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Dr Thomas Raymen

Associate Professor

Department: Social Sciences

Thomas Raymen

I am an ultra-realist criminologist and co-founder of the deviant leisure research network. To-date, my research has focused upon the social harms that emerge at the intersection of commodified leisure and consumer capitalism, publishing on issues around violence, gambling, consumerism, social media, tourism and environmental harm, parkour and freerunning, urban space and crime control. My research interests span the fields of criminology, leisure studies, psychoanalysis, moral and political philosophy, cultural geography and urban studies. I am currently dedicated to developing a theory of social harm rooted in a post-liberal ethics.

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  • Luxury and Corruption: Challenging the Anti-Corruption Consensus, Østbø Kuldova, T., Østbø, J., Raymen, T. 30 Jan 2024
  • Editorial: Corruption and the Moral Economy of Fraud, Kuldova, T., Raymen, T., Østbø, J. 6 Apr 2022, In: Journal of Extreme Anthropology
  • The Enigma of Social Harm: The Problem of Liberalism, Raymen, T. 2 Nov 2022
  • Clarifying Ultra-Realism: A Response to Wood et. al, Raymen, T., Kuldova, T. Jan 2021, In: Continental Thought & Theory
  • Editorial: The Longest Year, Raymen, T. 3 Oct 2021, In: Journal of Contemporary Crime, Harm, and Ethics
  • “It’s the Attraction of Winning That Draws You In”—A Qualitative Investigation of Reasons and Facilitators for Videogame Loot Box Engagement in UK Gamers, Nicklin, L., Gordon Spicer, S., Close, J., Parke, J., Smith, O., Raymen, T., Lloyd, H.,  Lloyd, J. 13 May 2021, In: Journal of Clinical Medicine
  • The Assumption of Harmlessness, Raymen, T. 10 Sep 2021, The Palgrave Handbook of Social Harm, Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan
  • The Post-Covid Future of the Environmental Crisis Industry and its Implications for Criminology and Zemiolgy, Raymen, T., Smith, O. 3 Oct 2021, In: Journal of Contemporary Crime, Harm, and Ethics
  • Gambling and harm in 24/7 capitalism: Reflections from the post-disciplinary present, Raymen, T., Smith, O. 23 Jan 2020, Crime, Harm and Consumerism, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Lifestyle gambling, indebtedness and anxiety: A deviant leisure perspective, Raymen, T., Smith, O. 1 Nov 2020, In: Journal of Consumer Culture

  • Sociology PhD January 11 2018
  • Research Methods MA September 16 2013


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