Criminology is an evolving field dealing with an extensive range of sensitive issues. From traditional forms of deviance and offending, through to contemporary issues such as cybercrime, criminology continues to be highly relevant to the harms faced in society.
As indicated by the list of themes below, the criminology team at Ulster University is diverse in terms of teaching and research interests, which range from the more formal aspects of the criminal justice process, policing and prisons for example, through to community responses to deviance and offending.
Our research extends from a focus on individual offences and victims on a local level, through to corporate and state crimes on a national and global scale.
At Ulster University our research into crime and punishment is distinguished by its critical approach to the administration of justice, coupled with an emphasis on the application of criminological theories to the lived realities for individuals, communities and broader society.
Key research themes and team members
- Prisons and Punishment
- Desistance from Offending
- Restorative Justice
- Victims and Survivors of Violence and Offending
- Children’s Rights and Youth Justice
- Gender, Crime and Justice
- Policing, Human Rights and Accountability in a National and Transnational context
- State Violence, Crime, Resistance and Human Rights
- Terrorism/Political Violence, Security and Intelligence Handling
- Cybercrime and/or Cyber Security
- Human Trafficking/Modern Slavery
- Drugs and Drug Policy - Consumption, Markets and Regulation
- Environmental Crime, Harm and Justice
- Transnational Corporate Crime and Corruption