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Lancaster University Law School has a diverse and vibrant research culture, fostered through a variety of research centres and networks. The research is broadly focused in criminological research and through the Centre for Law and Society. Our research in law is positioned within its social and cultural context and we have distinctive research strengths in international law and human rights, and medical law linked to the Centres below. In criminology, our research is concentrated in areas such as children and young people, drugs and alcohol, disability, crime and criminal justice and critical analysis of social welfare. For more detail follow the links below.

Research centres and networks

Centre for Law and Society

handbook on non-discrimination law

Research in the Centre includes work on gender, child sexual exploitation, competition law and legal history. The Centre facilitates interdisciplinary work with other departments in the University.

Centre for Law and Society website

Centre for Bioethics and Medical Law

Bioethics, Medicine and the Criminal Law

Work in this Centre is organised around the following themes: end-of-life issues, children, family and medicine and law and global health.

Centre for Bioethics and Medical Law website

Centre for International Law and Human Rights

From old times to New Europe

The Centre’s work spans international law, human rights, transitional justice and state-building; international law of the sea; international law and the military.

Centre for International Law and Human Rights Website

Centre for Crime, Law and Justice


The principal aim of the Centre is to facilitate and enhance the overlapping research interests of the Law School with regard to criminology, criminal justice and criminal law, as well as to engage both internationally and nationally in research connections and collaborations.

Centre for Crime, Law and Justice Website

Staff engage in research that has an effect on society and public policy beyond academia, such as informing and stimulating practitioner debate by our research findings and influencing the work of NGOs or commercial organisations. For further details see our impact and visibility page.

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