Criminal Justice and Criminology

Photo by: John LinwoodThe Criminal Justice and Criminology research group is primarily focused on Gender and Crime Critical Criminology, Bioethics and Crime, Criminal Evidence, Human Rights, Hate Crime, State Crime, Culture of Fear, Penal Welfarism, Alternatives to Incarceration, Political Theory.

University research themes

Research at the University of Hertfordshire is organised under 6 research themes as per the University Strategic Plan 2015-20 (PDF - 1.95 Mb). These high level themes address global research challenges which are reflected in research areas and groups at the Hertfordshire Law School. The work of the Criminal Justice and Criminology research group falls within the following University Research themes:

  • Information and Security.
  • Heritage, Cultures and Communities.

School research themes under Criminal Justice and Criminology

Our group is focused on the study and research in the areas of Traditional knowledge, bioethics, gender studies, honour based violence, honour killings, honour based violence against LGBTIs, honour killings in Turkey, human rights, state crime, organised crime, torture, incarceration in the UK, prison studies in the EU, culture of fear, penal reforms, restorative justice, community remedies, probation, EU arrest warrant, European Criminal Justice, victimology, penology, political theory, political violence and terrorism, criminal evidence, youth crime, human trafficking, drug trafficking, youth crime, policing, human rights, freedom of expression, policing, cybercrime, organised crime and terrorism.

Research group members

  • Ms Claudia Carr – bioethics, assisted suicide, cybercrime
  • Dr Qi Chen – community sentencing measures, Chinese studies, state governance, transitional society, social control
  • Dr Melanie Collard – critical criminology, human rights and political theory, hate crime, torture
  • Ms Muki Gorar – honour based violence
  • Ms Maureen Johnson – inchoate criminal offence, culture of fear, penal welfarism
  • Dr Chamu Kuppuswamy – restorative justice
  • Dr Ferya Tas-Cifci – gender studies, honour based violence, honour killings, LGBTIs, Turkey
  • Dr Ermioni Xanthopoulou – proportionality, human rights, European Arrest Warrant, European criminal justice, Common European Asylum System, Dublin III Regulation