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Social quality, Brexit and Stoke-on-Trent (2018)
Journal Article
Kearon, T., & Mahoney, I. (2018). Social quality, Brexit and Stoke-on-Trent. International Journal of Social Quality, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3167/IJSQ.2018.080102

In this article, we seek to provide a social quality–led analysis of some of the conditions that led to the UK population’s collective decision to leave the European Union in June 2016. We draw on interview data collected between 2010 and 2012 to arg... Read More about Social quality, Brexit and Stoke-on-Trent.

Formulating the post-industrial self: the role of petty crime among unemployed, working-class men in Stoke on Trent (2017)
Book Chapter
Mahoney, I., & Kearon, T. (2018). Formulating the post-industrial self: the role of petty crime among unemployed, working-class men in Stoke on Trent. In Masculinity, Labour and Neoliberalism: Working-Class Men in International Perspective (77-100). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63172-1_4

This chapter draws on a series of interviews with young working-class men in a former industrial heartland in the English Midlands. It explores the responses, coping strategies and alternative narratives of self that were mobilized by these men in th... Read More about Formulating the post-industrial self: the role of petty crime among unemployed, working-class men in Stoke on Trent.

(De)constructing ethical research narratives in criminological research (2017)
Journal Article
Kearon, A., & Mahoney, I. (in press). (De)constructing ethical research narratives in criminological research. Research Ethics, 14(2), https://doi.org/10.1177/1747016117719050

This case study article draws upon experiences of a doctoral student (Mahoney) and supervisor (Kearon) to reflect on the way in which we construct ethical narratives around our research. We seek to draw attention to the manner in which strict adheren... Read More about (De)constructing ethical research narratives in criminological research.

The Role of the Visual in the Restoration of Social Order (2017)
Book Chapter
Kearon, T. (2017). The Role of the Visual in the Restoration of Social Order. In Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology (255-267). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315713281-20

This chapter takes as its central theme the processes of re-imposition of social order in the aftermath of a series of high-profile riots that occurred in several English cities in 2011. The focus here is not on the possible motivations of the rioter... Read More about The Role of the Visual in the Restoration of Social Order.

Surveillance technologies and the crises of confidence in regulatory agencies (2012)
Journal Article
Kearon, T. (2013). Surveillance technologies and the crises of confidence in regulatory agencies. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 13(4), 415-430. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895812454747

Technology plays an increasing role in policing and other aspects of the criminal justice process. This article will briefly outline the notion of a criminal justice ‘techno-fix’ as a potential attempt by criminal justice agencies to use technology a... Read More about Surveillance technologies and the crises of confidence in regulatory agencies.

Comparison method to differentiate between painted objects using polychromatic X-rays (2010)
Journal Article
Austin, J. C., Day, C. R., Kearon, A. T., Evans, D. L., & Haycock, P. W. (2010). Comparison method to differentiate between painted objects using polychromatic X-rays. Insight - Non-Destructive Testing & Condition Monitoring, 52(3), 140-143. https://doi.org/10.1784/insi.2010.52.3.140

X-radiography using the bremsstrahlung of a commercial broad spectrum X-ray source was used to quantify the differences and relationships between complex samples of unknown composition. The samples examined were painted and glazed ceramic mugs. The r... Read More about Comparison method to differentiate between painted objects using polychromatic X-rays.

Single element mapping in radiography (2009)
Journal Article
Austin, J. C., Day, C. R., Kearon, A. T., & Haycock, P. W. (2009). Single element mapping in radiography. X-Ray Spectrometry, 38(6), 492-504. https://doi.org/10.1002/xrs.1204

This article reports on the application of element-specific mapping using the Bremsstrahlung of a commercial broad spectrum X-ray source to map lighter elements (zirconium to tin) and heavier elements (tantalum to bismuth) individually within an imag... Read More about Single element mapping in radiography.

Element-specific determination of X-ray transmission signatures using neural networks (2009)
Journal Article
Day, C. R., Austin, J. C., Butcher, J. B., Haycock, P. W., & Kearon, A. T. (2009). Element-specific determination of X-ray transmission signatures using neural networks. NDT and E International, 42(5), 446-451. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ndteint.2009.02.005

In this article, we report on the application of neural networks to the problem of making an element-specific determination of unknown metal targets based on the characteristics of their transmitted X-ray signatures. Our method was applied to two gro... Read More about Element-specific determination of X-ray transmission signatures using neural networks.

Using polychromatic X-radiography to examine realistic imitation firearms (2008)
Journal Article
Austin, J., Day, C., Kearon, A., Valussi, S., & Haycock, P. (2008). Using polychromatic X-radiography to examine realistic imitation firearms. Forensic Science International, 191(1-3), 26-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2008.08.007

Sections 36–41 of the Violent Crimes Reduction Act (2006), which came into force in England and Wales on 1st October 2007, have placed significant restrictions on the sale and possession of ‘realistic imitation firearms’. This legislation attempts to... Read More about Using polychromatic X-radiography to examine realistic imitation firearms.

Characterisation of metallic powder impregnated pastes using polychromatic X-radiography (2008)
Journal Article
Austin, J. C., Day, C. R., Kearon, A. T., Valussi, S., & Haycock, P. W. (2008). Characterisation of metallic powder impregnated pastes using polychromatic X-radiography. Insight - Non-Destructive Testing & Condition Monitoring, 50(10), 550-553. https://doi.org/10.1784/insi.2008.50.10.550

This article reports on the employment of X-radiography using the bremsstrahlung of a commercial broad-spectrum X-ray source to quantify the differences and relationships between complex materials of unknown composition. The materials examined were m... Read More about Characterisation of metallic powder impregnated pastes using polychromatic X-radiography.

Invasion of the 'body snatchers': burglary reconsidered (2000)
Journal Article
Kearon, T., & Leach, R. (2000). Invasion of the 'body snatchers': burglary reconsidered. Theoretical Criminology, 451 - 472. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362480600004004003

The victim of crime has become the focus of increasing concern in recent years, particularly in the context of the impact crime has on its victims. This article takes a novel approach within this debate contending that the conceptualization of victim... Read More about Invasion of the 'body snatchers': burglary reconsidered.