Centre for Criminology

The Centre for Criminology offers expertise in the delivery of teaching, research and consultancy in criminology. Established in 2001, the Centre for Criminology provides a physical base for research and teaching in criminology within the University of South Wales.

Criminology is a broad subject area that encompasses the study of crime, criminals, victims and the criminal justice system, including the police, court systems and prisons. Members of the Centre undertake research in their own specialisms and use the centre as a base for conducting research and student supervision, with lectures and seminars held in specialist lecture theatres and teaching rooms nearby. The Criminal Investigation Research Network, set up by Professor Fiona Brookman, is also based here.

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.

Research groups and networks at the Centre for Criminology

Current research includes:

New research into homicide investigation

In this new video, criminologist Professor Fiona Brookman talks about her research into homicide and police homicide investigation