School of Justice Studies

Criminal Justice

School of Justice Studies

Our specialities and history

Here at LJMU, our Criminal Justice department has a distinguished history of being the first of its kind in the UK, and is currently at the forefront of the discipline. Our expert staff are a blend of former practitioners, who have previously worked in areas such as drug services, probation, prisons, and the police – as well as researchers, all of whom are actively engaged within these fields.

Our collective aim is to provide our students with critical insight into the theory, policy, and practices of our criminal system, as well as producing research on a wide variety of subjects surrounding the justice system. We also work closely alongside various partner agencies and organisations, in order to continuously improve the fairness and efficacy of criminal justice practices and processes.

View our Criminal Justice courses.