Jayne Mooney is Associate Professor of Sociology and member of the doctoral faculties in sociology, women’s studies and criminal justice. Her focus of scholarship is in the areas of the sociology of violence, gender and crime and social deviance. She is the author of Gender, Violence and the Social Order (2000), Macmillan/ Palgrave, a co-author of Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology (2010), Routledge (with K. Hayward and S. Maruna) and author of the forthcoming Bringing Criminology to Life: Theory in Place, Time and Context for Longmans/ Pearson UK. Dr Mooney has published over twenty papers in books and peer-reviewed journals and numerous research monographs and reports. Her funded research has included local victimization surveys, studies of the Irish community in London, video games and youth, violence against women, the policing of rape and street crime. She developed one of the first large scale surveys of domestic violence in the UK (The North London Domestic Violence Survey), the findings of which have informed national and local government policy on domestic violence in the UK. Dr Mooney is currently working on a comparative study of popular resistance in eighteenth century France and England and a project focusing on the links between ‘everyday’ violence and extreme violence. The latter is an extension of her previous work on violence and explores the themes of power and control, hatred and dehumanization.
Dr Mooney was an elected executive counselor to the Critical Criminology Division of the American Society of Criminology and is a long-standing member of the European Common Study Programme in Critical Criminology and Criminal Justice. She has worked as a consultant for a number organizations in the UK including Women Against Rape, the Zero Tolerance campaign against male violence, Islington Council and Hackney Council’s domestic violence initiatives, the Irish in Britain All-Parliamentary Group and the Scottish Office. She has taken part in several radio debates on violence against women, including BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.