Professor Reece Walters
Professor of Criminology
Contact via Kath Middleditch 01908 655026 / email@example.com
Expertise: environmental crime, state and corporate crime
Research papers and books: Explore and view at Open Research Online
Reece Walters is Professor of Criminology at The Open University. He has published widely on the politics and governance of criminological knowledge, including Deviant Knowledge – Criminology, Politics and Policy and Critical Thinking About The Uses of Research (with Tim Hope). His research focuses on crimes of the powerful, notably the ways in which corporate and government officials abuse their authority for personal or political gain. His more recent work including Crime is in the Air – air pollution regulations in the UK, and Eco Crime and GM Food, seek to push existing criminological horizons to include notions of environmental harm and justice. In doing so, his research examines the political economy of water, air and food and how these essential ingredients for human and non-human life are constantly threatened and exploited by the harmful acts of governments and corporations.