Dr Maggie Wykes

School of Law

Senior Lecturer

M.Wykes@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6823

Full contact details

Dr Maggie Wykes
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
Sheffield
S3 7ND
Profile

I began my academic career as a researcher: first in the value of computers to higher education teaching and learning and then in ethnographic and survey research in mining communities.

I then gained an ESRC doctoral scholarship and concentrated on textual analysis, both qualitative and quantitative for my PhD in Law.

I completed my PhD whilst working full time as a Cultural Studies lecturer in Leeds from 1992 -96. I then moved to Sheffield University‘s Department of Journalism and joined the Law School in 2001.

Qualifications
  • BA Hons Communication Studies (1st Class) Sheffield Hallam University 1987
  • PhD: Accounting for intimate killing: the press, violence and gender Centre for Criminological Studies, University of Sheffield 1995
Research interests
  • Links between represented crime and real crime
  • Gender, violence and representation in law, policy and the media
  • Intra-familial abuse and violence
  • Internet crime
Publications

Books

  • Wykes M & Welsh K (2008) Violence, gender and justice. Sage Publications Ltd. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wykes M & Gunter B (2005) The Media and Body Image: If Looks Could Kill. SAGE Publications Ltd. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wykes M & Gunter B (2005) The media and body image. Sage Publications Ltd. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gunter B, Harrison J & Wykes M (2003) Violence on television. Lawrence Erlbaum. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wykes M (2001) News, crime and culture. London: Pluto Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Waddington DP, Wykes M & Critcher C (1991) Split at the seams?. Open Univ Pr. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Wykes M (2017) Social Media, Cyberspace and Sex Crime: Deviant and Democratising Spaces In Sanders T (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Sex Offences and Sex Offenders Oxford University Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ellis A & Wykes M (2013) Bringing the boys back home: Re-engendering criminology, Values in Criminology and Community Justice (pp. 77-92). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wykes M & Harcus D (2010) Cyber Terror: Construction, Criminalisation and Control In Jewkes Y & Yar M (Ed.), Handbook of Internet Crime (pp. 214-227). Willan Pub RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wykes M (2010) Harm, Suicide and Homicide in Cyber Space: Assessing Casualty and Control In Jewkes Y & Yar M (Ed.), Handbook of Internet Crime (pp. 369-390). Willan Pub RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wykes M (2003) September 11th 2002: Reporting, Remembering, Reconstructing 9/11/2001 In Chermak, S , . Bailey, F. & Brown, M (Ed.), Media Representations of 9/11 Praeger Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wykes M (1999) The burrowers: News about bodies, tunnels and green guerrillas, Environmental Risks and the Media (pp. 73-90). Taylor and Francis RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wykes M (1998) A family affair: sex, the press and the Wests In Carter, C. , Branson, G. & Allen, S. (Ed.), News, Gender and Power London: Routledge. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wykes M (1995) Passion Marriage and Murder: analysing the press discourse In Dobash R., Dobash R., and Noaks, L (Ed.), Gender and Crime Cardiff: University of Wales Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hebron S. Wykes M. (1991) Gender Inequality in Mining Communities In Cross M. Payne G. eds. (Ed.), Social Inequality and the Enterprise Culture London: Macmillan. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wykes M (1990) News. New Technology and Communication In Williams N. Hartley P. (Ed.), Technology in Human Communication London: Pinter. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atkinson R () Shades of Deviance Routledge RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Wykes M (1998) A family affair - The British press, sex and the Wests. NEWS, GENDER AND POWER (pp 233-247) RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Areas of Research Supervision

  • News
  • Public Disorder
  • Gender
  • Violence
  • Identity
  • Internet Crime
Grants

Title/Description: Knowledge Partnership 'Prosecuting Sexual Violence'

  • Awarding Body: British Academy
  • People Involved: University of Cape Town
  • Years Funded for: 2011 - 2014
  • Amount: £28,000

Title/Description: Doctoral Studentship 'Men and Violence'

  • Awarding Body: White Rose
  • People Involved:
  • Years Funded for: 2010 - 2013
  • Amount: £42,000

Title/Description: Doctoral Studentship 'Counter-terror'

  • Awarding Body: White Rose
  • People Involved:
  • Years Funded for: 2011 - 2014
  • Amount: £42,000
Teaching interests

I was Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Law from Autumn 2009 until February 2013. I work hard to link research, teaching and knowledge exchange in a ’virtuous triangle’.

My research and teaching are inter-disciplinary and focus on relations between culture, crime, discourse, identity and social regulation.

Voluntary counselling, management and research work with a women’s refuge have underwritten two modules on gender and crime and a book in 2009 which informed a successful grant bid in 2010 to the British Academy for a partnership with the centre for Gender, Health and Justice in Cape Town, South Africa, to assess the prosecution of sexual violence.

Students benefit directly from visits from Cape Town University academics, knowledge exchanges and a WWW site on international sexual violence.

My modules are intellectually challenging, engaged with contemporary real life issues and offer students the chance to develop skills such as critical thinking; research methods¸ teamwork, evaluation, communication and presentation skills.

The content has a strong international component and inter-disciplinarity. Students are encouraged to independently research and add new contributions to VLE resources.

Teaching and assessment is varied and feedback from students is always positive and is used to develop and enhance future teaching.

Teaching activities

The modules I teach are:

Undergraduate

  • Understanding Criminology
  • Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice (Convenor)
  • Internet Crime (Convenor)

Postgraduate

  • Gender and Violence
Professional activities
  • Core Member of CRIMPREV workshop EU project 2007-2008
  • Book referee for Sage, OUP and Routledge
  • Grant application referee ESRC
  • Trustee Sheffield Women’s Refuge
  • External examiner: UG, PG, PhD