Social Sciences

Craig Webber

Primary position:
Associate Professor in Criminology
Other positions:
UG Programmes Criminology-Psychology, Admissions Officer (Semester 2)


The University of Southampton
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I joined Southampton as a lecturer in criminology in 1999. Aside from teaching and research, I am the Admissions Coordinator, beginning in October 2008.


The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)


Yip, Michael, Webber, Craig and Shadbolt, Nigel (2013) Trust among cybercriminals? Carding forums, uncertainty and implications for policing. [in special issue: Policing Cybercrime] Policing and Society, 23, (4), 516-539. (doi:10.1080/10439463.2013.780227).
Webber, Craig (2007) Revaluating relative deprivation theory. Theoretical Criminology, 11, (1), 97-120. (doi:10.1177/1362480607072737).
Webber, C. (2006) Background, foreground, foresight: the third dimension of cultural criminology? Crime, Media, Culture (Submitted).
Webber, Craig (2003) Youth, crime and aspiration. Criminal Justice Matters: Youth and crime, (54)


Webber, Craig (2009) Psychology and crime, London, UK, Sage, 224pp. (Key Approaches to Criminology).

Book Section

Webber, Craig and Yip, Michael (2012) Drifting on and off-line: humanising the cyber criminal. In, Winlow, Simon and Atkinson, Rowland (eds.) New Directions in Crime and Deviancy. Abingdon, GB, Routledge, 191-205.
Zafeiropoulou, Aristea M., O'Hara, Kieron, Millard, David and Webber, Craig (2012) Location data and privacy: a framework for analysis. In, Stiegler, Bernard (ed.) Réseaux Sociaux: Culture Politique et Ingénierie des Réseaux Sociaux. Limoges, FR, FYP éditions, 185-200.
Webber, Craig (2012) Cops, robbers and masked vigilantes: teaching through representations of crime. In, Billsberry, Jon and Leonard, Pauline (eds.) Moving Images: Effective Teaching with Film and Television in Management. Charleston, US, Information Age Publishing.
Webber, Craig and Vass, Jeremy (2009) Crime, film and the cybernetic imagination. In, Jewkes, Yvonne and Yar, Majid (eds.) Handbook of Internet Crime. Cullompton, GB, Willan, 120-144.

Conference or Workshop Item

Byrne Evans, Maire, O'Hara, Kieron, Tiropanis, Thanassis and Webber, Craig (2013) Crime applications and social machines: crowdsourcing sensitive data. In, SOCIAM: The Theory and Practice of Social Machines, Rio de Janeiro, BR,
Yip, Michael, Shadbolt, Nigel and Webber, Craig (2013) Why forums? An Empirical Analysis into the Facilitating Factors of Carding Forums. In, ACM Web Science 2013, Paris, FR, 02 - 04 May 2013.
Zafeiropoulou, Aristea M., Millard, David E., Webber, Craig and O'Hara, Kieron (2013) Unpicking the privacy paradox: can structuration theory help to explain location-based privacy decisions? In, ACM Web Science 2013 (WebSci '13), Paris, France, 02 - 04 May 2013. 10pp. (In Press). (doi:10.1145/2464464.2464503).
Yip, Michael, Shadbolt, Nigel, Tiropanis, Thanassis and Webber, Craig (2012) The digital underground economy: a social network approach to understanding cybercrime. In, Digital Futures 2012: The Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference, Aberdeen, GB, 23 - 25 Oct 2012. 3pp.
Sugiura, Lisa, Pope, Catherine, Weal, Mark J. and Webber, Craig (2012) Observing deviancy online. At Digital Research 2012, Oxford, GB, 10 - 12 Sep 2012. 4pp.
Sugiura, Lisa, Pope, Catherine and Webber, Craig (2012) Buying unlicensed slimming drugs from the Web: a virtual ethnography. At Web Science Conference 2012, Chicago, US, 22 - 24 Jun 2012. 4pp.
Sugiura, Lisa, Pope, Catherine and Webber, Craig (2012) Buying unlicensed slimming drugs from the Web: a virtual ethnography. At Web Science Conference 2012, Evanston, US, 22 - 24 Jun 2012.
Yip, Michael, Shadbolt, Nigel and Webber, Craig (2012) Structural analysis of online criminal social networks. In, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), Arlington, US, 11 - 14 Jun 2012. , 60-65. (doi:10.1109/ISI.2012.6284092).
Yip, Michael and Webber, Craig (2011) Hacktivism: a Theoretical and Empirical Exploration of China’s Cyber Warriors. In, ACM WebSci '11, Koblenz, Germany, 14 - 17 Jun 2011.
Zafeiropoulou, Aristea M., Millard, David E., Webber, Craig and O'Hara, Kieron (2011) Privacy implications of location and contextual data on the social web. At ACM Web Science Conference 2011, Komblenz, Germany, 14 - 17 Jun 2011. (Submitted).


Research Interests

My main research interests are youth crime and justice, policing, criminological theory, media and crime, crime and technology, and social psychology and crime.

Work in progress

I am currently working on a project concerning referral orders in the youth justice system and a book called Psychology and Crime for Sage. I have recently finished a chapter with Jeff Vass for a new book called Handbook on Internet Crime, edited by Yvonne Jewkes and Majid Yar for Willan.


Undergraduate Programmes Crim-Psych

Admissions Officer (semester 2)


Teaching Responsibilities

I teach in the area of criminological theory, youth crime, policing and psychology and crime.

Year one:

  • Introduction to Sociological Criminology

Year two:

  • Criminological Perspectives
  • Youth, Crime and Society

Year three:

  • Issues in Law Enforcement


Dr Craig Webber
Reception Building 58 University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 58/4065