Prof David S. Wall, BA (Hons), MA, MPhil, PG Cert, PhD
I am Professor of Criminology in the School of Applied Social Sciences where I research and teach the subjects of crime and technology, criminology, criminal justice, and policing. I am also interested in intellectual property crime (counterfeiting), the sociology of law and also law and popular culture.
Alongside my work as Head of School, I am working on four new two year funded research projects with various international and interdisciplinary partners. The first is a study of the global market for Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals (Canadian Social Science Health Research Council) with the University of Ottawa and others. The second and third are exploring different aspects of Organised Crime, more specifically, the seizure of the Illegal Proceeds (FP7) and Entry into Markets (EU SEC). Both are in collaboration with TRANSCRIME at the Università Cattolica del sacro Cuore of Milan and other parties. The fourth project is a study of Cybersecurity and the Criminal Justice System (ESRC/ EPSRC with Cardiff University and other Universities).
I joined Durham University in August 2010 from the University of Leeds where I was Professor of Criminal Justice and Information Society in the School of Law. Between 2005 and 2007 I also served as Head of the School of Law and prior to that I was Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (2000 and 2005).
Outside Durham University I am an active member of the British Society of Criminology and was Hon Sec. between 1996 and 2001. I am currently on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Criminology, Policing and Society, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Matters, and the Security Journal. I am also a member of the ESRC Grants Assessment Panel and was previously a member of the ESRC Virtual College 2000-2008 and Research Grants Board 2009-2010. I hold fellowships with the Higher Education Academy, the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).
Beyond the academy I regularly participate in outdoor sports such as skiing, swimming, walking and cycling furiously (though the latter is now only an ambition). I also support York City F.C. aka the Mighty Minstermen.
I welcome applications from potential PhD students in the field of Cybercrime, Policing, Intellectual Property Crime, Counterfeiting, Crime and Popular Culture. My current and most recent PhD supervisions cover, or have covered, the following topics: Cybercrime; Intellectual Property Crime (Counterfeit Luxury Fashion Goods); Sex offenders and the internet; Online Frauds and Deceptions; The Seizure of Digital Evidence; The rise of the cyber-control society (inchoate offences and the reversal of the burden of proof); Policing Online Fraud in Korea.
- Stallion, M. & Wall, D.S. (2012). The British Police: Forces and Chief Officers 1829 -2012, Second Edition. Police History Society.
- Wall, D.S. (2007). Cybercrime: The transformation of crime in the information age. Cambridge: Polity.
- Wall, D.S. (1998). The Chief Constable of England and Wales: The socio-legal history of a criminal justice elite. Aldershot: Dartmouth.
- Ryan, M., Savage, S. & Wall, D.S. (2001). Policy Networks in Criminal Justice. London: Palgrave (Mcmillan Press).
- Wall, D.S. (2010). Micro-Frauds: Virtual Robberies, Stings and Scams in the Information Age. In Corporate Hacking and Technology-Driven Crime: Social Dynamics and Implications. T. Holt & B. Schell. Hershey, PA (USA): Information Science Reference (Isr). 68-85.
Essays in edited volumes
- Williams, M. & Wall, D.S. (2013). Cybercrime. In Handbook of Criminology. Hale, C., Hayward, K., Wahidin, A. & Wincup, E. SAGE. 246-266.
- Jianhong Lui, Susyan Jou & Bill Hebenton (2013). Intellectual Property Crime Online in Asia. In Handbook of Asian Criminology. Springer. 83-98.
- Wall, D.S. (2012). Policing Cybercrimes: Situating the Public Police in Networks of Security Within Cyberspace. In Global Environment of Policing. Palmer, D., Berlin, M. & Das, D.K. CRC Press/ Springer. 161-186.
- Wall, D.S. (2012). The Devil Drives a Lada: The Social Construction of Hackers as Cybercriminals. In Constructing Crime: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and 'Deviance'. Gregoriou, C. Palgrave Macmillan. 4-18.
- Wall, D.S. & Williams, M. (2011). Using the Internet to Research Crime and Justice. In Doing Criminological Research. Davies, P., Francis, P. & Jupp, V. SAGE. 262-280.
Journal papers: academic
- Wall, D.S. (2013). Enemies Within: Redefining the insider threat in organizational security policy. Security Journal 02(26): 107-124.
- Wall, D.S. (2013). Policing Identity Crimes. Policing and Society
- Wall, D.S. & Large, J. (2010). Jailhouse Frocks: Locating the public interest in policing counterfeit luxury fashion goods. British Journal of Criminology 50(6): 1094-1116.
- Wall, D.S. (2008). Cybercrime and the Culture of Fear: Social Science fiction(s) and the production of knowledge about cybercrime. Information, Communications and Society 11(6): 861-884.
- Wall, D.S. (2007). Policing Cybercrime: Situating the public police in networks of security in cyberspace. (Revised in May 2010 and available online). Police Practice and Research: An International Journal 8(2): 183-205.
- Wall, D.S. & Williams, M. (2007). Policing Diversity in the Digital Age: Maintaining Ofder in Virtual Communities. Criminology and Criminal Justice 7(4): 391-415.
Indicators of Esteem
- : Member ESRC GAP Panel
- Access to Criminal Justice
- Cybercrime (crime, policing and technology)
- Intellectual Property Crime, especially with regard to counterfeit goods
- Law and Popular Culture (Celebrity)
- The history of Chief Constables
- Crime, Deviance and Society
- Crime, Power and Social Inequalities
- Cybercrime: Crime in the information age
- Researching Crime
- 2013: (SSHRC-Univ.Ottawa) Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals
- 2013: EPSRC/ESRC CeRES Project (CyberSecurity)
- 2013: EU ARIEL Infiltration of Legitimate Economies
- 2013: FP7 OCP Proceeds of Organised Crime
- 2012: BIS Future of Identity Crime
Available for media contact about:
- Criminology: Crime and Technology
- Crime: Crime and Technology
- Social sciences: