Dr Mark Monaghan
Lecturer in Sociology, Social Policy and Crime
I have a degree in sociology from the University of Liverpool and completed my postgraduate studies here at Leeds. I work mainly in the area of social policy and crime, but my work is influenced by my background in sociology.
I am the Director of Student Education in the School of Sociology and Social Policy.
My primary research interests revolve around an analysis of ‘elites’. This has taken me in numerous directions. I have recently been published and I am preparing further research outputs on state crimes and crimes of the powerful. I have explored the influences and drivers of policy making looking at relationship between science and evidence in the making of drugs and welfare policies. Furthermore, I am interested in the interplay between the precautionary principle and evidence-based decision-making and theory and application of realist methods.
I mainly teach on crime and related issues. I currently convene the Level One Module 'Deviance, Crime and Social Control' and the Level Two Module 'Drugs: Society, Policy and Politics'. At Level Three I co-convene (with Dr Simon Prideaux) a module on 'Organized Crime and Violence'.
I currently supervise and I am keen to supervise potential students with an interest in the following areas:
- Counter-terrorism policy
- Drugs policy (international and domestic)
- Crime and welfare
- Health Crimes
- The policy process and evidence-based policy making