Dr Jerry Coulton

Dr Jerry Coulton


Room:1.08 Bankfield House

Tel: +44 (0)11-6223-1631 (direct line)

Email: jc525@le.ac.uk




Personal details

  • BSc (Salford)
  • PhD (Salford)



  • SY1017 Cybersociology
  • SY1018 Thinking Sociologically About Crime
  • SY2087 Interpreting Key Sociological Texts
  • SY2091 Live Sociology
  • SY2088 Victims & Offenders
  • SY3090: Drugs and Society
  • SY3093 Space, Place & Contemporary Culture

Administrative duties

  • Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and External Relations - School of Media, Communication & Sociology
  • Undergraduate Admissions Tutor - Sociology Programmes


Jeffery, B., Jackson, W. and Coulton, J. (2013) '"Why Can’t They Leave Us Alone?": Residualised Communities Contesting Neoliberal Regeneration'. [Awaiting publication.]

Coulton, J., Jackson, W. and Jeffery, B. 'Polarisation in a 'Regenerated' Inner City: Cars, Class, Community, and Criminal Activities. [Awaiting Publication.]

Coulton, J., Dennis, A., Jackson, W., Jeffery, B., Patel, T. and Smith, G. (2010) 'Offender Perceptions of Criminal Opportunities (Theft from a Motor Vehicle)' in Boldash Report to Star City CDRP.

Coulton, J. (2009) 'Non-Place', in Blackshaw, T. and Crawford, G. (eds.) The Sage Dictionary of Leisure Studies (London: Sage).

Coulton, J. (2009) 'Naked Airport: A Review', Cultural Sociology, 3(2), pp. 338-340.

Coulton, J (2014) Terminopolis or the Terminal Institution? A Sociological Investigation of the Contemporary Airport Terminal. Salford: University of Salford


My research has crossed the boundaries between Sociology and Criminology, but has always focused around the importance of space and place in a social context.

This has taken the form of academic enterprise projects

  • investigating the nature of crime in a specific built environment
  • evaluating Policing initiatives surrounding managing high crime districts of a large Northern city
  • studying the impact of deindustrialisation on Northern towns
  • evaluating the nature of the space within the contemporary airport terminal building
  • mobility and accessibility in the contemporary built environment

I am primarily a qualitative researcher, employing visual and audio methods where appropriate, but have also undertaken large scale quantitative studies.

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School of Media, Communication and Sociology

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Research degrees (campus-based and distance learning courses)
T: +44(0)116 252 2785
E: MCS-Research@le.ac.uk

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