Piers Beirne, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. Sociology Durham University, England 1975
- B.A. Sociology Durham University, England 1971
B.A. in Sociology, Essex University
Ph.D. in Sociology, Durham University
At USM I teach courses on introductory criminology, animal abuse and comparative criminology.
- Fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities
- Fellowships at Oxford University (criminology); The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics; the National University of Ireland (sociology); and th University of Wisconsin-Madison (law)
- Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Society of Criminology (Division on Critical Criminology)
- Co-founder and editor of the international journal Theoretical Criminology
Books (see: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/272601.Piers_Beirne)
2015 Hogarth's Art of Animal Cruelty: Satire, Suffering and Pictorial Propaganda. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
2015 Criminology: A Sociological Approach. 6th edition. Oxford University Press. (with James Messerschmidt)
2009 Confronting Animal Abuse: Law, Criminology and Human-Animal Relations. Rowman & Littlefield.
2007 Issues in Green Criminology: Confronting Harms Against Environments, Humanity and Other Animals. Willan. (with Nigel South)
2006 The Chicago School of Criminology 1915-1945. Routledge. 6-volume series.
2006 Green Criminology. Ashgate. (with Nigel South)
1997 Issues in Comparative Criminology. Dartmouth. (with David Nelken)
1994 The Origins and Growth of Criminology: Essays on Intellectual History, 1760-1945. Dartmouth.
1993 Inventing Criminology: Essays on the Rise of 'Homo Criminalis'. SUNY Press.
1991 Comparative Criminology: an Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Press. (with Joan Hill)
1990 Revolution in Law: Contributions to the Development of Soviet Legal Theory, 1917-1938. M.E. Sharpe.
1988 Stuchka: Selected Writings on Soviet Law and Marxism. M.E. Sharpe. (with Robert Sharlet and Peter B. Maggs)
1982 Marxism and Law. John Wiley. (with Richard Quinney)
1980 Pashukanis: Selected Writings on Marxism and Law. Translated by Peter B. Maggs. Academic Press. (with Robert Sharlet)
1977 Fair Rent and Legal Fiction. Macmillan.
Recent journal articles:
2014 "Foreword." Pp.xi-xiv in Jason Del Gandio and Anthony J. Nocella II (eds.), The Terrorization of Dissent: Corporate Repression, Legal Corruption, and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. New York: Lantern Books.
2014 "Green Criminology Matters: Special Issue Editors' Introduction", International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 3(2): 1-5. (with Tanya Wyatt and Nigel South)
2014 "Theriocide: Naming Animal Killing", International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 3(2): 50-67.
2014 "Hunting Worlds Turned Upside Down: Paulus Potter's Life of a Hunter", Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit, 4(2): 15-28. (with Janine Janssen)