Richard Wild

Biography

Dr Richard Wild joined the University of Greenwich in 2004. He has been an advisor to the Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de L'Homme, a delegate on human rights missions to Japan, Uzbekistan, Uganda, Botswana, Mongolia and Russia, and has advised the Metropolitan Police Service and HMP Isle of Sheppey.

School administrative and supervisory responsibilities

  • Programme Leader, MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology
  • Programme Leader, MA International Criminology
  • Doctoral supervision

Professional and academic associations

  • British Society of Criminology
  • European Society for the Study of Deviance and Social Control
  • Centre for Capital Punishment Studies, Westminster University
  • Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
  • Fellow of Centre for Criminological Research, University of Sheffield

Research/scholarly interests

Richard's main areas of interest are policing and crime control; crime prevention and community safety; terrorism and human rights; state crime; and capital punishment

Selected publications

Books, Reports and Chapters

  • Wild, R. (2012) Les enseignements de la statistique et de la criminologie in Délinquance, politiques publiques et réponses locales, Paris: Fondation Gabriel Péri.
  • Wild, R. (2011) Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and compliance with human rights in the 'war on terror': The case of Uzbekistan, Paris: FIDH.
  • Wild, R., Favarel, G, Le Huérou, A., and Van Raemdonck D. (2009) A Society Under Control: Misuse of the Fight Against Terrorism and Extremism in Russia. Paris: FIDH.
  • Wild, R., Hallsworth, S., McGuire, M., and Higwan, K. (2007) Examining Proportionality and Disproportionality in the Exercise of Stop and Search in the Kent Police: A Research Report for Kent Constabulary. London: CSER.
  • Wild, R. (2006) The Death Penalty in Mongolia. Cambridge: CCIA.
  • Wild, R., Giraud, C, and Martineau, C. (2005) The Death Penalty in Uzbekistan: Torture and Secrecy. Paris: FIDH.
  • Wild, R., Hom, S., and Jaudel, E. (2002) The Death Penalty in Japan: A Practice Unworth of a Democracy. Paris: FIDH.

Conference papers

  • Wild, R. 2016 - A system of criminal sanctions fit for the 21st century: Reflecting on an international comparative project. Paper presented at the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, 44th Annual Conference. Universidade do Minho, Portugal.
  • Wild, R. 2015 - What a difference do we make? The purpose of universities, the value of research and the criminological project questioned. Paper presented at the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, 43th Annual Conference. University of Tartu, Estonia.
  • Wild, R. 2014 - Critical criminologist in crisis or just mid-life crisis: Where are we at with criminology in the UK? Paper presented at the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, 42th Annual Conference. Liverpool John Moore University, UK.      
  • Wild, R. 2012 - Abolition of the death penalty: A global review. Paper presented at the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, 40th Annual Conference. University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Wild, R. 2011. Les enseignements de la statistique et de la criminology (Lessons from statistics and criminology). Paper presented at La Fondation Gabriel Péri. Paris, France.
  • Wild, R. 2010 - Human rights and the 'war on terror': A question of compatibility. Paper presented at the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, 38th Annual Conference. University of the Aegean, Greece.
  • Wild, R. 2010. Police response to the youth problem or the social patterning of police attention. Paper presented at Universidad de Oviedo, Spain.
  • Wild, R. 2009 - Unpicking government utterances on extraordinary rendition. Paper presented at the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, 37th Annual Conference. University of Central Lancashire.
  • Wild, R. 2009. Prevención y tratamiento informativo de criminalidad, (Prevention of crime and treatment information). Paper presented at Universidad de Oviedo, Spain.
  • Wild, R. 2008. Counter-terrorism, anti-extremism, armed conflict and human rights: using a Russian case study. Paper presented at the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, 36th Annual Conference. Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy.
  • Wild, R. 2008. Examen des crimes économique, (Exploring economic crime). Seminar series delivered at L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Science Po), France.
  • Wild, R. 2008. The death penalty in global perspective. Paper presented at Universidad de Oviedo, Spain.
  • Wild, R. 2007. A critical examination of additional police powers against terrorism. Paper presented at the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, 35th Annual Conference. University of Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Wild, R. 2007. Combating terrorism: use and abuse of Section 44 stops. Paper presented at the University of Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Wild, R. 2006. Le terrorisme et la menace du terrorisme en Grande-Bretagne, (Terrorism and the threat of terrorism in the UK). Seminar series delivered at L'Université Paris 13, France.