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Criminological research is led by Professor Colin Webster and is conducted within the School of Social Sciences, mainly by staff working in the Crime, Justice and Society research group located within the Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR).
Our research has a strong applied focus and this is reflected in recent university CeASR funded and grant funded research projects for staff as principal investigators, including:
* The Effects of Poverty and Prison on Identity and Desistance Among Pakistani Young Men Who Offend (Webster, Qasim and King, 2018-2021)
* An evidence-based approach to fighting cybercrime: improving the effectiveness and efficiency of investigating cyber enabled crime among practitioners (Cockcroft, 2016-2018)
* Action research: individual change through prison education in secure settings (Nichols, Davies and Young, 2016-19)
* High Security Prison Research Partnership (Webster, Young, Nichols, Davies, Qasim and Shore, 2018-2021)
* Islamophobia and Policy (Tufail, 2016-2020))
* Correlates of stress and trauma-related disorders among Prison Governors' Association (PGA) and Retired PGA (RPGA) Members (Dingra, 2016-17)
* Evaluation of Offender Reduction Charity Tempus Novo Evaluation (Davies, 2015-16)
Our recently completed PhD students were in the areas of Honour Based Abuse, Police Corruption and Sex Work. We currently have a Criminology PhD student studying Pakistani young people who offend, and we're seeking applications from prospective PhD students in the following areas (although we welcome applications in any area of criminology for which our staff have expertise):
* Policing Post-Austerity? New policing and new suspect populations (Director of Studies Cockcroft)
* Police Organisational Culture (Director of Studies, Cockcroft)
* Relationships between criminality and terrorism offences among high security prisoners (Director of Studies, Webster and Qasim)
* ‘Learning Together': An Evaluation of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education in the High Security Prison Estate (Director of Studies, Webster)
* Policing and Prosecuting the Cyber Crime Aspects of Social Media (DoS, Webster and Young)
* The impact of current legislation upon sex workers involved in the direct sex industry (prostitution) in England (DoS, Webster and Shaw)
If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application will be considered.