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The Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford is a world-leading site for innovative social research and outstanding education in criminology and criminal justice. Committed to understanding and addressing contemporary public policy dilemmas in the field of criminal justice at both global and local level, the Centre has earned a reputation as one of the foremost departments of criminology in the UK. 

Gifts made to the Centre for Criminology from our alumni, friends, and supporters are vital to advance this mission to deepen our understanding of criminal justice systems around the world. 

Financial donations allow us to:

  • Recruit the brightest and best students and widen access to our diverse and inclusive student body.
  • Support our Global Research Internship programme, providing students with the opportunity to work with partner organisations, NGOs, and practitioners within the criminal justice system around the world. 
  • Build strong foundations of research that enable us to undertake essential fieldwork, draw robust, evidence—based conclusions, and deliver results through engagement with key stakeholders, policymakers, and practitioners. 

There are a number of ways in which individuals, groups and businesses can support the work and mission of the Centre for Criminology. If you would like to discuss how to support our work and current opportunities, please contact our Development Team.

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The Roger Hood Fund

Last November, we lost our dear friend and long-term director of the Centre for Criminology, Professor Roger Hood. Until his death, he remained active in his research as a leading authority on death penalty research, and continued to advise, inspire and influence colleagues, students, lawyers and the judiciary. 

In the intellectual depth of his work on the death penalty and his engagement with policy makers and practitioners around the world, Roger was an inspiration and model. Yet the impact of his life resonates most fully through the people and the community he helped to nurture here in Oxford. He was a devoted mentor to generations of students and early career researchers and his care and affection for all who worked and studied here runs through everything we do.

We want to recognise his impressive academic legacy, but also his deep-seated integrity and humanity. That is why we have established a fund in his name.

Gifts to the Roger Hood Fund will be used for supporting students in Criminology through recognition of academic achievement and honouring Roger’s academic legacy through support for teaching and research on the death penalty. Your support will ensure that our students working on the death penalty have the opportunities to make their own contribution to the field and to continue Roger’s fight for reform and abolition of the death penalty through collaboration with policymakers around the world.

Give to the Roger Hood Fund