Criminal Justice and Criminology

The 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.

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.

Meet the team

StaffProfessional titlesResearch areas
John MooreDr
Senior Lecturer

Imprisonment and penology, crimes of the powerful, crimes in the history of the British Empire

Barbara HenryDr
Principle Lecturer
Associate dean (academic quality assurance)
Associate dean (research)

Criminal law, legal history in the context of criminal justice and criminology, public law and intellectual property law from a criminology perspective.

Qi ChenDr
Senior Lecturer

Community penalties, penology, social media and penal policy, sexual offences and feminism, social control and governance, comparative criminal justice, Chinese studies, qualitative and quantitative methods

Matt TidmarshDr
Interdisciplinary studies of criminology, sociology, and social policy; probation and professionalism, especially on how managerialism and marketisation have impacted culture(s), identities, and practices within the probation service
Mateja VukDr

Imprisonment, penology, prison officers, the experience of prisoners

Helen ArnoldSenior Lecturer

Offender rehabilitation and punishment, re-entry, public opinion, wellbeing and time utilisation of offenders in prisons, public opinion toward immigrant offenders

Ferya Tas-CifciDr
Principal Lecturer

Honour-based crime, gender and crime; Victimology and victim’ rights

Anna TippettDr
Senior Lecturer

Body politics, deviancy, feminism, gender, sexualisation, sexuality

Muki GorarDr
Senior Lecturer
Gender based violence, honour based violence, domestic violence and human rights
Sue BrownLecturer
MA, BA(Hons) in Criminology

Media and crime, senior women in the police, portrayal of women in the media / tv drama - particularly of senior women in the police, restorative Justice, domestic violence/honour based violence, terrorism History of crime/society attitudes - particularly towards women, the abolition of the death penalty then and now

Chamu Kuppuswamy

Senior Lecturer

Restorative justice, criminal remedies for IP infringement

Kofi AddoDr

War crime, state crime, psychology of criminal behaviour, terrorism, policing

Nicola ColemanLecturer

Youth crime and justice, the involvement of children and young person in youth justice research, children and young people’s lived experiences of criminal justice

Sadie ButtonVisiting Lecturer
MSc, BSc, BA, HEA Fellow
Non-practising solicitor
Young people and policing, youth crime, youth justice and police
Emma HooperVisiting LecturerPsychology of criminal behaviour
Honor TownshendVisiting Lecturer

Image and performance enhancing drugs, gender, drugs, netnography

Loren AliuVisiting Lecturer

Sexual offences, feminism, social media and penal policy, jury trial, comparative criminal justice