About the Centre for Criminology

The Centre for Criminology, headed by Professor Fiona Brookman, comprises a team of active researchers and research students with specialisms in drug use, crime prevention, homicide and violence, animal abuse, youth justice and youth policy, policing protests, informal justice and alternatives to prosecution and imprisonment.

Our Mission

The Centre’s mission is to be a leading centre for criminology and to strive for excellence in both its teaching and research.

It aims to achieve these objectives while at the same time providing a stimulating and facilitative teaching and research environment.

Excellence in research

The Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) found that;

  • Almost two thirds of our research is recognised as either world-leading or internationally excellent overall.
  • 80 percent of our research is recognised as world-leading in terms of its impact.
  • University of South Wales is 8th in the UK for world leading research in social policy and criminology – and top in Wales.