Gabe Mythen is a Reader in Criminology based at the University of Liverpool. His critical research on risk and security is located at the intersection between Sociology and Criminology. Gabe has expertise in a range of areas including counter-terrorism strategy; the impacts of security policies on citizens; perceptions of and fears about crime, building resilience after critical incidents and the military/society nexus. He serves on the editorial board for Sociology; Health, Risk and Society and Sociology and Criminology. Author of Ulrich Beck: A Critical Introduction to the Risk Society (Pluto Press, 2004) and editor of Beyond the Risk Society: Critical Reflections on Human Security (Open University Press, 2006), his recent work on the social impacts of counter-terrorism legislation is assembled in two books: Understanding the Risk Society: Crime, Security and Justice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and Contradictions of Terrorism (Routledge, 2014).