About us

The Centre for Criminological Research is the focal point for criminology and criminal justice at the University of Sheffield, one of Britain's main research-led universities.

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We are one of the four original criminological centres of excellence in the UK and recently celebrated our 30th anniversary. Reaching across the university to bring together experts from a wide-range of excellent departments, we form a multi-disciplinary Centre conducting high quality research on a variety of key criminological subjects.

Building on our international profile, the Centre encourages leading scholars from other countries to be visitors and welcomes postgraduate research students. A strong seminar series and conference programme is organised each year, creating a lively context to stimulate debate and to disseminate research findings to as wide an audience as possible.