We're internationally leading in new thinking about crime, victims, and harm in a changing world.

Our expertise

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 and policing;
  5. inequalities connected to offending and victimisation.

We have cross-cutting expertise in quantitative methods and digital technologies and crime, regulation and governance and criminalisation, social fairness, and social justice.

Our international profile is evidenced by 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.