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Dr Jaime Waters

Dr Jaime Waters

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Professional biography

Dr Jaime Waters is an honours sociology graduate from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). She also holds a Masters degree in international criminology and a post-graduate certificate in higher education from the University of Sheffield. Her PhD research focused on illegal drug use among older adults and was awarded by the University of Sheffield in 2010.

From 2005 to 2021 Jaime taught and researched in the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University, becoming a senior lecturer in criminology in 2010.

Jaime’s research interests encompass illegal drug use, gambling and gambling harms, and emotional labour. She also has an interest in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research methods. She has co-authored the research monograph Illegal Drug Use Through the Lifecourse: A Study of ‘Hidden’ Older Users (2017, Routledge), the textbook Mixed Methods in Criminology (2019, Routledge), and co-edited Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology (2020, Routledge). Her teaching interests reflect her areas of research, including research methods (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods), as well as illegal drug use.

Research interests

Illegal Drug Use


Emotional Labour

Teaching interests

Research Methods

Illegal Drugs


Gambling and intimate partner violence (2022-12-09)
Banks, James and Waters, Jaime
Probation Quarterly, 26 (pp. 51-54)

An examination of the interrelationship between disordered gambling and intimate partner violence (2022-05)
Banks, James and Waters, Jaime
International Review of Victimology, 29(2) (pp. 277-292)

The Gambling Act 2005 and the (De)regulation of Commercial Gambling in Britain: A State-Corporate Harm (2022)
Banks, James and Waters, Jaime
Sociological Research Online, 28(3) (pp. 662-680)

The challenges of countering fraud in Malta’s remote gaming industry (2021-09-28)
Zerafa, Antonio; Banks, James and Waters, Jaime
Journal of Financial Crime, 28(4) (pp. 1053-1064)

Prevalence of Gambling Disorder Among Prisoners: A Systematic Review (2020-09-01)
Banks, James; Waters, Jaime; Andersson, Catrin and Olive, Victoria
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 64(12) (pp. 1199-1216)

Conformity, conflict and negotiation in criminal justice work: Understanding practice through the lens of emotional labour (2020-06)
Westaby, Chalen; Fowler, Andrew; Phillips, Jake and Waters, Jaime
International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 61, Article 100390

The emotional labour of doctoral criminological researchers (2020-05-01)
Waters, Jaime; Westaby, Chalen; Fowler, Andrew and Phillips, Jake
Methodological Innovations, 13(2)

Betting Shop Robberies: Reducing the Risk to Retail Staff (2020)
Banks, James; Addis, Nicholas and Waters, Jaime
Gaming Law Review, 24(9) (pp. 592-599)

The emotions and emotional labour of criminological researchers (2020)
Waters, Jaime; Phillips, Jake; Westaby, Chalen and Fowler, Andrew
Methodological Innovations, 13(2)

Sourcing illegal drugs as a hidden older user: the ideal of ‘social supply’ (2018)
Moxon, David and Waters, Jaime
Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 26(5) (pp. 412-421)

Snowball sampling: a cautionary tale involving a study of older drug users (2015)
Waters, Jaime
International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 18(4) (pp. 367-380)

Mixed Methods in Criminology (2019-01-11)
Heap, Vicky and Waters, Jaime
ISBN : 9781138309456 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon

Illegal Drug Use Through The Lifecourse: A Study Of 'Hidden' Older Users (2016-09-20)
Moxon, David and Waters, Jaime
ISBN : 9781315587790 / 9781472461568 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London

The ethics of researching “hard to reach” populations: The case of “hidden” older illegal drug users and the attendant advantages of an ethical approach (2023-03-31)
Moxon, David and Waters, Jaime
In: Adorjan, Michael and Ricciardelli, Rosemary eds. Ethical Dilemmas in International Criminological Research. Routledge Advances in Criminology (pp. 99-112)
ISBN : 9781032148670 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, Oxon

Emotional Labour in Criminal Justice and Criminology (2020-07-22)
Phillips, Jake; Westaby, Chalen; Fowler, Andrew and Waters, Jaime eds.
Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice
ISBN : 9780367152017 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon