Angus Bancroft

I'm a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh department of Sociology, studying illicit drug use, illicit markets and various shades of cyber crime. Email angus.bancroft@ed.ac.uk Tweet @angusbancroft

Doodling theory

As part of the textbook ‘Dead White Men and Other Important People’, authored with my great PHD supervisor Ralph Fevre, we wrote some ‘doodles’ which were meant to mimic how students could take notes in a style that encapsulated the problem they were examining. The intention was to sum up each chapter retaining the core …

August reading list

Fiction: Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, borrowed electronically through Libby/Edinburgh City Libraries. Academic themes: Pre crime: Arrigo, Bruce, and Brian Sellers. 2021. The Pre-Crime Society: Crime, Culture and Control in the Ultramodern Age. Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM: Bristol University Press. Emotions and the machine: Collier, Ben, Richard Clayton, Alice Hutchings, and Daniel Thomas. 2021. ‘Cybercrime …