Researcher Profile


Professor Biko Agozino
Professor Biko Agozino



B.Sc. Sociology (University of Calabar, Nigeria)

M.Phil. Criminology (University of Cambridge, U.K.)

Ph.D. (University of Edinburgh, U.K.)



Criminology Unit Coordinator and Professor in Sociology 


Courses taught:

Advanced Statistics and Research Methods in Criminology

Crime and Public Policy

Crime, Media and Society


Research Interests:

Reparative Justice

Victimization of African Women in the Criminal Justice System

Race, Class and Gender issues in Criminal Justice

Pan-African issues in Criminolog and Counter-Colonial Criminology


  1. 2006 ADAM: Africana Drug-Free Alternative Medicine, Cheyney, Iva Valley Media.
  2. 2004 Pan African Issues in Criminology (edited with Anita Kalunta-Crumpton), Aldershot, Ashgate, (my chapter was on ‘Reparative Justice’ plus the co-authored introduction).
  3. 2007 Multicultural Criminological Theory, Upper Saddle River, Prentice-Hall, forthcoming.
  4. 2003 Counter Colonial Criminology: A Critique of Imperialist Reason, London, Pluto.
  5. 2001 with U. Idem, The Democratisation of a Militarised Civil Society, London, CDD.
  6. 2000 Editor, Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Migration Research, Aldershot, Ashgate.
  7. 1997 Black Women and the Criminal Justice System: Towards the Decolonisation of Victimisation, Aldershot, Ashgate, reprinted in 1998.


  1. 2008    with Stella Volpe, ‘Health Disparities in Prison: Implications for Disparities in the Community’ in Journal of Correctional Health Care, Vol. 14, issue 3,  forthcoming.
  2. 2007    ‘The Intrusive Traits of Victor Chikezie Uchendu’ in Dialectical Anthropology, Vol. 31 Issue 1-3, p289-292, 4p.
  3. 2007    with Ike Anyanike, ‘Imu Ahia: Traditional Igbo Business Schools and the Global Commerce Culture’ in Dialectical Anthropology, Vol. 31 Issue 1-3, p233-252, 20p.
  4. 2007    with Zophia Edwards, ‘CLR James: The Black Jacobin Sociology: Interview with Professor Gordon Rohlehr of the University of the West Indies, June 15’ in The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, Vol. 37, No.3, 42-49.
  5. 2007    ‘Equity and Quality in Higher Education’ in International Journal of Education Research, Vol.3 No.2, 283-292.
  6. 2006    ‘Editorial: Transition From Legal Alien to Permanent Resident’ in African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, online, Vol.2, No.1.
  7. 2005    ‘Editorial: Re-Mapping Africa’ in African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, online, Vol.1, No.2.
  8. 2005    ‘Guns and American Popular Culture’ in Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology, Philosophy, History, and Science, Vol. 12, Nos 3 / 4, Fall/Winter, pp 331-366.
  9. 2005    ‘Editorial’ in African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, online, Vol.1, No1.
  10. 2005    ‘Criminology as Lovemaking: An AfricaCentered Theory of Justice’ in African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, online, Vol.1, No1.
  11. 2004                Imperialism, Crime and Criminology: Towards the Decolonisation of Criminology’ in Crime, Law & Social Change: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp 343-358.
  12. 2004    ‘The Iraq War Did not Take Place: Sociological Implications of a Conflict that was Neither a Just War Nor Just a War’ in International Review of Sociology-Revue Internationale de Sociologie, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp 73-88.
  13. 2003    ‘How Scientific is Criminal Justice? A Methodological Critique of Research on McCleskey V. Kemp and Other Capital Cases’ in The National Black Law Journal at Columbia University Law School, Vol. 17, No.1, pp84-97.
  14. 2003    ‘The Crisis of Authoritarianism in the Legal Institutions’ in Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, vol. 19, No. 3.
  15. 2002    ‘African Women and the Decolonization of Victimization: Dazzling Crime Figures’ in Critical Sociology: a Special Issue on Race and Ethnic Relations, Vol. 28 Issue 1/2, p123, 21p.
  16. 2000    ‘Theorising Otherness, the War on Drugs and Incarceration’ in Theoretical Criminology, vol. 4 (3), 359-376.
  17. 2000 What is Institutionalised? The Race-Class-Gender Articulation of Stephen Lawrence',  British Criminology Conference: Selected Proceedings. Volume 3, Web Journal iuicode:
  18. 2000    ‘What Women’s Studies Offer Men: Entremesa Discussion’ in West Africa Review, Vol.2, No, 1 (iuicode: http// 
  19. 2000    ‘Post –Colonial Theory or Theory of Recolonization?’ in West Africa Review, Vol.2, No.1 (iuicode: http//
  20. 2000    ‘Wonders of the African Crisis’ West Africa Review, Vol.1 No. 2, also in The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, Vol. 30, No.1
  21. 1999    ‘Committed Objectivity in Race-Class-Gender Research’ in Quantity and Quality: International Journal Of Methodology, Vol. 33, No. 4, November, pp 395-410.
  22. 1999    ‘Social Fiction Sui Generis: The Fairy Tale Structure of Criminological Theory’ in The Critical Criminologist, Newsletter of the Division on Critical Criminology, ASC, June.
  23. 1998    ‘The Globalisation of Apartheid: Representing Power in New Arts from South Africa’ in Third Text, No. 42, pp95-99.
  24. 1997    "Is Chivalry Colour-Blind?  Race and Gender Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System' in International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, Vol. 2, No. 3, 119-216.
  25. 1996    'Mutations dans la construction sociale de la criminalité parmi les immigrés dans le  royaume uni' (Transformations in the Social Construction of crime among Immigrants in the United Kingdom), solicited excerpts in Trends in Organized Crime, Winter, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp80-81.
  26. 1996    'Football and the Civilising Process: Penal Discourse and the Ethic of Collective Responsibility in Sports Law' in the Law and Popular Culture special issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of law, Vol. 24, No. 2, June, ppl63-188.
  27. 1995    'The Third Debt to the Third World: The Representation of the Politics of Law and Order in Camp de Thiaroye’, in Third Text, 36, pp3-13.
  28. 1995    'The Social Construction of Deviance, Psychiatry, Gender & Race in a Feminist Performance' in The Journal of Contemporary Health, Number 3, Winter, pp61-67.
  29. 1995    'Radical Criminology in African Literature' in International Sociology: Journal of the International Sociological Association, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp315-329, September.
  30. 1995    'Methodological Issues in Feminist Research', in Quantity & Quality: International Journal of Methodology.  Vol. 29, No. 3, pp287-298.
  31. 1995    'Matigari's Gender, Labour and Law in Africa' in Africa World Review May-September, London, 1995, ppl3-16.
  32. 1994    'The Construction of Criminal Categories', winner of 'Mike Brake Memorial Prize in Radical Social Policy and Social Work' announced in Critical Social Policy and in Sociology, 29, 1.