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Online Othering: An Introduction (2019)
Book Chapter
Harmer, E., & Lumsden, K. (2019). Online Othering: An Introduction. In E. Harmer, & K. Lumsden (Eds.), Online Othering: Exploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web, 1-33. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-12633-9_1

This chapter provides an overview of the rapidly changing social and political context which is driving a contested social media landscape and explores examples of othering and discrimination propagated and encountered by individuals online and in so... Read More about Online Othering: An Introduction.

A Qualitative Exploration of Police Officers’ Experiences, Challenges, and Perceptions of Cybercrime (2018)
Journal Article
Hadlington, L., Lumsden, K., Black, A., & Ferra, F. (2018). A Qualitative Exploration of Police Officers’ Experiences, Challenges, and Perceptions of Cybercrime. Policing, https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pay090

Victimization from cybercrime has increased exponentially over the past decade. Frontline police officers are dealing with a variety of crimes different than those existing in an era before the advent of digital technology. Frontline officers are exp... Read More about A Qualitative Exploration of Police Officers’ Experiences, Challenges, and Perceptions of Cybercrime.

‘I Will Not Be Thrown Out of the Country Because I’m an Immigrant’: Eastern European Migrants’ Responses to Hate Crime in a Semi-Rural Context in the Wake of Brexit (2018)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K., Goode, J., & Black, A. (2019). ‘I Will Not Be Thrown Out of the Country Because I’m an Immigrant’: Eastern European Migrants’ Responses to Hate Crime in a Semi-Rural Context in the Wake of Brexit. Sociological Research Online, 24(2), 167-184. doi:10.1177/1360780418811967

This article examines Eastern European migrants’ experiences of and responses to hate crime. Following the UK European Union Membership Referendum (‘Brexit’ vote), there was an increase in reported hate crimes against immigrants. The study focuses on... Read More about ‘I Will Not Be Thrown Out of the Country Because I’m an Immigrant’: Eastern European Migrants’ Responses to Hate Crime in a Semi-Rural Context in the Wake of Brexit.

‘It’s a Profession, it Isn’t a Job’: Police Officers’ Views on the Professionalisation of Policing in England (2017)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K. (2017). ‘It’s a Profession, it Isn’t a Job’: Police Officers’ Views on the Professionalisation of Policing in England. Sociological Research Online, 22(3), 4-20. https://doi.org/10.1177/1360780417724062

This article focuses on police officers’ views on the professionalisation of policing in England against a backdrop of government reforms to policing via establishment of the College of Policing, evidence-based policing, and a period of austerity. Po... Read More about ‘It’s a Profession, it Isn’t a Job’: Police Officers’ Views on the Professionalisation of Policing in England.

Austerity Policing, Emotional Labour and the Boundaries of Police Work: An Ethnography of a Police Force Control Room in England (2017)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K., & Black, A. (2018). Austerity Policing, Emotional Labour and the Boundaries of Police Work: An Ethnography of a Police Force Control Room in England. British Journal of Criminology, 58(3), 606-623. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azx045

This article discusses the changing role of policing in an era of austerity from the perspective of frontline civilian police staff (call handlers and dispatchers) in a force control room (FCR). It draws on a symbolic interactionist framework and the... Read More about Austerity Policing, Emotional Labour and the Boundaries of Police Work: An Ethnography of a Police Force Control Room in England.

Rhythms of moving in and between digital media: a study on video diaries of young people with physical disabilities (2017)
Journal Article
Kaur, H., Saukko, P., & Lumsden, K. (2018). Rhythms of moving in and between digital media: a study on video diaries of young people with physical disabilities. Mobilities, 13(3), 397-410. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2017.1355349

This article develops a new framework for analysing digital media use and access by drawing on the concepts of ‘rhythm’ and ‘wayfaring.’ It unravels how young people with physical disabilities move in and between digital media devices, online sites a... Read More about Rhythms of moving in and between digital media: a study on video diaries of young people with physical disabilities.

Media framing of trolling and online abuse: silencing strategies, symbolic violence, and victim blaming (2017)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K., & Morgan, H. (2017). Media framing of trolling and online abuse: silencing strategies, symbolic violence, and victim blaming. Feminist Media Studies, 17(6), 926-940. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2017.1316755

This article draws on British newspaper reports in order to demonstrate that trolling, and the media’s subsequent framing of trolling, involves “silencing strategies.” It is important to examine how trolling is discussed within the media to understan... Read More about Media framing of trolling and online abuse: silencing strategies, symbolic violence, and victim blaming.

Public criminology, reflexivity and the enterprise university: Experiences of research, knowledge transfer work and co-option with police forces (2017)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K., & Goode, J. (2018). Public criminology, reflexivity and the enterprise university: Experiences of research, knowledge transfer work and co-option with police forces. Theoretical Criminology, 22(2), 243-257. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362480616689299

This article reflects on an enterprise project which aimed to build partnerships with police forces in England. In attempting to do ‘public criminology’ we had to negotiate internal and external organizational cultures, public management and ‘audit c... Read More about Public criminology, reflexivity and the enterprise university: Experiences of research, knowledge transfer work and co-option with police forces.

Police Officer and Civilian Staff Receptivity to Research and Evidence-Based Policing in the UK: Providing a Contextual Understanding through Qualitative Interviews (2016)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K. (2017). Police Officer and Civilian Staff Receptivity to Research and Evidence-Based Policing in the UK: Providing a Contextual Understanding through Qualitative Interviews. Policing, 11(2), 157–167. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paw036

This paper provides a contextual understanding of police officer and civilian staff receptivity to research and evidence-based policing (EBP) in UK through presentation of findings from qualitative interviews. It focuses on: 1) how officers defined t... Read More about Police Officer and Civilian Staff Receptivity to Research and Evidence-Based Policing in the UK: Providing a Contextual Understanding through Qualitative Interviews.

Policing Research and the Rise of the ‘Evidence-Base’: Police Officer and Staff Understandings of Research, its Implementation and ‘What Works’ (2016)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K., & Goode, J. (2018). Policing Research and the Rise of the ‘Evidence-Base’: Police Officer and Staff Understandings of Research, its Implementation and ‘What Works’. Sociology, 52(4), 813-829. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038516664684

Despite the pitfalls identified in previous critiques of the evidence-based practice movement in education, health, medicine and social care, recent years have witnessed its spread to the realm of policing. This article considers the rise of evidence... Read More about Policing Research and the Rise of the ‘Evidence-Base’: Police Officer and Staff Understandings of Research, its Implementation and ‘What Works’.

Anti-Social Behaviour Legislation and the Policing of Boy Racers: Dispersal Orders and Seizure of Vehicles (2014)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K. (2014). Anti-Social Behaviour Legislation and the Policing of Boy Racers: Dispersal Orders and Seizure of Vehicles. Policing, 8(2), 135-143. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pau005

This article considers the policing of young drivers in Scotland who are known as boy racers. It outlines the ways in which the police addressed the problem of anti-social driving by youths in a built-up urban environment in the context of concern an... Read More about Anti-Social Behaviour Legislation and the Policing of Boy Racers: Dispersal Orders and Seizure of Vehicles.

Policing the roads: traffic cops, ‘Boy Racers’ and anti-social behaviour (2012)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K. (2013). Policing the roads: traffic cops, ‘Boy Racers’ and anti-social behaviour. Policing and Society, 23(2), 204-221. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2012.696642

This article explores the policing and regulation of young motorists known in the United Kingdom as ‘boy racers’. It demonstrates how police officers' definitional decisions in relation to driving behaviours were influenced by a range of exogenous an... Read More about Policing the roads: traffic cops, ‘Boy Racers’ and anti-social behaviour.

Gendered Performances in a Male-Dominated Subculture: 'Girl Racers', Car Modification and the Quest for Masculinity (2010)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K. (2010). Gendered Performances in a Male-Dominated Subculture: 'Girl Racers', Car Modification and the Quest for Masculinity. Sociological Research Online, 15(3), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.2123

This paper discusses female participation in the male-dominated 'boy racer' culture. Little is known about girls who join male-dominated subcultures while studies of car cultures have tended to describe girls as peripheral participants and emphasise... Read More about Gendered Performances in a Male-Dominated Subculture: 'Girl Racers', Car Modification and the Quest for Masculinity.

`Don't Ask a Woman to Do Another Woman's Job': Gendered Interactions and the Emotional Ethnographer (2009)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K. (2009). `Don't Ask a Woman to Do Another Woman's Job': Gendered Interactions and the Emotional Ethnographer. Sociology, 43(3), 497-513. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038509103205

This article contributes to the reflexive turn within the social sciences by arguing for enhanced recognition of the role of gender and emotions in the research process. The chief instrument of research, the ethnographer herself, may alter that which... Read More about `Don't Ask a Woman to Do Another Woman's Job': Gendered Interactions and the Emotional Ethnographer.

‘Do We Look like Boy Racers?’ The Role of the Folk Devil in Contemporary Moral Panics (2009)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K. (2009). ‘Do We Look like Boy Racers?’ The Role of the Folk Devil in Contemporary Moral Panics. Sociological Research Online, 14(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.1840

This article addresses the failure of studies concerning moral panics to take into account the reaction of those individuals who are the subject of social anxiety. It responds to the suggestion by McRobbie and Thornton (1995) that studies of moral pa... Read More about ‘Do We Look like Boy Racers?’ The Role of the Folk Devil in Contemporary Moral Panics.