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Jerry Coulton Lecturer in Sociology, School of Media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester

Dr. Jerry Coulton is Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester. He took up his post at Leicester early in 2013, having been Head of Criminology in his previous role. His research crosses the boundaries between Sociology and Criminology, but is predominantly focused around the importance of space and place in a social context. This has taken the form of academic projects investigating the nature of crime in a specific built environment, evaluating policing initiatives in managing high crime areas, studying the impact of deindustrialisation on towns, investigating the use of largescale art projects to define public space, and evaluating the nature of the space within the contemporary airport terminal. He is primarily a qualitative researcher, employing visual and audio ethnographic methods where appropriate.