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Sociology, Social Policy and CriminologyPart of Economic, Social and Political Science
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Dr Craig Webber 

Associate Professor in Criminology, Departmental Director of Teaching Programmes, Head of Department

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Dr Craig Webber is Associate Professor in Criminology within Sociology at the University of Southampton.

Dr Craig Webber is Associate Professor of Criminology. I joined Southampton in 1999 and have taken the main role in creating one of the first British Psychological Society accredited Criminology and Psychology joint honours degrees in a Russell group University. This has developed into one of the highest recruiting programmes in the department. I have also been central to building the links between Criminology and Web Science, an exciting development that spans the whole University to develop research and teaching at the interface of web technology and social issues.

Research interests

My approach to criminology is to take an integrative approach to research, drawing on as many different disciplines and research techniques as necessary to provide the most robust analysis. This involves working across disciplines and building research teams that can combine often diverse approaches and techniques. My research interests range from Criminological Theory, especially the history of its development; Youth and Crime, utilising ethnographic and qualitative methods; Psychology and Crime, especially in the application of Social Identity and Self-Categorisation theories to crime; Web Science, working at a transdisciplinary level to combine different approaches to understand the nature of the social and technological interactions as they pertain to deviancy and crime on the web.

Research project(s)

Structural analysis of online criminal social networks

Unpicking the privacy paradox: can structuration theory help to explain location-based privacy decisions?

Undergraduate Programme Director for Sociology Social Policy and Criminology and Programme leader for BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology.


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Book Chapters


Year one:

  • Introduction to Sociological Criminology (Coordinator)

Year two:

  • Criminological Perspectives (Coordinator)
  • History of Crime and Justice (Coordinator)

Year three:

  • Dissertation supervision


  • Criminal Behaviour
  • Cybercrime (Coordinator)


PhD Supervision

Cosmin Angheluta

Stephen Anning

Edward Gillbard


Completed PhD Students

Dr Sahar Aljaouhari

Dr Aristea Zafeiropoulou

Dr Michael Yip

Dr Lisa Sugiura

Dr Maire Evans

Dr Neil MacEwan

Dr Gerd Van Hardeveld


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Dr Craig Webber
Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number : 58/4065

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