Research Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology

What we do

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology was established in 1994 as a focus for criminological research and to collaborate with other colleges, universities and other partners.

Its aims are to:

  • Conduct criminal justice and criminological research of international significance in Wales and other member states of the European Union
  • Disseminate knowledge of criminal justice and criminological research, policy and practice across Europe 
  • Develop an inter-disciplinary and inter-collegiate approach to research, and
  • Supervise students undertaking higher and research degrees

The centre's strategic vision is to generate new applied criminological research-based knowledge, promote the collective and individual research interests of centre staff, conduct externally-funded applied criminological research of international excellence and increase athe centre's international recognition.

Staff in the centre are research active and have interests in a wide range of subjects 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 Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre status.

We welcome enquiries from potential research students.