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Criminology and Criminal Justice PhD

Criminology and Criminal Justice PhD

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Full time | Bangor University | 3 years | 25-SEP-23

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Full time


3 years

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PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

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Course Summary

About This Course

The School provides a stimulating and supportive environment for postgraduate training. The emphasis is on small groups, close working relationships between students and supervisors, and development towards full professional participation in the subject area. Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Bangor is focussed on comparative study at a number of cross-cultural levels: national, international and rural-urban comparisons are three of the most important ways in which comparative criminological work is undertaken. For research students we are able to provide both a full research training programme and high quality expert supervision across a broad spectrum of subjects.

Research Areas

Criminology and Criminal Justice with specialisations in:

Youth homelessness and crime
Institutional child abuse
Critical approaches to law, crime and criminology
Sociology of Law
Public opinion on crime and criminal justice
Penal policy
Rural criminology
Law judges and jurors
Procedural justice
Popular legal culture, including film and TV
Islamic extremism and terrorism
Trust in police, courts and the legal profession
Crime and Civic Society:
Support for the police
Political violence and terrorism
Media and public opinion
Begging in North Africa and South Asia
Popular Legal Culture
Violence in intimate relationship
Rural criminology
Postcolonial societies, crime and deviance
Theoretical criminology
Criminal Justice Systems
Lay participation in the administration of justice

Current graduate students are conducting research on:

Women’s accounts of their violent behaviour
An ethnographic study of cannabis use in a North Wales community
Identity fraud
Social problems and juvenile delinquency in Malawi
Restorative justice and rehabilitation
Accommodating sex offenders after prison

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a related discipline is required. Students without a Masters degree in a relevant discipline will be required to undertake a taught research training programme in their first year. Students should submit a research outline which must be approved by the Course Director.

University information

Located on the beautiful North Wales coast between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University has a rich academic history and delivers a superb student experience, making it a unique higher education institution in the UK. A welcoming academic community with around 10,000 students, Bangor University has a renowned reputation for excellent student support, offering a diverse range of courses spanning subject areas within the arts and...more

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