Thomas Raymen

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

I am an ultra-realist criminologist and co-founder of the deviant leisure research network. To-date, my research has focused upon the social harms that emerge at the intersection of commodified leisure and consumer capitalism, publishing on issues around violence, gambling, consumerism, social media, tourism and environmental harm, parkour and freerunning, urban space and crime control. My research interests span the fields of criminology, leisure studies, psychoanalysis, moral and political philosophy, cultural geography and urban studies. I am currently dedicated to developing a theory of social harm rooted in a post-liberal ethics.



Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD, Sociology, Durham University

    The Paradox of Parkour: An Exploration of the Deviant-Leisure Nexus in Late-Capitalist Urban Space

    1 Sep 2013 - 11 Jan 2018
  • MA, Research Methods, Durham University

    Social Research Methods (Social Policy)

    26 Sep 2012 - 16 Sep 2013