Mr Thomas Raymen
Lecturer in Criminology
Plymouth School of Law (Faculty of Business)
MSc Criminology Programme Lead
In 2012 I was awarded the ESRC 1+3 Studentship to complete my postgraduate and doctoral research at Durham University. At Durham University, I was awarded an MA Social Research Methods, achieving a distinction and progressing on to doctoral study in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University. During my time at Durham I taught undergraduate criminological theory in addition to being part of the team that piloted the innovative Inside-Out teaching programme at HMP Durham and HMP Frankland.
Postgraduate Research Representative on British Society of Criminology's Critical Criminology committee.
I teach on a variety of modules for the Undergraduate and Masters programmes in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies. These include:
I have a wide and varied range of cross-disciplinary interests. My research interests span the fields of criminology, leisure studies, philosophy, cultural geography and urban studies. The vast majority of my research focuses on a criminological exploration of the deviant leisure perspective. Namely, the normalised harms that emerge from commodified leisure in consumer capitalism. In particular, my research has focused on urban lifestyle sports, gambling, philosophy of harm, ethics and morality, and the night-time economy and violence in leisure. As an ethnographer, I have a particular interest in ethnographic and qualitative methods.
Reports & invited lectures