Social policy

REF 2014 Highlights

Fantastic 'impact', with 90% deemed at least 'very considerable'
Nearly 75% of outputs are internationally recognised or better
Our team are experts in applied criminology research.

Our Centre for Applied Criminology’s research is leading the way on how we understand and respond to diverse offenders and prisoners and the needs of stakeholders in and around the Criminal Justice System.

See our full UoA 22 submission on the REF website

Our research into decency, respect, equality and diversity has impacted on UK prison policy and practice, raising awareness and understanding of group-specific needs and reducing or preventing harm and negative effects upon staff and prisoners.

CAC’s world class research has shed light upon the nature of specific groups of offenders including how to manage paedophiles within custody and after release.

Research Stories

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Research People

Meet our research staff and read more about their work and areas of expertise.
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Research Centre

The Centre for Applied Criminology (CAC) is the focal point for research in this area.
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