The Centre for Criminological Research carries out individual and collaborative research making use of quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methodologies. It also provides services within fields such as security, policing, sentencing, and healthcare intervention.

Current research areas

  • Criminal law and criminal procedure
  • Domestic and sexual violence
  • Female violence and delinquency
  • Legal psychology
  • Non-custodial sanctions and alternatives
  • Prisons and prison overpopulation
  • Sentencing (objective and subjective)
  • Restorative justice
  • Trauma and mental health
  • Victimisation surveys: methodological issues
  • Violence against women