Kevin Haggerty, PhD University of British Columbia

Professor, Canada Research Chair Killam Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts - Sociology Dept

Contact

Professor, Canada Research Chair Killam Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts - Sociology Dept
Email
kevin.haggerty@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3297
Address
6-26 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2H4

Overview

About

I am a Killam Research Laureate and editor of the Canadian Journal of Sociology. As a professor of sociology and criminology, my recent work has been in the area of prisons, surveillance, governance, policing and risk. Aaron Doyle and I recently published the book 57 Ways to Screw Up in Graduate School, which conveys a series of professional lessons for the next generation of graduate students.



Research

My research interests related to the study of prisons; opioids (fentanyl and carfentanyl); the social study of surveillance; the research ethics process; policing; risk, and governance.



Teaching

Teaching a course this fall (2019) on "Prisons" with Dr. Bucerius. This is a seminar that will include both graduate and undergraduate students.


Courses

SOC 226 - Surveillance Studies

Critical analysis of the increased prominence of diverse forms of surveillance in contemporary society.

Winter Term 2023

SOC 420 - Topics in Criminal Justice

Prerequisite: SOC 225 or consent of instructor. Note: Consult the Department for any additional prerequisites. Course may be taken more than once if topic(s) vary.

Winter Term 2023

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Scholarly Activities

Research - 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School

My co-authored (with Dr. Aaron Doyle) book 57 Ways to Screw Up in Graduate School (University of Chicago Press) offers a series of pragmatic lessons for the next generation of scholars on how to avoid common pitfalls in graduate school. 


Research - Ethics Creep

My article "Ethics Creep,' was one of the earliest interventions into what is now a vibrant critical literature reflecting on the difficulties posed by the research ethics process.


Research - Making Crime Count

My monograph, Making Crime Count, is an empirical analysis of the production of official crime statistics. It was a finalist for the Society for the Study of Social Problems Outstanding Scholarship Award. 


Research - Oxford University press Handbook on Ethnographies of Crime and Criminal Justice

Started: 2020

Edited by Sandra Bucerius, Kevin D. Haggerty and Luca Berardi


Research - Policing the Risk Society

Policing the Risk Society (co-authored with Richard Ericson) this monograph was awarded special recognition by the American Law and Society Association. It is one of the most cited academic book on the police published in the past 20 years. It has been cited over 2,000 times and was recently reviewed by Professor Pat O’Malley in the ‘classics of policing studies’ series in the journal Policing & Society. 


Research - Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies (co-edited with Kirstie Ball and David Lyon –2002). With contributions by 40 key figures and coming in at 250,000 words of text, this is the definitive resource in the field of Surveillance Studies.


Research - Surveillant Assemblage

The article ‘The Surveillant Assemblage’ (co-authored with Richard Ericson) is a theoretical contribution to the study of surveillance. It is widely reprinted, and with over 1,800 citations it is by far the most cited article in the field of Surveillance Studies.


Research - University of Alberta Prison Project

Co-director (with Dr. Sandra Bucerius) of the University of Alberta Prison Project. This is the largest independent empirical study on lives of incarcerated men and women in the history of Canadian criminology 

Publications

The Promises and Challenges of Crime Ethnographies

Author(s): Haggerty, Kevin, Sandra Bucerius, Luca Berardo
Publication Date: 2022
Publication: Oxford University Press Handbook of Ethnographies of Crime and Criminal Justice
External Link: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-ethnographies-of-crime-and-criminal-justice-9780190904500?cc=ca&lang=en&

Uneasy Relations: Crime Ethnographies and Research Ethics

Author(s): Haggerty, Kevi
Publication Date: 2022
Publication: Oxford University Press Handbook of Ethnographies on Crime & Criminal Justice
External Link: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-ethnographies-of-crime-and-criminal-justice-9780190904500?cc=ca&lang=en&

Oxford University Press Handbook of Ethnographies of Crime & Criminal Justice

Author(s): Bucerius, Sandra, Kevin D. Haggerty, Luca Berardi (eds)
Publication Date: 2022
Publication: Oxford
External Link: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-ethnographies-of-crime-and-criminal-justice-9780190904500?cc=ca&lang=en&

Prison culture contra radicalization: prison subcultures and ideological group membership

Author(s): Bucerius, Sandra; Kevin D. Haggerty; William Schultz
Publication Date: 2022
Publication: Criminology
Volume: Forthcoming

New drugs, new fears: synthetic opioids and adaptations to police practice.

Author(s): Bucerius, Sandra; Luca Berardi, Kevin D. Haggerty, Harvey Krahn
Publication Date: 2022
Publication: Policing & Society

China's Response to the COVID 19 Pandemic: Surveillance and Autonomy

Author(s): Cassiano, Marcella; Ausma Bernotait; Kevin D. Haggerty
Publication Date: 9/8/2021
Publication: Surveillance & Society
Volume: 19
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 94-97

Narcan and Narcan’t: Implementation Factors Influencing Police Officer Use of Narcan

Author(s): Berardi, Luca; Sandra Bucerius, Kevin D. Haggerty, Harvey Krahn
Publication Date: 6/1/2021
Publication: Social Science and Medicine
Issue: Forthcoming

I don't want to be that dad to my kids: The narrative uses of fatherhood in prison

Author(s): Schultz, William, Sandra M. Bucerius, Kevin D. Haggerty
Publication Date: 5/21/2021
Publication: Punishment and Society

Addressing the Victim/Offender Overlap: Advancing Evidence-Based Research to Better Service Criminally Involved People with Victimization Histories

Author(s): Jones, Daniel, Sandra Bucerius, Ashly Kohl, Kevin D. Haggerty
Publication Date: 12/3/2020
Publication: Victims & Offenders

Picking Battles: Correctional Officers, Rules, and discretion in Prison

Author(s): Haggerty, Kevin D., Sandra Bucerius
Publication Date: 10/12/2020
Publication: Criminology

Prison as Temporary Refuge: Amplifying the Voices of Women Detained in Prison

Author(s): Bucerius, Sandra, Kevin D. Haggerty, Tyler Dunford
Publication Date: 10/10/2020
Publication: British Journal of Criminology

The Proliferating Pains of Imprisonment

Author(s): Haggerty, Kevin and Sandra Bucerius
Publication Date: 7/23/2020
Publication: Incarceration
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
External Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2632666320936432

The Floating Signifier of 'Radicalization': Correctional Officers’ Perceptions of Prison Radicalization

Author(s): Schultz, William, Sandra Bucerius, Kevin D. Haggerty
Publication Date: 2/12/2020
Publication: Criminal Justice and Behavior
Volume: Forthcoming

““We wouldn't let known terrorists live here”: Impediments to radicalization in Western Canadian prisons.

Author(s): Schultz, William, Sandra M. Bucerius, and Kevin D. Haggerty
Publication Date: 2020
Publication: Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance
Volume: 25

Voices of Remanded Women in Western Canada: A Qualitative Analysis

Author(s): Jones, D., Bucerius, S., & Haggerty, K. D.
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being
Volume: 4
Issue: 3
External Link: https://journalcswb.ca/index.php/cswb/article/view/103/206

Radicalization as Martialization: Towards a Better Appreciation for the Progression To Violence

Author(s): Kevin Haggerty, Sandra Bucerius
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Terrorism and Political Violence

Fentanyl Behind Bars: The Implications of Synthetic Opiates on Prisoners and Correctional Officers

Author(s): Sandra Bucerius and Kevin D. Haggerty
Publication: International Journal of Drug Policy
Volume: Forthcoming

Multiculturalism Under Confinement: Prisoner Race Relations Inside Western Canadian Prisons

Author(s): Tetrault, J., Bucerius, S., Haggerty, K. D
Publication: Sociology

It's Dangerous: The Online World of Rappers, Drug Dealers and the Street Code

Author(s): Marta Urbanik, Kevin D. Haggerty
Publication: British Journal of Criminology
Volume: 58
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 1343-1360