My name is Samantha Fletcher and over the course of 10 years, I have taught, and researched, a range of subject matters including, but not limited to, global justice, policing, surveillance, security, transnational organised crime, crimes of the powerful, research methods in social sciences, green criminology, crimes against humanity, and matters of social harm.
Before joining Manchester Metropolitan University my previous employment has included a position as a Lecturer in Criminology at the Open University as well as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Criminology and Sociology at Staffordshire University. Before this time, I worked at Liverpool John Moores University in a number of capacities, including both teaching and research, under the auspices of The Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation, and Social Exclusion.
I currently contribute and teach on the following modules within the Criminology and Sociology programmes:
Level 4 Criminal Justice Now
Level 6 Crime, Deviance, and Control
Level 6 The Criminological Imagination
My main research interests are focussed around matters of crime, harm, and global justice. I am particularly interested in new social movements that seek to challenge global inequalities and injustice. Central to all my research concerns is a commitment to active scholarship that can contribute to discourses and activities seeking to redress inequalities and harms, caused by powerful persons, in the pursuit of capitalist accumulation of wealth.
S. Fletcher, H. White (2017). Emerging Voices: Critical Social Research by European Group Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers. London: EG Press Limited.
S. Fletcher (2015). Negotiating the Resistance: Catch 22s, Brokering, and Contention within Occupy Safer Spaces Policy. Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest. 3(2), pp.5-16.
GA. Barrett, S. Fletcher, TG. Patel (2014). Black minority ethnic communities and levels of satisfaction with policing: Findings from a study in the north of England. Criminology & Criminal Justice. 14(2), pp.196-215.
S. Fletcher (2016). The Occupy Movement vs. Capitalist Realism: Seeking Extraordinary Transformations in Consciousness. In: Green Harms and Crimes: Critical Criminology in a Changing World. Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan, pp.238-255.
S. Fletcher (2014). Protest. In: Shades of Deviance A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm. Oxon: Routledge,
S. Fletcher (2014). The Occupy Movement. In: Public Engagement and Social Science. Bristol: Policy Press, pp.83-94.
S. Fletcher (2016). 'All I ever do is struggle and strive. If I don’t do anybody any harm, I might make it back alive’: What does the UK EU referendum mean for the class struggle. University of Minho, Braga, Portugal,
S. Fletcher (2015). How do you solve a hegemonic catch 22? Reflections from research and activism with the Occupy movement. Université de Savoie Mont Blanc Chambéry-Jacob,
S. Fletcher (2014). Locating the resistance in the hegemonic mire: Contesting the construction of ‘the other’ from within. Liverpool John Moores University, UK,
I am currently the coordinator of the Crimes of the Powerful Working Group c/o The European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control. The group welcomes, and seeks to foster relationships between, activists, academics, teachers, researchers and students with the aim to provide an opportunity to share knowledge regarding the extent and nature of corporate and state harms, inclusive of collaborative research prospects that work towards emancipatory change.