School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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    Museum Road, Ravelin House

    PO1 2QQ Portsmouth

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice was founded in 1992 and is internationally-recognised for its study of crime, its causes, and the societal and personal impact it has. We're the largest criminology department in the UK and we have interdisciplinary expertise in criminological analysis, applied psychology, policing, community justice, penology, risk, security and international and comparative criminal justice.

We have a strong international reputation for research and innovation, which feeds into our teaching and makes a positive impact on society.

Our mission is:

  • To enhance and develop knowledge and understanding in the field of criminal justice and criminological studies
  • To further the development of human rights, equal opportunities, integrity and fair treatment within criminal justice and related areas
  • To further the development of democratic governance and accountabilities within criminal justice and related agencies

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Economic crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Forensic interviewing
  • Forensics
  • Missing persons
  • Penology
  • Policing

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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