Ian Loader is Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, England. Ian is the author of six books (most recently, Public Criminology?Routledge, 2010, with R. Sparks) and has published theoretical and empirical papers on policing, private security, public sensibilities towards crime, penal policy and culture, the politics of crime control, and the public roles of criminology. Ian is currently working on a project – termed ‘A Better Politics of Crime’ - concerned with different dimensions of the relationship between crime control and democratic politics. The first strand of work on this project was brought together in Public Criminology? The next key stage will be a monograph with the working title of Crime Control and Political Ideologies which is in the early stages of preparation. The project also includes edited volumes on Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration (with A. Dzur and R. Sparks, Oxford University Press, 2016) and Justice and Penal Reform (with B. Goldson, S. Farrall and A. Dockley, Routledge, 2016).