Our specialist research themes facilitate our commitment to researcher development and cross-disciplinary collaborations.
Research in the Department of Criminology is centred around five main areas of expertise, with cross-cutting expertise on quantitative methods and digital technologies and crime, regulation and governance and criminalisation, social fairness and social justice.
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Analysing the nature, organisation and governance of serious crimes for gain.
Developing knowledge of penal policies and of desistance and reintegration of offenders.
Considering issues around the experiences of young people and ethnic minorities.
Developing new understandings of violent crimes and how they are policed.