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    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

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Professor Kristian Lasslett is Head of the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Ulster, and sits on the Executive Board of the International State Crime Initiative. He is joint Editor-in-Chief of State Crime, a leading international peer reviewed journal, and Editor of The State Testimony Project, the first online casebook for state crime studies. Kristian’s research focuses on criminogenic intersections of state-corporate power, and the communities of resistance that emerge in opposition. This focus has been operationalised through fieldwork on the extractive industries – with a landmark study on the Bougainville conflict – in addition to grand corruption, kleptocracy, land-grabbing and forced eviction. Kristian has published on a range of subjects in leading international journals and edited collections, including scientific method, state theory, action research methodologies, corruption, state-corporate crime, state terrorism, and forced eviction. He is also a regular commentator in the international media, and has issued two reports on corporate criminality through the International State Crime Initiative. His first book State Crime on the Margins of Empire was published by Pluto Press in August 2014. His second book, Uncovering The Crimes of Urbanisation, was published by Routledge in 2018.


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Research Output 2009 2018

Crimes of the Powerful in the Global South: ‘State Failure’ as Elite Success

Lasslett, K. & MacManus, T., 5 Jan 2018, Palgrave Handbook on Criminology and the Global South. Carrington, K., Hogg, R., John, S. & Maximo, S. (eds.). London, p. ---

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Crimes of Urbanisation: Researching Corruption, Violence and Urban Conflict

Lasslett, K., 20 Nov 2017, Abingdon. 254 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The Violence of War, the Violence of Peace: Mining, Conflict and Social Justice on Bougainville

Lasslett, K., 2017, (Accepted/In press) The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights. Abingdon, p. 247-257

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Papua-New Guinea
resistance movement
global governance


Operationalising transformative justice in transitional societies: Applying the structural violence reduction matrix in Colombia

Author: McGill, D., Nov 2018

Supervisor: Collins, C. (Supervisor), O'Connell, R. (Supervisor), Lasslett, K. (Supervisor), Collins, C. (Supervisor), O'Connell, R. (Supervisor) & Lasslett, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The governance of megaproject developments: lessons from the comparison of two contested infrastructure projects

Author: Burballa Noria, A., Oct 2018

Supervisor: O'Connor, K. (Supervisor) & Lasslett, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis