Welcome to the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford. The Centre is part of the Faculty of Law, within the Social Sciences Division.

The Centre for Criminology has a reputation as a world-leading research and teaching institution. It is dedicated to pursuing an innovative programme of criminological and criminal justice research and to delivering the highest quality undergraduate education on the Law FHS degree and graduate education at both masters and doctoral level.

Its members are committed to connecting criminological work to the broader concerns of the social sciences; to thinking comparatively about crime and punishment; to bringing together sociological and normative approaches to the analysis of crime and justice; and to working at the intersections between criminology and public policy. These are also the approaches to the study of crime and criminal justice that inform teaching and doctoral supervision in the Centre. They make it an intellectually stimulating and collegial environment in which to study criminology as a graduate student and in which to work as a temporary research officer or a permanent member.

Our priorities are to recruit outstanding scholars as lecturers, research officers, academic visitors, and students and to create, with them, an academic environment of world-class research that will allow the Centre to maintain its reputation for excellence.