School of Law Research Profile

Welcome to the School of Law research page

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood,
divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach
them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."
(from ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Research is an integral part of the School of Law; it is, of course, an end in itself, but it also informs and enriches teaching and provides an important commentary on and critique of law, criminal justice policy and practice.

Researchers in the School are a vibrant mix of experienced, nationally and internationally-known scholars and younger, more up-and-coming individuals who are beginning to build a reputation.  Staff are engaged in a wide and exciting range of research in law and criminal justice.

The School organises a research seminar programme with visiting speakers. PhD supervision is an important part of the cultural life of the School and a range of doctoral programmes are available. The School is committed to produce a solid submission for the next REF.

The School welcomes visiting researchers. Declarations of interest can be sent any time to Professor Peter de Cruz email:

Research relating to Criminal Justice please contact Dr Emma Davies email:


Page last modified 09 July 2014.

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