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Dr Gunter, Anthony

Contact details

Position: Principal Lecturer

Location: USS.2.45

Telephone: 020 8223 2500


Contact address:

University Square Stratford
1 Salway Road
E15 1NF

Brief biography

Dr. Gunter is a Principal  Lecturer in Criminology and Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Applied Criminology. Prior to embarking upon a career in academia Anthony worked for over 10 years in East London within a variety of community settings as a detached community and youth worker and Project / Area Manager.

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Activities and responsibilities

Teaching and administering modules on the BA Criminology and Criminal Justice and FdA in Applied Criminology Programmes. Anthony is also Programme Leader for the FdA in Applied Criminology and has lead responsibility for Professional Development and employer engagement within the Criminology Field.

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Areas of Interest/Summary of Expertise

Young people and crime;  race/ethnicity, crime and criminal justice; urban crime; cultural criminology; ethnography.

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Teaching: Programmes

  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Foundation Degree (FdA) in Applied Criminology

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Teaching: Modules

  • Applied Criminology & Professional Practice
  • Race/Ethnicity, Crime & Justice
  • Youth, Crime & Subculture
  • Work-Based Learning

Also contributes to the following modules:

  • Applied Criminology & Professional Practice
  • Criminal Justice Process
  • Aim Higher Programme

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Current research and publications

Using ethnographic research methods to explore contemporary urban youth subculture(s) particularly around the realities of ‘road life’  and the impact of ‘badness’.  Alternative Youth Transitions / Subcultures, Race/Ethnicity and Crime in the Black Atlantic.

Most recent publication is:

  • Gunter, A. (2003), ‘The Trouble With Black (Male) Youth’, Criminal justice Matters No 54.
  • Gunter, A. (2008) ‘Growing up bad: black youth, road culture and badness in an East London neighbourhood’, Crime Media Culture, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 349-365.
  • Gunter , A., & Watt, P. (2009) Goin’ College, Goin’ Work and Goin’ Road: Youth Cultures and  Transitions in East London,  Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 515-529 (Special Issue: YOUNG PEOPLE, CLASS AND PLACE)
  • Gunter, A. (2010)  ‘Growing Up Bad? Road Culture, Badness and Black Youth Transitions in an East London Neighbourhood’ , London: Tufnell Press
  • Gunter , A., & Watt, P. (2010) Goin’ College, Goin’ Work and Goin’ Road: Youth Cultures and  Transitions in East London in R. MacDonald, T. Shildrick, and S. Blackman  (eds), Young People, Class and Place, London: Routledge
  • Joseph, I., & Gunter, A. (2011) Whatメs A Gang and Whatメs Race Got to Do with It? Politics  and Policy into  practice, London: Runnymede Trust

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Research archive


Gunter A. (2011) The Governance of  Troublesome Youth Groups  in Spaces of Urban Marginality:  An East London Case Study,  XVI World Congress -  International Society for Criminology, Kobe - Japan

Gunter, A. (2011) Road Cultures, Transitions & Young Black Males, Gender, Youth and Urban Neighbourhoods  Symposium, Institute of Education, University of London

Gunter, A. (2010 ) Youth Transitions, Road Culture  & Badness:  An Ethnographic Study of a Black East London Neighbourhood', Birkbeck Urban Studies Group Seminar Series, Birkbeck College, University of London

Gunter, A (2010) Youth Transitions in East Londonメs Multi-Ethnic Poor Neighbourhoods: Continuities, Legacy (and Change?)  in Londonメs 2012 Olympic host boroughs, BSA Youth 2010 Conference, University of Surrey

Gunter, A ( 2010) Youth Exclusion and Urban Crime: ムProblemメ Youth, Urban Policy and Crime Prevention Practice in the UK,  Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm - Sweden 

Gunter , A., & Watt, P. (2008) Goinメ College, Goinメ Work and Goinメ Road: Youth Transitions, Culture and Local Opportunity Structures in an East London Neighbourhood, Young People, Class and Place Conference, British Sociological Association  Youth Study Group, University of Teesside

Gunter, A (2007) Race(ism), crime & justice: the perennial problem with black British male youth discoursesメ, British Society of Criminology Conference , London School of Economics 

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