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An established international reputation

The study of Law, Criminology and Sociology has earned a strong reputation for excellence in research with national and international recognition of our expertise in issues associated with crime, law and justice, children, young people and families, risk, security and technology, social identity and divisions and health, medicine and regulation. 

Our researchers


The School of Law is a growing department  and our academics publish on a wide range of subjects including Law, Criminology, Sociology, Social Policy and Psychology.

» Current research-active staff

Our publications


Staff produce a range of publications, including articles in top-ranking journals, original monographs, and policy reports on a variety of topics. 


» Staff publications 

Projects and funding  


The School of Law has a successful track record in accruing funding from external bodies such as the Economic and Social Research council and the British Academy to undertake cutting-edge research projects.


» Projects and funding

Our PhD students


The School of Law has excellent facilities to supervise PhD students. Our academic staff, who are internationally renowned for their expertise, can provide supervison on a wide range of doctoral topics.


» Current PhD students | PhD programme



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