The Centre for Applied Criminology (CAC) is strongly committed to excellence in the research of criminology and all aspects of criminology and the criminal justice system.
Boasting a high calibre of members within the Centre who are renowned for their international reputations as world leading in their specialist areas, our team are in high demand as speakers, peer reviewers and editorial advisors for numerous journals. Two members of CAC are Editors of peer review Journals with specific areas of interest including:
- penology – especially prison health and the impact of the arts on recidivism
- the phenomenon of serial murder
- international terrorism and its impact on domestic policy
- sexual offending
- the occupational health of criminal justice professionals.
CAC’s impressive track record for research in a diverse range of subject areas has ensured the Centre’s involvement with countless high profile, innovative projects including the groundbreaking “Continuing Positive Change in Prison and Community” in alliance with the Good Vibrations project, which looked at the impact of the Arts in the criminal justice system; in this instance, the form of Gamelan music and how it could be used to rehabilitate offenders and equip them with new skills and a sense of community.
CAC prides itself on its high quality work and regularly hosts seminars and events. Its recent series of seminars explored the issues surrounding the high profile cases of Ian Huntley, Fred and Rose West, James Bulger and the Ipswich serial murders and provided fresh insight into the work surrounding the police inquiries, post investigation, trial and arrest in each of these cases.
Professor David Wilson (Director of CAC) works alongside two visiting Professors – Steve Frosdick and Michael Brookes – both of whom have distinguished professional backgrounds in policing and prisons respectively. For more information about research in this area, please contact: CACfirstname.lastname@example.org.