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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. Dr Sarah Kingston is the Director of the Centre. 

The Centre will engage externally with both academic and non-academic audiences through empirical and theoretical multi-disciplinary scholarship; the production of key publications in criminal justice; collaborative research; hosting of seminars/lectures/workshops/conferences and engagement with media/public/policy-makers/third sector.

Key themes reflecting the Centre's research interests include:

  • Criminal Justice, Courts and Sentencing
  • Cybercrime, Technology and the Law
  • Families, Crime and Youth Justice
  • Gender and Sexualities
  • Identities and Crime
  • Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties
  • Comparative and International Perspectives
  • Drugs, Users, Markets, and Policies
  • Prostitution / Sex Work
  • Inequalities and Crime
  • Criminological and Socio-Legal Research Methods
  • Policing
  • Environmental Crime

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