Piers Beirne Ph.D.
- 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
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)
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)