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.
Social Sciences and Arts
- Communication and Computing Research Centre
- Culture and Creativity Research Institute
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., Andersson, C., Best, D., Edwards, M., & Waters, J. (2018). Families Living with Problem Gambling: Impacts, Coping Strategies and Help-Seeking. Sheffield Hallam University.
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). 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. (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., Addis, N., & Waters, J. (n.d.). Betting Shop Robberies: Reducing the Risk to Retail Staff. Gaming Law Review.
Wardle, H., Banks, J., Bebbington, P., Blank, L., Bowden Jones Obe, H., Bramley, S., ... Zendle, D. (2020). Open letter from UK based academic scientists to the secretaries of state for digital, culture, media and sport and for health and social care regarding the need for independent funding for the prevention and treatment of gambling harms. The BMJ, 370. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2613
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., & 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. (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. (2020). Gambling, Crime and Criminal Justice. In Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology.
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., Addis, N., Cadet, N., & De Hoog, F. (2020). Evaluation of the Early Intervention Funded Tri Borough Child Criminal Exploitation Intervention Project.
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.