|Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology||202, 32 Old Elvet|
I joined Durham University as an Associate Professor in criminology in 2022. Prior to this, I worked as a Senior Lecturer at both Northumbria University and Sunderland University for around ten years, where I contributed to teaching on criminology and PCDA programmes. I studied criminology at both under- and post-graduate level at Northumbria University where I graduated with a BSc (1st Class honours), and an MA (distinction). In 2019, I completed my doctoral research which explored the subjectivities of those involved in the perpetration of serious fraud.
My research focuses on various aspects of crime, criminality and harm and relates broadly to the way in which wider conditions of political economy and culture influence our propensity to harm. In seeking to understand the criminogenic potential of current social, economic and cultural contexts, my work focuses on the way in which contemporary capitalism shapes criminal motivations, subjectivities, opportunities and M.Os. As part of this broader focus, I have carried out research on investment fraud, organised crime, rural crime and neighbourhood acquisitive crime. I work extensively with a number of police forces across the UK and am currently working with the Home Office and Gwent Police on a project which relates to stolen goods markets in the UK.
- Organised Crime
- Transnational Crime
- Corporate and White-Collar Crime
- Rural Crime
- Criminological Theory
- Criminal subjectivities
- Political economy and crime
- Consumerism and Crime
- Illicit entrepreneurialism and criminal business models
- 2021: CESAR Award for Outstanding Contribution to Tackling Construction and Agricultural Crime (non-police):
- 2020: American Society of Criminology, Division of White-Collar and Corporate Crime - Student Paper Award: Tudor, K. (2019) ‘Symbolic Survival and Harm: Serious Fraud and Consumer Capitalism’s Perversion of the Causa Sui Project’ British Journal of Criminology 59 (5). DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azz009
- 2018: Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy:
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Chapter in book
- Tudor, Kate (2023). Setting the conditions of competition: Repositioning the neoliberal state in the fraud debate. In Organised Crime, Financial Crime, and Criminal Justice: Theoretical Concepts and Challenges. Jasinksi, Dan, Phillips, Amber & Johnston, Ed London: Routledge.
- Tudor, Kate (2023). Online Fraud. In Shades of Deviance: A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm. Atkinson, Rowland & Ayres, Tammy London: Routledge.
- Tudor, Kate (2020). Toxic Sovereignty: Understanding fraud as the expression of special liberty in late-capitalism. In Crime, Harm and Consumerism. Hall, Steve, Kuldova, Tereza & Horsely, Mark London: Routledge.
- Tudor, Kate & Tombs, Steve (2014). After the Crisis: New directions in theorising corporate and white-collar crime? In Critical Criminology. De Keseredy, W & Dragiewicz, M Routledge.
- Tudor, Kate & Tombs, Steve (2012). After the Crisis: New Directions in Theorising Corporate and White-Collar Crime? In New Directions in Criminological Theory. Routledge.
- Tudor, Kate (2019). Symbolic Survival and Harm: Serious Fraud and Consumer Capitalism’s Perversion of the Causa Sui Project. The British Journal of Criminology 59(5): 1237-1253.
- Tudor, Kate (2018). Toxic Sovereignty:Understanding Fraud as the Expression of Special Liberty within Late-Capitalism. Journal of Extreme Anthropology 2(2): 7.
- Tudor, Kate (2021). Why Thieves Using E-Scooters are Targeting Farms to Steal £3,000 Quad Bikes, and what Farmers can do to Prevent it. The Conversation
Other (Digital/Visual Media)
- Tudor, Kate (2021). Illicit Entrepreneurialism in the Countryside: Preliminary findings on the impact, dynamics and policing of plant and agricultural machinery and vehicles thefts in the UK.