Dr. Alistair FRASER

Dr. Alistair FRASER

Alistair Fraser is currently Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Glasgow and Associate Director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. His work focuses centrally on issues of youth and crime in a global context, with particular interests in street gangs and organised crime. He is the author of two monographs - 'Urban Legends: Gang Identity in the Post-Industrial City' (OUP, 2015), which received the British Society of Criminology book prize in 2016 and shortlisted for the BBC Radio 'Thinking Allowed' Award for Ethnography, and 'Gangs and Crime: Critical Alternatives' (Sage, 2017) - as well as author or co-author of more than fifteen peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters on related issues. He has received grants from the ESRC, British Academy, Scottish Government and RGC (Hong Kong) for his work.

In 2017, he was named as a BBC 'New Generation Thinker' for 2017/18 and has co-produced a number of radio broadcasts with the BBC. Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, Alistair spent four years as Assistant Professor in Criminology at the University of Hong Kong and retains a keen interest in crime and criminology in Hong Kong, and in Asian criminology more generally.

Senior Lecturer
School of Social and Political Sciences
Associate Director
Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
University of Glasgow

Research Area:

  • Youth crime and justice
  • Gangs and street culture
  • Global and comparative criminology
  • Urban sociology
  • Qualitative and ethnographic methodologies