Cardiff has a vibrant set of researchers and thinkers about criminology. The staff are principally within the School of Social Sciences (one of the top research departments in the UK) and in addition to theoretical work, it has a focus on policy-relevant research in some of the most dynamic areas of crime and crime control: alphabetically, these include cyber components of fraud, hate crimes and terrorism; crime policy transfer; domestic and sexual violence; drugs and crypto-markets; life-course criminology; organised crime; policing (comparative, counter-terrorist and local); technologies of crime and crime control; urban security and the night-time economy; white-collar/corporate crime; and youth justice/comparative legal cultures. International Relations scholars work on subjects including cybersecurity, maritime piracy and transnational organised crime.
Cardiff hosts two internationally renowned research centres in the area of crime and crime control: The Universities' Police Science Institute (www.upsi.org.uk) is a formal partnership with South Wales Police, working with a number of police forces across the UK; the Crime and Security Research Institute (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/crime-security-research-institute) is a new venture bringing together colleagues from different disciplines (including computer science, criminology and medicine) with the aim of decreasing crime and violence, and increasing security. It hosts the Social Data Science Lab (http://socialdatalab.net) which has been involved, inter alia, with understanding and countering hate crime and speech online. Cardiff has a long-established interdisciplinary Centre for Crime, Law and Justice (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/research-units/cardiff-centre-...) in which criminologists from the School of Social Sciences work with lawyers and political scientists from the School of Law and Politics (including International Relations) to focus on the relationship between security and justice.
Conference Programme Committee
Mike Levi (Lead)
Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences
Cardiff University, School of Law and Politics
University of South Wales
Professional Services Staff
Rebecca Welsh (Lead)
Adriano Neri da Silva
The SOCSI Student Hub