Kevin Haggerty, PhD University of British Columbia
Area of Study / Keywords
Criminology penology surveillance studies
I am a Killam Research Laureate and professor of sociology and criminology. My recent work has been in the area of prisons, surveillance, governance, policing and risk. With Aaron Doyle, I have also 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.
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 in the Winter 2023 term my 4th year seminar course on the sociology of killing (SOC 420)
Literature review and proposal stage of Honors Thesis completed in SOC 408. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and Honors Advisor. Note: Restricted to Sociology Honors students. Closed to web registration.
Prerequisites: SOC 407 and consent of instructor and Honors Advisor. Note: Restricted to Sociology Honors students. Closed to web registration.
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
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 - The Intersecting Institutions of Criminal Justice & Injustice
2022-08-04 to 2027-08-25
Over the past three years, shocking incidents in Canada and the United States have made front-page news out of long-simmering concerns about the criminal justice system (CJS) relating to police violence, the pains of imprisonment, gendered victimization, and intrusive surveillance. It is also the case that, unlike any moment in recent history, key criminal justice officials appear to be paying serious attention to these issues and are open to meaningful, evidence-based change. My research is concerned to understand the human and organizational factors that perpetuate these patterns of marginalization and the experiences of individuals caught up in the CJS
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
"I'm in a Federal Prison, and I've Never Felt More Free
Bucerius, S., Berardi, L. and K. Haggerty
The Society of Captives Revisited, edited by B. Crewe, M. Halsey & A. Goldsmith. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2022 August;
Calories, Commerce, and Culture: The Multiple Valuations of Food in Prison
Ifeonu, Prof-Collins, Haggerty, K.D. & Bucerius, S.
Punishment & Society. 2022 June;
More of the Same, Only Worse: COVID-19 and the Administrative Burdens Facing Loved Ones of Incarcerated Men
McDonald, A., Berardi, L., Haggerty, K.D., Bucerius, S., and Tetrault T
British Journal of Criminology. 2022 May;
The Oxford University Press Handbook of Ethnographies of Crime and Criminal Justice
Bucerius, Sandra, Kevin D. Haggerty and Luca Berardi eds
Oxford . 2022 March;
Haggerty, Kevin, Sandra Bucerius, Luca Berardi
Oxford University Press Handbook of Ethnographies of Crime and Criminal Justice. 2022 January;
Oxford University Press Handbook of Ethnographies on Crime & Criminal Justice. 2022 January;
Bucerius, Sandra, Kevin D. Haggerty, Luca Berardi (eds)
Oxford. 2022 January;
Prison culture contra radicalization: prison subcultures and ideological group membership
Bucerius, Sandra; Kevin D. Haggerty; William Schultz
Criminology. 2022 January; Forthcoming
New drugs, new fears: synthetic opioids and adaptations to police practice.
Bucerius, Sandra; Luca Berardi, Kevin D. Haggerty, Harvey Krahn
Policing & Society. 2021 December;
China's Response to the COVID 19 Pandemic: Surveillance and Autonomy
Cassiano, Marcella; Ausma Bernotait; Kevin D. Haggerty
Surveillance & Society. 2021 September; 19 (1):94-97
Narcan and Narcan’t: Implementation Factors Influencing Police Officer Use of Narcan
Berardi, Luca; Sandra Bucerius, Kevin D. Haggerty, Harvey Krahn
Social Science and Medicine. 2021 June; 270 (Forthcoming)
I have to be a Man for my Son: The narrative uses of fatherhood in prison
Schultz, William, Sandra M. Bucerius, Kevin D. Haggerty
Punishment and Society. 2021 May;
Addressing the Victim/Offender Overlap: Advancing Evidence-Based Research to Better Service Criminally Involved People with Victimization Histories
Jones, Daniel, Sandra Bucerius, Ashly Kohl, Kevin D. Haggerty
Victims & Offenders. 2020 December;
Picking Battles: Correctional Officers, Rules, and discretion in Prison
Haggerty, Kevin D., Sandra Bucerius
Criminology. 2020 October;
Prison as Temporary Refuge: Amplifying the Voices of Women Detained in Prison
Bucerius, Sandra, Kevin D. Haggerty, Tyler Dunford
British Journal of Criminology. 2020 October;
Haggerty, Kevin and Sandra Bucerius
Incarceration. 2020 July; 1 (1)
The Floating Signifier of 'Radicalization': Correctional Officers’ Perceptions of Prison Radicalization
Schultz, William, Sandra Bucerius, Kevin D. Haggerty
Criminal Justice and Behavior. 2020 February; 48 (6):828-845
Schultz, William, Sandra M. Bucerius, and Kevin D. Haggerty
Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance. 2020 January; 25
Jones, D., Bucerius, S., & Haggerty, K. D.
Journal of Community Safety and Well-Being. 2019 January; 4 (3)
Kevin Haggerty, Sandra Bucerius
Terrorism and Political Violence. 2018 January;
Sandra Bucerius and Kevin D. Haggerty
International Journal of Drug Policy. Forthcoming
Tetrault, J., Bucerius, S., Haggerty, K. D
Marta Urbanik, Kevin D. Haggerty
British Journal of Criminology. 58 (6):1343-1360