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Matt Clement is Senior Lecturer in Criminology. He descibes himself as a Marxist sociologist, influenced by Elias, Matza and the critical criminologists. Previously Matt worked as a careers counsellor, community worker, teacher and mentor with young people involved in the criminal justice system, alongside lecturing at various universities in Criminology and Sociology. He joined the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Winchester in summer 2013. 

See the links section in my profile for details of two media appearances in 2019, on BBC News and Al Jazeera.

Matt is Co-Editor of the interdisciplinary Journal of Riot and Protest Studies, launching in summer 2020.

Areas of expertise

Elias, Marx, History of Crime in Britain 1750-2000, riot and protest, social movements,  youth violence,  subcultures,  labelling and stigmatisation processes, double-bind theory in social science, stategies oif tension and other state crimes, counterinsurgency, Islamophobia, anti-communism, radicalisation processes


  • Clement, M and V Scalia (2020)  'The Strategy of Tension: Understanding State Labeling processes and Double-Binds'  Critical Criminology (online first 26.3.2020) 
  • Clement, M. (2019) 'Riots, Protest and Globalization' in Hall, T and V Scalia (eds.) A Research Agenda for Global Crime  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 
  • Clement, M. (2016) A People's History of Riots, Protest and the Law: The sound of the crowd  London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Clement, M. (2015) 'Thatcher's Civilising Offensive:The Ridley Plan to decivilise the working class'  Human Figurations 4 (1) 
  • Clement, M. (2014) ‘Mobs versus Markets’, in D. Pritchard and F. Parkes (eds) Riot, unrest and protest on the global stage. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Clement, M. (2013) ‘Deadly symbiosis: how school exclusion and juvenile crime interweave’, in M. Koegeler and R. Parncutt (eds) Interculturality: Practice meets Research. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Clement, M. (2013) ‘Germany’s special path to where Elias in the Eurozone’ in F. Depelteau and T. Landeau (eds) Elias and Social Theory. Basingstoke: Palgrave
  • Clement, M. (2013) ‘Manufacturing Austerity in the Eurozone’, Human Figurations, 2, 1: February
  • Clement, M. (2012) ‘The Urban Outcasts of the British City’ in W. Atkinson, S. Roberts and M. Savage (eds) Class Inequality in Austerity Britain: Power, Difference and Suffering. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Clement, M. (2012 ‘Rage against the Market: Bristol’s Tesco Riot’, Race and Class, 53, 3: 81-90
  • Clement, M. (2011) ‘Germany’s special path to where? Norbert Elias and state formation’, Cambio, Vol. 1
  • Clement, M. (2010) ‘Teenagers under the knife: a decivilising process’ Journal of Youth Studies, 13, 4: 439-451
  • Clement, M. (2010) ‘Local Notables and the City Council Revisited: The use of partnerships in the regeneration of Bristol’, Social and Public Policy Review 4, 2: 34-49
  • Clement, M. (2009) ‘Praxical Sociology and the Algebra of revolution’, Critique, 37, 3: 415-424
  • Clement, M. (2007) ‘Bristol: Civilising the inner city’, Race and Class, 48, 4: 97-110
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