A Vibrant Community

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology is the focal point for research on crime and justice issues within the School of Social Sciences. Led by Professor Tracey Sagar and Dr Rick Lines, and supported by the work of a vibrant community of academic researchers and postgraduate students, the Centre strives to produce high quality and influential outputs across a broad range of areas. Our work reflects a critical and interdisciplinary approach that generates impact within Wales, the wider United Kingdom and internationally.

Our current areas of research include:

  • Criminology and human rights
  • Youth Justice
  • Children’s Rights
  • Sex Work
  • Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
  • Prisons, penal reform and capital punishment
  • Drug policy

In addition to research and publishing, the Centre maintains a commitment to enhancing the teaching and learning environment within the School of Social Sciences. We organise regular research seminars, panel discussions and feedback groups, host guest speakers and build working relationships with government and civil society partners within Wales, the UK and internationally.