Areas of Research/Interest: The American Death Penalty; the legal institutions of punishment and control; history and sociology of criminological knowledge; social solidarity; the welfare state; social theory; the work of Michel Foucault.
Fellowships/Honors: J.S. Guggenheim Fellow, 2006-7; Fellow of the American Society of Criminology; Elected a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford 1997 (Visit TBA); Honorary Visiting Professor, Edinburgh University 1998- present; Board of Trustees of the Law and Society Association, class of 1997; Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; a founding editor of Edinburgh Law Review, 1997; Founding Editor-in-Chief of Punishment and Society: The International Journal of Penology.
Articles and book chapters (‘f.c’ indicates forthcoming)
2013 “What does it mean to write a “history of the present”? Foucault, genealogy and the history of
2013 “Penality and the Penal State” in Criminology Vol 51 Issue 3 pp 475-517 2013 “Sociological
2013 “Securitization, Durkheim, Resistance: an interview with David Garland” in Tijdschrift over Cultuur &
2013 "Introduction to Italian edition" in Garland, La Pena di Morte, il Saggiatore, Milan
2012 “Punishment and Social Solidarity” in J. Simon and R. Sparks (eds) The Handbook of Punishment and
2012 “Le processus de civilisation at la peine aux Etats-Unis” in Q. Deluermoz (ed) Norbert Elias (Paris:
2012 “Whatever Happened to the Death Penalty?” in Hans Nelen and Jacquesd Claessen (eds) Beyond the
2012 “Frameworks of Analysis in the Sociology of Punishment” reprinted in J. Jacoby et al (eds) Classics of
2011 “The Problem of the Body in Modern State Punishment” in Social Research Vol 78: No 3 Fall 2011
2011 “Criminology’s Place in the Academic Field” in M. Bosworth and C. Hoyle (eds) What is Criminology?
2011 “Concepts of Culture in the Sociology of Punishment” in D. Melossi, M. Sozzo and R. Sparks (eds)
2008 “On the Concept of Moral Panic” in Crime, Media, Culture vol 4 No 1 pp 9- 30
2007 “The Peculiar Forms of American Capital Punishment” in Social Research Vol 72 No 4 pp 435-466
2006 “Concepts of Culture in the Sociology of Punishment” in Theoretical Criminology vol 10 No 4 pp
2005 “Penal Excess and Surplus Meaning: Public Torture Lynchings in 20th Century America”, in Law &
2005 “Capital Punishment and American Culture” in Punishment & Society 7(4) (October 2005).
2004 “Beyond the Culture of Control” in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy Vol 7
2004 “The Work of Theory” in Perspectives (April 2004), ASA Theory Section newsletter.
2002 “The Cultural Uses of Capital Punishment” in Punishment & Society: The International Journal of
2000 “The Culture of High Crime Societies: Some preconditions of recent ‘law and order’ policies” in the
2000 “Criminology, Social Theory and the Challenge of Our Times” (jointly with Richard Sparks) in The