Research Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Research Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology, established in 1994, is a focus for criminological research in the School of Law and for collaboration with other Colleges at Swansea, Universities and other partners.

The aims and objectives of the Centre are:

  • To promote and conduct criminal justice and criminological research of international significance in Wales and other member States of the European Community
  • To promote the dissemination of: i) criminal justice and criminological research, and ii) policy and practice knowledge across Europe through an effective publishing strategy and membership of European professional associations
  • To develop an inter-disciplinary and inter-collegiate approach to the conduct of research
  • To supervise students undertaking higher and research degrees

The strategic vision of the Centre is to generate new applied criminological research-based knowledge, to promote the collective and individual research interests of Centre staff through collaborative (often inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional) and partnership working, to conduct externally funded applied criminological research of international excellence and to increase the international recognition of the Centre and its staff in this respect.

Staff in the Centre are research active and have research interests in a wide range of areas including: community-based supervision, offender management, cyber-terrorism, sex work, youth justice policy and practice, substance use, and sex offender policy and treatment.

The Centre has been awarded ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) status and we welcome enquiries from potential research students.