The Department of Criminology at the University of Manchester is internationally leading in new thinking about crime, victims and harm in a changing world. We have recognised strengths in five areas: 

  1. drugs (markets, consumption, policy);
  2. fraud, white collar and organised crime;
  3. violence and its aftermath;
  4. prisons, punishment & policing;
  5. inequalities connected to offending and victimisation.

We have cross-cutting expertise on quantitative methods and digital technologies and crime, regulation and governance and criminalisation, social fairness and social justice. Our international profile is evidenced with publications in international journals, leading international research collaborations, and prestigious advisory appointments to government and international bodies. We provide research-led teaching to our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Recent examples of the difference that our research is making include: