The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice was founded in 1992 and has since become one of the UK’s leading and largest university centres for research in criminology, criminal justice and police studies.
You will be supervised by experts in their field who are strongly committed to the Institute’s educational and research
mission. We work to enhance and develop knowledge and understanding in the broad field of criminal justice
and criminological studies. We are passionate about the development of human rights, equal opportunities, integrity
and fair treatment in criminal justice and related areas.
In both our research and teaching we strive to advance the interests of disadvantaged and discriminated communities by and within the criminal justice system, as well as promoting the development of professionalism within criminal justice and related agencies.
Our researchers’ work was entered in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 to the European Studies
Unit of Assessment, under the umbrella of the Centre for European Studies and International Research (CEISR). The Centre is rated top in the UK for research in European Studies according to the Research Power Index compiled by
the prestigious journal Research Fortnight.
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