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Dr Mark Wood

Dr Mark Wood

Dr Mark Wood is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University. Most of Mark’s research falls within the sphere digital criminology, and examines intersections between technology, crime, and criminal justice. To that end, his research investigates how technologies, including social media and smartphones, shape the way crime is enacted, perceived, understood and responded to. He has examined issues including creepshot websites, Facebook crime prevention pages, street fight pages, smartphone crime prevention apps and the use of social media to subvert police surveillance. In addition to his research into crime and digital technologies, he is also concerned with the public role(s) of criminology, including criminologists’ engagement with news and social media to communicate criminological knowledge beyond the academy.

He is the author of Antisocial Media: Crime-watching in the Internet Age (Palgrave, 2017), and co-author of Criminologists in the Media: A Study of Newsmaking (Routledge, 2022). He has also published in leading criminology journals, including The British Journal of Criminology, Theoretical Criminology, and The Journal of Criminology.

Research Expertise

  • Technology-facilitated violence
  • Social media and crime
  • Digital crime prevention initiatives
  • Public criminology
  • Media criminology
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning in criminology
  • Digital criminology

Selected Publications

  • Wood, M.A., Mitchell, M., Pervan, F., O’Neill, T., Wood, J., Anderson, B., Arpke-Wales, W., (2023), ‘Inviting, affording, and translating harm: Understanding the role of technological mediation in technology-facilitated violence,’ The British Journal of Criminology
  • Wood, M.A., Richards, I., Iliadis, M., (2022), Criminologists in the Media: A Study of Newsmaking, Routledge, London, UK
  • Ross, S., Wood, M.A., Murphy, J., Johns, D., Baird, R., Alford, B., (2022), ‘Understanding engagement with forensic smartphone apps: The Service Design Engagement Model,’ International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
  • Fileborn, B., Wood, M.A., Loughnan, C., (2022), ‘Peer reviews of teaching as appreciative inquiry: Learning from ‘the best’ of our colleagues,’ Higher Education, Vol. 83
  • Thompson, C., Wood, M.A., (2018), ‘A media archaeology of the creepshot,’ Feminist Media Studies, Vol.18, Issue 4
  • Wood, M.A., Thompson, C., (2018), ‘Crowdsourced counter-surveillance: A counter-surveillant assemblage?’ Surveillance & Society, Vol.16, Issue 1
  • Richards, I., Wood, M.A., (2018), ‘Hacktivists Against Terrorism: A Cultural Criminological analysis of Anonymous and ISIS,’ International Journal of Cyber Criminology, Vol.12, Issue 1
  • Wood, M.A., (2018), “I just wanna see someone get knocked the fuck out”: Spectating affray on Facebook fight pages,’ Crime Media Culture, Vol.14, Issue 1
  • Wood, M.A., (2017), ‘Antisocial media and algorithmic deviancy amplification: Analysing the id of Facebook’s technological unconscious,’ Theoretical Criminology, Vol.21, Issue 2
  • Wood, M.A., (2017), Antisocial Media: Crime-watching in the Internet Age, Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK

January 21, 2020

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