Dr Oliver Smith
Profiles

Dr Oliver Smith

Associate Professor (Reader) in Criminology

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Business)

Role

Themed research group leader: Crime, Justice and Society

Postgraduate research lead

Qualifications

Oliver is a criminologist and ethnographer with an interest in leisure, harm, consumerism and culture.

He is the author of ‘Contemporary adulthood and the night-time economy’, which uses the night time economy (NTE) as a lens through which to examine the relationship between global consumer culture and harms associated with the erosion of traditional forms of adult identity. He is a founding member of the Deviant Leisure group as well as the Critical Criminology sub-group of the British Society of Criminology.

BA Hons (1st Class) Sociology, University of York

MSc Criminology, Edinburgh

PhD, Sociology, University of York

Research interests

Deviant Leisure Consumer Culture Critical Criminology Night Time Economy (NTE)

Grants & contracts

Plymouth Community Research Award 2012/13. Eviction: Policy, Experience & Change w. Dr Dean Wilson

BA/Leverhulme 2014 Racialised Violence in the Night Time Economy w. Dr Chris Pac-Soo

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Smith O & Raymen T 2017 'Deviant leisure: A criminological perspective' Theoretical Criminology 136248061666018-136248061666018 , DOI PEARL
Smith O & Raymen T 2015 'Shopping with violence: Black Friday sales in the British context' Journal of Consumer Culture , DOI PEARL
Raymen T & Smith OJC 2015 'What’s Deviance Got to Do with It? Black Friday Sales, Violence and Hyper-Conformity' British Journal of Criminology , DOI PEARL
Smith OJC 2013 'Holding back the beers: maintaining 'youth' identity within the British night-time leisure economy' Journal of Youth Studies n/a, , DOI
Atkinson R & Smith OJC 2012 'An economy of false securities? An analysis of murders inside gated residential developments in the United States' Crime Media Culture 8, (2) 161-172 , DOI
Books
Smith OJC 2014 Contemporary Adulthood and the Night Time Economy. Palgrave , DOI
Chapters
Smith OJC 2015 'Growing up, Going out: Adult cultural and aesthetic attachment to the Night Time Economy' Drinking Dilemmas: Space, Culture and Identity. Routledge
Smith OJC 2014 'Binge Drinking' in Atkinson R Shades of Deviance Routledge
Smith OJC 2014 'Cheating' Shades of Deviance: A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm Oxon Routledge
Smith OJC 2013 'Easy Money: Cultural Narcissism and the Criminogenic Markets of the Night Time Economy' in Winlow S; Atkinson R New Directions in Crime and Deviancy Routledge
Conference Papers
Smith OJC 2015 'Qualitative research in the Night Time Economy' Alcohol Explorations. BSA Alcohol Studies Group London 27/02/2015 28/02/2015