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Academic Biography

Craig is a senior lecturer in Criminology and has been at Teesside since 2004. Craig’s research interests include illegal drug use and drugs markets, organised crime at a local level and ethnographic methods. He is co- author of ‘Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture’ and is involved in on-going ethnographic studies in his native Tyneside. Craig has also published on the use of biographical methods in teaching in higher education. His latest published work is on the motivations and practices of illegal cannabis growers.

Summary of Research Interests

Craig’s background provides him with unique access to a range of individuals who are actively involved in criminal activity of various kinds. He is currently involved in research into the practices, culture and hidden economy of cannabis growing. He is also researching the process of’ taxing’ within criminal market places and the normalisation of illegal drug use.

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Currently teaching the module 'understanding drugs and society' at both level four and five as well as running the first year Criminological theory module 'crime and society'.

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Research Output 2013 2016

Beyond ghosts, gangs and good sorts: Commercial cannabis cultivation and illicit enterprise in England’s disadvantaged inner cities

Ancrum, C. & Treadwell, J., 17 May 2016, In : Crime, Media, Culture. p. -

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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organized crime
market
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Drug dealing

Ancrum, C., 1 Jan 2014, Shades of Deviance: A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 70-73 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Grassing and Informants

Ancrum, C., 1 Jan 2014, Shades of Deviance: A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 51-53 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

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Criminal identities and consumer culture: Crime, exclusion and the new culture of narcissism

Hall, S., Winlow, S. & Ancrum, C., 1 Jan 2013, Taylor and Francis Inc. 250 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

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Stalking the margins of legality: Ethnography, participant observation and the post-modern ‘underworld’

Ancrum, C., 1 Jan 2013, New Directions in Crime and Deviancy. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 113-126 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch