Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice
Cutting-edge research, internationally respected
Located in the one of the UK’s leading Law Schools, the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCCJ) at The University of Manchester is right at the forefront of criminological research boasting an esteemed international reputation for critical research on crime policy, criminal law and criminal justice.
Offering a dynamic and intellectually stimulating research environment, we are currently home to 15 experienced members of academic staff, more than 20 postgraduate research students, and regularly host visiting and honorary professors from around the world. We are also part of the ESRC NW Doctoral Training Centre and receive funding for postgraduate research via the Security, Conflict and Justice Pathway.
Specialisms of CCCJ's members with regard to both subject matter and research methodologies are very diverse. Our research is clustered around four distinct themes:
- Drugs - Markets, Policies and Consumption
- Violence, Criminal Networks and Inequalities
- Policing and Cross Border Crime Control
- Criminal Law and Justice
View more information on the breakdown of work within these areas on the current projects page. In addition, the research approaches exhibited include the practice of biographical and narrative approaches to interviewing, ethnography, psychosocial case analysis, qualitative and quantitative longitudinal research, survey design and applied statistical analysis, programme evaluation, and policy analysis.