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Academic Biography

Jack began his academic career at Northumbria University in 2009 where he achieved a first class degree in Criminology and Master of Research degree in the Social Sciences. It was during this time that Jack developed a strong interest in environmental issues and Green Criminology. 

In 2015 Jack embarked on a PhD within Lincoln Law School researching the environmental implications of fracking in the UK, under the supervision of an esteemed academic, Professor Matthew Hall. Jack was the first student within the School to finish their PhD early demonstrating an excellent ability to produce academic research of the highest level in a timely manner.

In 2019 Jack successfully attested as a Police Constable at West Yorkshire Police where he served as a response officer covering South Leeds and the City Centre. 

In October 2019 Jack retrned to academia after securing a role as a Lecturer in Policing at Teesside University. Jack now teaches across several policing programmes and is embarking on research within the Green Criminology subject area. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the British Society of Criminology since 2016.


His publications include:


Lampkin, J.A. (2016) ‘Green Criminology and Fracking in the UK: An Application of Utilitarian Ethics,’ Papers from the British Society of Criminology Conference, 16(2): 20-37. 


Lampkin, J.A. (2018) Will Unconventional Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas Production Purposes Create Environmental Harm in the United Kingdom? PhD. University of Lincoln.


Lampkin, J.A. and Wyatt, T. (2019) ‘Utilising Principles of Earth Jurisprudence to Prevent Environmental Harm: Applying a Case Study of Unconventional Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas in the United Kingdom,’ Critical Criminology, pp.1-16.


Lampkin, J.A. (In Press) The Uncertainty of Community Financial Incentives for ‘Fracking’: Pursuing Ramifications for Environmental Justice. In: South, N. and Brisman, A. (eds) (2020) The Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology. Oxon: Routledge. 2nd Edition.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Lincoln

Sep 2015Dec 2018

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Research Output 2016 2019

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environmental crime
environmental damage
legal system
Open Access
gas production
academic research
precautionary principle
hydraulic fracturing

Green Criminology and Fracking in the UK: An Application of Utilitarian Ethics

Lampkin, J., 1 Dec 2016, In : Papers from the British Criminology Conference. 16, 2, p. 20 37 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
moral philosophy
energy policy
cost-benefit analysis