University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Criminal Justice Studies

The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS) is a multi-disciplinary department with an extensive range of research activity, pure and applied. A number of our staff are leading figures in their fields of scholarship and ICJS has over 20 research active staff. A full listing of staff research interests and staff publications can be found on our academic staff pages. Our research is organised under 4 interconnecting research clusters, which are responsible for delivering our research strategy, for our research seminar programmes, for our visiting research scholar scheme and for research mentoring and development.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Criminology - Policing Crime and Investigating

The Policing, Crime and Investigation Cluster is a multi-disciplinary umbrella for research on policing, probation, crime scene methods, and criminal and forensic investigation. As well as staff from ICJS, the Cluster includes staff from the School of Law, the Portsmouth Business School (forensic accounting) and the Department of Psychology. Research areas include:

Investigative interviewing and evidence
Masculinities and offending behaviour
Miscarriages of justice
Police accountability, governance and police reform
Police management and police leadership
Public protection and MAPPA
Professional culture in inter-professional contexts
Development of forensic and crime scene investigation

Criminology - Risk, Security and Counter Fraud

We are working and supervising in research areas such as:

Societal and organisational risk
Delivery of security from public and private sector perspectives
The challenge of fraud and its effective control

Criminology - Youth Crime and Social Justice

Our research focuses on young people and families in trouble as well as the youth justice system. Research areas include:

Anti-social behaviour
Child abuse, safeguarding and children in care
Comparative research on young people in trouble
Crime prevention and interventions with young people in trouble
Crime prevention and safer schools
Researching youth and social justice - methodological issues
Restorative Justice & Social Justice

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 6,300 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 6,300 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years

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