Dr Mike Sutton

Thursday, December 6 2018 at 7:30PM

Download iCalendar file
(e.g. import to Outlook or Google Calendar)


29-41 Bedford Street,


Dr Mike Sutton

What's the talk about?

 In this talk Mike will be revealing details of his latest peer-reviewed journal papers on the topic of Charles Darwin's plagiarism.

There appears to be fact-denial behaviour, angry written reactions and behaviour of Darwin scholars and others, to the newly discovered fact that, as opposed to Darwin's tall-tale of no influence, other naturalists did read and then cite Patrick Matthew's book (1831) containing his prior-published conception of the theory of macroevolution by natural selection.

Patrick Matthew's book was written years before Darwin and Wallace replicated it, each claimed it as their own independent conception.

Mike Sutton is the originator of the Market Reduction Approach to Theft and has published many encyclopaedia essays, peer-reviewed papers, articles, book chapters, national and international policy-oriented government reports and policing guides on this subject and on stolen goods markets in general.  

Mike has an international reputation and is widely acknowledged as the world's leading expert in this field. He is currently researching, writing and publishing in several other subjects including measurement of fear of crime; the role of policing in crime reduction; hate crimes and prejudice reduction; hi tech crimes; explanations for the current crime drop; and myths and fallacies about crime.

For a paper he published on his work researching smartcard hackers, Mike was co-recipient in 1999 of the British Journal of Criminology Prize awarded for the best article published in 1998/99 that contributed to knowledge and understanding of criminology and criminal justice issues.

In the field of criminological myths and fallacies, Mike is particularly interested in what he has recently named Supermyths. These are credulously believed by numerous scholars and used, with unintended irony, to support arguments of the importance of identifying myths and fallacies.