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Dr Elisa Impara

Lecturer in Criminology

About

My research interests are within the realm of extreme violence and spectacle, terrorism and radicalisation, social media analytics and quantitative methodologies. 

I'm currently investigating the under-explored field of 'white terrorism' and radicalisation. Previously I have worked on the semiotics of beheadings, spectacular violence and medievalism. 

My doctoral research was on extreme violence, ritualistic crime and spectacular subcultures (eg. goths). 

I teach across undergraduate and postgraduate courses. 

Areas of specialism

  • terrorism and extremism
  • cultural criminology
  • quantitative research

Qualifications

  • 2009: PhD in Criminology, University of Kent (thesis supervised by Prof.Jock Young and Dr Mike Presdee)
  • 2005: MSc in Clinical Criminology, University of Leicester
  • 2004: BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Criminal Law, University of Wolverhampton

Research

- terrorism, radicalisation and social media

- spectacular punishments today and in the past

- ritualistic violence

Publications

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Number of items: 2.

Article

Impara, Elisa (2016) Medieval violence and criminology : using the Middle Ages to understand contemporary 'motiveless' crime. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology, 8(1), pp. 26-36. ISSN (online) 2166-8094

Impara, Elisa (2016) Radicalisation and subcultures : a theoretical analysis. Youth Voice Journal, ISSN (print) 2049-2073

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