-and-gambling-uk&catid=38:frontpage-articles&Itemid=41
Banks, J. (2012). Unmasking deviance: the visual construction of asylum seekers and refugees. Critical Criminology : International Journal, 20 (3), 293-310. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10612-011-9144-x
Banks, J. (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. http://doi.org/10.1163/157181711X553933
Banks, J. (2011). Foreign national prisoners in the UK: explanations and implications. The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice, 50 (2), 184-198. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2311.2010.00655.x
Banks, J. (2010). Regulating hate speech online. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 24 (3), 233-239.
Banks, J. (n.d.). The Criminalisation of Asylum Seekers and Asylum Policy. Prison Service Journal, (175), 43-49. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2129409
Banks, J. (n.d.). A system for classifying crimes related to gambling. ResearchSnapshots.
Banks, J. (2018). From parasite to antihero: shifting depictions of the card sharp. In Johnson, M. (Ed.) Casino and Card Game Reader. Bloomsbury
Banks, J. (2017). Radical criminology and the techno-security-capitalist-complex. In Steinmetz, K.F., & Nobles, M.R. (Eds.) Technocrime and criminological theory. (pp. 102-115). New York: Taylor & Francis: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315117249
Banks, J. (2014). Online gambling, advantage play, reflexivity and virtual ethnography. In Lumsden, K., & Winter, A. (Eds.) Reflexivity in criminological research : experience with the powerful and powerless. (pp. 289-300). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Banks, J., & Moxon, D. (2013). The value(s) of cultural criminology. In Cowburn, M., Duggan, M., Robinson, A., & Senior, P. (Eds.) Values in criminology and community justice. (pp. 109-125). Bristol: Policy Press
Banks, J. (2017). Gambling, crime and society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137579935#aboutAuthors
Banks, J. (2014). Online gambling and crime: causes, controls and controversies. Farnham: Ashgate.
Banks, J., Andersson, C., Best, D., Edwards, M., & Waters, J. (2018). Families Living with Problem Gambling: Impacts, Coping Strategies and Help-Seeking. Sheffield Hallam University.
Andersson, C., Best, D., Irving, J., Edwards, M., Banks, J., Mama-Rudd, A., & Hamer, R. (2018). Understanding recovery from a family perspective: a survey of life in recovery for families. Sheffield Hallam University for Alcohol Research UK.