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Dr Waqas Tufail

About Dr Waqas Tufail

Dr Waqas Tufail joined the School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences as a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in April 2015. His research interests include policing, anti-Muslim racism and racialization. In this role, Waqas is pursuing research interests concerning the policing of marginalised communities and the criminalisation of Muslim minorities. He completed his PhD at the University of Salford and has previously been employed as a Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool and Lecturer in Criminology at both Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Chester.                

Current Teaching

Waqas teaches on the module Race, Crime and Social Exclusion.

Research Interests

Waqas is currently engaged in a number of research projects including an ongoing collaboration with Professor Scott Poynting from the University of Auckland examining the criminalisation of Muslim minorities in the UK and Australia.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (8)

  • Tufail W (2016), Book Review: Muslims in US Prisons: People, Policy, Practice N.H. Ammar (Ed.). London: Rienner (2015) 253pp. £65.00hb ISBN 978-1-62637-168-2. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, vol. 55 (4), p. 540-541.
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  • Tufail AW (2015), Rotherham, Rochdale, and the Racialised Threat of the 'Muslim Grooming Gang'. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 4 (3), p. 30-43.
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  • Jeffery B; Tufail AW; Jackson W (2015), Policing and the Reproduction of Local Social Order: a case study of Greater Manchester. Journal on European History of Law, vol. 6 (1), p. 118-128.
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  • Tufail AW (2015), Book review: Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility by Christopher Kyriakides and Rodolfo D. Torres. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, vol. 1 (2), p. 338-339.
  • Jeffery R; Tufail W (2014), "The riots were where the police were": Deconstructing the Pendelton Riot. Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest, vol. 2 (2), p. 37-55.
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  • Gilmore J; Tufail W (2013), Police corruption and community resistance: Joanna Gilmore and Waqas Tufail consider radical alternatives to official mechanisms for holding corrupt officers to account. Criminal Justice Matters, vol. 94 (1), p. 8-9.
  • Gilmore J; Tufail W (2013), Police Corruption and Community Resistance. Criminal Justice Matters
  • Tufail W; Poynting S (2013), A Common Outlawness': Criminalisation of Muslim Minorities in the UK and Australia. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 2 (3), p. 43-54.
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Chapters (4)

  • Tufail AW; Poynting S (2016) Muslim and Dangerous: 'Grooming' and the Politics of Racialisation. In: Tufail AW; Poynting S Fear of Muslims: International Perspectives on Islamophobia. : Springer, pp. .
  • Jeffery R; Tufail W (2015) Police Deviance. In: Jeffery R; Tufail W Shades of Deviance A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm. : Routledge, pp. .
  • Gilmore J; Tufail W (2015) Justice Denied: Police Accountability and the Killing of Mark Duggan. In: Gilmore J; Tufail W How Corrupt is Britain?. : Pluto Press, pp. 94-101.
  • Tufail AW (2015) Policing Muslim Communities in Partnership: 'integration', belonging and resistance. In: Tufail AW Justice, Resistance and Solidarity: Race and Policing in England and Wales. London: Runnymede Trust, pp. 18-20.
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