Piers Beirne Ph.D.
- B.A. in Sociology, Essex University
- Ph.D. in Sociology, Durham University
- 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 the 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
2021 ‘COVID-19 as an Anthroponosis: Towards a Criminology of Human-to-Animal Pathogen Transmission’, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 10(3): 1-14.
2021 'Animals, Women and Terms of Abuse: Towards a Cultural Etymology of Con(e)y, Cunny, Cunt and C*nt’, Critical Criminology, 28(3): 327-349.
2021 ‘Wildlife Trade and COVID-19: Towards a Criminology of Anthropogenic Pathogen Spillover’, British Journal of Criminology, 61(3): 607-626.
2018 ‘Raw, Roast or Half-Baked? Hogarth’s Beef in Calais Gate’, Theoretical Criminology, 22(3): 426-44.
2018 Murdering Animals: Theriocide, Homicide and Nonspeciesist Criminology. London: Palgrave Macmillan. (With Ian O'Donnell and Janine Janssen)
2017 Palgrave International Handbook on Animal Abuse Studies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, edited with Jennifer Maher and Harriet Pierpoint
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)