All of our staff are actively engaged in research and engagement and the creation of new knowledge that feeds directly into our programmes. The Department has strong external links, from regional to global.
The department's research specialisms comprise:
- Applied and policy-oriented research in society and the environment
- Criminology, including crime scene investigation, and policing
- Forensics, including forensic archaeology and forensic linguistics*
- Genetics and population genomics
- Global health, ethics and international development
- Human geography, including urban and economic geography
- Physical geography, including flood risk management and landscape formation
* for forensic psychology, see Psychology Research.
Visit our Staff page to find out more about our academics' individual research strengths and interests.
Crime and Justice Research Centre
The Department also hosts the Crime and Justice Research Centre, which developed directly out of the success of the Criminology undergraduate programme and its participation in the Innocence Network UK (INUK). The Centre is the focus for academics across the University who are actively involved in a wide variety of research into crime-related area,s and acts as a link with practitioners nationally who are engaged in issues of crime and justice.
To find out more about the Crime and Justice Research Centre, contact CJRC Director Dr Alan Grattan or visit the CJRC website.
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