Crime Research Centre


Research-led teaching is a key strength of the Crime Research Centre, with our members teaching a wide range of crime-related topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The Centre is home to the LLM in Criminal Law and Criminology.

We also provide a number of core and optional modules on the undergraduate law degrees, as well as the following postgraduate degrees:

Among our members are authors of two of the leading textbooks on criminal law. Heather Keating and Mark Walters co-author Clarkson and Keating: Criminal Law with Sally Kyd and Tracey Elliott (University of Leicester).
John Child co-authors Smith and Hogan’s Essentials of Criminal Law with David Ormerod (Law Commissioner for Criminal Law and Evidence and Queen Mary University of London).


Examples of crime-focused modules

Undergraduate Law Modules:

  • Criminal law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Criminology
  • Hate Crime
  • Sex Law
  • Anti-Corruption Law and Practice
  • Criminal Evidence and Process

Postgraduate Law Modules:

  • Issues in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
  • Understanding Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
  • Youth Justice
  • Law of Financial Crime
  • International and Transnational Offending
  • International Crimes
  • Hate Crime and Sexual Violence
  • Restorative Justice
  • War, Terror, violence and International Law
  • Transitional Justice