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Nic Groombridge

Honorary Fellow

Nic Groombridge



Nic Groombridge is a retired Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology. He taught at St Mary’s University for 20 years and now is a visiting and guest lecturer and consultant at a number of Universities and organisations. In his early career Nic spent 20 years in administrative and policy positions in the Home Office. His work has always sought to examine ‘mundane’ or overlooked crimes and harms. His doctoral thesis examined joyriding but placed it in the context of the wider, but accepted, harms of ‘car culture’.

His book Sports Criminology seeks to unpick the many harms of sport and examines the claims that it encourages crime but also may prevent it. A group of international scholars are now exploring these issues. He has published on green criminology, surveillance, and sexuality and criminology. His journal articles ‘Masculinities and Crimes Against the Environment’, Theoretical Criminology, (1998) ‘Crime Control or Crime Culture TV’, Surveillance and Society (2002) ‘Perverse Criminologies: The Cabinet of Doctor Lombroso’, Social & Legal Studies, (1999) are regularly cited as foundational in green criminology, surveillance studies and emerging queer perspectives in criminology.

Nic is also a trustee of the British Society of Criminology, the Brecon Beacons Park Society (for whom he leads walks) and Theatr Brycheiniog.

Active on social media he blogs occasionally and tweets regularly @criminology4u.

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