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 Humanities
- 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.