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Biography

Isak Ladegaard is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Criminology at the School of Social Science at Monash University.

His primary research interests are the social implications of technological innovation.

Information and communication technologies are in one way a force of liberation, but they also extend existing power structures. His work focuses on the link between this paradox and social control, economic and social innovation, and crime and deviance.

In most of his work, he uses a mixture of computational and qualitative research methods.

Ladegaard’s research has appeared in British Journal of CriminologySocio-Economic ReviewSociological Review, and several other peer-reviewed journals.

He has also been interviewed by multiple media outlets, including Wired MagazineNewsweekLe Monde, and New York Times.

His current research project on digital drug trade is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Ladegaard obtained his PhD and MA in Sociology at Boston College, and a BA in Journalism at the University of Hong Kong. He was born in Oslo.

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2018 2019

Crime displacement in digital drug markets

Ladegaard, I., 2019, In : International Journal of Drug Policy. 63, p. 113-121 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

“I Pray That We Will Find a Way to Carry on This Dream”: How a Law Enforcement Crackdown United an Online Community

Ladegaard, I., 2019, In : Critical Sociology. 45, 4-5, p. 631-646 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Domesticating the market: moral exchange and the sharing economy

Fitzmaurice, C. J., Ladegaard, I., Attwood-Charles, W., Cansoy, M., Carfagna, L. B., Schor, J. B. & Wengronowitz, R., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Socio-Economic Review. p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hosting the comfortably exotic: Cosmopolitan aspirations in the sharing economy

Ladegaard, I., 2018, In : Sociological Review. 66, 2, p. 381-400 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Instantly Hooked? Freebies and Samples of Opioids, Cannabis, MDMA, and Other Drugs in an Illicit E-Commerce Market

Ladegaard, I., 2018, In : Journal of Drug Issues. 48, 2, p. 226-245 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review