Research excellence, innovation and impact is at the heart of what we do.

The Department of Criminology is renowned for undertaking pioneering and transformative research. As well as conducting large-scale studies, we are also regularly commissioned by organisations within the public, private and third sector to conduct smaller, tailored pieces of research.

Our methodologies are mixed, drawing on classic qualitative studies as well as creating large scale quantitative datasets and secondary analysis of existing data. We strongly advocate using the arts in our methodologies including participatory action research, creative consultation, film and photovoice.

Impact has always been integral to our research endeavours, using research findings to shape policy and practice to make changes to everyday social injustices at a local, national and international level. In line with the University Strategy our work is increasingly focusing on global impacts in areas related to criminal justice. To do this we continue to forge research collaborations with other disciplines, particularly working with STEM, the arts, psychology and law to take global research agendas forward.

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