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Prof Dean Wilson

Post:Professor of Criminology (Sociology)
Location:FREEMAN CENTRE FRE-G29
Email:Dean.Wilson@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:2515
UK:01273 872515
International:+44 1273 872515

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Biography

Professor Dean Wilson is a criminologist in the Department of Sociology at the University of Sussex. Dean's primary research interests are policing, surveillance, security and technology. He has conducted major empirical research projects examining the history of urban policing, the operation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and police perceptions and procedures in relation to victims of crime. Dean has also conducted smaller scale research projects examining biometric technology and security, youth and surveillance, identity cards, policing, protest and visual technologies, military surveillance, immigration policing and predictive policing. Professor Wilson was previously a research fellow at the University of Melbourne; lecturer and senior lecturer at Monash University; and Reader at Plymouth University. He is also a Co-Director of the Surveillance Studies Network, an Associate Editor of the journal Surveillance & Society and a Co-Director of the Crime Research Centre (CRC) at the University of Sussex. Dean recently published (with Jude McCulloch) the first book-length criminological study of pre-emption (2016) Pre-Crime: Pre-emption, Precaution and the Future, Routledge. His current projects continue to examine the interface between policing, security and technology.