Cardiff Centre for Crime, Law & Justice

The Cardiff Centre for Crime, Law and Justice has an established international reputation for theoretically informed, policy focused, methodologically rigorous interdisciplinary research. 


The Cardiff Centre for Crime, Law and Justice is a joint venture drawing together colleagues from the School of Social Sciences (mainly those with an interest in criminology) and the School of Law and Politics (mainly those with an interest in criminal justice and security studies). It has a broad research programme, with members actively exploring a range of topics relating to the relations between crime, security and justice.

The Centre has established links at the local, national and international level. Members work in collaboration with local authorities, third sector agencies, the Welsh Government, Home Office and Ministry of Justice, as well as a number of European agencies.

Research seminars are held every three weeks during the academic year, providing a supportive environment for doctoral students and academic staff to present and constructively discuss their work. Additional opportunities for members to receive tailored feedback are provided via Feedback Groups; members can submit draft papers to select individuals for comprehensive and detailed review. Further seminars are run in partnership with the Welsh branch of the British Society of Criminology and additional social and strategic events are hosted throughout the year. In particular, this academic year four workshops are taking place in partnership with the Centre for Law and Society (School of Law and Politics) exploring transnational aspects of the relationship between security and justice. Details of these, and other events, will be listed on the Centre's webpage shortly.