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Jon Shute

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Jon is a Lecturer at the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manchester University Law School. He teaches several courses on psychological criminology, and a new module on ‘Criminology and Mass Violence’. His research background in is the areas of longitudinal criminology, policy evaluation and youth violence (especially youth gangs) but he is now Co-Investigator on a major ERC-funded project ‘Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide‘ exploring the trajectory of the body from destruction to commemoration in varied theatres of violence. He has general interests in exploring the possibilities and limitations of the criminological lens, with specific interests in the penology of state violence and the application of moral neutralisation theory to issues of denial and deniability.