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Dr Luca Follis

Lecturer

Luca Follis

Lancaster University

Bowland North

LA1 4YN

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594094

Research overview

I am a political sociologist and Lecturer in Criminology in the Law Department. My work explores the intersection of law, state power and resistance.

My past research focused on how democratic orders rationalize and legitimate their (often dehumanizing) incarceration regimes and the sort of normative contradictions and legal confrontations that are staged when prisoners actively challenge these representations. My current research tracks emergent transformations in the UK carceral landscape as well as the impact of networked technology on the articulation and exercise of state power.

Ongoing projects include: technology in prisons, digital exclusion and societal acceleration; the financialization of parole and probation structures in the US and UK; and the eclipse of hacktivism and the rise of state hacking.

PhD supervision

Dr Follis welcomes potential doctoral students in the areas of: legal sociology, transnational crime, human rights, prisons, cybercrime and capital punishment.

Research Interests

Current Teaching

I contribute lectures to CRIM 102 (Intro to Criminology and Criminal Justice) and CRIM 219 (Cybercrime and Cybercriminality). I convene and contribute lectures to CRIM 205 (Criminological Thought).

I also teach:

CRIM 335. Prisons, Punishment and Society

CRIM 342. Crimes of Power 

 

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