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Department Chair & Sociology Program Director
Dr. Morrison Wong


Sociology & Anthropology

Ms. Shawn Keane



Jeff Ferrell

Phone: 817-257-7361


Email: j.ferrell@tcu.edu

Curriculum Vita


Life of the Law Podcast

Professor of Scrounge, Texas, Indie America, PBS Digital Studios - video

'The Other' Cultural Criminology Conference, June 2015, Amsterdam - video

Crimes against Reality - video

Dumpster Diving Professor - video

Jeff Ferrell Is Waste Deep - video

Plenary Address, British Society of Criminology - video

TED Talk: Trespass, Trash and Train - video

Ferrell Book

Bio: Jeff Ferrell is currently Professor of Sociology at Texas Christian University, USA, and Visiting Professor of Criminology at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of the books Crimes of Style, Tearing Down the Streets, Empire of Scrounge, and, with Keith Hayward and Jock Young, Cultural Criminology: An Invitation, winner of the 2009 Distinguished Book Award from the American Society of Criminology's Division of International Criminology . He is the co-editor of the books Cultural Criminology, Ethnography at the Edge, Making Trouble, Cultural Criminology Unleashed and Cultural Criminology: Theories of Crime. Jeff Ferrell is the founding and current editor of the New York University Press book series Alternative Criminology, and one of the founding editors of the journal Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, winner of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers' 2006 Charlesworth Award for Best New Journal. In 1998 he received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the Division of Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.


Jeff Ferrell, Keith J. Hayward and Jock Young

Cultural Criminology: An Invitation

2nd Edition

Sage, 2015.


Ferrell Book

Jeff Ferrell and Keith Hayward, editors

Cultural Criminology: Theories of Crime

London: Ashgate, 2011.

A Volume in The Library of Essays in Theoretical Criminology Series. 




Jeff Ferrell, Keith Hayward and Jock Young

Cultural Criminology: An Invitation

London: SAGE, 2008.

Recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Book Award from the Division of International Criminology, American Society of Criminology.

Ferrell Book

Jeff Ferrell

Empire of Scrounge

New York: New York University Press, 2006. 

Seoul, South Korea: Window of Times Press (Korean edition), 2008.
Ferrell Book

Jeff Ferrell, Keith Hayward, Wayne Morrison, and Mike Presdee, editors

Cultural Criminology Unleashed

London: Routledge/Cavendish/GlassHouse, 2004.


Ferrell Book

Jeff Ferrell

Tearing Down the Streets

New York and Houndmills, UK: St Martin's/Palgrave, 2001.

Ferrell Book

Jeff Ferrell and Neil Websdale, editors

Making Trouble: Cultural Constructions of Crime, Deviance, and Control

Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 1999.

A Volume in the Social Problems and Social Issues Series.

Ferrell Book

Jeff Ferrell and Mark S. Hamm, editors

Ethnography at the Edge: Crime, Deviance, and Field Research

Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998.


Ferrell Book

Jeff Ferrell and Clinton R. Sanders, editors

Cultural Criminology

Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1995.


Ferrell Book

Jeff Ferrell

Crimes of Style: Urban Graffiti and the Politics of Criminality

New York and London: Garland, 1993.

Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1996.

Volume Two, Current Issues in Criminal Justice Series.

Ferrell Book

Jeff Ferrell is one of the founding editors of the journal Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal.


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