Prof Tim Hall


Tim Hall is a social scientist with a background in human geography and criminology. He is interested in the relationships between globalisation and crime and has pioneered the application of perspectives from economic geography to the study of organised crime. He has published papers on these issues in academic journals such as Geography, Geoforum and Progress in Human Geography and has a chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime (2012). He is the author of The Global Illicit Economy of Organized Crime: An Economic Geography (Guilford, forthcoming) and the co-editor of The Illicit in the Development and Governance of Cities and Regions: Corrupt Places (Routledge, forthcoming).

Tim’s work is characterised by a concern for the spatial aspects of the study of organised crime and the application of these perspectives to both understanding global patterns of organised criminal activity and also in produced more nuanced policy responses to these issues. He has delivered presentations to a range of international audiences at conferences across Europe and in the USA.