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Dr Michael McCahill

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of Criminology and Sociology

Summary

Michael McCahill teaches criminology and his research focuses on the social impact of ‘new surveillance' technologies. He has published widely on the topic of surveillance, including two prize-winning monographs. These are The Surveillance Web (2002), winner of the 2003 British Society of Criminology Book Prize, and Surveillance, Capital and Resistance (2014), winner of the 2015 Surveillance Studies Network Book Prize.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate - Development of Criminological Theory - Surveillance and Social Control - Crime in Late Modernity Postgraduate - Doing Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Book

Surveillance, capital and resistance: theorizing the surveillance subject

McCahill, M., & Finn, R. L. (2014). Surveillance, capital and resistance: theorizing the surveillance subject. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203069974

Book Chapter

Crime, Surveillance and the Media

McCahill, M. (2012). Crime, Surveillance and the Media. Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies, 244 - 250. Routledge

'Good' and 'bad' data subjects: media representations of the 'surveilled' in three UK newspapers

Finn, R., & McCahill, M. (2013). 'Good' and 'bad' data subjects: media representations of the 'surveilled' in three UK newspapers. Technocrime, policing and surveillance, 28 - 47. Routledge

Journal Article

Beyond the ‘all seeing eye’: Filipino migrant domestic workers’ contestation of care and control in Hong Kong

Johnson, M., Lee, M., McCahill, M., & Mesina, L. (2019). Beyond the ‘all seeing eye’: Filipino migrant domestic workers’ contestation of care and control in Hong Kong. Ethnos, https://doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2018.1545794

Theorizing surveillance in the UK crime control field

McCahill, M. (2015). Theorizing surveillance in the UK crime control field. Media and Communication, 3(2), 10-20. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v3i2.251

Postgraduate supervision

Michael welcomes applicants in the following areas: surveillance and social control; surveillance, crime and media; ethnographic research on surveillance subjects or agents. Completed PhDs - Abdullah Algarni, PhD in criminology, funding: King Fahd College, Riyadh, completed 2012 (principal supervisor) - Nicky O'Leary, PhD in criminology, funding: self-funded, completed 2011 (principal supervisor) - Ibrahim Al-haider, PhD in criminology, funding: King Fahd College, Riyadh, completed 2010 (principal supervisor) Current PhD supervisions - Suki Desai, PhD in sociology, The Social Impact of CCTV Surveillance Cameras in Three Mental Health Wards, self-funded (principal supervisor) - Tom Hammond, PhD in sociology, University of Hull full-time UK/EU PhD scholarship on Surveillance, Migration and Identity in Brexit Britain (principal supervisor)