Helping to protect vulnerable people
The School’s Criminology programmes give students the knowledge and skills to pursue a range of careers within the Criminal Justice system and related organisations, and provide opportunities for them to engage with contemporary criminological debates and challenges. Teaching is research- and practice-led, and is informed by the experiences of collaborative partners in agencies and organisations, with an emphasis on the promotion of social justice principles to foster inclusion and empower citizens.
The Centre’s research has a distinct focus on the protection of vulnerable people, including victims of crime and those at risk of being exploited or radicalised. Here, research interests also span youth offending and youth crime prevention, young people's use of substances, and victim-oriented policy-making.